Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce

4440 N US-23, Oscoda, Mi (989) 739-7322

Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm


Serving the Oscoda & AuSable Area since 1948


Friday, Dec 8 2023

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EXTRA APPRECIATION to

Gold - Silver - Bronze Members


GOLD LEVEL MEMBERSHIP


Get Inspired and Fall in LOVE with your Home all Over Again!


Custom quality at affordable prices - Renovations you've been dreaming about. Experienced designers and a large selection of cabinetry, plumbing fixtures and faucets. Exceptional service, value and top quality brands for every budget.


733 S State St, Oscoda, Mi

Mon - Sat 7am - 4pm

(989) 861-1000

oscoda@vicbondsupply.com www.vicbondsupply.com/


SILVER LEVEL MEMBERSHIP



Counter-serve pizzeria chain popular for

its flavored crusts.


Hungry Howie's: (989) 739-1300

5160 US-23, Oscoda, MI 48750

Sun - Thur : 11AM - 10 PM; Fri - Sat : 11AM - Midnight


BRONZE LEVEL MEMBERSHIP



"At Renue Physical Therapy, we understand the importance of having convenient access to high-quality physical therapy services."

 

Learn More/Schedule an Appt:

www.renuept.com/oscoda or call (989) 254-6455


4431 N US 23, Oscoda, Mi

Saturday & Sunday: Closed; Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm


CHAMBER SPONSORED EVENTS

NORTHERN LIGHTS PARADE & FESTIVITIES


Thanks to Sponsors and Everyone who Braved the Cold

for the 17th Year of this Event


Congratulations to the Parade Winners !


BEST in GLOW - American Legion 'Polar Express'

MOST CREATIVE - Oscoda Wurtsmith Authority - A Christmas Story

BEST OVERALL - Travis Sanitation - The Grinch

**Bigfoot Bash Oct 11&12 2024**
COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

THE GREAT SUNRISE SIDE PAPER 

AIRPLANE CONTEST


Dec 30 2023 10:30AM - 1PM



Top Prize $100, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $26.

Each winner also gets a free airplane flight. 



Held at Kalitta Aircraft Maintenance Facility on the grounds of the Oscoda- Wurtsmith Community Airport


Register by 29 Dec 2023


For ages 10 thru 13, must have been born between 30 Dec 2013 and 30 Dec 2009, inclusive.


Applications available at school or from mapesni@aol.com 

Robert J. Parks Public Library

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MEET the CHAMBER TEAM
Director
George Samra

Board of Directors
Sherry Kohl - President
Wendy Cramer - Vice President,
Kalitta Air
Ann Victoria Hopcroft - Secretary,
Attorney at Law
Pattie Fraser - Treasurer
Audubon Society
Belle Flora -
Huron Tent & Rental
Brianne Becker -
Oscoda Area Schools
Jennifer Jackson -
Huntington Bank
Stacy Rich -
Pete's Party Store


Volunteer at the Chamber
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TO DO AROUND TOWN
HIGHSCHOOL POOL
Lap Swim ($4)
Water Exercise ($6)
Open Swim ($4)
Highschool Door 12
Contact: communityeducatin@oscodaschools.org

CARDIO DRUMMING (Low impact), Tues & Thur 9-10 am at the Oscoda-AuSable Senior Center. Questions? Gaylynn 989-305-2959

LINE DANCING
From Huron Out: Fridays, 7-9pm
Oscoda Senior Center: 10:30 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays (Intermediate Level), and Thursdays
VFW Hall: Thursdays, 6-8pm (contact: (989) 305-2959)
Vista Lanes: Fridays, 5-8pm in the Lounge/Dance area

CARDIO DRUMMING
-Oscoda Senior Center: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10am
CARDS
-Oscoda Senior Center:
Bridge - Mondays 9:30am
Cards - Thursdays 12:30pm
Pinochle - Thursdays 6pm
Euchre - Sundays 5pm

CORN HOLE - Fridays, 6pm, Eagles Club

BINGO - American Legion, Sundays Noon

FISHING - Watch Wellman's Fish Report

CANOEING - Visit our local rental establishments and enjoy the water.

CAMPING - Many camping facilities available in our area. Stop into the Chamber office for literature!

HIKING - Trails nearby. Visit the Chamber office for maps

CONCERTS on the BEACH (BANDSHELL) - Finished for the season, watch for 2024 schedule


MOVIES at the PIER - Wednesdays at Dusk until Aug 16 (come 30 min prior)

PARKS/BEACHES - Swimming and playgrounds at the Public Beach.

IOSCO COUNCIL ON AGING SENIOR CENTER

THEATER - Shoreline Players


YOGA
a. To the Moon & Back - classes $10 each
b. Villages Clubhouse - Wed 5:30pm, $5
c. Harrisville Yoga - www.harrisvilleyoga.com
DINE IN or TAKE OUT at our LOCAL RESTAURANTS
Family Fare Supermarket Specials
Roger's Family Foods FB page
Babe the Blue Ox
is Coming to Life

Thank You Ann Rataj @ Artisan Hall
Revolve by Hope Shores
New Store Hours

Sun & Mon CLOSED
Tues - Thur 10am - 5pm
Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 4pm

AL - ANON :
Oscoda Ausable Chapter

Please join us for Support and Friendship

Meetings Tuesdays 7pm
Oscoda Ausable Senior Center
653 State St, Oscoda, MI
FIRE DANGER!!!

You could be the difference between a campfire and a wildfire. Refrain from any outdoor burning when fire bans are in place.

