Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | August 2023
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Mid-Month Update!
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August 17th - Good Morning Mason
August 24th - Thursday Night Live
August 26th - Sundried Music Festival Vendor Row
September 7th - MACC Mixer - Bestsellers Books & Coffee
September 16th - Down Home Days Courthouse Show
Good Morning Mason! is a Chamber event with a quick-paced agenda of local news and community updates.
Two-minute reports are given by select officials, sponsors, community members, and new businesses.

$5 admission for MACC members
$8 admission for non-members
Admission includes a continental breakfast.
Admission is paid at the door. Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard accepted.
Invoices are available at business level or above.
CHAMBER OFFICE - The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce office is open Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 2 pm. However, we are periodically out of the office for member appointments, please call the office at 517-676-1046 as needed.

CHAMBER VOLUNTEERS: WE NEED YOU!! MACC is in need of volunteers to assist at each of the events we host. Please let us know if we can add you to our list to receive notification via Sign-Up-Genius for alerts when we need help. And feel free to let your friends and co-workers know of this opportunity. Volunteering at our events is an excellent opportunity for you to network with others in our community. Please contact the MACC at if you are interested in volunteering.

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The Chamber community extends a warm welcome to our newest members: 
**Mason Outdoor Expo, Emerson Farms & Services LLC, Sweetheart Express Travel LLC, The Candle Bar, K&S Designs, Fairview Corners Market, Flying Goat Pottery, Richards & Abby Wealth Management, Verizon Wireless, Hungry Howie's Pizza, Shadd Rydahl Builders, Mane Building Solutions, WLNS**
""Sharla is a professional that brings joy to those around her." Scott Toupin, Lansing Junk Removal
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for "Nana’s Treasure Attic" – Elevating Secondhand Shopping to New Heights 
"Nana’s Treasure Attic." This exciting addition to the retail landscape promises to revolutionize secondhand shopping by offering a unique upscale experience that combines style, sustainability, and savings. 
Nana’s Treasure Attic is not your average thrift store – it's a carefully curated shopping experience allowing shoppers to explore a premium selection of pre-loved clothing, accessories while catering to a diverse range of tastes and preferences. 
The ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for: Date: 8/16/23 Time: 5:30 pm. Location: 409 N. Cedar St., Mason, MI 48854 

"We are thrilled to unveil Nana’s Treasure Attic to the Mason community and beyond," said Sharla Horton, Executive Director of the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce. Their mission is to provide an elevated thrift shopping experience that proves stylish fashions and sustainable items for the home. By offering a thoughtfully curated collection of upscale items, they hope to inspire everyone to shop with them and let the community know that they are yet another option for retail. The ribbon cutting will symbolize a new thrift shopping experience. 

Nana’s Treasure Attic is a pioneering force in new and pre-owned fashions and thrift retail. They offer a range of secondhand shopping experiences that cater to diverse preferences. Nana’s Treasure Attic, the latest addition to the Mason Area Chamber’s member portfolio, brings an upscale twist to thrift shopping, highlighting the intersection of style, sustainability, and affordability. 
Mason Optimist Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary with
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 
The Mason Optimist Club is thrilled to announce its golden jubilee celebration, marking 50 years of excellence and commitment to children, their communities, and themselves. The club has raised $75,000 for scholarships that are awarded to students at Mason High School. The momentous occasion will be commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, symbolizing a half-century of unwavering dedication to creating brighter futures for all.  

The 50th-anniversary celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Saturday August 19th, 2023 at 5:30 pm at St. James Catholic Church located at 1010 S. Lansing street, Mason, MI, bringing together distinguished guests and community members to honor the Mason Optimist Club’s remarkable journey.
"We are incredibly proud to celebrate 50 years of the Mason Optimist Club’s exceptional achievements," said Sharla Horton, MACC Executive Director "This milestone signifies not only our rich history but also their unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries and shaping a better tomorrow.” 
The Mason Optimist Club’s 50th-anniversary celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony is a testament to the club’s enduring spirit of optimism, resilience, and innovation. As the organization embarks on the next chapter of its journey, it remains dedicated to serving our youth and our community.  

For media inquiries or further information, please contact: Sharla Horton, Executive Director 517-676-1046 
Ingham Intermediate School District Celebrates
the Completion of North Star School
Ingham Intermediate School District has officially cut the ribbon and opened the brand-new North Star School on its campus in Mason, MI. This project will serve students with special needs by combining the programs formerly known as Secondary Learning Center and Evergreen into the North Star School.

