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Artists solicited for the Algonac Summer Art Fair for Youth

Registration for the 2022 Summer Youth Art Fair is open and registration and artwork will be accepted at the Maritime Museum from 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays until August 7th.

The fair, which is sponsored by the Algonac Art Fair, is open to those who will be between the ages of 4 and 18 on August 1. Each child will be allowed one entry. For children’s entries, a harmless release hold form must be completed and signed by a parent upon submission of artwork.

Artwork must be original creation produced by the child enrolled and created in 2021 or 2022. All mediums are encouraged.

Any artwork created on flat paper, canvas or other fragile material must be framed or attached to foam board with rubber cement for display purposes. Framed artwork should be hung ready; entries that do not follow the instructions will not be accepted until properly assembled.

Entrant’s name, age, date of birth and phone number must appear on the back of the artwork in the frame or chalkboard in the lower right corner.

The ‘People’s Choice’ for ‘Best of Show’ will be determined by the public and voting will take place from 13:00 to 16:00 on August 13, 14, 20 and 21. Ballots can be picked up at the Maritime Museum merchandise counter. . Only one vote per person is allowed.

First place winners and the People’s Choice winner will receive prizes and they, along with second and third place winners, will exhibit their artwork at the 50th annual Algonac Art Fair on 3 and September 4.

The Algonac Maritime Museum and Art Fair is not responsible for any of the artwork displayed at the museum, at the art fair, or left at the museum. All artwork must be picked up from the Maritime Museum between 1pm and 4pm on September 10th and 11th. Artwork on display at the fair may also be picked up after 5:00pm on September 4th at Riverfront Park at the art fair committee tent.

The Maritime Museum is located at 1777 St. Clair River Drive in Algonac. For more information, call the museum at 810-512-8014.

The IC Summer Festival marks its 50th year

The 50th Immaculate Conception Family & Friends Summer Festival took place July 16 in Ira Township.

“It was a great day,” said Ellen Vernier, one of the event’s chairpersons. “We had beautiful weather and lots and lots of people visited us.”

The festival included games, a Kids Zone with bounce houses, a craft show, Touch a Truck, a silent auction, a White Elephant, a petting zoo, meat bingo, a Vegas room, a guessing game, “RIP ” The Band Aid, a trivia game and more.

Entertainment included a fencing demonstration by Romeo, Washington, Bruce Parks & Recreation Excuyer du Corp “Squires of Honor,” a blacksmithing demonstration, DJ Top Dog Entertainment, a robotics demonstration sponsored by the Blue Water Area Robotics Alliance, a face painter, Stan the The Fireman and the Meldrum Brothers. Food and concessions were served and there was a beer tent.

“Everybody thought it was a great day,” Vernier said. “I have had no complaints. It was just a really fun day. We just had a good time. Workers and all and sundry volunteers, our thanks to everyone for coming.”

On July 17, there was also a Knights of Columbus and White Elephant pancake breakfast.

Vernier said planning for the event took about six months.

For more information, visit

Tickets on sale for the ACHS Larger than Life Cash Raffle

Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Algonac-Clay Township Historical Society Larger Than Life Cash Raffle.

The raffle is one of the historical society’s main fundraising events. Only 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each for a first prize of $10,000, a second prize of $3,000 and a third prize of $2,000. If all tickets are not sold, the raffle will be 50/50.

Winners will be selected at the annual ACHS Spaghetti Dinner, which will be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 25 at the St. Catherine in Algonac.

For more information or tickets, email Paula Burgess at [email protected] or visit

Junior bowling league hosts singles tournament

The Blue Water Extreme Youth Bowling League hosted a singles tournament at the Strikers Entertainment Center in Richmond on July 18th.

After three games played by all participants, six qualified for the semifinals, said Robert Tylen, who coordinated efforts to form the league with Strikers entertainment center owner Jim Carl. With two more matches played, the field was whittled down to the eventual winners: brothers Eric and Trent Rogers.

Road works are underway

Area motorists will see a handful of intermittent road and lane closures as various projects are completed throughout St. Louis County. Clair. Here’s a look at what’s ahead:

• Casco City: Palms Road between St. Hwy. Clair and Division streets will be closed until Sept. 30 for a bridge replacement. Access to local traffic will be maintained, but access across the Belle River to Palms Road will not be permitted.

• Chinatown: Belle River Road between Marsh and King streets will be closed one day the week of July 25 for an intersection culvert replacement.

• Clay Township, Harsens Island: Middle Channel Drive will have intermittent lane closures the week of July 25 for hot tire repair.

• Clay Township: Anchor Bay Drive will have intermittent lane closures the week of July 25 for paving.

• Columbus Township: Gratiot Road between Arlington and Bauman roads will be closed until Oct. 28 for a bridge replacement. Access to local traffic will be maintained, but access across the Belle River on Gratiot Road will not be permitted.

• City of Kimball: Sparling Road between Giswold and Mayer streets will be closed from July 25 to August 4 for bridge work.

• Wells Township: Masters Road between Cove and Stapleton roads will have intermittent lane closures the week of July 25 for strip removal.

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