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    July 25, 2018
    Is it Really too Early?
    Polly Schneider
                   I may be the only one, but I have always felt that after July 4th, summer speeds up and after a few short afternoons in the sun, and evenings around the campfire with friends, it’s gone.  Living in the City of Cheboygan near the football field, the first time I hear the cadence of our Chiefs counting off their warm ups sparks a feeling of anticipation.  Being a football mom, the dog days of summer and the observation of a new team working together at camp gets me through until the first Friday night when those lights turn on and our Marching Chiefs play our fight song for the first time this school year.  This is what truly marks the change in the seasons for me.  Although the trees may only be showing a tinge of color change, nights become a bit cooler, the wind sometimes hints of what’s to come and then all of a sudden, it’s here!  Autumn in Northern Michigan is stunning, exciting and the list of activities is inviting.
                   Even though we haven’t entered the month of August, and some of you may be saying this woman is crazy for thinking about fall, in my line of work it seems I’m always 3 to 4 months ahead of the calendar planning what’s coming next.  This summer is no different.  After the Waterways Festival and Independence Day Parade are wrapped up, I turn my attention to the next events on the schedule.  Even though the remainder of events for the year isn’t quite as large scale as those that take place in the first half of the year, they still require a lot of thought and attention to detail.
                   New this year, the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding an Inaugural State of the Community Breakfast.  This event is geared toward updating the community on the State of 4 important elements including The State of Healthcare, The State of Cheboygan Area Public Schools, The State of The Port of Cheboygan and The State of Housing and Quality of Life in Cheboygan.  This event will be held at the Opera House on Friday October 5th, with a Continental Breakfast beginning at 7:30 am and the State of the Community program beginning at 8:15 am.  This is a ticketed event, which will include breakfast, the State of the Community address and a booklet containing reports and updates from many aspects of the community.
                   On Friday October 12, the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Cranberry Company will host our annual Cranberry Tours.  As of today, details are being finalized, however we can announce that the sought after Cranberry Tour tickets will go on sale Tuesday September 4th at 9:00 am in the Chamber office which is located at 124 N. Main Street in Washington Park.  Make plans to purchase your tickets early as they sell out usually within the first week of being on sale.  There are limited tickets available, so mark your calendars so you don’t miss out!
                   For those of you who are thinking I’m crazy for talking about Fall so soon, ask yourselves “Is it really too early?”, and keep reading our weekly articles for details on these events and others that will help us round out the year! 
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