Friday, February 12, 2010

Grant Dollars

The Village already has been approved for grant funding through the Michigan Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement (ICE) program offered through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

With this grant money, The Village will be fixing up Fourth Street, addressing both road surface and drainage problems. Construction should take place in mid to late May.

We are also applying for another CDBG ICE grant for watermain improvements on Fifth St, Wyckoff, and State St. The application is due on February 22nd.

Improvements we can make to the Village with grant funds and only a small amount of Village funds is a great benefit to the entire community.

Tom Gromek
Village Manager

Winterfest 2010

WINTERFEST IS ALMOST HERE….Get your BADGE at the Chamber Office … The fun begins Friday, February 19, at Cross Country Ski Headquarters with illuminated skiing from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and dinner specials at Timbers on the Cut River with entertainment by Exit 239 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Our new Box Hockey will be out on the deck – come check it out.

Saturday, February 20, kicks off with a Pancake breakfast at Timbers from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., the Fishing Derby begins at 9:00 a.m. ending at 3:00 p.m. at the North State Park Boat Launch. The Crazy Cardboard Classic at Pioneer Hill, from 10:30 a.m.- noon is always a must attend event! The Annual Chili Cook-off will be held at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center from11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., who will get the trophy this year? The Broomball competition starts at 1:00 p.m., Kid’s Karnival Games from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., Hot dog and hot chocolate lunch, box hockey, and more, all at the Higgins Lake North State Park.

Another new event this year will be a Snowmobile Radar Run from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Classes will be Stock, up to 440; Stock, up to 699; Stock “Big Bore”; and modified. There will be a $10 registration fee. DOT Full face helmets, valid trail permit and registrations are required for participation.

All event participants must wear a $5 WinterFest 2010 Badge (children 5 and under are free – accompanied by an adult with a badge. Badges are available at the Chamber office, and will be sold at all event sites.