December 18, 2014

Arenac Independence Day celebrations held in Au Gres

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Richard Anderson and Michael Thomas of Au Gres work on barbecuing some chicken as part of the Au Gres Area Churches chicken barbecue July 6.
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Au Gres resident Dr. Otis MicKinley, the man in charge of grilling, shows off some of the chicken cooking.
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Members of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Au Gres stand ready to provide hungry guests with food. Pictured are Vivian Schutte, Jim McIntosh, Joyce McIntosh, and Fred Schutte.
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A group of people take a break from eating a chicken dinner to get their photo taken.
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Connie and Lou Ostrander of Au Gres enjoy their dinner. Lou said they had been coming every year since the churches started holding the barbecue six years ago. β€œIt’s a lot better than doing it at home,” he said.
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A dessert table was set up in the corner of the Au Gres city pavilion for anyone looking for some sweets after a chicken dinner.
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Charlie Webb of Au Gres gets some food at the chicken barbecue.
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Roger and Edna Petri of Turner prepare to eat with Caydn Petri, 3, of Pinconning.
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The Arenac County Independence Day celebrations are taking place in Au Gres July 6, with three groups holding events. The Au Gres Area Churches group holds a chicken barbecue at the city pavilion from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., with the proceeds going toward the Au Gres Christian Charities Food Bank, while the Au Gres Yacht Club has its own chicken barbecue and celebration from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. The Arenac County Celebration Fund also has fireworks scheduled to go off at dusk.

Check back after Saturday evening for fireworks photos!

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