APRIL 9TH AND 10TH for the clothing drive this year Covid permitting
OCO is going to hold its annual clothing drive in April this year, Date to be determined.
We’re also having our Golf Scramble on July 31 2021 to raise much needed funds.
The OCO would like to thank people of our Community who helped with Smiles For Christmas this year.
Making it a very successful event. Your help made a lot of kids and their families very happy.
Please Remember our tree locations and thank them.
Kraai Well Drilling, Grove St Cafe, Circle Inn, Waters Edge Florist,
Sandys Restaurant, Gun Lake Church, Barry County Lumber.
Thank you to our Community.
Grove Street Café 370 N Grove St Delton, MI 49046
Waters Edge Floral & Gifts
2606 S. Patterson
Wayland, MI 49348
Sherry Hummel 269-792-3761
Hinkle’s Auto Body Shop
Shelbyville Mi 49344
Petra Hinkle 269-672-7364
Movies In Motion
11925 Marsh Rd Shelbyville, MI 49344
2404 Patterson Rd
Shelbyville Mi 49344
Rhonda Parsons 269-672-7484
Every Tuesday and Thursday this summer, Delton Summer Fun Program will keep the Delton area kids and adults busy. This program is sponsored by Orangeville Community Outreach and the Delton parent group, Partners in Education (PIE). Delton Summer Fun is a free day of food and fun. More than 40 area kids with accompanying adults participate in this program. The program includes free breakfasts funded through a Delton Kellogg food service grant; programs through Barry County 4-H and MSU Extension; Delton District Library crafts and a summer reading program; a community garden sponsored by PIE; free lunches funded through the Delton Kelog food service grant; YMCA and Pennock Health and Wellness Center active play. Volunteers are provided by Orangeville Community Outreach.
For more information call Nancy at 269-945-2847, Peggie at 269-491-1699
The community garden is accepting financial donations, garden tools, garden fencing, garden stakes, empty flats for already purchased flowers and vegetable plants, watering cans, fruit trees, fruit bearing plants such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, seeds, flower and vegetable plants. For more information on the community garden, call Cindi at 269-623-4294 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Orangville Day’s Festival has become a successful annual event and 2011’s 6th annual was no exception. Held the third weekend in August, it would have not been possible without the hard work of nearly 80 volunteers and 60 plus sponsors all under the direction of Mark Paradowski. Parking lots were at maximum capacity (2000 people) shortly after noon, despite the pending summer thunderstorm. Families enjoyed such things as rides on Laura the elephant, browsing over 30 vendor booths, the spectacular opening ceremony featuring 4 skydivers culminating in an airborne presentation of the American Flag, and oohing and ahhing over the classics cars in the car show, new this year. Everyone took pleasure in dunking their local celebrities in the new dunk tank. Throughout the day teams competed at horseshoes, 3 on 3 basketball, softball and disc golf (also new this year), which drew 14 teams to tee off against each other. Once again the ever popular “Orangeville Jail” was a huge success. Children and adults alike purchased arrest warrants and had their loved ones thrown in jail while “law abiding” citizens purchased t-shirts and buttons to avoid “doing time.”
Kids participated in the orange eating contest on stage and activities such as treasure hunt, face painting, “throw your dog a bone”, and the orange bowl contest all free of charge.
The Taste of Gun Lake was held the week leading up to the festival. Seven area restaurants competed for bragging rights for best each of breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Gun Lake Family Diner won both breakfast and lunch and The Bib won the trophy for dinner. Customers purchased a wrist band for $5 which entitled them to special discounts at participating eateries during the week then were asked to vote for their favorite.
Although the day was cut short due to the dangerous weather, after the storm passed more than 100 brave soles took part in the “Surfin @ the Inn” contest at the Gun River Inn. With the help of generators, participants were able to ride the surf board and enjoy music, food and drink. Even a member of the Barry County Sheriffs Posse got in the spirit and rode the surf board. One member of the Posse was heard to remark “we work many of these types of events but this one is our favorite because of the level of organization and the respect with which people are treated” Orangeville Days has become a true “Coming together with community Pride”
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Over 40 people walked the bridge this year. Thanks to all for your continued support. See you next year!
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Orangeville Community Outreach is hoping to put smiles on the faces of area children for Christmas. “We want whole families to be smiling on Christmas morning,” said Peggie Garrison. The outreach group hopes area residents select either a single suggestion or a whole family’s list from a stocking on one of the trees. New, unwrapped gifts should be returned to tree location by Dec. 17. Participating locations are Estelle Automotive, Gun Lake Grind, Gun River Inn, Hinkle’s Repair and Body Shop, Portside Dining, Ritchie’s Hair Salon, Sunny Jim’s Pizza, Sandy’s Country Kitchen, The Bib, United Bank and Water’s Edge Foral and Gifts.
Families whose Christmas wishes are on the trees are from the Gun Lake area and Delton, along with a few from the Hastings area.
Orangeville Community Outreach will host a food drive Saturday, December 11, from noon to 4pm at Weick’s Supermarket near Gunn Lake, Delton Felpausch and Family Fare in Hastings. The OCO is looking for canned goods and non-perishable items for the 100 food baskets they are making up with the essentials for Christmas dinner. Personal items also are needed. “The request we get most often is for laundry detergent,” said Garrison. The group also is accepting financial donations. Funds for Orangeville Community Outreach are held at the Barry Community Foundation. Checks should be made out to Barry Community with OCO with For Smiles for Christmas on the notation line. Donations can be sent to Barry Community Foundation, 629 W. State St., Suite 201, Hastings, MI 49058.
Anyone who has questions or who would like to volunteer in the Smiles for Christmas project may call Peggie Garrison at 269-623-4124 or Mark Paradowski at 616-813-6975.