If you do decide to have a campfire, be sure to:
 *  Keep a water source next to your campfire.
 *  Properly extinguish your campfire when you are finished by dousing with water and stirring dirt in with a shovel.
 *  Use the back of your hand to detect if heat is still coming from the fire or ring. If you can feel heat, the fire is not out. *  Douse and stir again.
 *  Spray down the metal ring of your campfire. The heat from that can cause dry grass to catch fire.
 *  Never leave your fire unattended, not even for a minute.

 *  Call 911 immediately if you see a wildfire.

ROBERT J. PARKS LIBRARY
6010 N. Skeel Avenue
Oscoda, Michigan

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MICHIGAN LINKS


Mid-Mih Dist. Health Dept #2


Michigan DNR News


Michigan Dept of Health & Human Services (MDHHS)


Michigan Works 7B


Michigan Dept of Labor and Economic Opportunity


Dept of Environment, Great Lks, & Energy


MEDC Michigan Econ. Development Corp


LARA Licensing & Regulatory Affairs



LOCAL LINKS


AuSable Township


Oscoda Township


Iosco Arenac Library


Huron National Forest/USFS


Oscoda Area Schools


Alpena Community College


Oscoda CVB


Wurtsmith Air Museum


Develop Iosco


Food Distribution Locations


COMMUNITY RESOURCES
This program is for individuals 60+, and meet the income eligibility based below:

CSFP Income Guidelines (2023):

Household of 1
Annual income limit of $18,954 or a monthly income limit of $1,580
Household of 2
Annual income limit of $25,636 or a monthly income limit of $2,137
Household of 3
Annual income limit of $32,318 or a monthly income limit of $2,694

For larger Household Sizes, see:

The Iosco County Commission on Aging


Oscoda Senior Center,

653 State Street S.W., Oscoda

(989) 739-3668.

www.ioscocoa.org


Meet new friends and socialize

with friends and neighbors.


ACTIVITIES

Anytime: card games, board games, pool tables, check/checkers, electronic dart board, nature walks

Mondays

9:30am - Bridge

5:30pm - Cardio Drumming

Tuesdays

9-10am - Cardio Drumming

10:30am - Line Dancing

Wednesdays

10:30am - Intermediate Line Dancing

Thursdays

9-10am - Cardio Drumming

12:30pm - Cards

1:15pm - Crafts

6pm - Pinochle

Fridays

10:30am - Relaxation Coloring

Sundays

5pm - Euchre Night

MEALS Suggested Donation:

60+ is $4.00

Under 60: $7.50.


Call to make reservations one day in advance.


Oscoda Center: (989) 739-3668


Hale Center: (989) 728-4251

Sand Lake Center: (989) 469-9361 Tawas Center: (989) 362-6892


Jeneane: (989) 728-2206

Janice: (989) 739-3781


*** All Meals are subject to change due to the availability of food. ***


Dec 8: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots, pears

Dec 11: pizza, tossed salad, waxed beans, fruit parfait

Dec 12: hamburger, fries, coleslaw, tropical fruit salad

Dec 13: smothered chicken, baked potato, carrots, chilled peaches

Dec 14: liver & onions, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, peach fluff

Dec 15: baked cod, mac & cheese, peas & carrots, red grapes

Dec 18: old fashioned beef vegetable soup, 1/2 turkey sandwich, tossed salad, apple

Dec 19: chicken parmesan, spaghetti noodles, tossed salad, diced pears

Dec 20: beef chop suey, brown rice, midori blend vegetables, pineapple

Dec 21: baked ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, ambrosia salad

Dec 22: chicken taco salad, tortilla chips, refried beans, mexican corn, pears

Dec 25-Jan 1: Closed

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Youth Scouting Opportunities

Young people interested in scouting on the Sunrise Side can participate by joining a local scouting unit. In Oscoda, the available units include:

Troop #7G is for girls who have turned 11 or completed the 5th grade. Contact Dr. Pete Mapes at (937) 212-8435.
Troop #959B is for boys who have turned 11 or completed the 5th grade. Contact Mr. Alan Avery at (989) 820-5035.
Crew #7 is for young men and young women who have turned 14 or completed the 8th grade . Contact Dr. Pete Mapes at (937)212-8435.
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Veteran's Assistance Programs
Do you know of a local veteran who might need a helping hand? Then please contact Ron Whitney (CW5 Retired), Veteran Service Officer at (989) 362-6571 or at rwhitney@ioscocounty.org.

The Food Pantry for the Veteran's Assistance Program is available on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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If there is someone out there that you know who is in need of food, there is a free food pantry available at the United Methodist Church in Oscoda. Located by the entry doors nearest to the church parsonage.

The Pantry is available 24 hours per/day, 7 days a week, 365 days.

Items Free to those who need them.

Pantry refilled by community donations.

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Baby Needs
If anyone is in need of free supplies for babies or toddlers, such as diapers, pullups, wipes and rash cream, these are available through Iosco County MDHHS.

You must be a resident of Iosco County to qualify.
Iosco County MDHHS
2145 East Huron Road
East Tawas, Michigan 48730
Ask the front desk staff at MDHHS for more information!!
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FISH
Friends Instantly
Sharing Help

FISH Inc., Oscoda is a group of Christians from many local churches who want to put their faith into action by expressing love and concern for our neighbors.

FISH volunteers are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Contact (989) 254-9187

FISH is always looking for volunteers.
If you are interested and can help