The North Star School project was made possible through a Headlee Restoration Millage which was passed by voters on March 10, 2020. Prior to the passing of the millage, students were split between the Evergreen program and the Secondary Learning Center (SLC) based on age. The SLC has been serving students since 1979. The Evergreen program, which until the opening of this new building was operating within a portable building on the ISD’s campus, has been serving students since 2003. The 15,100 square foot addition features 7 classrooms, a new gymnasium, bathrooms, a secure entrance and administrative offices.

"Our shared vision for North Start School was to expand and provide new spaces where students feel empowered to reach their fullest potential. Students can continue learning and growing within these new and innovative spaces alongside their existing teachers and fellow students," said Jason Mellema, Superintendent of Ingham Intermediate School District. "The ribbon-cutting ceremony marks a new beginning of their educational journey, and Ingham ISD looks forward to continued community support in empowering these exceptional young minds.”

Ingham ISD offers an array of instructional programs and support services to students with disabilities, from birth to age 26, in collaboration with local school districts, public school academies and non-public schools. Services range from assistance to students within their own district classrooms to the operation of special schools and programs like North Star School. Ingham ISD serves over 6,500 students who are eligible for special education services. These needs arise from physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities. In addition to special education, Ingham ISD offers programs and services in general education and career and technical education.
"We are immensely grateful to our board members for their leadership and vision as well as the community for their ongoing support for students with special needs. Additionally, our staff has been outstanding in helping to create and design the North Star School into the remarkable learning environment we are celebrating today," added Mellema.
Ingham Intermediate School District offers programs and services to families, students and staff in the districts of Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston. For more information, visit

Maple Street Mall, a beacon of nostalgia and a haven for antique enthusiasts, is proud to announce its milestone 15th anniversary in business. To commemorate this exceptional achievement, the Maple Street Mall team cordially invites the community to join in a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony that will celebrate a decade and a half of preserving history and curating the antique shopping experience. 

Date: 8/24/2023 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: 108 W. Maple St., Mason, MI 48854 
Nestled in the heart of Mason, Maple Street Mall has been a cherished destination for collectors, history aficionados, and those seeking one-of-a-kind décor pieces since its establishment in 2008. Begun by 4th generation retailer, Doug Dancer and partnering with his daughter Debbie Shattuck, the two have enjoyed over a decade and half of antiques, exceptional vendors, loyal customers, and shared memories. Over the years, the store has earned a reputation for its inviting and home like atmosphere and shopping experience, “It’s people’s “Happy Place” with amazing vendors, employees, and customers” says store owner Debbie Shattuck. 

The grand anniversary celebration will feature a memorable ribbon-cutting ceremony, paying homage to the dedication and passion that has defined Maple Street Mall's journey. The event promises an enchanting atmosphere with an opportunity to mingle with fellow antique enthusiasts and members of the Mason community and chamber members. 
The event also offers an exclusive opportunity to explore the store's latest acquisitions and limited-edition pieces. From vintage jewelry that sparkles with history to ornate furniture that captures the essence of bygone eras, Maple Street Mall promises an array of treasures that embody the artistry and craftsmanship of yesteryears. 

For more information about the 15th-anniversary ribbon-cutting event, please contact: Sharla Horton, Mason Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director  517-676-1046 
Jefferson Street Square
Celebrating a Century of Timeless Beauty
Jefferson Street Square: Celebrating a Century of Timeless Beauty
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks a Milestone for a Historic Building
Mason, MI, 6/24/2023 - In a remarkable tribute to the enduring legacy of architectural excellence, the community of Mason came together today to celebrate the centenary of Jefferson Street Square, a true gem of the city's rich history. The momentous occasion was marked by a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony, where distinguished guests, local officials, and proud residents gathered to pay homage to the remarkable heritage of this iconic building.
A Symbol of Timeless Beauty: Jefferson Street Square, a stately structure that has graced the city since its inception in 1923, has stood as a testament to the city's progress and resilience. The building's imposing facade, a captivating blend of classic and modern design elements, has captivated generations with its architectural brilliance. Jefferson Street Square embodies the very essence of elegance, grandeur, and longevity.
A Century of History and Transformation: Throughout its long and storied history, Jefferson Street Square has witnessed significant milestones, serving as a silent witness to the ever-changing landscape of Mason. Originally constructed as a hub for commerce and culture, the building has evolved over the years, adapting to the needs of each generation while steadfastly preserving its original charm. From housing bustling markets and esteemed institutions to accommodating thriving businesses and vibrant community spaces, Jefferson Street Square has continually reinvented itself to remain relevant and cherished.
Amidst an atmosphere charged with excitement and nostalgia, the ribbon was ceremoniously cut, symbolizing the opening of a new era while honoring the building's storied past. The sound of applause echoed through the air as attendees marveled at the impeccable preservation efforts that have allowed Jefferson Street Square to retain its original splendor.
Jefferson Street Square now stands as a vibrant hub for our senior community. With its renewed vitality, the building is poised to continue its legacy of shaping the city's identity and fostering a sense of community for the next century and beyond.
As the ribbon cutting ceremony concluded, attendees were left with a profound sense of pride and gratitude for the remarkable journey of Jefferson Street Square. The building's 100-year milestone stands as a testament to the city's unwavering commitment to preserving its heritage and embracing its future.
LAFCU recognized for innovation, executive team member named Young Professional of the Year by Michigan Credit Union League

