Would you like to help students achieve their dreams of going to college? Looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Mid-Michigan?

Mark your calendar now for Mid Michigan Community College’s 22nd Annual BBQ and Fall Festival, sponsored by Family Fare Supermarkets—a fundraising activity that directly supports scholarships for MMCC students. This year’s festival will be held on Sunday, September 14 at the college’s Harrison Campus from noon to 4PM.

Prior to the festival, running enthusiasts can participate in three Timber Trail races. The Half Marathon will start at 8 a.m, followed by a 10K race at 9:00 a.m., and the annual 5K Run/Walk for those who enjoy a fun, yet challenging run or walk through the woods of MMCC at 10:00 a.m. For information about any of the trail runs, contact Cindy Mussell at 989-386-6651 or visit midmich.edu/timbertrailtrot

Good food and family activities will be underway from noon until 4:00 p.m., compliments of Family Fare Supermarkets who generously donate all of the food for the event. Over 2,200 meals are served within the four hour timeframe – that’s a lot of corn on the cob, baked beans, and barbeque pork!

The Harrison campus will transform into a festival atmosphere with fun children’s games and inflatables, fishing in a trout pond, homemade ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn, and live onstage entertainment from groups like the Central Area Concert Band.

As part of the day’s festivities, MMCC will host a car, truck and motorcycle show, and Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park will sponsor the second annual 4x4 Off Road Park-it & Show-it event. Joining the BBQ for the first time will be Imperial Wrestling Entertainment, featuring MMCC student “Gentleman” John Campbell in the ring. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy this family-friendly, choreographed action from the lawn. This community event raises over $20,000 for scholarships each year.

Tickets cost $5 in advance and $7 on the day of the event. Early ticket sales are available at MMCC bookstores, Farm Bureau Kleinhardt Agency in Clare, and at the Family Fare Supermarkets in Gladwin and Harrison. For more information, or to register for any of the events, visit midmich.edu/bbq

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