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  1. Glen Arbor’s Pumpkin Fest 2017

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    The local community and visitors are invited to enjoy this celebration of fall, one of our favorite seasons in Leelanau.

    Saturday, October 21st, 2017 | 12 – 4pm

    Fun fall family & pet-friendly activities with live music during Pumpkin Fest will be held this year at the Glen Arbor Township Park (located at the corner of  M-22 & State Street). Expect peak colors for fall color tours, shopping, dining and a nice weekend to enjoy outdoor recreation. Free to attend but asking a $5 Donation per child to participate in the organize activities.

    Pumpkin Carving is open to kids & adults of all ages! Pumpkins will be provided to carve your masterpieces. Later, the Pumpkins will be placed the corner of the park to show off a spectacle of the lit up creations just before dusk.

    List of Activities & Times

    The fun begins at Noon, with Games, Pumpkin Carving, a Craft Table and Face Painting. The Jack Pine Band returns for live music performance all afternoon as well. 

    At 1:00 p.m. is the Costume Parade, with Prizes given in a range of ages and categories.  

    Following at 1:30 p.m. is a Pet Costume Parade with prizes, also in a range of categories.  

    Then at 3:00 p.m. there will be the Pie Eating Contest with prizes for kids, teens, and adults. There will be a Chalk Art contest along the sidewalks, a Cake Walk, a Photo Booth and Cider & Donuts for all.

    Carved Pumpkins will be on display and lit at 6pm for an artistic spectacle – both on Saturday and Sunday.

    While you’re in town, make sure to shop at our small businesses and eat at the local establishments. Art’s Tavern will have a trailer parked to collect items for the local food bank, including non-perishable pantry items, diapers and toiletries. 

    Carved Pumpkins will be on display and lit at 6pm for an artistic spectacle – both on Saturday and Sunday. 

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    Interested in Volunteering or being a Sponsor?

    Please email Patricia at [email protected]

    Major Sponsors ~ Thank You

    Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast and Cottages

    Art’s Tavern

    Cherry Republic

    Cottage Book Shop

    Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District

    Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce

    The Homestead

    Northwoods Hardware

    Quick Storage

    Sponsors ~ Thank You

    Bay Lavender

    Jackson Station

    Leelanau Coffee Roasters

    LVR Leelanau Vacation Rentals

    Momentum

    Northland Vacation Rentals

    Petoskey Pete’s

    Riverfront Deli, Pizza & Specialties

    Totem Shop

    Photo credit to these contributors: 

    Char Davis of Dancing Frog Press, Sue Boucher of The Cottage Book Shop, Patricia of Glen Arbor B&B. Thank you!

  2. 2017 Glen Lake Winterfest Results

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    After a few years of this event taking place in some of the worst winter storms to date, everyone who attended this year enjoyed Spring-like weather with temperatures in the 50’s, sunshine and blue skies. Because of the snow and cold we had prior to this President’s Day weekend, the Glen Lake were still safe enough to ice fish on. 

    Chili Cook-Off winners

    #1 – Boonedocks

    #2 – Pleva’s Meat 

    #3 – Market 22 

    #4 – Shipwreck Café

    #5 – Anderson’s

    The Fishing Contest

    #1 – Nick Rice

    #2 – Clay McNit

    #3 – Hannah Nowicki

    #4 – A Three Way Tie: Leif Sporck, Tim Egeler, Matt Rice

    Congratulations To All The Winners! Thanks To ALL Who Participated!

    Event made possible by:

    Art’s Tavern, Boonedocks, The Sportsman Shop and the Glen Lake Chamber

    Thank you to Dancing Frog Press for documenting the event. Photography All Rights Reserved. ® Please contact us for permission to use. 

  3. 2017 Glen Lake Winterfest

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    Join us for the Annual Glen Arbor Winterfest on Saturday, February 18, 2016! Festivities include the Perch Fishing Contest + Chili Cook-Off.


    Perch Fishing Contest

    Festivities start at 7am with the beginning of the Perch Fishing Contest, with prizes for 1st through 4th place catchesAll participants will bring their biggest catches from Big and Little Glen Lake to the Sportsman Shop at 1pm, and winners will then be crowned. Entry fee for this event is $20, and all ages are welcome.

