2016-10-20 / Columns

Big events planned in G-A, Empire

Cherry Pie (and ice cream) Debates
By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

We have had a great week of bonus weather. It was almost like summer. But everything has to come to an end eventually and as I’m writing this on Monday morning the sky has opened up, which may put an end to the color tour.

However, there are still a lot of leaves on the trees so possibly we can hold out for another week.

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Hopefully the weather will hold out for Saturday’s Pumpkin Festival held at the park in Glen Arbor which will extend from 1-5 p.m. with pumpkin carving and costume contests, parade, face painting and music. Pumpkins will be lit at 6:30 p.m. A community dinner will be served from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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The next weekend will be the trick-or-treating in Glen Arbor on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1-4 p.m. Bring all the spooks, goblins, fairy princesses, cowboys, and whatever else you can think of and trick-or-treat safely in the daylight and have a lot of fun.

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Great news, the pharmacy in Empire is officially open.

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The Empire United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival Swiss steak dinner on Friday from 5-7 p.m. Always a good dinner. While enjoying dinner, check out the home made pies and crafts from the women’s country store.

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Speaking of Empire, the village usually has a Halloween party on Halloween evening normally beginning at around 6 p.m. at the Empire Townhall.

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For those who want to be informed, the Leelanau Enterprise and Interlochen Public Radio will co-host the “Cherry Pie Debates” with State Representative candidates next Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. County commissioner and Glen Arbor Township candidates will be asked to speak.

Doors open at 6 p.m. to free pie provided by the Enterprise and ice cream courtesy of Cherry Republic.

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Get well wishes to Mike Depuy and to Dolores Strobel who should be returning home by now.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Ron Raymond, Finley Ann Soderholm and belated good wishes to former resident and very nice lady Elaine Wilcox who I understand is doing well. I hope she is still enjoying having lunch with her lady friends.

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Happy Anniversary wishes to Sallie and Leonard Thorsen, All the best.

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Be careful driving as wet leaves are almost as dangerous as ice and snow. After a dry, beautiful, warm summer, there’s a big change on the roads.

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Amazingly, I am still able to say Go Cubs.

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