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Upcoming fall festival promises fun for all

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Would you like to help students achieve their dreams of going to college? Are you looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Mid-Michigan?

Mark your calendar for Mid Michigan Community College’s (MMCC) 25th annual Fall Festival, sponsored by Family Fare Supermarkets—a fundraising event that directly supports scholarships for MMCC students. This year’s festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the college’s Harrison campus from noon to 4 p.m.

The Harrison campus will transform into a festival atmosphere with fun children’s games and inflatables, homemade ice cream, a WWI display, Harrison area woodcarvers, a blacksmith, and live onstage entertainment including the Louis Ell Family and Central Area Concert Bands.

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Event tickets provide attendees a pork BBQ meal, complete with baked beans, corn on the cob, and desserts, all donated by Family Fare Supermarkets. Ticket stubs also provide entry into the festival’s raffle. Winners do not need to be present at the Fall Festival to claim their prizes. To celebrate the 25th Festival Anniversary, MMCC will be giving away 25 in-district contact hours – a $4,200 value! Plus, ticket holders also have the chance to win a big screen TV, donated by Wood’s Household Furniture, and shopping sprees at Family Fare Supermarkets, among other prizes.

As part of the day’s festivities, MMCC will host a car, truck and motorcycle show, filling the front lawn with classic vehicles. Other festival events include children’s games, Timber Trail running races, health fair, with participation from over 13 agencies and service organizations, and an animal adoption event sponsored by The Clare County Animal Shelter.

More than 60 classic cars on display

This community event raises more than $20,000 for scholarships each year. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 on the day of the event. Early ticket sales are available online at midmich.edu/bbq.

For more information about MMCC’s Fall Festival, visit midmich.edu/bbq or contact Carol Darlington at cdarlington@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6625.

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