The annual community cookout is the first Sunday after Labor Day. The public is invited to North Central Michigan College’s 21st annual cookout on Sunday, September 9 from noon to 3 p.m. on the Petoskey campus. The cookout is a fundraising event for the North Central Michigan College Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Participants will have a picnic-style lunch, enjoy entertainment and a children’s area. The Kidz Zone in the gym has bounce houses, games, tumbling mats and more for children of all ages.

Tickets will be available on the Petoskey campus in the administrative offices, Student Services or the fitness center or from any North Central employee. Ticket prices are $8 per person and will go on sale in August. Children five and under eat free.