LAFCU’s innovation acknowledged for fifth time in eight years
LAFCU was recognized at the Michigan Credit Union League’s annual conference with the Innovation Award for its internal cybersecurity awareness campaign. MCUL bestows this award on one organization annually, and this marks the fifth time in eight years that LAFCU has been honored for its innovative thinking, action, and community involvement.

LAFCU’s Ryan Larson was named the MCUL Young Professional of the Year and was recognized for his dedication and leadership to LAFCU, where he serves as the credit union’s government affairs representative and leads its professional services department. Larson was also acknowledged for his work to create positive change in the credit union industry by serving on a variety of boards and committees, including the Capital Area Chapter of Credit Unions, MCUL Political Action Committee, Mid-Michigan Treatment Courts Foundation, and South Lansing/Holt Rotary.

“While I will always be a work in progress, being recognized for this achievement means the world to me,” said Larson. “I wouldn’t be standing here today if it weren’t for my LAFCU family and their support of my journey as a leader in our organization.”
The federal government's Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency inspired LAFCU’s award-winning Shields Up! campaign. The 12-week campaign included weekly educational and engaging videos and eblasts featuring LAFCU team members, notably two of its IT professionals, who addressed what to look out for regarding cybercrime and how to keep the credit union and its members safe from
cyberthreats. The campaign was developed in partnership with Publicom, a full-service marketing communications firm in Okemos.

Other LAFCU programs earning MCUL Innovation Awards in the past eight years include:

· LAFCU Love & Equality Art Initiative: A graphic depiction of 10 healing words by Michigan artists, reaching 1.5 million people in 2021. The initiative was shared through billboards and digital channels, with support from Eaton Theatre in Charlotte. The initiative reflected LAFCU's commitment to community involvement and enriched lives for residents.
· LAFCU Incredibles: An employee group that became internal cheerleaders as LAFCU pushed the envelope in providing superior member service.
· LAFCU-Perry community partnership: A financial literacy program in the schools that led to, among other things, locating an interactive teller machine (ITM) in a grocery store to fill a financial service need.
· “Down to the Letter” marketing campaign: Advertisements that used the visual of a team constructing 6-foot-tall promotional letters to represent LAFCU’s 80-year history of building strength and integrity.

Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Michigan and to businesses and other entities located in Michigan. The credit union serves more than 74,000 members and holds over $1 billion in assets. It was named a Best Credit Union to Work For in 2020. LAFCU offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services as well as an expanding complement of financial technology solutions. Members enjoy benefits such as low fees, low-interest rates on loans, high yields on savings, discounts, knowledgeable employees and nationwide access to fee-free ATMs. A recipient of the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions, LAFCU enriches the communities it serves by supporting many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, call 800.748.0228 or visit
TRUE Community Credit Union and Parkside Credit Union, two well-established financial institutions known for their dedication to serving their members and communities for 70 years, are pleased to announce their intention to merge. The merger will produce a stronger, more comprehensive financial institution that will offer additional services, increased convenience, and ongoing support to members.

The merger represents a significant opportunity for both credit unions. By combining their strengths and resources, TRUE Community Credit Union and Parkside Credit Union will offer an even wider range of products and services, enhanced technology, and an expanded branch network to meet the evolving needs of their members.

The leadership of both credit unions express confidence that the merger will bring substantial benefits to their members, employees, and communities.

Chrissy Siders, President and CEO of TRUE Community Credit Union stated, “We are so excited to join forces with Parkside Credit Union as we embark on this transformative journey. Together, we embrace a shared vision, combining our strengths and resources to create an unparalleled financial experience that will stand as a testament to our unwavering commitment to our members, our communities, and our teams.”

