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VIP Marketing & Publishing

Mr. Scott Marshall, Owner - Contact us today to find out more about our promotional products and list of services! 989-632-1117

98.5 WUPS and 92.1 The Twister

98.5 WUPS - Our 100,000 watts of power delivers the hits to all of central and northern Michigan and rocks with classic hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond! Tune in for more music & fun in the mornings with Michael J, mid-days with Tammy Thompson, afternoons with Dawson & let Carmi rock your Friday nights! Joe Charlevoix delivers the weather & our giveaways rock just as hard as our music! 92.1 The Twister - Your home for today’s hits and your all-time country favorites, nobody plays more country than 92.1 The Twister! Home of the swap shop, the only place where you can buy, sell & trade your items for free. Contact Sindy Fuller at 989-366-5364 & head to or

BIG Fireworks

Closed for the season, but will re-open for New Year's from Dec. 26-31 from 10am-8pm. Call 989-344-2264 or visit

Ponder Consulting & Web Design

Call 989-344-8224 or visit us online at to find out how we can help you with your marketing needs: graphic design, web design, internet marketing, social media & more!!

Northwestern Bank

"I Can Do That!" Customer Service Center is open Mon.–Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (231) 935-4357 Toll-free: (866) 935-HELP (4357)

Voice of the AuSable

Serving Crawford, Otsego and Roscommon counties, as well as all areas east to Lake Huron, Voice of the AuSable is the source for community news in the region. Combined with its sister publications, the Roscommon County Voice and Gladwin County Voice, we focus exclusively on the positive milestones of life: families, schools, sports, babies, civic organizations, and volunteers, as well as the promotion of local events and activities. For information on Voice of the AuSable, call Mark Constance at 989-980-9781 or

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AuSable River Festival Events Schedule

2014 AuSable River Festival
July 19 – 27, 2014
Grayling, MI

Click on hyperlinked items below to go to specific event for more details

Saturday, July 19th
Sprints for C-2 Race in Grayling City Park, 9am
– Grayling Plein Air Garden and Art Walk, 10am-4pm
– AuSable Dance Center Boosters Duck Race in Grayling City Park Pond, 1:30pm
– Kid’s Mentor Race in Grayling City Park, 2pm
– Start of C-1 Race at Joe Wakeley’s House, 6pm

Sunday, July 20th
Spike’s Challenge Race at Old AuSable Fly Shop9am
– 126 Army Band “Camo Flauge” (brass band) & “Ricochet” (vocal band) at Grayling American Legion, 5:30-7pm
– 126 Army Band “Live Fire” (rock band) at Grayling American Legion at 7pm

Tuesday, July 22nd
Kid’s Day in Grayling City Park, 10am–2pm
– Da$h for Ca$h Sprints in Oscoda,  5pm
– Chicken BBQ, Ice Cream Social at Grayling Senior Center, 4–6pm

Wednesday, July 23rd
- Beer Tent at the American Legion from 2-10pm, Live Entertainment from “Oh Brother Big Sister” from 7-10pm
– Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 4–8pm
– H.U.P. (“Hurry Up & Paddle”) Race in Grayling City Park, 5:30pm
- Q100 invites you to Register to Win a Leinenkugel Canoe Paddler Canoe & Concert Tickets at Spikes Keg O’ Nails, 6-8pm

Thursday, July 24th
- Marathon Coffee Break at FirstMerit Bank (formerly Citizens Bank), 9–11am
– Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 4–8pm
– Business Relay Races (Penrod’s to Old AuSable Fly Shop), 4:30–7pm
– AuSable River C-1 Express Race at Penrod’s (goes to Burton’s Landing), 7:15pm

Friday, July 25th
- Borcher’s Annual Kids Race, the Casey Challenge at Borcher’s Canoe Livery, 10am
- Arts & Crafts Show in Grayling City Park, 10am–8pm
– Grayling Eagles’ Beer Tent at Grayling Eagles’ Club, 11am–Close
– Beer Tent at the Grayling American Legion, 2–10pm, Live Entertainment “Tim Williams” at 9pm
– American Legion Beer Tent at Grayling American Legion, 12 Noon–10pm
– Time Trials for AuSable River Canoe Marathon at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 2–6pm
– Special Olympics’ Canoe Races at Penrod’s Canoe Livery, 4pm
– Grayling Eagles’ Steak Out at Grayling Eagles’ Club, 4–8pm
– Electric River Fest 2 at Trust Fall Records & Coffee, 6-10pm
– 4th Annual Cruise Night – starts at Northstar Auto Wash, 6:30pm
– Paddler’s Dinner at Ramada Inn of Grayling (OPEN TO PUBLIC), 6:30pm

Saturday, July 26th
Classic Car Show on Michigan Ave, 8am–3pm (Registration 8–11am)
– GRA’s 5K, 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run – starts at Middle School, 9am (Registration 7:30–8:30)
- Arts & Crafts Show at Grayling City Park, 9am–6pm
– Food Court on Michigan Avenue, 9am–6pm
– Main Branch Gallery’s “Meet the Artists Day” (Marathon Poster available), 10am–4pm
– Grayling Eagles’ Horseshoe Tournament (10am), $1k Raffle (7pm), $2 Burgers & $1 Dogs, and Beer Tent at Grayling Eagles’ Club, 10am–Close.
– AuSable River Music Bash on Michigan Avenue, 11am–6pm
– Grayling Rotary’s Annual Chicken BBQ at Grayling American Legion, 12–6pm
– Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church’s Ice Cream Social, 12–4pm
– Paddler’s Pre-Race briefing at Middle School (playground on Spruce St.), 12 Noon
– Beer Tent & Food at Grayling American Legion, 12 Noon–10pm
– Parade in downtown Grayling on Michigan Ave, 3pm
– 2nd Annual Arctic Glacier Mini-Marathon Youth Canoe Race at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 4pm
– Paddler’s Mass at St. Mary’s Parish, 4:30pm
– Registration for Avita Water Black Bear Bicycle Tour on corner of Michigan Ave. & I-75 Bus. Loop (former Bicycle Shop), 6-8pm
– Pre-Race Program at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 6pm
– Posting of the Colors at Old AuSable Fly Shop, 8pm
– Start of the 67th Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon at the Old AuSable Fly Shop, 9pm (paddling from Grayling to the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda).

Sunday, July 27th
- End of 67th Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon (ends on the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda)
– Avita Water Black Bear Bicycle Tour begins at 8am on Michigan Ave in Grayling and ends in Oscoda