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Blue Pelican Inn of Central Lake Specials

Blue Pelican Inn Restaurant in Central Lake has announced these upcoming specials:


Thursdays  Chinese Night - takeouts available

Fridays - Prime Rib or Fish Fry - prices vary, starting at $10.95


Saturday's - Strip and Shrimp - New York steak and 1/2 pound shrimp, $21, plus one side


Sunday, December 16, 2018 - Chrimstas Buffet Community Dinner Free for All - starting at 11:30 a.m. (see our community calendar of events for details or call 231-544-BLUE).  There is no charge; reservations recommended; not open for regular menu on Dec 16, 2018.  Please bring food donation to support the Central Lake Food Pantry.


Blue Pelican is not booking Christmas parties - call 231-544-BLUE to make your holiday reservations!


Christmas Buffet at Blue Pelican Inn

The Blue Pelican Inn and the Central Lake Community Food Pantry cordially invite you to a Christmas Buffet.  It is free to all.  The event will be held Sunday, December 16, 2018 at The Blue Pelican Inn, 2535 North Main Street in Central Lake.  There will be three seatings:  11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Non-alcoholic beverages only.  


Reservations are recommended - 231-544-2583.

Donations to the Central Lake Community Food Pantry are appreciated but not required.



Operation Christmas Child at Mancelona Free Methodist Church

Mancelona Free Methodist Church, located at 10725 Darragh Road (County Road 571) in Mancelona, will be the new area drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child this year (2018).  Shoebox donations will be accepted during the national collection week, November 12 through 19. Operation Christmas Child delivers gifts packed in shoeboxes to children in underdeveloped countries all over the world. These gifts include fun items, but also help meet some of their important personal and hygiene needs, and most importantly provide them with the message of the Gospel in their own language. Additional information about packing your own shoebox or the dropoff location hours are available at


For local assistance please contact Pastor Chip Wibert, 231-587-4968.



Annual Harvest Supper at Mancelona United Methodist Church

Mancelona United Methodist Church is hosting their Annual Harvest Supper - for Missions Here and Around the World - Thursday, September 20, 2018.  


Seatings: 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Take outs available: Pick up at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


Cost:Adults $12, Ages 6-12 $5, children 5 and under - free


The supper has been going on for over 75 years. All are welcome to attend.  Come enjoy a meal of roast beef, squash, mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, sliced tomatoes, homade rolls and homemade apple or pumpkin pie.


One hundred (100%) percent of the profits go to Missions supported by the United Methodist Women and include local, national and worldwide missions. In the past, these missions have included Community In Schools, SEEDS, PoWeR, Book Bags, Habitat for Humanity, local food pantries, baby pantries, disaster relief and many others.


For more information call Rhonda Allen, 231-587-1278


A Taste of South Torch - Alden

Come join us Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Helena Township Community Center, 8751 Helena Road, in Alden, for A Taste of South Torch.  Food and Wine Tasting / Sampling, learn to pair up the best wine with your meal.  Tickets are $20 per person. Limited availability; no sales at the door. Contact Colleen Richmond at 231-564-0477 for tickets and more information.



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