Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | April 19, 2021
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Mid-Month Update!
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April 1st-30th - Antiques & April in Mason
April 22nd - Virtual Good Morning, Mason!
May 2nd - A Socially-Distanced Spring Fling Experience
May 26th - July 7th - Making Mason Memories Light Pole Contest

Antiques & April in Mason

April 1st - April 30th

Stop by any of our 5 participating antique businesses to pick up your map and passport! Be a tourist in your own town!
Participating Member Businesses:

We are ready to stamp your passport at any time. Once you have received all 5 stamps, turn your completed passport into any participating business to enter into our GRAND PRIZE drawing. One lucky winner will receive a gift basket valued at $500 full of gift certificates and antique gems!

WHAT: VIRTUAL Good Morning, Mason!

WHEN: Thursday, April 22nd @ 7:30AM


Admission is FREE to all. Our ZOOM meeting will open at 7:15AM. We will provide updates from the Chamber and local community leaders.

Presented by: Dart Bank
Event Sponsor: FOX 47 NEWS (Keynote Speaker)
Co-hosted by: UnoDeuce Mutimedia

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity please signup through our link below OR reach to the Chamber at (517) 676-1046 or email
CHAMBER OFFICE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT: The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce office continues to be closed to the public except by APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you have a need for an appointment, please call the office at 517-676-1046 during the hours of 9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Thursday or leave a voice mail after hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but the health of our staff and our community is our top priority.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: The Chamber community extends a warm WELCOME to our April new members: Coz-E-Acres & Willow Creek Bees.

A SOCIALLY-DISTANCED SPRING FLING EXPERIENCE: The MACC is determined to provide a safe shopping experience for our vendors, staff, volunteers, and community. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Howard Hanna Real Estate Executives and our co-host Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage. Please follow our event page on the Chamber Facebook and our website for details and updates.

MAKING MASON MEMORIES POLE DECORATING CONTEST: Watch for upcoming news on our next Chamber light pole decorating contest to be held May 26th to July 7th. Thank you to our presenting sponsor True Community Credit Union.

2021 EVENTS CALENDAR: Monitor our website and our Facebook page for the latest updates.

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The 33rd Annual Commercial Bank 5K Run/Walk/Roll is now fully VIRTUAL!

From the Mason Public Schools Foundation:

To all our current and past participants,

It is with our community's safety in mind that we decided to move our annual Commercial Bank Mason 5K and Bulldog Runs to a fully virtual event. We were hopeful that by the time of our live event, things would be different but due to recent COVID surges in our immediate community, we are moving forward with our fully virtual option.
We will continue with open registration until April 30, 2021, at 4:00 PM. Registration will remain at $27.00 with no additional upcharge.

Please note the following:
We are still accepting virtual race registrations.

Packet pick-up will be moved to a new, local location. The dates are Wednesday, April 28, and Thursday, April 29 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. The location will be posted ASAP!

We appreciate your participation. This is a school fundraiser and the proceeds benefit all of our Mason students.

Thank you for your understanding. We hope next year's race is a live event.

Go Bulldogs!
Mason Lions Club Partners with Saddleback BBQ

The Mason Lions Club usually awards two scholarships to Mason High School seniors admitted to college. The award decisions are based on academics, character, attendance, and community service. The Raymond Collar Scholarship and Ralph (Bud) Swinehart Memorial Scholarships were named after past Lions Club members and provide awards of $1000 each.

Through May 2, the Mason Lions Club is doing a barbeque sauce fundraiser in partnership with Saddleback BBQ. They are selling 12-ounce bottles of their “Sweet and Savory” and “Michigan Mustard” barbeque sauces for ten dollars a bottle to raise money for their scholarships.

You may have heard that earlier this year, Saddleback BBQ owners Matt Gillett and Travis Stoliker paid off the entire $1753.21 school lunch debt for Mason Public Schools’ students. They said in a WILX-TV news report that they have made it through the pandemic okay so far in both their REO Town and Okemos locations. They’re not swimming in cash, but they want to help others pull through too.

Matt Gillett graduated from Mason High School in 2000 and says it is an honor to be able to help the families in the Mason community. The Mason Lions Club has that same community service commitment and is proud to sell their sauces in this fundraising effort.

Donors are asked to pre-order and pay for sauces online for later pickup on Sunday, May 2, 2021 in the Mason Lions Club booth at the MACC Spring Fling Show. The free admission show is from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash Street in Mason. Porch pickup before April 29 is also available in a Mason neighborhood for those who can’t wait. No shipping is available.

Go to to order and donate. For all details, contact club secretary Lion Doug Klein at (517) 775-8601 or contact the club at by e-mail. Community members may also donate by cash or check by mailing their advance order to the Mason Lions Club in care of Secretary Doug Klein, 617 Randolph, Mason, MI 48854, and requesting pickup at the show on May 2 or arranging for porch pickup before April 29 by phone or e-mail. 
2nd Annual Homeruns for Hope
Men’s Softball Tournament
Homeruns for Hope is a men’s softball tournament being held during Spring Fling weekend in Mason. All proceeds go to benefit Relay for Life of Greater Lansing. Relay for Life is a key fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, May 1st @ 8AM

-10 team max, double elimination
-USA rules
-Flip for home
-55 minute limit on ALL games
-Mercy rules in effect p/ USA softball
-No stealing
-1 courtesy runner p/ inning
-Bat up to 11
-1 and 1, no grace
-3 HR p/game, then it’s an out or player must have a bracelet (bracelets will be $10)
-ASA bats

Most of all, let’s have a good time. This tournament is to benefit a charity near and dear to many of us. I appreciate all of you coming out and supporting the cause.

Contact Missy Huisken for registration information. 517.803.7264 or
$180 per team.
Teams pay umps-$10/game/team
Fees can be mailed or paid via Venmo (Melissa-Huisken-1).
Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | April 19, 2021