2017-12-28 / Community

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“Lone Wolf Night” - Dec. 29

BAD AXE - “Lone Wolf Night” will be presented by Huron County Recovery Roundtable (HCRR) on Friday, Dec. 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bad Axe. Live music will be provided by local band “Staff Infection” and dinner will be provided by HCRR. There is no cost and the event is open to all ages. Organizers say the event is “Just a good, relaxed atmosphere for people who want to have fun in the absence of alcohol or other drugs during the Holiday season!” Details: recoveryinthethumb.com, www.facebook.com/HuronCountyROSC.

Non-perishable food request, now through Jan. 6, 2018

PIGEON - The Pigeon District Library requests non-perishable food items be brought through Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 to replenish local food pantry. Details: 989-453-2341.

Spread the Warmth!

HARBOR BEACH - The Community Connections “Spread the Warmth” drive accepts donations of new or gently-used hats, scarves, mittens and gloves. If you are in need any of these winter items, come into Community Connections and take what you need - no questions asked. The office, located at 729 Trescott St., Harbor Beach, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community Connections is a program designed to help people who are struggling to make ends meet or living paycheck-to-paycheck. Stop in for assistance with applying for services, meeting basic needs, problem solving, finding trainings and education, employment assistance, creating a resume, goal setting, budgeting and more. For more information, call 989-479-0346. “We look forward to helping you get ahead!”

Thumb Breadbasket, Jan. 20, 2018

PIGEON - A Thumb Breadbasket bi-monthly food distribution to Thumb area families will be Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at Laker Elementary School. Setup 7 a.m., distribution 8:30 a.m. until supplies gone (or 10 a.m.), cleanup 10 a.m. Please bring bags or boxes in which to collect and carry food. (Other 2018 dates: Mar. 17; May 12; Jul. 14; Sep. 15; Nov. 10.) Details: 989-414-0419.

Soybean scholarship available for 2018-2019 school year

FRANKENMUTH - The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee is offering scholarships to students enrolled in Michigan State University’s (MSU) Crop & Soil Science (CSS) program. Scholarship applicants must be undergraduate full-time students (12 credit hours or more) in their junior or senior year and possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale. Interested students can apply for the MSPC scholarships through MSU’s scholarship and grant department. MSPC is also offering a statewide scholarship for students attending other colleges or MSU students in a different program besides CSS, as long as they are going into an ag-related field and a family member pays into the soybean checkoff. This scholarship will be awarded using the same criteria as the MSU scholarships. Details: michigansoybean.org.

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