Arenac Eastern hosts community cookout

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Food Services Director Nancy Jameson grills some hot dogs during Arenac Eastern’s community cookout May 23.
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AE high-schoolers enjoy some of the cookout food. Clockwise from the top, Paige Chmura, Austin Dewald, Cheyenne Lake, Tyler Schutte, Jon Rowbottom.
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Bonita Kohn and Janet Reeves wait in line for lunch with their respective kids. In the front are Cody Reeves, 5, Garrett Reeves, 6, and Kaidin Kohn, 7.
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Parents and children line up to grab lunch during the community cookout at Arenac Eastern.
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Vickie Cunningham sits with her daughter and other kids for lunch. Pictured are her, Nakita Cunningham, Blake Schlagel, and Miles Bender.
Arenac Eastern School
200 Smalley Street
Twining, MI 48766
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TWINING — The third annual community cookout took place at Arenac Eastern May 23, with grilled hot dogs, fruit, and beans on the lunch menu for students and community members who chose to join in.

According to Nancy Jameson, food services director, the goal of the cookout luncheon is to help get people in the community more involved in life at the school, as well as their students’ academic career there. She said she initially started it at the Whittemore-Prescott district, where roughly 2,000 people were served in its cookout May 22.

While under normal circumstances the school would have moved its lunch tables outside for everyone to eat in the sun, inclement weather forced the cookout to take place in the school cafeteria. Rain did not stop the outdoor grilling, however — the food was simply cooked under overhangs.


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