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Chuck and Chris Hewitt
Chuck and Chris Hewitt raced in boat #61

REGION- The Grayling and Oscoda communities celebrated the 75th Annual Consumer’s Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon. The team of Steve Lajoie and Wesley Dean won the 120-mile event with a time of 14:23.40. The event which started on July 30 with a LeMan’s-type start with a footrace through downtown Grayling at 9 p.m. and ends in Oscoda the following morning. The last team to finish in the allotted time was Alison vanMelle and Mallory Horwath with a time of 18:36.45. A record 110 teams started the event.
– Photos by Mark Constance

Special Olympics canoe event
The Grayling Knights of Columbus organizes the annual Special Olympics canoe event, which partners a professional paddler with an Olympian. They also sponsored a large luncheon for the Olympians and their families.
volunteers at time trials
These volunteers helped at the time trials in front of Penrod’s.
Project graduation held a fundraiser
Project graduation held a fundraiser for Grayling High School at the Special Olympics event at Penrod’s. Pictured (l-r) are Toni Millikin, Sarah Finstrom, Nicole Huspen and Brandt Finstrom.
Annette Boath
Annette Boath raced with Frank Kingma in boat #32.
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