June 2019

This is a busy time of year for GPA! The Beautification Committee is hard at work with flowers in town - the City has been very good about helping to keep them all watered. The Fashion Show was fun and successful, as was Pictionary. Planning has begun for the Fall Arts & Crafts Show and we are on the search for vendors to participate. The Annual Junque in the Trunk is also in the planning stages. The Fourth of July fireworks are being sponsored by GPA with the help of some kind donors. … [Read more...]

April update by Betty

April – 2018 April Fool – that’s what Nature pulls on us by giving us a few warm days – melting a lot of snow – and even bringing out some of the birds that have been hiding (I don’t know where) and there’s action around the feeders.  And then – we wake up to a cold morning with snow on the ground.  You would think that after living up here since the ‘70’s  I would learn NOT to believe it when we get those one or two warm days.  But – I just keep hoping.   I know … [Read more...]

March update

March – 2019, from GPA member Betty Bennett Have you had enough???  They tell me the last winter like this was 1978.  Maybe its because I was younger then, but I don’t remember it being quite this bad.  Not the cold – the amount of snow.  I’ve got a long driveway and my snowplower has managed to push up piles at least seven feet high.  I feel like I’m driving thru a tunnel to get out to the road.   Now in the last week they have melted a lot – and it feels … [Read more...]

Spring 2019

Spring is trying to arrive! The snow is melting and we're picking up from the winter. The painted snowmen and snowladies will be coming down and we're working with the appropriate people to get the ripped and missing banners replaced. Pictionary is planned for April 26, and the Fashion Show for May 18. Your support for both events would be much appreciated! (see more info under "events") The Beautification Committee will be working soon (I hope) to plant flowers. Do you like to garden or … [Read more...]

Betty’s Newsletter 1/17

January 2019 HAPPY NEW year 2019!!!  Wishing all of you a great year.  Winter is here!  Don’t know about you but that last snow storm caught me off guard.  In the morning I was looking out the window and seeing grass (with a few spots of snow) and by evening I was hoping the young man who plows my place would get there before I had to leave my garage in the morning.  (He did!!!).  But, beautiful.  The only unfortunate thing about it was that there was no … [Read more...]

Dec.2018 update

By the time you read this it may be a little late for Merry Christmas – So – I’m wishing you a Very Happy New Year – 2018.   May it be all you hope for and more.   I wish you good health – good friends – and safe journey to wherever you go.  If you don’t “go” anywhere – may your days at home be happy ones. This has been a very busy month – for GPA, for me personally, and probably for most of you.  GPA had a very successful Festival of Trees.  We had more … [Read more...]

September 2018

Junque in the Trunk was a big success! Many thanks to John Cherven for allowing us to hold this event on his property! Next event will be the Arts & Crafts Show on Oct. 6 in the Grayling Elementary School, 10am-4pm. There are still a few spaces for crafters available. We continue to meet on Tuesdays, noon,  at the Gray Rock Pub-n-Grub, until the end of November. The location may change after that. New members are always welcomed. The Beautification Committee did a terrific job … [Read more...]

May 2018

This is a very busy time of year for the members of GPA! The Fashion Show Committee is preparing for this year's event to be held May 19, sending out and receiving applications for the Annual Arts & Crafts Show in October, and preparing to plant flowers! (if the snow ever stays away) The Beautification Committee will once again be hanging flower baskets and planting the large pots downtown, and planting flowers along the Business Loop. Tickets for the Fashion Show are only $20 in advance, … [Read more...]

December, 2017

By the time you read this it may be a little late for Merry Christmas – So – I’m wishing you a Very Happy New Year – 2018.   May it be all you hope for and more.   I wish you good health – good friends – and safe journey to wherever you go.  If you don’t “go” anywhere – may your days at home be happy ones. This has been a very busy month – for GPA, for me personally, and probably for most of you.  GPA had a very successful Festival of Trees.  We had more … [Read more...]

November 2017

By the time this gets into print Deer Season will be in full swing,   Thanksgiving dinner will be a memory and the left-overs will be gone.  Everyone is now in a panic to get the Christmas decorations out and up and the ‘lists’ made and the shopping has begun.  Hope you made good use of our Bearly Used  GPA Christmas Shop this year.  It was full of wonderful decorations and gifts at rock-bottom prices.    Our Festival of Trees was another … [Read more...]