    DOWNLOADFishing Contest Entry Form

     

    Chili Cook-off

    The Chili Cookoff, kicks off at Noon at Boonedocks in Glen Arbor. Entrants will compete to earn chili bragging rights. 1st through 5th Place winners, as determined by popular vote, receive a plaque commemorating the 2016 Chili Cook-off. Get there early for a seat inside Boonedocks. Dress warm and join us out on the deck for a winter-time party! Plenty of heaters, drinks, music, family, friends and chili to keep you warm! 

    There’s only one category: CHILI ! – however you define it!

    All proceeds from this event go directly to the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Glen Lake Schools Scholarship Fund. This is a family friendly event, just be sure to dress warmly! If you’d like to participate, the entry fee is $25 per chili. Winners will be crowned as the event wraps up around 3pm.

    Admission is $10 per person, which includes unlimited chili samples. $5 Admission for Seniors, over 70, and kids, 12 and under.

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    RSVP, stay updated and Invite your friends and family via our Event posted on Facebook.

  4. Gallery Opening + Live Music by

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    Labor Day weekend ~ Synchronicity will host 2 man group “Plumville Project” playing eclectic live music for our gallery opening, also serving wine and cheese.

  5. Music on the Mountain – Crossroads Band

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    Crossroads is an all family band that performs jazz, funk, and contemporary music. Although Paul, the band’s lead percussionist, always had visions of a family band, he never dreamed it would develop into what it has.  Joined by teenage sons Alex, lead guitarist and Steven, bass and vocalist and youngest John who serves up vocals and guitar.  Their sister Mary is the keyboardist and often uses it to mimic other instruments such as strings, steel drums and horns.  Mom, Mary is the band manager.  Both Paul and Mary are proud of their band and enjoy satisfaction with not only seeing their children grow musically, but also with seeing the joy that they bring to the audience.

    Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

    To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com

  6. Music on the Mountain – Levi Britton

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    Levi Britton is an indie/folk/rock artist who hails from Traverse City, MI.  Growing up around music sparked his drive to make it his profession. At age 20 Levi moved to Chicago, playing down in the subways, Potbelly restaurants, and any gig he could find.  Eventually Britton co-founded his band, Down the Line that went on to release 5 albums, and toured the country for ten years with artists such as The Gin Blossoms, Pat Benatar, Peter Frampton, America, Keith Anderson, Lighthouse, and others.

    In 2011, Levi and DTL band mate Dan Myers formed Stolen Silver, releasing two albums—most recently in June 2014.  Stolen Silver has recently been touring with actor Gary Sinise and The Lieutenant Dan Band, playing stadiums and military bases in support of U.S. troops and their families.

    In addition to playing with Stolen Silver, 2014 launched Levi’s solo career at a whole new level.  After years of fans clamoring for a solo project, Levi hit the studio to record all new, original music.  His first solo record, “Inside” is set to be released in mid-2015.

    Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

    To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com

  7. Music on the Mountain – Bugs Beddow and the Good Stuff

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    Bugs Beddow & the Good Stuff supply the best rock & soul music from the last four decades…you know…the Good Stuff!  With Bugs on trombone, flute and vocals; Jose Hamilton, a true Motown legend and the tightest back up rhythm section and you have Bugs Beddow and the Good Stuff. From Bruno Mars to Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi to the Temptations, you’ll enjoy the best mix of feel good, toe tapping music there is.

    Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

    To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com

  8. Music on the Mountain – Peter, Paul and Mary Remembered

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    Reviving many beloved hits such as “Puff the Magic Dragon, If I Had a Hammer, Blowin’ in the Wind,” and a host of others, these seasoned musicians offer a walk down memory lane. Lawrence “Doc” Probes, Donna Lea Wilson, Jim Hawley and bass player, Dave Swan, have recreated the arrangements of the famous trio that dominated the folk scene during the 1960’s and 70’s. This is a spectacular show that mixes humor, music and nostalgia.

    Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

    To purchase tickets, call 231.334.5100 or visit mynorthtickets.com

  9. 4th of July around Glen Lake

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    Celebrate Independence

    Independence Day gets celebrated usually beginning the day before the 4th with some free, local live music, followed by things to do for everyone. On the “Old School House” lawn – bring your chairs/blankets. From 7 – 8pm, on July 3rd, the Northport Band plays live. FREE to attend, Donations to the Band welcomed.  View Event

    On the 4th – the Flag raising ceremony at Old Settlers Park at 10am sharp, to the Parade downtown Glen Arbor beginning at 12pm in Glen Haven then making it’s way through to the North/East end of town. If you’re a boater, you can join in on the boat parade 4th of July evening on Glen Lake beginning at 4pm in front of the Yacht Club.

