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2018 ACT NOW Golf Outing Results

Thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, donors and volunteers that made our 9th Annual ACT NOW Golf Outing a great success!  We raised over $6,300 for community programs and projects supported by ACT NOW and the Gerrish Twp. Police Department.   The results are listed below along with a gallery of photos from the event.

1st Place – Team #3 (James Scroggin, Kurt Michelson, Zach Miller & Bob Miller)

2nd Place – Team #16 (Cory King, Eric Trader, Vince C. & Tony W.)

7th Place – Team #11 (Hutch, Doug, Kreed & Rich)

Men’s Longest Drive – Zach Miller

Women’s Longest Drive – Rachel Roberts

Men’s Closest to Pin – Denny Martin

Women’s Closest to Pin – Pat Riss


Gerrish Police-Fire-EMS Visit Shay’s Play Place

Lt. Greg Patchin visited with the kids from Shay’s Play Place yesterday, August 15th.  Gerrish Police, Fire and EMS were invited to go to the day care during their “Vehicle Week” to let the kids check out the patrol car, fire truck and ambulance close up.


$1,000 Donation to CRAF Center

At the CRAF Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Pig Roast on August 12, ACT NOW Board Members John Ellis (Chair) and Mike Briggs (Co-Chair) along with Officer Eric Muszynski of the Gerrish Police Department presented a $1,000 donation to Pat Riss from the CRAF Center.

The CRAF (Community Recreation Activities Fitness) Center is housed in the “old middle school” in Roscommon and became the CRAF Center in 1993.  The building is owned and operated by the Roscommon Metropolitan Recreation Authority and has had major renovations with the largest improvements inside that began in 2016.  Upgrades, remodeling and new equipment costs of over $160,000 have been made possible by donations from the Roscommon DDA, Roscommon Rotary Club, Roscommon Community Foundation, area businesses, service organizations, individuals from the community and CRAF Center members.

The CRAF Center offers many community services such as fitness/weight rooms, classes/meetings, facility rooms/gym rentals, open gym, pickleball, aerobic classes, adult enrichment classes (Yoga, Tai Chi, Clogging, Karate), Silver Sneakers Program (for older adults to improve muscular strength and range of motion), Gazebo Free Concerts, Winter Workshops and a Kids Calendar of Events.  The building also houses North Sport Physical Therapy and the Mikenauk Rock and Gem Club.

Throw Back Thursday…Circa Early 1980’s

A very young Chief Brian Hill (Officer Hill in picture) during an alcohol prevention class at Roscommon High School sometime in the early 1980’s.  Demonstrating the “new” PBT (Preliminary Breath Test) with teacher Ms. Darlene Tillman.

Mary Link – 2018 ACT NOW Community Award Recipient

ACT NOW Immediate Past Chair Mary Link accepts her Community Service Award from Chief Brian Hill at the 19th Annual ACT NOW Meeting & Picnic that was held on July 16, 2018.  Mary served 11 years as the Chair on the ACT NOW Executive Board and has stepped down due to personal reasons.  We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Mary for her dedication to ACT NOW, the community and for her service to “Others.”  Mary will still volunteer with ACT NOW and support all the the community programs and projects that they sponsor when she can.

Gerrish Fire/EMS OPEN HOUSE August 18th

Come out and take a tour of your local Fire / EMS Department on August 17th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Bring your family, kids, neighbors and friends and enjoy free hot dogs and ice cream and games for the kids!!

Also doing free EKG’s, blood pressure and blood glucose checks.  You can also sign up for County Emergency Alerts (Code Red) and for “Smart 911.”

Click here for a PDF copy of the flyer: GTFD Open House 2018 Flyer

ACT NOW Annual Meeting & Picnic – JULY 16, 2018

Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual ACT NOW Meeting & Picnic starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Gerrish Township Municipal Center outdoor pavilion area.  Burgers, hot dogs, potato salad and beverages will be provided.  Please bring a dish to pass, your own table service and lawn chairs.  We will have lawn games going for some casual fun and fellowship!

Following dinner will be the ACT NOW Election of Officers for the 2018-2019 fiscal year and a community awards presentation.

No need to make a reservation, just come on out…bring your friends, family and neighbors for a great community event!  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

For a printable version of the event flyer, click this link:  JULY MEETING PICNIC Flyer 2018

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