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.
Circle Inn Restaurant
Grove Street Restaurant
Lake Side Pizza
State Farm in Hastings – Adoption of a family
Orangeville Fire Station – Adoption of a family
Thank you Orangeville Baptist Church for OCO Donation
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
We had a very successful backpack drive this year. We were able to provide 102 backpacks and 20 sets of extra school supplies for the children in our community. We received referrals for children in need from the programs, Got Your Back Shack, Delton Summer Fun and Soups On. Gun Lake Community Church graciously donated 20 backpacks filled with school supplies. It was an emotional night for some parents as they explained that their children had to use paper sacks to carry their school supplies to school for years. The Orangeville Community Outreach would like to thank each and everyone of you who participated in the Backpack Program and to all who graciously donated backpacks and supplies. Your support makes a huge impact on our community.
Help Clean Our Streets!
Thank You Orangeville!!!
20 volunteers logged 80 hours cleaning up the streets of Orangeville, last Saturday.
We cleaned 8 miles of roadway and filled a 4 yard trailer.
Especially thanks to Officer Steve from the Michigan State Police for teaching the volunteers about the dangers of disposed meth containers, and what to look out for.
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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