    To Participate in the Parade…

    Want a front row seat at the parade? Volunteer! We always need as many parade volunteers as possible.

    Volunteers can pick up a parade t-shirt at Art’s Tavern the week prior to the 4th. Bring your own broom to help walk with the parade and sweep the candy back towards the crowd, to keep kids off the street and safe.

    Want to participate in the parade? Everyone is welcome! Bikers (kids and families) and Walkers can join in the parade starting at the Christian Science Church. Cars and Floats participating in the parade, please meet at Glen Haven to line up 45 min prior to the parade start time. The parade begins at Noon.

    Adventure and beauty awaits

    There’s tons of things to do, in and around the Glen Arbor area. From Dining and Shopping, to the arts; Beaches & Boating and a variety of outdoor recreation; to specific places to visit that are great for kids & families. Visit our “Things to Do” page to get started on your Pure Leelanau adventure.

    Visit the National Park ~ Discover a new hike, trail, scenic drive or outlook or ride.

    Visit our Events page to see what other businesses and community organizations are up to.

    Events in the Glen Lake area

    Things to do in Glen Arbor | List + Links…

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    Make sure and snap a pic of your #4thofJuly images and share them with us on Instagram!

    Mention @visitglenarbor in your image captions, and also tag these now trending:  

    #findyourpark #getoutside #sleepingbeardunes #GlenArbor #4thofJuly

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  10. Stone Circle poet Terry Wooten

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    The Glen Lake Library in Empire will host Northern Michigan’s own poet bard Terry Wooten, who will share varied works from his long career as a poet and storyteller. His latest book “The Stone Circle Poems” was selected as a 2016 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan.

  11. Dec 20th Emergency Fund Concert/Auction

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    Empire Area Community Emergency Fund Concert/Auction will be held Next Sunday December 20th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Town Hall in Empire.
    This event will feature multiple performers by both singer song writer Amanda Egerer as well as “Da Sista Hood ‘n Joe”.
    A Live Auction will also be held between performance sets presented by Auctioneer Dave Taghon
    There are some wonderful items that have been donated for auction by area artists, businesses and individuals perfect for last minute Christmas gifts.
    Among the items being auctioned off is a rare limited addition “Kramer Ferrington” acoustic/electric Bass Guitar that was donated at the end of the “Abby Road Live” Concert by Zach Light of the “Uncle Z Band”.
    This event is family friendly so feel free to bring the kids as well as your favorite beverage. Come on down and have some funackah
    Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, and Joyous Festivus to the rest of us!

  12. Old Settlers Picnic – 123rd Annual

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    This historic picnic happens annually, on the 1st Sunday in August, now in it’s 123rd year!

    This year, the Old Settlers Picnic falls on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015. All are welcome to attend.

    It begins with a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. The event includes live music and dancing on the Gazebo, a car show, some assorted crafters and demonstrations. At 12:00pm the Masonic Temple serves a picnic lunch.

    The Old Settlers Picnic Association has a meeting after lunch, All are welcome to attend and participate!


    Background: It all started when Kasson Freeman came to the area. He had a friend in Glen Arbor, Mr. Fisher. They had a picnic at this park to celebrate Mr. Fisher’s birthday in 1892. Everyone enjoyed the summer gathering so much that it turned into an annual event that’s been organized each year since!

     

  13. Blind Dog Hank | Emergency Fund Concert

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    Sunday July 26th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
    Come out and enjoy a great benefit concert at The Manor on Glen Lake with a very special featured live music performance by “Blind Dog Hank
    Our hosts at The Manor are going to prepare a special picnic style menu featuring baked and broasted chicken, grilled burgers, hot dogs with homemade potato salad, baked beans and coleslaw.
    As always the cash bar will be open on the porch to serve your favorite beverage.
    So come hungry and thirsty to enjoy this great performance. ~See you there!
    Admission is Free.
    Event proceeds go to the

    EMPIRE AREA COMMUNITY CENTER (EACC)
    A Michigan Registered 501 (C) 3 Public Charity
    PO BOX 123, Empire, MI 49630-0123 
    Telephone:  231-326-2509
  14. Anchor Days

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    Sponsored By Empire Area Community Center (EACC), A Michigan Registered 501 (C) 3 Public Charity.

