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GPA News

By Betty Bennett

Hi there – I’m back from my trip.
Two weeks – 2600 miles with my daughter to see old friends, renew old friendships and show my daughter some of the area’ she’ never seen. It was a long drive, but well worth it. From Grayling to Tallahassee, Florida and back – with a stop in Indianapolis on the return.

Now its back to what’ happened and what’ happening.
By the time you see this Pictionary will have come and gone. As usual it was a fun night – thanks to the Eagles. The Eagles took over the work, organization and planning when we couldn’t – but will probably be happy to give it back to us next year. The main thing is -or so we’ve heard from our teams – don’t let Pictionary die!

Right on the heels of Pictionary came the Chamber Expo – and GPA was there. Hope you had a moment to stop by our table – get your gift and learn a little more about us and what we do and who we are. In addition to all our efforts around town – we are a real friendly bunch.

If you are looking for some activity to keep you busy and entertained you might want to keep track of all the events on Michigan Avenue. There is musical entertainment at both the Artisan Gallery and Paddle Hard. Both these places have different musical offerings, and the Gallery also offers an ‘Open Mic Night’ for budding entertainers of all sorts. All this in addition to art classes.

Check it out!

I did – It was a night of Improv Humor. The crowd was big – and the actors were good. Laughter was on the menu all evening. Watch the paper and the signs at the gallery for the next evenings entertainment.

The Old Lumberyard Shoppes are having ‘A Gathering of Friends on April 29 from Noon to 2 p.m. You can stop by – see all the new items that are offered and probably have food enough to last until suppertime or longer.

And – ladies – mark your calendars now for the GPA Fashion Show. Chairperson Ingunn Hraunfjord has the flyers and the tickets available now.

The date: May 19.

The Place: Kirtland Health Sciences Center.
There will be the regular Fashion Show as well as many Vendors in the Lobby selling great hand made articles, plus others. If you get your tickets early they are $20. At the door they are $25. So gather your girlfriends together for a ‘Girls Afternoon Out’. Don’t wait too long. When the room is full – that’ all there is.

The Great Grayling Cleanup

This big event in our town is a little further away – but keep it in mind. Everybody can help – and everybody wins. Its Saturday – June 2 – from 9 a.m. to Noon.

You can be part of helping to get Grayling ready for our visitors, tourists, and returning residents. Its another great way to meet new people and I promise – you’ll feel better when you are finished. There’ nothing like helping to accomplish something that makes such a difference. Keep your eye on your Facebook and in the paper for more news about this event.

Sometimes GPA does something just for ‘us’. Once a year we have our Annual Birthday Party. So, don’t look for any of us in town on Tuesday, May 29 – we’ll all be out on the river at a member’ home – celebrating GPA’ long history and our strong friendship.

See you next month.


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