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Chamber is seeking Friday entertainers
Frankenmuth is seeking talent of all varieties for its new series, “Friday Fun Nights.”
Organized by the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce, artists and entertainers from all over the state are being encouraged to apply to showcase their talents on the busy streets of Frankenmuth this summer.
The program is being made possible by free-will donations from local chamber members and the series aims to make the streets even more FUN every Friday, May through September (weather permitting) from 6-8pm.
“We are hopeful to find many local and regional acts that will want to participate, especially in the first month when the weather may make traveling far a challenge for out of area artists,” Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jamie Furbush said. “These types of events are more common on the west side of the state, but we are confident we will discover many great talents in our area as well.”
Organizers are hoping to lure acts to Frankenmuth where they can gain great exposure to the millions of people that line the streets annually. Selected entertainers will be offered a small stipend and will be promoted as part of that week’s lineup via the efforts website (myfrankenmuth.org), its interactive Facebook page and the Frankenmuth News as it will be advertised and shared with the press as well.
“The entertainers are also welcome to put out tip jars, hats or guitar cases to garner tips,” Furbush said. “Supporting the artists with tips is also encouraged and it is the best way to insure they will want to return when they are able.”
The entertainment should be quite diverse as organizers are hopeful to have many creative people inquire on how to be involved.
“This isn’t just about musicians. It’s for everyone,” Furbush pointed out.
The deadline for application to be a part of this new series is Monday, April 22. Anyone that is interested is encouraged to call Ashley Hopp at 989-652-6106 for details or email her at email@example.com.
“Organizers are hoping people throughout the area will mention this call for entertainers to their talented friends, family and neighbors so they can apply to be a part of this new series and gain the exposure they deserve,” Furbush concluded.
Swim the Cass River date is June 15
The second annual Swim the Cass River will take place Saturday morning, June 15, in conjunction with the Relay For Life of Frankenmuth.
While an exact time has yet to be determined, all swimmers and volunteers will meet at Bill Zehnder’s home on Ormes Road. Swimmers will jump into the Cass behind his home and swim downstream, approximately four miles, to Heritage Park, where the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life will be taking place. The swimmers were joined by about 20 canoeists and kayakers as well as a pair of pontoons.
Interested swimmers should contact Bill Zehnder at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 652-9941.