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2022 Santa Events & Light Parade in Mancelona

Join us downtown Mancelona in Triangle Park for a visit with Santa, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022!


Santa arrives by fire truck at 5:00 p.m. There will be free hot dogs, cookies, hot chocolate and treats for the kids.  Tree lighting, DJ music (Ed McCarty), bonfire and more!


At 6:30 p.m., decorated vehicles will meet at Mancelona Fire Hall to prepare for the light parade, which begins 7:00 p.m.  The light parade will be led by emergency first responders, and several local businesses.  The parade route is informal - coming into Mancelona at 7:00 p.m., will pick up Santa and the Fire Truck in town, then proceed up and down a few residential streets, U.S. 131, and back through downtown Mancelona, ending at the fire hall.  (This is a small parade, informal route!)


WATCH FOR MORE FUN on Saturday, December 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for the Holly Jolly Pancake Breakfast at Mancelona High School Commons!


WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST - Register your home or business, within 5 mile radius downtown Mancelona, by calling the Chamber 231-587-5500 or emailing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Prizes will be awarded in each category.  Judging will be done the evening of December 17 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Be sure to include your name, phone number and address if you'd like to be in the contest!



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Indoor Trunk or Treat October 31, 2022

Antrim Church of Christ in Mancelona is hosting an indoor trunk-or-treat on Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2022 at their church.  Cider, donuts, popcorn will be provided, and there will be a campfire.  The theme is "Treasure Hunt."  Tables and chairs will be provided, and

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10 Pines Ranch Holds First Event Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022

10 Pines Ranch, a new sports recreation park in Mancelona, opens with their first public event Sunday, October 2, 2022.    10 pines ranch


The park is located at 330 W. Elder Road, Mancelona, west of U.S. 131.  


See flyer for race day details.



Public is welcome; first race October 2

10 Pines Ranch is a family-owned motorcycle club. Ten families with different backgrounds, expertise, and plans came together to create an amazing track. The owners are Jon and Alyssa Barraw, Matt and Stephanie Bennett, Steven and Karly Dreffs, Chris and Kristy Forrest, Matt and Lauren Harris, Tommy and Meghan McDonald, Ken and Stephanie Peltier, Joe Randazzo, Justin and Mette Shannon, and Mark and Cindy Warren.

“We purchased 105 acres of heavily wooded land in the fall of

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Entering the Workforce and Restoring Driver's License

The DTE Foundation has shared the attached flyer with the Antrim County Administration Office for any interested colleagues or interested groups. The DTE Foundation has been working with a number of organizations to identify hurdles that some individuals face when trying to enter the workforce.  One of those hurdles is the lack of a valid driver’s license.  The DTE Foundation has been working with the Secretary of State

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Outdoor Beer Garden Celebrates Soft Opening



It was a great day for 131 Food Truck & Trailer Co., who had their soft opening on Saturday, July 30, 2022. 2022 07 30 131 outdoor beer garden food truck and trailer IMG 2219


S&S Smoke of East Jordan was on site with a barbecue menu. Customers could take orders to go, or sit outside at a picnic table and soak up the sun, while visiting with friends.


“This was more of a trial run

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