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Drive-Thru Flu Clinic November 5, 2020

The Central Michigan District Health Department will be hosting an Adult Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out). This event will take place at the Gerrish Township Fire/EMS Department located at 2997 E. Higgins Lake Drive, Roscommon.

This clinic is open to the public so if you have not gotten your flu vaccine yet, now is the time! It is very important, especially this year when COVID-19 is still prevalent to get a flu shot.

Click here for further information regarding cost, insurance, instructions and who to contact if you have further questions: https://www.gerrishpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-11-05_Adult-Drive-Thru-Flu-Clinic-in-Roscommon.pdf

Food Distribution – October 24th – New Location

Please note the change in location for this month’s food truck distribution. It will take place at the Roscommon County Courthouse Parking Lot, vehicles will need to line up on George Street in the village.

Please stay in your vehicles and have your ID ready. Starts at approximately 10:00 a.m. until food runs out.

Calling All Trunks…

Come decorate your vehicle for the 12th Annual Trunk or Treat on Halloween night and win some great prizes!

13 chances to win one of these prizes. Guests will vote on their choices for:

  • Best Decorated wins a TCL 40-Inch 1080p Smart LED Roku TV (Value $198)
  • Scariest Trunk wins a DEWALT 722P1 Leaf Blower (Value $166)
  • Most Creative Trunk wins a RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum with Battery and Charger (Value $190)

Win one of these great prizes just for Participating – 10 drawings will take place for:

  • RING Indoor Security Camera with 2-way talk (Value $60)
  • Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device (Value $50)
  • Nilight 12-Inch 72W Spot Flood Combo Light Bar (Value $21)
  • (2) Oontz Angle 3 Ultra 5.0 Bluetooth Speakers (Value $18 each)
  • (4) True Wireless Stereo Earbuds IPX8 Waterproof Bluetooth 5.0 Headphones (Value $13 each)
  • YETI River Green Rambler Colster (Value $19)

This will be a DRIVE THRU, COVID-Conscious event so there will not be any kids walking trunk to trunk for candy. We are asking that all candy you would purchase be turned in to the Gerrish Twp. Police Department or the Gerrish Twp. Hall by 10/26/2020 so that it can be pre-packaged in a sterile environment. At the end of the drive thru each child will receive one large bag of candy.

We are trying to still host this traditional Halloween community event but need your help! Please consider registering and decorating your vehicle, we normally have between 45-50 vehicles participate under normal circumstances and at the time of this posting we only have a handful of vehicles pre-registered.

For a copy of the Pre-Registration Form click here: https://www.gerrishpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-Trunk-or-Treat-REG-Form-2.pdf

Operation Polar Drop – October 17, 2020

FREE GROCERIES, CLOTHING, TOYS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND MORE…

SD Initiative, Inc. will present “Operation Polar Drop 2020”, a mobile food pantry taking place locally at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Grayling and the Artesia Youth Park & Community Center in Houghton Lake on Saturday, 10/17/2020 from 10:00 a.m. until items are gone.

This is a first come, first serve event and you do not have to be a resident of the area where the event is taking place to attend. They will be taking your name and contact information in case of any recalls on items and they will not ask about your income.

There will be winter hats, coats, socks, sweatshirts, flannel shirts, other clothing items from JC Penney and Kohls, toys, candy, school supplies including backpacks and food.

This program is sponsored and partnered by several Michigan businesses and organizations (see the flyers for those names).

For a printable version of this flyer click here: https://www.gerrishpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Houghton-Lake-OPD-Flyer.pdf
For a printable version of this flyer click here: https://www.gerrishpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Grayling-OPD-Flyer.pdf

Calling All Trunks…

2020 TRUNK OR TREAT “DRIVE-THRU” EVENT 10/31/2020

Looking for a fun Halloween evening? Come on out and participate in this great community event! Pre-Registration forms are available at the Gerrish Twp. Police Department, Gerrish Township Hall or you can click the link for a printable version: https://www.gerrishpolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-Trunk-or-Treat-REG-Form.pdf

Chances to win great prizes in the following categories:

  • Scariest Trunk
  • Best Decorated Trunk
  • Most Creative Trunk

There will also be 10 Random Participation Drawing prizes given out just for showing up and decorating your vehicle or designated space!

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THE FLYER BELOW or contact Julie at (989) 821-5207 Ext. 291 (Email: jhill@gerrishpolice) or Officer Muszynski at (989) 821-5207 Ext. 288 (Email: emuszynski@gerrishpolice.org).

Roscommon Food Distribution 09-26-2020

Enter at the Roscommon Middle School drive and follow the one-way traffic flow, remain in your vehicles and have your ID ready. Please respect rules and guidelines for the safety of the volunteers and others in line. Remember, there are no public restrooms available so please plan accordingly. THANK YOU!!

ACT NOW & Gerrish Police Road Clean-Up Completed

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were not able to complete our Spring Road Clean-Up, however we were able to pick up the trash on both sides of County Road 100 from the top of Pioneer Hill to Hillsdale Drive last Tuesday.

16 volunteers, including 4 Gerrish Officers participated and 15 trash bags were collected. Pizza and pop/water was provided afterwards for the volunteers by ACT NOW.

Thank you to everyone who helped out with this bi-annual event to keep our community clean! See you next Spring for our next clean-up.

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