Janet Thompson, President and CEO of Parkside Credit Union, said, “Our partnership with TRUE Community Credit Union will build a brighter future for both our members and our employees. The alignment of our strategies and cultures as well as a shared vision makes this an ideal collaboration, and we are excited to write the next chapter in our combined credit union’s legacy together.”

TRUE Community Credit Union, headquartered in Jackson, has twelve branch locations in Jackson, Ingham, and Washtenaw counties. Parkside Credit Union is headquartered in Westland and offers three branch locations in Wayne County. The combined credit union will retain the name and brand of TRUE Community Credit Union with its mission to cultivate legacy defining moments for the people and places they serve for generations to come by empowering members to achieve their financial goals.

TRUE Community Credit Union and Parkside Credit Union will work closely with regulatory authorities and stakeholders to obtain the necessary approvals, finalizing the merger on January 1, 2024.

About TRUE Community Credit Union TRUE Community Credit Union has been a trusted financial partner for its members since 1953. TRUE Community Credit Union offers twelve branch locations to serve members in Jackson, Ingham, and Washtenaw Counties. TRUE Community Credit Union has more than 720 million in assets and approximately 65,000 members. TRUE Community Credit Union prioritizes people over profit, process, and product and aims to create legacy defining moments for the people and places served for generations to come. TRUE Community Credit Union's website is About Parkside Credit Union Parkside Credit Union is a community-focused financial institution dedicated to serving the needs of its members since 1953. Parkside Credit Union offers a comprehensive range of competitive financial products and services to help members achieve their financial goals. Parkside Credit Union has more than $172 million in assets and approximately 14,000 members. Parkside Credit Union's website is
“Why Business Owners Should Consider Bundling Their Mobile Service and Internet to add Security, Simplicity, and Savings”
By: Matthew Corrette, Senior Business Account Executive of Small and Medium Size Business Sales, Comcast Business

Three decades ago, small businesses put mobile service on the map and were the driving force propelling the dramatic consumer adoption of cell phone usage. Today, companies like Comcast that partner with businesses to offer internet are also offering mobile service, providing a fast and easy way for businesses to marry the two. Now they can use that technology to usher in a new age of doing business. Here are a few ways marrying your company’s mobile service and internet can help:

Increase Security

Corporate cell phones can provide an extra layer of security for business operations. With a dedicated work phone, employees don’t need to keep sensitive company and client information on their personal devices where it’s unprotected and easily accessible to ransomware attacks.
Also, work phones can be managed by company administrators, meaning that if an employee loses their work phone or leaves the company, it’s simple to ensure that any sensitive information is kept private. A separate corporate device is safer for the employer and the employee in the long run and keeps work and personal lives separate.

Save Money and Simplify Operations

According to the Bank of America 2023 Small Business Owner Report, 31% of business owners say they are reducing costs because inflation is currently impacting their business.
For businesses looking for ways to save money, Comcast Business can provide a solution that bundles mobile service with internet with the ability to easily switch between unlimited and shared mobile data options depending on the business’ changing needs. This can provide extra savings and simplify operations by reducing the number of technology partners your company relies on.

Provide Extra Redundancy and Reliability

Mobile devices offer a layer of redundancy to your technology infrastructure. Many employees who work from home use their residential WiFi; if it fails, the ability to use a phone’s hotspot to re-establish a connection can be crucial between a successful and stalled workday.
Using mobile phones, business owners and IT managers can also check security cameras at every location, as well as monitor and control network usage and speeds virtually through network management solutions like SD-WAN. Decision-makers no longer need to be on-site to resolve issues, which is especially useful for locations that are not nearby.

Matthew Corrette is a local Senior Business Account Executive of Small and Medium Size Business Sales for Comcast Business in Michigan. For more information on how Comcast Business can help your small business, email him at or call 517-320-1766.
Meet Ally Matthews, Account Executive
From time to time, we like to feature a Print-Tech employee in our monthly e-newsletter because what sets us apart is our people. Some interact directly with customers while others do not. Regardless, we’re extremely proud of our team at Print-Tech and hope you enjoy getting to know them!
What’s your role at Print-Tech and how long have you been there?
I am an Account Executive at Print-Tech. Starting this role in April, I am mentored by my mother, who has been with Print-Tech for almost 20 years, one of PT’s owners, Margaret, and the rest of the sales staff who provide so much support! 

