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End Alzheimers fundraiser going on now

  Visiting Angels are conducting a returnable bottles and cans fundraising drive through the month of June.

  Persons interested in helping out are asked to drop their returnables at the Visiting Angels office, 527 N. Franklin Street, between 9am and 4pm, Monday-Thursday.

  All proceeds go towards Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s.

  Frankenmuth area pick-up of returnables is available by calling (989-652-6435).

K of C scrap metal drive funds scholarships - June 27

  The Frankenmuth/Birch Run Knights of Columbus Council 7233 is conducting another scrap drive.  Previous drives supported area parishes, helped send kids on a mission trip and funded area food pantries in Birch Run and Vassar. 

  On Saturday, June27 they will be holding another scrap drive at Sacred Heart Church, 12157 Church St., in Birch Run (Ss. Francis and Clare Parish, South site).  The proceeds will go toward their scholarship fund for area high school seniors.  There will be a roll-off container for collection, and teams of men will be available to come to your home and pick up items you may have to donate to the effort.  Any scrap metal items of steel, aluminum, copper, or other metals will be accepted, and you may call to arrange a pick-up. 

  If you have items to donate, or just want to get rid of some unwanted scrap around your yard, call Barry (989-295-1266) to make arrangements and help fund scholarships for 2016 graduates.

Mid-Michigan Honor Flight to participate in Warrior Appreciation Day June 27

  On June 27, 2015, Mid-Michigan Honor Flight will be participating in the Warrior appreciation Day in Frankenmuth. This is a free event held from Noon-5pm, rain or shine, at the Independence Village Grounds at 255 Mayer Rd.

  There will be food, music, entertainment, door prizes, giveaways and activities for all ages.

  For more information on the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight, call (231-803-4255) or visit the website at 

Free health events

  Healthy Habitz 4 Life has announced they will be hosting an educational event in June.

    Gut Health will be covered on Saturday, June 27 at 10am. This free talk about the brain-gut connection and probiotics will be presented by Dr. Strachman. He will discuss the immune system connection with the gut and what we can do to solve gut issues.

  Each of these forums will take place at Healthy Habitz for Life, located in downtown Frankenmuth at 545 South Main Street. For further information contact Healthy Habitz (989-652-0537).

Adult Grief Support Group

  The public is welcome to attend Adult Grief Support Group meetings every third Thursday from 7-8:30pm at 100 Mayer Rd., Frankenmuth.

  Topics discussed  include: Shattering the Myths of Grief, Shopping & Cooking for One, Physical Aspects of Grief, Safety for Living Alone, Secondary Losses after Death of a Loved One, Dealing with the Loneliness of Grief and more.  For more information call (989-652-4663).

Free wood carving classes

  Frankenmuth Wood Carving Guild will be offering free carving classes at the Eagle’s Nest in Heritage Park this summer.

  The classes will meet Wednesday night from 4-9pm. Bring a friend, tools and supplies will be provided. Each participant will take home a finished project.

  The public is welcome.

Legue benefits to take place at Tiffany’s June 26 and 27

  Amber Legue has been diagnosed with an in inoperable tumor and she is undergoing treatment to prevent growth. Her fiancÚ, John, has taken leave from his job to care for her and their son.

  Friends and family have organized a night of music and a poker run with all proceeds to directly help Amber and her family.

  On Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 there will be a concert “Music for Midge’s Brain” at Tiffany’s Food & Spirits back parking lot in Frankenmuth. Featured bands include Greta Van Fleet, Brody & the Busch Road Trio and more. A poker run will take place on Saturday, June 27, starting at Tiffany’s.

  For times and further information visit the Facebook page Music for Midge’s Brain or go to

Warrior Appreciation Rally is June 27

  Independence Village of Frankenmuth, 255 Mayer Road, will be the site of the 2015 Warrior Appreciation Rally on Saturday, June 27, from noon until 5pm.

  The free event is open to all military veterans and their families. The carnival-style rally will offer a free picnic lunch as well as music, entertainment and activities for all ages. There will also be informational booths and displays on the grounds.

  The Rally is sponsored in part by the Frankenmuth VFW Post #2725, the Frankenmuth American Legion Post #150, Michigan’s Military and Space Heroes Museum, the Frankenmuth Jaycees and Independence Village of Frankenmuth.

  For more information, contact Larry Schluckebier at 989-652-6823 or Judy Adams at 989-823-2078 or use the VFW post’s email,

Youth football, cheer camps

  Frankenmuth Youth Football and Cheer registration is open both online and in person.  All boys and girls interested in football and cheer can sign up now at www., or register in person on May 14 at the high school cafeteria from 6-8pm. 

  Children that will be starting 3rd through 8th grade for the 2015-16 school year are eligible to register. Cost to register is $125.

  Registration closes on June 12 at midnight. A dads/coaches meeting will be held July 16 at the American Legion Hall in Frankenmuth. Phil Martin and his coaching staff will host from 6-9pm with pizza and beverages provided. 

  On July 20, from 10am to 1pm the 3rd-6th grade football camp will be held at the high school with Phil Martin and his coaching staff. 

  July 21 will be 7th through 9th grade from 10am to 1pm.  Cost to attend is $25 and registration can be done in person the day of the camp. July 21 also will be the parent meeting and equipment pick up at the high school cafeteria from 6-8pm.

  August 10 from 6-8pm will be the first day of practice. 

  Any questions can be directed to Paul Wiese (989-529-5868), Steve Anderson (989-928-4459) or call Muth Youth (989-652-6777).

Summer Art Camp at Primed To Paint

  Primed To Paint of Frankenmuth is offering Art Camps again this summer for students ages 7-18.  Each themed Art Camp consists of four main art projects that are all focused on a theme for that week.  In addition to the main projects there will be smaller projects.  Camps will also include reading, art vocabulary and journal writing.  At the end of each week-long camp there will be an art show that will showcase each camper’s artwork.  Starting June 15, there will be six week-long art camps, and one Fourth of July three day mini art camp. 

  Call Primed To Paint or visit for further details and reservations.

FHS Class of 1975 reunion July 11

  The Frankenmuth High School class of 1975 will be holding their 40th class reunion on Saturday, July 11.  The location for the event will be Fischer Hall, 613 South Main Street in Frankenmuth.  The event will take place from 7-11pm and the cost per person is $10 with snacks and beverages provided.

  RSVP’s with payment can be sent by July 1, 2015 to Herb Zeilinger, 405 Ardussi Street, Frankenmuth, MI  48734.

  If you are reading this announcement and know of someone who was a member of this class, please spread the word.  You can find further information on the class website: or Facebook page:

Camp Hope is Aug. 19-21

  Camp Hope, a grief camp for children ages 6 – 17 years old is sponsored by Wellspring Lutheran Services - Hospice and will be held on August 19, 20 and 21, 2015. 

  This two nights and three days camp is FREE to children who have experienced the death of someone close to them. 

  For an application to camp please call Jane Olivier (989- 652-4663) or visit our website at



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