Elks fish fry announced
MARQUETTE — Marquette Elks 405 will have a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday.
The public is welcome. Chef Jeff will make to order whitefish, baked or fried with a choice of lemon pepper, cajun or ragin cajun spices. Shrimp, beer-battered cod, burgers and chicken strips are available as choices. All dinners include choice of baked potato, fries or onion rings, salad bar and a made from scratch dessert. There will be live music as well.
The meal offers a chance for the public to check out Elks projects lodge members are involved in, projects for veterans and college scholarships.
The Marquette Elks Lodge is located in the heart of downtown at 127 N. Front St., Marquette
Reservations are accepted and carryouts are available. Call 906-226-7611.
Bridge walk dedicated
CEDAR RIVER — The Cedar River Bridge Walk Committee dedicates this year’s BridgeWalk to Mike Hirsch.
Mike passed away Aug. 3, ending his long battle with cancer. Part of Mike’s bucket list was fulfilled when he opened up Hirsch’s Cedar River Pub just over a year ago after the place had been closed for three years, according to a release from the BridgeWalk committee.
Cedar River gained much when Mike came to town, and it has lost a man that was out to make Cedar River a better place. He had many ideas to help the community, but he was robbed of energy and time before he could implement them. Mike did leave a gem behind that carries his name, and the current owners, Mike’s close friends/business partners, Mary and Dave Olsen, are adamant on finding the right people to carry on his legacy.
All are invited to the Cedar River Bridge Walk event on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Hirsch’s Cedar River Pub to show respect to this talented man. Also, see who Mike picked for this year’s Cedar River Queen. The event will start in the pavilion behind the Pub at 11 a.m. CT.
This year there will be no walk crossing the Cedar River on M-35, the alternative plan is walking the Camp �O� Road Bridge adjacent to Hirsch’s Cedar River Pub on the South side of the Cedar River Bridge. Plans to walk the Cedar River Bridge has been complicated by summer construction on the bridge, according to the release.
Hopes have been riding for a granting of a parade permit but now have been thwarted by time as the Cedarville Township Clerk was unable to gain access to the permitting process online until Monday. There just isn�t enough time for the MDOT to respond, coordinate staff for traffic control, and get the plan out to the public.
All activity for the BridgeWalk will be at Hirsch’s Cedar River Pub. Ceremonies will take place in the pavilion behind the Pub and a walk across Camp “O” bridge will follow led by BridgeWalk T-shirt contest winner Morgan Bergquist and the Cedar River Queen.
Those attending the BridgeWalk, are advised not to park on the north side of the Cedar River Bridge by the township hall, marina, or otherwise. There is no pedestrian traffic allowed on the bridge so one can’t get across. Shuttle plans have also been canceled. Parking must happen on the south side of the bridge. If parking along M-35, use extreme caution exiting a vehicle and walk on the ditch side of parked vehicles.
Also use extreme caution crossing M-35, summer traffic has been heavy. Safe parking can be had along Camp “O” Road, 20.50 lane, near the churches and by the gas station.
Labor Day activities planned
CURTIS — The Three Lakes Area Fireworks Council has announced the 10th annual Curtis Labor Day 3-Bridge Walk will be from 8 a.m. to noon Monday.
The walk will begin on Main Street between the Tally Ho and the Shipwreck Inn and will offer a choice of walking distances, from three-quarters of a mile to three-and-one-half miles, depending on how many of Curtis’ three Portage Creek bridges a walker chooses to cross.
There is no charge for participating but there will be voluntary toll booths at the bridges and Curtis Labor Day 3-Bridge Walk T-shirts will be offered for sale. All proceeds go toward providing the fireworks that light the sky the evening of the Fourth of July parade in Curtis.
Curtis’ Labor Day 3-Bridge Walk has been recognized and endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness as “a quality event that significantly contributes to the health and well-being of Michigan residents.”