Citizens, businesses to be honored at annual Michigan Week Dinner

OSCEOLA COUNTY — The time is coming when members of the community are recognized and celebrated for the good works they do on a regular basis throughout the year.

The 51st annual Michigan Week Dinner is the event where it will all take place, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the Reed City High School cafeteria.

Each spring, members of the Reed City area chamber of commerce, city residents, guests and visitors gather to salute the State of Michigan, their community and some very special people.

The annual Michigan Week Dinner has become one of the highlights of the Chamber year of activities and this year, for the 51st year running, the event will once again take place with the entire community invited to take part.

Festivities for the 2014 Michigan Week Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a period of mingling and socializing.

A buffet dinner will be served by followed by the evening’s program and entertainment.

“We are really looking forward to this event as we do each year,” said Suzie Williams, chamber of commerce executive director.

This is the chamber’s formal annual meeting - but it is a lot more than just that. The dinner gives chamber officials a chance to introduce our new board of directors to the people of this community.

It offers people and new businesses and services a chance to make use of the “traveling microphone” to introduce themselves to neighbors and to tell what they have to offer.

The Michigan Week Dinner also is an opportunity to announce the annual selection for Citizen of the Year — a real special someone or “someones” who chamber members want to honor for their outstanding contribution to this community.

Chamber members hope the dinner will be a great opportunity for people from around the community, members or not, an opportunity to see just what the chamber of commerce does and to learn about the good things happening around the Reed City community.

This dinner is a chance to highlight the many, many positive things Reed City has going on around our extended neighborhood.

Organizers especially hope new chamber members will come and take the opportunity to get better acquainted with other members, city officials and neighbors from throughout the area.

For more information about the dinner or chamber activities, questions can be directed to the Reed City chamber office at(231) 832-5431.