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7/16/2014 12:01:00 AM
Annual Mini Fair set for Sunday, July 20; benefits RFC Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad

The Readmond, Friendship, Cross Village (RFC) Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad will host its annual fundraising event, the RFC Mini Fair, on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will be held at the Fire Hall grounds on Robinson Rd. between State Rd. and M-119 in Good Hart. Admission to the fair and all fair events is free.

The event features an art fair, silent auction, free children's activities, food, entertainment, raffles, and a one-day-only -reduced price on the popular RFC cookbook, Tastes and Tales along the Tunnel of Trees and calendar. The cookbook, regularly priced at $35, will be available at the fair for $25 and the 2015 calendar, regularly priced at $15, will sell for $12.

The 2014 fair will feature free activities for children including wagon rides, a dunk tank, face painting by area artists and free games with prizes for all. The schedule includes:

Jania, the Magic Lady, performing at 2

Twister Joe, Northern Michigan's balloon artist from 11-3

Trina Hayes, Fair Coordinator, noted: "We want to give the community free, outdoor activities for children so they can enjoy a day in the country while their parents watch them have fun or explore the art fair, the book sale or the silent auction knowing that their children are in good hands."

The mini fair also features a gently used book sale, a bake sale, raffle, logo wear, and an art fair with local and regional artists. The art fair includes several area artists including hand-blown glass by Lynn Dinning, cut rock art by Northern Rock's Al Dicken and art by Native American artists.

The fair will feature a number of food items, including burritos by Moose Jaw Junction, National Coney Island Coney dogs, Kilwins ice cream, chili by Boyne Highlands, grilled hamburgers, pulled pork, chicken, hot dogs, bratwurst, French fries, chili cheese fries, and more. For breakfast and dessert, there will be an enormous bake sale tent with homemade cookies, scones, pies, cakes, jams, jellies, pickles, produce and flowers.

The silent auction with bidding ending at 1:30 p.m. will feature gift certificates to local stores and restaurants, golf packages, gift baskets, professional services, donations from local merchants, best-selling new books, and fine art, home, and decorative items. Fair attendees can also purchase a 2015 calendar featuring beautiful photographs of the area chosen by visitors to last year's fair and vote on photographs for the 2016 calendar.

Dr. Goodhart's Home Remedy will perform along with Northern Michigan Performing Artist of the Year, Kirby, to provide music throughout the day

"We host one of the last surviving, old-time country fairs year after year," said Fire Chief Don Horn. "A day at the fair and the beautiful beaches at Sturgeon Bay and Good Hart is the perfect summer day in Northern Michigan."

Admission to all events at the RFC Mini Fair is free. Proceeds from sales at the fair will benefit the RFC Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad training and equipment needs.

The Fair is located twelve miles north of Harbor Springs via State Road or M-119 (Lake Shore Drive) on Robinson Road. From the east take Robinson Road west from U.S. 31 in Pellston. From Mackinaw City the Fair can be reached by driving west on Levering Road then south on State Road and west on Robinson Road.

Find additional information and updates on Facebook at RFC Mini Fair - Good Hart.

The Readmond, Friendship, Cross Village (RFC) Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad provides fire suppression, rescue and medical first responder services for over 26 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline including remote rural areas in which the squad answered 131 calls in 2013. The monies raised at previous fairs have helped the department purchase new equipment and provide increased training for the volunteers both in the RFC Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad and throughout Emmet County. This has resulted in the reduction of the ISO fire protection class rating to a class 8 rating resulting in reduced insurance rates for most area home and business owners.

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