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2018 Republican MI Governor Dinner/Debate at Shanty Creek

2018 Republican MI Governor Candidates Dinner/Debate - hosted by Antrim County Republican Party:


Join us to hear the 2018 Michigan Republican Governor Candidates discuss their policy platforms on various topics that they believe to be important for the State of Michigan, beginning in January, 2019.


The Antrim County Republican Party's - "Debate Committee" has developed the topics for the candidates to explain their positions, plans or solutions they will implement if elected to be Michigan's next Governor;

2018 Republican MI-Governor Candidates
Invited Republican Candidates;
Attorney General - Bill Schuette, Lt. Governor - Brian Calley, State Senator - Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Jim Hines

VIP Reception to personally meet and get your photo taken with the candidates ($100.00) will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Check in for the Dinner/Debate ONLY will begin at 6:00 p.m. Networking and "Cash Bar" Cocktails until 6:30 p.m.

Dinner to begin after "Welcoming Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance" at 6:30 p.m. with the Debate discussion to begin at 7:00 p.m. Dinner/Debate ($60.00). NOTE: The VIP Reception ($100.00) includes the "Dinner/Debate".

Please purchase the appropriate event (VIP or Dinner/Debate) with your choice of main entree selection;

VIP Reception/Dinner/Debate - Chicken Cordon Bleu ($100.00)
VIP Reception/Dinner/Debate - Great Lakes Whitefish ($100.00)
VIP Reception/Dinner/Debate - Northern Michigan Flank Steak ($100.00)

Dinner/Debate - Chicken Cordon Bleu ($60.00)
Dinner/Debate - Great Lakes Whitefish ($60.00)
Dinner/Debate - Northern Michigan Flank Steak ($60.00)

All dinners will come with vegetable side, rolls, house salad and Traverse City Cherry Pie for dessert. Coffee, Tea and Lemonade are included. Cash Bar/Soft Drinks will be available through out the event.

NOTE; A Paper Ballot - Straw Poll will be taken at the end of the Debate, with the results hand counted by the Antrim County Republican Party's "Debate Committee" and Board of Officers. Results will be announced and published on our website ( and our Facebook page ( and announced at the end of the event.

Candidates will be providing campaign literature, yard signs and T-Shirts.

No Refunds are available for this limited capacity seating event. Purchase your ticket early, and gift or re-sell your ticket if you are unable to attend this very special event.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS EARLY, this event will sell out!!!

Vendors Markets in Mancelona

Vendor Opportunities and Shopping - at Traders Outpost, 209 E. Calhoun (located on the east side of U.S. 131 just south of Danforth Street in the village of Mancelona).  Vendors will be set up in the Open Space outdoors, weather permitting, on the following dates:


May 26, 2018


June 30, 2018


August 18, 2018


September 22, 2018


Vendors are always invited and welcomed to join in.  Coordinators say they have evertyhing from jewelry, to bathbombs, to cosmetics and more.  


For more information please email Heidi Mull:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her, 989-255-7206. 



Mancelona Baptist Church Celebrates 50th

Mancelona Baptist Church is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
The 50th anniversary celebration will take place on Sunday, June 3rd.  All past members of Mancelona Baptist Church are invited to attend.
Please RSVP as soon as possible by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling the church at 231-587-9431.

M88 Outdoor Market Tour

Antrim County Launches the M88 Outdoor Market Tour 
When:  Saturday, June 16th, 2018 9am-5pm

Bellaire, MI. Antrim County communities have come together to organize a M88 Outdoor Market Tour on Saturday June 16. A 26 mile county wide community outdoor market sale featuring the villages of Mancelona, Bellaire, Central Lake and Eastport as well as homes along the M88 route.

Participants will offer sidewalk sales, garage sales, arts & crafts, antiques and more. Various locations will offer pop-up booth venues for local vendors to setup for the day. Market shoppers can drive M88 from any direction to shop, eat and explore Antrim County. Market maps will be available at designated locations in each village and a grand prize drawing will be held for those completing the entry form.

A M88 Outdoor Market Tour map will be printed and distributed to visitors.  Participants are encouraged to add their businesses and/or sale locations for only 10.00.  Please contact Shelly Dayton at 231-313-1517 for more details.  Deadline for entries in 5/14/18.

Calling all vendors.  M88 Market 10x10 booth space is available for $25.00.
Deadline for space rental is 5/14/18.  
Mancelona: contact Deb Newland @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Applesauce Inn B&B~Bellaire: contact Jamie Creason This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chain O Lakes Campground~Bellaire: contact Deb Rutledge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Star Township Fire District Anniversary Open House

Our neighbors to the north at Star Township Fire District (in Alba) are celebrating their anniversary, and have invited us to join them.  Star Township Fire Chief Pete Hoogerhyde said the area departments work well with mutual aid in serving all of Antrim County residents.  Please join them at their anniversary party Saturday, March 3, 2018 beginning at 3:00 p.m.  Food, beverages, polar plunge to benefit the Alba Schools Senior Class, and more.  Fireworks at dusk!  All are welcome.  Location: Star Township Fire District, Alba Highway (just east of U.S. 131).  For more information please visit the Star Township Fire Department Facebook page.



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