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Holy Family Grands Raffle Saturday

Silent Auction, "Live" Auction, Dinner, Dancing Plus THE GRAND RAFFLE will be drawn September 21st @ 10:30 pm for $25,000.  Dinner Ticket includes Dinner, Drinks, Entertainment, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Raffles and Games.  Tickets for Grand Raffle are only $100 and only 999 tickets will be sold, need not be present to win! Purchase your Grand Raffle or dinner tickets ($40) at Holy Family or Sacred Heart Parish or call 1-989-362-5651.  Proceeds to benefit Holy Family School.



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Here are just a few of the "Live Auction" Items!

Seymour's Carpet & Furniture-Console Table with Glass Doors

Gourmet Dinner prepard by Fathers Charlie & Tyler 
Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village-4 passes 
Fr. Charlie- Divine Mercy Painting touched to St. Faustinsa's Relics Mr. Jack'ss- MSU Homecoming Tickets for two with parking pass Neiman's-Nest Video Doorbell 
O'Connor's- Great Lakes 3D Wall Chart 
African Safari Wildlife park- 2 V.I.P. Car Passes 
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad- Day Passes with train

Treetops Resort- Round of golf for 4 
Bopp Busch- Authentic Sailboat Decor Model 
Jean Nieman- Handmade Quilt 
Grand Rapids Public Museum-4 passes with Carousel Rides 
G's Pizzeria-$1SO Gift Certificate 
Midland Center for the Arts- Family Membership 
r-r. Charlie & Fr. Tyler- .22 and Shotgun 
Pegasus Springs Bed & Breakfast-party package & stay 
J.T. Underground- Deer Blind 
Saginaw Children's Zoo- 4 passes 
Hear USA-V.I.P. Table 
Skyzone Saginaw- Family Fun Packages 
Chateau Chantal- VIP Tour & Tasting for 6 people 
Riverwalk Place Gladwin- Overnight Stay 
Knoll View Golf Course-Golf for two with Cart 
Iosco County News Herald Subscriptions 
Northwoods Wholesale Outlet- 6' Nutcracker Statue 
Chief Mark Ferguson-Ride Along and Lunch 
Disney-Park Hopper Passes 
Deacon Brent & Natalie Hemker-U of M vs. Rutgers -4 tickets

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn- 2 Family Style Chicken Dinners 
Blue Bear Jewelry- Three Cross Necklace 
Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union-Thermos, hat, bag & towel

McDonald's of Tawas-Rolling Deck Cooler 
Lakewood Shores- 2 rounds of Golf for 4 
Vista Lanes- Bowling Gift Certificate 
Denise & John Ciszewski- Signed Dylan Larkin Red Wings Jersey Bolen Ashphault- Roku Stick 
Village Chocolatier- Chocolates 
Two Hunting Knives from Fr. Charlie's Collection 

Northwood's Wholesale Outlet- Kayak with paddle & life jacket

Dean Arbour Ford-MSU vs. Maryland Football Tickets 
Ors. Bob and Jo May- Perch Lake S night Getaway 
Dr. Lesneski- Crystal Mountain Getaway 
Great Lakes Insurance Agency-Hand painted Vintage Table

Windjammer Gifts & Clothing- $50 Gift Certificate 
Make Way Move AII-Ameristep Chair & Tinks Fall Acorn 
Nordic Sports-Patagonia Sling 
Body Language Spa- Brown Leather Purse by Coco & Carmen Roger's Family Foods & Ace Hardware- Craftsman Tool Set Branham's Jewelry- Atelier Swarovski Necklace 
John & Denise Ciszewski- Golf for 4 at West Wynd in Rochester & hats

Book Nook- $20 Gift Certificate 
Huron Sports &Fitness-1 month Membership 
Mooney's Ben Franklin- $100 Gift Certificate 
Auto Tech- 4 Oil Changes & 4 Wheel Alignments 
Helping Hands Massage Therapy- Gift Certificate 
Dairy Queen-Two 8" Ice Cream Cakes 
Barnacle Bills- $20 Gift Certificate 
Rose City RV- Blue Yeti Cooler 
Milo Whole World Gourmet- Mustard, Salsa, Sauces 
Huron Breeze- Golf for four 
Blondies Hair Salon- Pureology Gift Set 
John & Vicky Kasi n - Gift Basket 
Tawas Hardware- Outdoor Table & Chairs Set 
Sanford's Metal Works-Owl Art Piece 
Huron Community Bank-Coin Sets 
Augie's on the Bay- $40 Gift Certificate 
Tiffany Eberline-$200 Photography credit 
John & Krysta Lesneski- Raddish Kids Cooking Kits & Kiwi Crates 
Dr. Kudwa-Genius Rechargeable Toothbrush 
Francie Szymanski & Angel Blanket Ministry- Queen Size Quilt