    Friday, July 17th

    Anchor Day Movies – Fun, Fairs, & Tragedy at Empire & Anchor Recovery

    Where: Empire Town Hall

    Sponsored By: Empire Museum

    Time:  7:00 pm

    Saturday, July 18th

    Fishing Contest (Children & Adults)

    Where:  All Local Inland Lakes

    Sponsored By:  Empire Outdoors / Soni Aylsworth 231-326-5433

    Time:  6:00 A.M. till 12:00 Noon

    Species:  Legal Fish Only

    Anchor Day Run

    Where:  Empire Beach Park Pavilion

    Sponsored By:  Darby Trapp

    Time:  8:45 A.M. Registration, 9:00 A.M. Race

    Anchor Day Parade

    Where:  Front Street

    Sponsored By:  EACC / Questions Call Gerry Shiffman 231-326-2509

    Time:  2:30 P.M.

    Line Up:  2:00 @ Apple Barn

    Lions Club BBQ Chicken Dinner

    Where: Town Hall

    Sponsored By:  Empire Lions

    Time: 2:00 – 8:00 pm

    Street Dance with live music by “Streaker”

    Where:  Union Street Between Front & Alley Beside Town Hall

    Sponsored By:  Empire Area Community Center (EACC)

    Time:  7:00 – 11 pm

    *Donation will be accepted to pay the band*

  15. BBQ and Brew Summer Celebration

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    Glen Arbor, Michigan: It’s that time of year again, the annual salute to the beginning of summer, with delicious local fare and the best of Northern Michigan micro-brews! This family-friendly Glen Lake BBQ and Brew Summer Celebration happens the third Saturday in June each year. This year the anticipated event falls on June 20th, 2015, from 2:00 – 8:00 pm.

    The ever-growing celebration of summer features a variety of Michigan microbreweries, fabulous BBQ food and other great small plates from local food purveyors. In addition to craft beer, lots of great drink options are also available including non-alcoholic beverages and a Wine table! From 1-4pm will be great music and prize giveaways by The Brew Crew during their onsite live broadcast of ROCK 105 and THE BEAR 98.1. From 4-8pm The Rick Hick’s Band returns from Muskegon to provide a flavorful mix of Blues and Motown.

    This family-friendly event is located at the corner of M-22 and Lake Street, in downtown Glen Arbor, is just a short walk from Lake Michigan and your favorite Glen Lake shops, restaurants, galleries and recreation. From 2:30-4:30pm, Painted Lady Face Art will be doing face painting. During the event, other games/activities will also be available. From 4:30-5:30pm, will be a LIVE auction, with items to bid on like an authenticated M-22 Road Sign, recreation packages, wine tour tickets, and locally made art.

    Admission is $15 per person, which includes an all-day wristband, plus four tickets to use toward the purchase of beverages. Food Vendors will be collecting cash for small or larger plates ranging from $5 to about $8. Children under 12 are FREE, with a reduced rate of admission for ages 13-20.

    Event Web Page: http://www.visitglenarbor.com/event/2015-bbq-and-brew-fest/

    Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/BBQandBrew

    Volunteer opportunities for the event include free admission! Limited time slots are still available. Contact Katie | [email protected]

  16. Calling all Beer Pourers, Gate keepers, Ticket Seller’s…

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    The BBQ & Brew Summer Celebration will run from 2:00pm until 8:00pm. We have about 80 shifts to fill, so invite friends to join us for some of the fun! If anyone is willing to help with set up please us know. Remember, all volunteers get free admission to the event, Saturday June 20th.

    We have a lot of little details we could use help with, so if you first shift folks want to come earlier; we would gladly take the additional hands.

    We would like the first shift volunteers to show up around 1:30,  second shift is from 3:45-6 and the final shift 5:45-8:30. I am asking that the 6-8pm shift to stay a half hour longer to help with the clean-up.

    Thank you all for your willingness to help and I look forward to speaking with you all soon.

    Katie Rabidoux, Innkeeper Glen Arbor B&B

    BBQ & Brew Volunteer Coordinator

    Please contact me by phone at 231-334-6789 or email me at [email protected]

  17. Empire Area Emergency Fund Concert

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    The next Empire Area Community Emergency Fund Concert on Sunday March 29th 4:00 to 6:00pm at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor.

    This will be a very special live performance by featured artists Sue and Bill Dungjen.
    We are honored and grateful to have the gift of these and so many other fine performers willing to donate their time and talent to support the efforts of the Empire Area Community Emergency Fund.
    “The funds collected, combined with thousands of volunteer hours has helped to bring much comfort, hope and sustainability throughout our community. Thanks to each and every one of you, we couldn’t do it without you!” ~Gerry
  18. Live Music downtown at the BBQ & Brew

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    Enjoy local food and drinks paired with great entertainment!

