‘Old Newsboys’ paper fundraiser starts Friday

On Friday, Oct. 16, the Alpena Lions Club in concert with the Alpena News and Salvation Army will be holding the “Old Newsboys Fundraiser” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Perch’s IGA and the former Habitat for Humanity site at Chisholm and 5th Avenue.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, the Lions will be at Perch’s IGA and the former Habitat for Humanity site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will also be at the Alpena Farmer’s Market on Saturday.

The proceeds from this fundraiser go to Alpena’s Salvation Army to support their mission. Should you wish to promote this fundraiser we would appreciate your assistance.

This event will be spearheaded by Randy Boboltz and Gary Stevens of the Alpena Lions Club. Any additional questions may be directed to Randy or Gary. Event organizers thank you in advance for your support.

Alpena VFW Auxiliary held October meeting

A regular meeting of VFW Auxiliary 2356 was held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6, with 12 members in attendance. Greatly missed was Secretary Ann Williams, replaced by Judi Brown and Conductress Jackie McIntire, replaced by Marge Sprouse.

At the meeting, the members voted on and passed several motions including the following: Five books for the Hillman High School library, the purchase of two outside chairs for Piquette Square — a home for once homeless veterans in Detroit, and to host a soup and sandwich luncheon for the VFW Auxiliary’s three Gold Star Families and volunteers. This will take place Dec. 6 on a Sunday afternoon, maybe at 1 p.m. The exact time is still to be determined.

Chase Ambroski will be the group’s service person to send a holiday box to this season. He is the son of law enforcement officer Todd Ambroski, and the group welcomes him and thanks him for his service to our nation.

Judi Brown gave a full report on Fall Department Conference which was held Oct. 1, 2, and 3 in Harbor Springs at Boyne Highlands. Accommodations were arranged by Pat Patterson, Department of Michigan Auxiliary, who worked very hard to keep everyone socially distanced and everyone had to wear a mask.

The Alpena Auxiliary welcomed new member Gail Firman and they look forward to her attending and working for our veterans with the group. The group thanked Gail for joining this awesome organization.

The next meeting opens to the sound of the gavel at 6 p.m. on Nov. 3.

Alcona library adds more October programs

The Alcona County Library in Harrisville has added a program, silk scarves on Oct. 17, and made a change to a program, book club on Oct. 20. All the correct programs are listed here. For more information on any programs, call 989-724-6796.

On Thursday mornings at 9 a.m., Oct. 15, 22 and 29, Community Walking Club for Everyone will meet in the parking lot of the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. Social distancing will be practiced and face masks will be required.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, create a beautiful and unique marbled silk scarf at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. Choose your Silk Scarf Marbling session at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. This program is brought to you by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Social distancing will be practiced. Sign-up is required and seating is limited. Call 989-724-6796 to register.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, The Alcona Book Club will meet at the Harrisville branch from noon to 1 p.m. The selection for September is “Educated,” by Tara Westover.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Knitting Klub & Crochet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will meet in the Reading Garden from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. All levels are welcome.

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, The Alcona County Library Board will meet in person, via Zoom, and Facebook Live at the Harrisville branch, 2 p.m. The link will be posted on the library’s website (http://www.alcona.lib.mi.us) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AlconaLibrary).


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