E'Clipse Salon-Mani & Pedi with Melissa 
Renee Vitti- One hour Massage 
Miners Grove-Wine Basket 
Euphoria- Silk Flower Arrangement 
Bay Party Store-Wine Box 
Tawaste-1 Month Unlimited Access Pass 
Everitt Family- 4 Waterpark passes for Soaring Eagle 
Gerald R. Ford Museum- 2 passes 
Shedd Aquarium- 4 passes 

Plus Many More......



Holy Family School
411 N. Wilkinson St.
East Tawas, MI 48730

Phone: (989) 362-5651
Fax: (989) 362-6916


Win The Ultimate Hunting Package!

A Grand Prize valued at $2,694.48!   KJC Country and  Northwoods Wholesale Outlet in Pinconning has teamed up to give you the opportunity to win the Ultimate Hunting Prize. The contest is running through September 28th but you have to be registered by the 26th. Plus there are second and third place prizes! To check out the prizes and register your name just click on the picture below!





229 W 5th St, Pinconning, MI 48650



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Our Heritage - Iosco County Historical Society Presents "Our Heritage" 2019 Lugene Daniels Lecture Series.  All programs are on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, at the Rushman Hall (K of C Hall) 821 Newman St., East Tawas. 

Programs are as follows:

Sept 18th - French Settlers in Michigan Gerald Wykes

So come on out to one or all of these interesting lectures and help support the Iosco Arenac District Library.


Harbor Lights Pregnancy & Information Center - The Center will be extending hours on Thursdays until 7pm, starting Thursday, September 5th. The center could use donations of baby wipes, and any other baby items.  You can call (989)305-6308 for an appointment.


Free Open Skate - Northern Lights Arena in Alpena is holding open skate Saturdays, from 1pm to 2:45pm from September 7th to December 21st.  This skate is sponsored by Alpena County Youth & Recreation Millage, and includes the use of skates! "Ice skating is an excellent way to keep active and fit during the winter months!" So come on out the Norther Lights Arena and enjoy a good old fashion skate.


Paul Bunyan Days - Come on out and bring the whole family, Friday, September 20th thru Sunday, September 22nd.  There will be chain saw carvers, Schmidt Amusement Carnival, Craft Vendors, Classic Car Show, Kids Activities, Pie Eating Contest, Fun for the whole family! For more info call (989)739-7322.


Benefit Poker Run - There will be a benefit poker run Saturday, September 21st with registration starting at 10am at the Bently Bar, 2213 Bently Rd.  Kickstands up at noon with the ride ending at Jokers M/C Oscoda. All proceeds benefit Dan Cook's medical bills and travel expences in his battle agains cancer. There will be a 50/50 raffle, Drinks, Music and food while it lasts. This is presented by Zantorians R/C.


Fall Color Bus Tour - The Westminster Presbyterian Church in Harrisville will be hosting a Fall Color Bus Tour to the Leelanau Peninsula on September 21st.  The bus will leave from the church at 8am, and lunch will be at the Cove Restaurant in Leland.  There are quaint shops in Leland and a place to see salmon swim up river, and a great place to purchase smoked fish.  Return approximately 7pm.  The cost is $40 per person and you must register by August 14th.  Please contact Linda Knight at (989)747-8060 to register.


Frozen Fear - Tawas Bay Ice Arena presents "Frozen Fear" haunted attraction, September 27th and 28th from 7pm to 11pm and October 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th also from 7pm to 11pm. Cost is $5 for 12 and under, $10 for 13 or older. Located at the Tawas Bay Ice Arena, 200 M-55, Tawas City.


Thunder Bay Folk Fest - The 6th Annual Thunder Bay Folk Fest will be held the weekend of Friday, September 27th through Sunday, September 29th at the Antique Tractor Grounds, 6850 French Rd, in Alpena.  Come on out to a beautiful weekend of music, friends and fun.  There will be 3 stages with 12 live bands, open mic, campfire jams, childrens activities.  Lovely wooded campground with fire rings.  Find out more at


40 Mile Lighthouse - 18th Annual Night at the Lighthouse, Friday, October 4th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse located in Lighthouse Park, U.S. 23N, seven miles north of Rogers City.  Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our 4th Order Fresnel lens! Alpena's Barbershop Quarter, aka "Chord Order" at 6:30pm, followed by an acoustic jam at 7pm.  Hosted by Al Gross, aka "The Bearfoot Balladeer".  Bring an acoustic instrument and join the foot stompin' and hand clappin' fun.  The Kiwanis Fish Shack will be selling their famoous whitefish sandwiches and other goodies.  Hot spiced cider, hot coffee, hot chocolate and cookiew will be available in the Fog Signal Building.  Wander along lantern-lit pathways to visit the seasonally decorated lighthouse, the Calcite Pilot House and the Bunkhouse Gift Shop. There will be a Baked Goods Sale to support Cancer Research starting at 10am. Ample Parking & Ample Seating, Open to All with Free Admission.