     

    This Summer Celebration – The Glen Arbor BBQ and Brew Festival is set for Saturday June 21st from 2-8 p.m. in Downtown Glen Arbor…under the tent at corner of M-22 and Lake Street. It’s being sponsored by the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce.

     

    Two bands will provide enjoyable listening and dance music…

    From 2:00-5:00, from Ann Arbor, Mustard’s Retreat (David Tamulevich and Michael Hough) will entertain us with folk music, stories, and humor!

     

    Mustard’s Retreat met in Ann Arbor in 1974, as short order cooks, both on hiatus from their studies at U of M. Discovering a mutual interest in music/writing and performing, they put together 3 songs one day after work and took them to the legendary Ark Coffeehouse’s open mike night. They were a big hit, and, on their way.  Everything Mustard’s Retreat does on a stage is aimed at pleasing, moving and engaging their audience.  Whether singing their own gentle love songs and vivid ballads, telling tall tales or offering treasures from America’s vast traditional song bag, a Mustard’s Retreat show always feels like it’s designed for the people who have come to see them that day, in that coffeehouse, school, concert hall or festival.  Audiences sense this from the moment David and Michael hit the stage, are drawn to it like hungry kids to Sunday supper and reward it the best way they know now. They come to see Mustard’s Retreat again and again. And again.

     

    From 5:00-8:00, as the June evenings begin to feel the approaching Summer’s heat, the music of Rick Hicks band will make a perfect way to kick off the Summer with a blast of the blues that’s been seasoned with a bit of Motown.

     

    Rick Hick’s Band from Muskegon, will be providing a flavorful mix of Blues and Motown Sounds to get your dancing on.  Rick Hicks is Michigan’s answer to BB King, Wes Montgomery, and Albert King. He is a warm, versatile guitar/vocalist and his band performs a mix of high energy blues, Funk, soul, jazz, Motown and R & B.  Hicks’ quartet is well known around the state and his band was the featured concert that closed the 2012 Manitou Music Festival Series. He enjoyed the low-key setting, crowd diversity and feedback, and the freedom to play a varied set list, he said. The group covers everything from R & B to rock’n’roll and “definitely the blues” — plus crowd requests.

     

    Admission is $15 per person, which includes an all-day wrist band and four tickets to use toward the purchase of beverages. Food Vendors will be collecting cash for small or larger plates ranging from $5 to about $8. Besides fabulous slow-cooked BBQ options, included this year are some chicken and veggie options!  So Come for the music, Come for the food…or just come for the fun….because there will be plenty of that.

     

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  19. Volunteer for BBQ & Brew Fest!

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    Calling all Beer Pourers, Gate keepers, and Ticket Sellers !

    WHEN | Saturday, June 21. The BBQ and Brew Fest will run from  2:00pm until 8:00pm.

    We need the first shift volunteers to show up around 1:30 to help with set up.  Second shift is from 4-6 and the final shift 6-8:30, and asking that the 6-8pm shift to stay longer to help with the clean-up. Once you sign up for a spot, your shift details will follow. Please plan to arrive about 15 minutes before their shift to check in.

    Bring your family and friends – we always have room for more Volunteers!

    Thank you all for your willingness to help and we look forward to speaking with you soon.

    TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CONTACT | Katie Rabidoux, Innkeeper Glen Arbor B&B, BBQ & Brew Volunteer Coordinator

    Phone at 231-334-6789 or email at [email protected]

  20. Community Emergency Fund Concert

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    Empire Area Community Emergency Fund Concert:

    Live music and charity event held at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor

    with a featured live performance by Jim Crockett and the Beach Bards

    FREE Admission!

    Donations will go to support the efforts of the Empire Area Community Emergency Fund to assist members of the community who have fallen on hard times. Administered by the Empire Area Community Center (EACC).

    Email: [email protected]

    Sponsored by Buckets of Rain | bucketsofrain.org

  21. Emergency Fund Concert @ Art’s Tavern

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    Empire Area Community Emergency Fund Concert
    will be held on Sunday April 27th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor, MI

    Featured performers: the legendary “Jim Crockett and the Beach Bards”

    Come on out and help us celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Empire Area Community Emergency Fund Program.

    Email: [email protected]

    See ya there,

    Ger