Food Truck Rally planned for August 24

A Food Truck Rally will take place place August 24 from noon to 9 p.m. inside the Ithaca High School parking lot. In addition to the food trucks, the event will include carnival rides, games, dunk tank, craft show, and flea market. Also, Dalis to the Rescue will be present with cats for visitors to adopt.

For more information, contact Many Symonds at (989) 388-2263.

Auditions to be held this month for “The Good Doctor”

Interested members of the community are invited to audition for an upcoming production of “The Good Doctor” to be put on by the Gratiot County Players. Auditions will take place August 12th and 13th at 6:30 p.m. inside the Strand Theatre. According to a post by Joshua Ryan, “This show is a delightful comedy by Neil Simon containing a number of short sketches adapted from the short stories of Anton Chekhov. It has parts in it for a variety of ages, and if you’re new to the stage but always wanted to give it a shot, it’s a great opportunity to get involved.”

A copy of the script is on hold at the Alma Public Library for anybody to review up until auditions.

The performance dates for the play are October 18-20 and 25-27.

For more information, contact Mike Klahre by phone at 989-763-4716 or by email at or Joshua Ryan by phone at 989-533-1665 or

Back to School Bash to be held in Riverdale August 17

A Back to School Bash featuring a variety of free activities and giveaways will be hosted by the M-46 Tabernacle Family Ministries, 11098 E. Howard City Edmore Rd in Riverdale on August 17 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. The event will feature a water slide, water balloon war, inflatable, free prizes, and free food. During the event, backpacks filled with school supplies will be handed out.

For more information, follow the Facebook Event.

Dream Works Re-Sale Shop opening in August

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Dream Works Re-sale Shop will be opening in August. We are taking ALL donations for re-sale!

Contact Anna at 586-623-3379 for drop off or free pick up options!

Had a garage sale and have left overs you don’t know what to do with? Call Us!

Have things laying around you’d really like to get rid but too good to throw away? Call Us! Have estate items you’re not sure what to do with? Call Us!

Thinking of posting a used item for sale but would like to support a good cause instead and donate it? Call Us! Who ya gonna call? Day Dreams!!!



Battle of the Food Trucks to take place August 24

Save The Date! Don’t miss the carnival and Battle of the Food Trucks which will take place at the Ithaca High School on August 24 from noon until 9 p.m.

The event will include amusement rides, a 50/50 donation raffle, and a food truck battle. For the amusement rides, attendees can purchase a wristband for $12 and ride all rides, or pay $1 per ticket.

For the food truck battle, everybody will get a vote card. Food truck with the most votes will receive a $50 cash prize.


The Readout- 7/8/2019


Welcome to The Readout, a quick look at the top stories being featured and shared on the Mid Michigan Journal website and groups. I am Jon Morgan, publisher of the Journal and your host.

In this episode, I am going to cover some of the ways that community members can submit news or event information to the site. Then, I am going to summarize some of the events taking place in the central Michigan area throughout the next few weeks.

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St. Louis First United Methodist Church seeks donated items for County personal needs pantry

The St. Louis Methodist Church is currently collecting items for distribution out of their county pantry. Donations will be collected every Thursday between 12 – 1:30 p.m. and 5 – 6:30 p.m. every Thursday.

Types of items that are needed:

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Hand soap
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Tampons
  • Pads
  • Dish Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Bar Soap
  • Facial Tissue
  • Laundry Soap
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Band-Aids
  • Paper Towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Combs
  • Hairbrushes

For more information, call the St. Louis Methodist Church at (989) 681-3320.




Tabernacle Back to School Bash to be held August 17th

Tabernacle Family Ministries in Riverdale will be hosting a Back to School Bash on August 17th starting at 12 p.m. Participants will be able to participate in drawings for prizes, and pick up free school supplies. The event will also feature a slip-and-slide, water balloon war, and free food. Registration will be from 12-2 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m.

Last year, 275 backpacks were given out. Any community members or businesses who are interested in sponsoring the event are encouraged to reach out to Jessica Deidra at The church looking for donations of school supplies to include with the backpacks or monetary donations to go towards the free event.

The Tabernacle Family Ministries is located at 11098 M-46 in Riverdale, Michigan.

For more information, follow the Facebook event here.