Depot Days - Depot Days is an annual event held in the fall. This year the date is Saturday, October 5th. Depot Days features carnival rides, antique tractors, historical scrap books and pictures, vendors, food contests (chili, pie, chicken noodle soup, brownies) and more. Information to come. Call (989) 718-3021 or email


Oscoda Lions Club - 19th Annual Arts & Craft show will be hosted by the Oscoda Lions Club, Saturday, October 5th from 10am to 4pm at the Oscoda High School.  Come and enjoy a day of over 90 vendors including a farmers market, and a chain saw carver.  A donation of $1 for adults at the door and children are free.  Lunch is available to purchase.  So come on out and get ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, you might be able to finish you holiday shopping!


Haunted Weekend - Harrisville State Park presents its annual Haunted Halloween Weekend, Friday, October 11th thru Sunday, October 15th. Come enjoy a frightfully fun outdoor experience!  Weekend activities include children’s games, a site decorating contest and trick-or-treating for our campground guests, a haunted hayride and our spooky haunted trail.  Harrisville State Park’s Haunted Halloween Weekend offers fun for all ages, so come enjoy a great October weekend on the shore of beautiful Lake Huron! This year’s event is sponsored by Lexi's Main Street Salon in Harrisville.  All events are free, but a current Recreation Passport is required to enter the state park.


Synchronized Swim -  The Blue Marlins Synchronized Swim Team will be holding their annual registration Sunday, October 6th at 1pm.  Synchronized swimming is fun, it combines the skill of swimming, gymnastics, diving, music and dance into the ultimate team sport.  This is for ages 7 and up no skills needed, and you don't have to live in the Oscoda School District to join the fun.  Practices will be held on Sundays at the OHS pool from 1pm to 4pm beginning October 6th.  A one piece swimsuit is preferred and nose plugs will be provided.  The season will end with a performance in May.


Pumpkin Bash - 6th Annual Rose City-Lupton Pumpkin Bash will be held Saturday, October 12th at the Rose City Park from 12pm to 4pm.  There will be vendors from 12 to 4, Pumpkin & Apple Pie contest at 3pm, Costume Judging is at 2pm.  There will also be 5k Run/Walk with sign up before Oct. 1st, cost is $20 for adults, $15 under 18, children under 4 are free. Run/Walk starts at 10am. Unlimited games & inflatables cost is $10 per person. For more info please contact Mitch at (989)332-9322 or check out their website at


Fall Harvest - Rose Valley Winery will be hosting a Fall Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 12th from 12pm to 5pm.  There will be Pulled Pork, and sides, Wine Samples, Grape Stomp, Mulled Wine, Hay ride, bonfire, Live Entertainment featuring "Bondar & Chamberlin", and featuring "Joel Shettrown" on sax.  Wine and Merchandise, all for just $10 at the door.  So come on out and enjoy the fall at Rose City Winery, 3039 Beechwood Rd., Rose City.


50 Shades of Pink - Northeast Sunrise Charter Chapter of the American Women's Association will be hosting a "50 Shades of Pink" fashion show featuring Fashions from local stores.  It will be held Thursday, October 24th at Wiltse's Restaurant with Social Hour starting at 5pm.  Dinner Buffet will be at 6pm and the show starting at 7pm. Admission is $30 and includes Dinner, 15 Raffle Tickets for Gift Baskets, 30 Gorgeous Baskets to be given away,  and One Ticket for a Special Prize.  Proceeds go to Local Scholarships, so far this year $3500.00 has been given out.  For tickets please call Jill Ritter at (989)387-5748 or any ABWA member. 


Halloween Parade - East Tawas will be holding its Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 31st starting at 4:30pm beginning at Tawas Bay Players Theater and continuing down Newman Street with Trick or Treating at local merchants following the parade.  Then Trick or Treating in East Tawas and Tawas City is from 5pm to 8pm.