Tell us a bit about your background. Have you always worked in the printing industry?
Printing is new to me in terms of a career, though I’ve been in the print world my entire life. My family has been in printing since before I was born. Growing up I would find myself dropping by the shop for tours and to help with a few small hand-work projects. I quickly learned to love the creativity and diversity that goes into printed material. Each client is different, with new and innovative concepts to share with others through art and text riddled with color, graphics, and images to help convey their own story. 

What exactly does an Account Executive do – and what does a typical day look like for you?
In my role, I work mainly with marketing and communication directors, along with graphic designers to help produce our clients' physical marketing materials. This can range from producing a newsletter, postcard, or brochure, to coffee mugs, shirts, pens, and everything in between. Each day is something different and exciting. Sometimes I have the opportunity to deliver perfectly completed projects to my client’s office, while other times I drive around local communities to introduce myself and Print-Tech to various organizations. I love to branch out, meet new people, and tell the community how Print-Tech is the most reliable, efficient, and dependable print shop and mail house. 
How do you interact with other Print-Tech personnel, like sales and service reps?
As an account executive, I am in constant contact with various departments each day. I chat with our pre-press department to collaborate on making a client’s idea into a reality, along with other sales reps for quick tips and suggestions. I also am in contact frequently with our diligent estimating team to convey exactly what our client is looking for in order to purchase the appropriate materials to meet and exceed their expectations. We truly are a fully collaborative team that relies on one another. We all care about our clients, and we want to see one another succeed. We have our separate roles and work together to ensure we produce the best products on time or with time to spare!  

Do you interact directly with customers? If so, in what ways?
All the time! Interacting with my customers is the absolute best part of the job. Print-Tech fully supports all organizations we work with. My favorite way to interact with customers is attending and supporting their events and fundraisers. Our customers host the most amazing community-oriented events that bring people together. It is a great chance to see what our clients do, what their organization is all about, and show our support and care!
What’s the most satisfying part of your job?
I love to see the different avenues our clients take in terms of their marketing styles. There are so many ways to get creative with print that many people don’t realize. The best part of my job is seeing a dream of a client turn into a reality. Working closely to create their vision, seeing the rollout of the final product, and delivering the project to the customer to personally see their gratitude and joy makes for the best day. To see our clients, who eventually become good friends, happy with all the hard work they did in generating and creating their marketing idea, and the work our team put in to produce their vision is something really special.

How has your role changed since you’ve been at Print-Tech?
My role has been pretty consistent since I started. I've gotten the opportunity to work in a few other departments to help out when needed as well so I’ve gotten to run quite a few of the machines which is always pretty fun. 

What’s one thing that customers would be surprised to learn about the role of an Account Executive?
There is quite a bit of ‘behind the scenes’ work that takes place on every project we complete. As I had previously mentioned, we truly are a team, and the number of eyes on every project to ensure it is perfect is astonishing. There are typically five to six departments each project must pass through to completion. With that being said, there can be one to three different individuals looking at the project per department. That is a total of 18 fresh eyes working, watching, and adjusting, each piece of every project to ensure perfection. When we say everyone truly cares, that is the truth. Each person in the shop works diligently to produce the highest quality content, with genuine care and concern.

Outside of work, what sorts of activities or hobbies are you passionate about? In other words, where might we find you on the weekends? 
Each weekend is packed full of outdoor activities. I love the fall, spring, and summer, so I try to spend as much time outdoors as possible before the winter comes to ruin our roads and suck all the joy away. My husband and I just bought our first house that was built in the 1880s which has kept us very busy. I also enjoy gardening, camping, and being active. Currently I am training for my second half marathon and (potentially) first full marathon… we’ll see if that comes to fruition. 

What’s your favorite part about working at Print-Tech?
I have two favorite parts!
1- The people in the shop have a true care and concern for every team member, and the work we produce. Those at Print-Tech, whether in the shop or the front offices, have been here for many, many years. Every member of the team is a gold mine of knowledge, being a true expert in their field.
2- My absolute favorite part of my job is working closely with clients, growing with them and learning their style to aid in producing their uniquely beautiful marketing content. I love brainstorming ideas, coming up with new and innovative ways to produce projects, and creating something so tailored and custom that it stands out to others and helps generate growth and business for our clients. That is what it is all about! 

Why do you think customers love working with Print-Tech?
As I harp on this point one last time, I believe we are different from any other print shop because each team member values their job, our customers, the relationships, and the work we produce. The genuine care and concern for each project is widely known throughout the shop and our community. We have the same reliable and dependable staff we’ve had for years that has always, and will always, go the extra mile. 
At Print-Tech, you'll get the highest level of expertise available anywhere!
Many kids carry more to school than just school supplies. A CASA advocate can help lighten their load. CASA has a new volunteer training starting in September.

