Yes, that is 50 degrees we finally reached on Monday - it wasn't exactly a pleasant warm spring day but cloudy with drizzle. This past week included another No School day due to fog/mist and icy roads. The rest of the week was, as several of the past weeks have been wet, gray, and not warm. Moving ahead, predictions are for periods of heavy rain Wednesday night and Thursday, snow on Friday - sun possibly on Saturday. Despite all the un-spring-like weather the gradual signs of spring continue. Four robins were seen in a nearby backyard which was still mostly covered in snow. Despite that, those robins were busy looking for those worms, finally giving up after several minutes of searching. They will be back. Cardinals have been spotted and have been singing, more birds are showing up also. Their early morning chorus tells us to be patients just a bit longer. And so we will! Enjoy!
Spring Things in the area
The Friends of the Alanson Area Public Library will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 pm in the library. Short notice but you are invited to join them if you can.
The Harbor Springs Middle School Talent Show will take place on Thursday, April 25 in the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Singers, dancers and the Middle School Glee Club will be performing. Come and support the rising stars of Harbor Springs. Cost $3 adults/$2 students.
The Harbor Springs American Legion Post 281 will be holding another of their Burger Nites on Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-7 pm at the Legion Hall, corner of Third and State in downtown Harbor Springs. Cost is $5. If you have never been to one they invite you to stop by - good food and fun time.
Holy Cross Parish, Cross Village and the Cafe Gals will be hosting a "Polish Breakfast" on Sunday, April 21 at the Fr. Al Parish Center serving from 8-11 am. Also available will be the regular breakfast of all you can eat pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 sausages. Come and enjoy the breakfast and welcome back your friends and neighbors who are returning from the winter locations!
Elementary Students raise more than $7,600
Submitted by Mrs McKee, Program Coordinator
Our goal for this year's St. Jude's Math-a-thon was to have 100 students from Blackbird Elementary and Shay participate and raise &6,000 for sick children and research. We went over our goal and raised a grand total of $7,630.28 with 94 students from Blackbird and Shay participating.
Since 1998, Harbor Springs Schools have raised over $46,000 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Thank you for caring and supporting this wonderful program.