8th Annual Impact Women's Expo - Come out and enjoy shopping with top notch vendors, crafters, Quarter and Chinese Auctions, concessions and more, Saturday, November 2nd from 10am to 3pm at the Plainfield Resource Center, M65 in Hale.  They will be collecting items for the Food Pantry in the Hale Area Schools, the pantry is available to all Jr and Sr High students.  Items needed: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants, shampoos/conditioners, facial cleanser, bar soap, body moisturizers, boxed cereal, peanut butter, jelly/jam and bottled water.  First 50 ladies to bring in a donation for the Pantry, will receive a free swag bag filled with goodies from our vendors. Lunch will be available for purchase....Enjoy 5 full hours of fun!  For more info please call Kim Blust (989)218-2022 or Terri Shellenbarger at (989)701-0130.







Northeast Michigan Regional  Farmers Market-Tawas City

Season is May thru October

Hours are 8am to 1pm every Wednesday and Saturday


Northeast Michigan Regional Farmers Market-Oscoda

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 2pm every Wednesday


Plainfield Township Farmers Market

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 1pm every Saturday


ARA Farm Market-Lincoln

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 12:30pm every Saturday


Rose City Farmers Market

Season is June thru October

Hours are 9am to 3pm every Saturday


West Branch Farmers Market

Season is June thru October

Hours are 8am to 2pm every Saturday







2019 Mackinaw Boat Conference

The 2019 Mackinaw Boat Conference will be held Saturday September 28th and Sunday September 29th at the East Tawas Community Building on Newman Street in East Tawas. This year's event is entitled "The Role of Mackinaw Boats in Great Lakes fishing".  This years program is sponsored by Heritage Coast Sailing & Rowing.  See Agenda Below:


Saturday, September 28th

Morning & Afternoon Sessions: 7 Invited Lectures

Lunch Provided - Optional Dinner in Town


Sunday, September 29th

Tawas Bay Row - Around the Buoy

on HCSR Mackinaw Boats - Or - Bring Your Own


Conference Fee - $20.00

Please pay at the door


Please send an e-mail response to:

Conference Chair, Randy C. Stevenson

Indicate your plans to attend and whether you wish

to participate in the Sunday boat row!



To visit Heritage Coast Sailing & Rowing -





French Settlers in Michigan Presentation!

Our Heritage Monthly Lecture Series Join the Iosco County Historical Society for this months lecture on Wednesday September 18th, at 6:30pm at Rushman Hall, 821 Newman St, East Tawas Mi. The topic is "French Settlers in Michigan".  The lecturer will be Gerald Wykes. He is an exhibit specialist for the Monroe County Museum, curator and supervising interpreter of the Lake Erie Marshlands & Nature Center, interpreter for the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, a freelance artist and illustrator.

Gerald will share many cultural subjects about the French-Canadians,originally from Northern France. He will bring lots of props like clothes, skins, snowshoes, a beaver hat and a paddle used by the voyageurs. The history of the beaver trade would have been very different had the demand for the style of hat in Europe not exploded. A few bits and pieces from Gerald’s talk follow:



Gerald Wykes presentation on French-Canadian Culture,


Habitants – This French term for resident, usually lived on farms that were established perpendicular to a river in narrow widths and long lengths, looking like a ribbon. This allowed neighbors to be close and allowed as many as possible access to the river. Louis Chevalier’s claim on the Au Sable is a great example ofthis style.The French-Canadian relationship with the English was anything but cordial. They both found each other irritating, from the style of towns.


(English towns were built around a square vs the French ribbon farms along a river) to the better French-Canadian relationships with the Native Americans in both Canada and the United States.They had assimilated the living styles and many intermarried.


Fur trade and beavers –  Fur traders are not to be confused with the voyageurs or the habitants. Each had their special roles to play. While the habitants often also trapped beaver to supplement their farm income, most of the trapping was done by Indians. The traders used price lists based on the quality of the pelts, including those of other animals, and negotiated the deals with the trappers. Fall and winter trapped beaver fur was more valuable than furs from beaver trapped in spring and summer.Voyageurs – They were the heavy haul truckers who transported trade supplies up the rivers and the furs down back down. The working life of avoyageur was relatively short, two or three years before they retired to become farmers, as it required great upper body strength to paddle the freight canoes and to carry the cargo on portages.On a portage, each voyageur carried two 90 pound packs (carrying only one was for wimps) in a harness wrapped across the forehead and back to his back. The purpose of the often colorful sashes they wore was to provide support for their stomach muscles (to prevent them from busting a gut).


Well, thats enough to picque your interest! Come on out September 18th!

405 W Bay St
East Tawas, Michigan
Call (989) 362-8911




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