We would love to have you join us!

Learn more and register to become a CASA volunteer HERE
CASA News - 2023 So far!
48 Families received significant relational support!
20 Children were reunited with their parents as a direct impact of CASA's advocacy! 
7 Instances where CASA received information that no other case party had.
16 Children received needed services such as therapy or trauma assessments!
16 Children received educational support.
Children reported improved self-esteem
Interested in supporting CASA? Become a monthly donor today!
Your monthly donation supports a child having a CASA volunteer to make sure their needs are met, their voice is heard, and to build up the superhero in them! By investing monthly in the future of children, you invest in the future of not only that child, but our community. It currently costs approximately $208 a month for one child to have one volunteer for a full year. 
CASA and Greater Lansing Food Bank Partnership

CASA is excited to announce a partnership with the Greater Lansing Food bank to better support the children and families we work with. Food insecurity is a growing issue for many people in our community. With this partnership, our CASA volunteers are able to bring backpacks of food to families in need of additional support! 
CASA for Kids' Board Members held a listening session and staff development day for our team! We talked about CASA's strengths, opportunities for growth, our goals for the future, and learned about workplace and financial wellness.
Are you looking for a great preschool for the 2023-24 school year?
Applications to enroll in high-quality preschool are now being accepted at
Research shows that children who attend high-quality preschool programs are more likely to:
• Read well by third grade
• Graduate from high school
• Attend college
• Earn higher incomes
Many children are eligible for tuition-free preschool. Don't delay, apply today at!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023, AT 12 PM – 6 PM
Ducking Around
Jeep Run 2023
Registration is at Awaken Haunt between Noon - 2pm, where you will receive a souvenir swag bag, map of the participating locations and a zombie duck from Awaken. Registration is only $25 per JEEP.

How it works... you will need to purchase a beverage (of your choice) at each location to earn a DUCK!

Once you have collected all 4 ducks, you head to the finish at Boss Cider to receive your 5th and final duck. Once we have verified that you have all your ducks, you will be entered into multiple drawings for prizes.

What else is happening? When you get to Leslie, Main St. will be open for JEEPS only! So park your Jeep, walk around and checkout other fellow Jeepers rides, listen to LIVE MUSIC while having a drink in hand... because Leslie is now a Social District! There will be food available from local restaurants and BBQ being smoked right on main st.
This is the first annual Ducking Around Jeep Run and we hope you can be a part of it!

First United Methodist Church of Mason
201 E. Ash Street, Mason, MI

SEPTEMBER 1 & 2, 2023
Clothing & Shoes, Household Goods, Toys, Books
And so much more
·      Friday 9 – 5: Very Reasonable Prices, Best Selection
·      Saturday 9 – Noon: Bag Sale ($4) and Reduced prices
Handicap Accessible at Barrier Free Entrance off parking lot
Proceeds help support United Women of Faith’s many mission projects.
Woodworth Elementary School 
Leslie MI 49251

Come enjoy the beginning of the fall season with the many talented Village Crafters. You will be sure to find one if a kind creations!

Bring your little ones to enjoy the free kid craft area. Enjoy free refreshments!

We will be collecting school supplies for Leslie Public Schools. For every donation you will receive a raffle ticket for some amazing prizes.

We look forward to celebrating a fun day at Leslie Fall Festival with you!
10th Annual Fall Block Party
Party in the street with live music, great eats, and 30+ beers, ciders, and seltzers brewed by yours truly.

You can do general admission in 2 ways:
𝟭. 𝗔𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿: Pay $6 (cash only) cover at the door and enter through the “general entry” line.
𝟮. 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲: Pay cover online with credit/debit, then enter through the “quick entry” line. Online sales end Sept. 15th. Buy yours at
*Only VIP can enter the brewery. General admission attendees stay outside.

Price is based on your party size and it includes:
1. Admission for everyone in your party.
2. A reserved table inside of the air conditioned brewery.
3. Table service for 20+ drinks that are on tap inside (drinks at the outdoor tent are walk-up service only).
4. Access to private indoor restrooms (general admission uses porta potties).
5. Ability to go in/out of the brewery as you please (general admission stays outside).
6. Option to buy drink tickets from your bartender vs. waiting in the drink ticket line.
7. Ticket refund option up until the day before the party (general admission tickets are non-refundable).
Get yours at

*No dogs, unless they are a licensed service animal.