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Congratulations to our award winners from the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting/Dinner/Awards
On Friday, January 4, 2019 East Jordan Public Schools celebrated the renovation of its’ High School Gymnasium along with other facility upgrades, by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony before the start of the Girls’ and Boys’ Varsity Basketball games against Elk Rapids. The Board of Education was joined by the Administrative Cabinet, Coaches and the Basketball teams. Board President Ted Sherman and East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce President Mary Faculak cut the ribbon in front of an excited Red Devil Crowd.
The Board of Education and administration took time to thank the tax payers of East Jordan for their generosity and support of the students and staff at East Jordan Public Schools. “This project has been a great example of how to build for the future and provide a safe, updated and efficient facility for years to come” said Superintendent Matt Stevenson. “Not only did this support enable this physical education/gymnasium facility to be renovated and now provides the most modern of area facilities, their generosity at the polling place allowed for updated technology and classroom renovations for all students, secure building entrances, new energy efficient boilers in each building and new, even safer busses for our students.”
In appreciation of their endless support, hard work and dedication Superintendent Stevenson presented Board of Education members with a memento of this project. In recognition of their effort, each Board of Education member received a section of the original gymnasium floor fashioned into a plaque. The plaques were designed by the high school CAD class, cut and engraved by the high school woodworking class supervised by instructor John Cross. “We have great people with a clear vision leading this district. It has been an exciting project to work on with the Board of Education and I am excited about our future.” Stevenson added.
Announcing your Green Light Winners!
Congrats to Socks Kick, TBC Wellness Center, Sink or Swim, and Agile Care Solutions!
Save the Dates!!
October is fast approaching and we have a full schedule of events and activities on the calendar. Please “Save These Dates!”
October 6 – 10th Annual Breezeway Fall Color Cruises
October 10 – Green Light East Jordan – Castle Farms, Register to attend: greenlightej.eventbrite.com
October 10 – Green Light East Jordan Crowdfund Campaign Ends – Support Green Light East Jordan today: patronicity.com/greenlight
October 13 – 10th Annual Breezeway Fall Color Cruises
October 17 – Pumpkin Festival – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Downtown East Jordan
October 23 – State of the Community – Harvest Barn Church, Doors Open: 11:30 AM, Lunch 11:45 AM, Presentations Noon – 1:15 PM
October 25 – Fall Business After Hours – The Landing, Sponsored by 4Front Credit Union, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
October 31 – Hallelujah Night at Harvest Barn Church
A very busy month ahead in October! Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the fall colors!
East Jordan Readies for Winter Events
As I am writing this article it is in the high 80’s, humid and we are close to drought conditions. Yet, winter festivals and snowmobile trails are on the minds of many in our area. We all know how time flies and before too long, winter will be upon us. The Sno-Blast Winter Festival committee has announced February 23-24 as the dates for the 38th Annual festival in East Jordan. The East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Clubhouse and Grounds will be the location for many of the festival’s events. The committee members are looking to add some new events to the schedule along with bringing back many festival favorite events. If you are interested in helping with the festival, please contact the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce for meeting times and location. One new event for 2019 will be the “TNT’s Ride Like a Girl To Save the Girls Bikini Radar Run”. The radar run will be held on Saturday, February 23, on the EJ Sno-Mobiler’s Club Grounds. All money raised will be given to the East Jordan Lioness Club who distributes gas cards to local women and men going through breast cancer treatments. For more information, text local event organizer Courtney Fender at 231-357-0193. There is a group on Facebook ,” TNT’s Ride Like a Girl to Save the Girls Radar Run.”
Members of the East Jordan community are working on improving the snowmobile trails and signage into East Jordan from the Sno-Mobilers Clubhouse. A new non-profit club, South Arm ORV Club has been formed to educate and promote a safe, family fun environment for the sport of ORV’s through club activities and public education of the ORV laws of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. For more information on this new club, contact Alan Kava at firstname.lastname@example.org Meanwhile, as summer winds down, plan your fall color tour trips and festival experiences to the Breezeway communities of East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood. The area offers the finest fall color scenic routes and overlook sites. Fall festivals include, East Jordan Fall Fest- September 29, Pumpkin Festival-October 17, Breezeway Fall Color Cruises-September 29, October 6 & October 13. For color tour maps, trip tips or festival information, contact the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-536-7351, email- email@example.com , and website – ejchamber.org
Welcome to East Jordan, Ellsworth, Atwood, “a natural choice” for your favorite recreational adventure, cultural experience, culinary selection, entrepreneurial dream, retail therapy, plus much more. Every month of the year, all four seasons…bring new and exciting events and opportunities for people to enjoy and participate in.
If you are visiting us for the first time, returning for your annual vacation, thinking about relocating here or looking at our area to purchase an existing business or start your entrepreneurial venture, please contact the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce for the information you need to help make your experience and adventure happen!
As you review our area’s amenities, attractions and assets it will be very obvious why we say we are a “Natural Choice”
“Tiny Town, Huge Heart” is the slogan for the 38th Annual Ellsworth/Atwood Pig Roast. This long running event is set for this Friday and Saturday, June 15-16 in Ellsworth. The huge schedule of events offers something for everyone! Friday’s schedule includes an Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Family Water-slide & Ice Cream Social, 3-Point Basketball Shootout, Paddle Antrim Cruise, Horton Creek Concert and an Outdoor Movie at dusk. Saturday’s events feature a 5K and Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast, Craft Show, the popular Pig Roast Parade, Hastings Harmony Hous Open House, Roast Pork Lunch, Free Children’s Games and activities, Steel Horse Breezeway Benefit, Horse Pull, Banks Township Historical Society Open House, and the 2018 Fireworks at dusk.
Thank you to the Pig Roast Coordinator and Officers for all of their work and dedication to the event and community!
Coordinator – Betsy Randall
President – Heidi MacNichol
Vice President – Christina Charbonneau
Secretary – Lynn Spearing
Treasurer – Marcie Potter
Thank you to the many event volunteers and to the many generous sponsors helping make this wonderful schedule of events. Like Ellsworth Pig Roast on Facebook.
Congratulations to Joni Wieland of Ellsworth on being named 2018 Banks Township Citizen of the Year!
2018 East Jordan Friday Night Music in the Park Concert Series kicks off June 15.
One of northern Michigan’s favorites, the popular Jelly Rolls Blues Band will kick off the 2018 Music in the Park Concert Series this Friday, June 15 at 7:00 PM. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be ready to enjoy an evening of great music in Memorial Park. Come to town early and enjoy dinner and shopping before the concert. If you have not contributed to the Music in the Park, please send your tax-deductible check payable to – City of East Jordan, “Music in the Park” in the memo, P.O. Box 499, East Jordan, MI 49727
Music in the Park is proudly co-sponsored by the Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan Downtown Development Authority and the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce.