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Build your business, or live and work in Harbor Beach– one of Michigan's most livable cities.
Small Town Saturdays
They will begin on Saturday, November 23rd and continue through Saturday, December 21st.
This is a 5 week event including, breakfasts with Santa, Christmas caroling, wine tasting, mystery shoppers, crafts, picture with your pet, sky lanterns and more.
Breakfast for the kids with Santa from 9-11am each Saturday will be held at:
- Al’s - Nov 23rd
- William’s Inn - Nov. 30th
- Harbor Breeze - Dec 7th
- Subway - Dec 14th
- Varney’s on Dec 21st
Each of the five Saturdays will have a theme
- Nov. 23 will be Craft Saturday
- Nov. 30th will be Mystery Shopper Saturday
- Dec. 7th will be Parade and Light the Lamp Saturday (weather permitting at the beach following the parade) Note: Tokens for the lanterns are available at: We Sell Stuff, Harbor Drug, Harbor Beach Area District Library or at the ceremony the night of the launch for a minimum $5 donation. This is a fund raiser for the theatre digital equipment fund.
- Dec. 14th will be Picture with your Pet Saturday from 11-2 at We Sell Stuff.
- Dec. 21st will be Wrap it up with Wine Saturday at Smalley’s for the first 100 ticket holders. Tickets are available at Smalley’s or Revolution Café at a cost of $10 ea. There will be hor d’oeurves and wine sampling from local wineries.
Mark your calendar and save the date for Sunday, November 24, at 2 p.m. when three of The Lakeshore Guardian’s columnists – T.J. Gaffney, Robert McGreevy and John Heidtke – present Rails, Sails & Pirate Tales at the Harbor Beach Community Theatre! Experts in their field, Gaffney’s talk will center on Thumb-area railroads; McGreevy will offer a presentation on the Great Storm of 1913, featuring the Howard M. Hanna, a freighter that stranded on the Port Austin Reef; and Heidtke shares dynamic pirate tales of the Great Lakes!
Despite a gloomy fall day, Downtown Harbor Beach hosted a record breaking Harvest Festival event on Saturday, Sept. 21st. 572 "judges" enjoyed chili samples from 19 contestants. Almost 500 of those judges returned their ballots and voted for their favorite chili.
The top three entries were as follows:
2. Harbor Beach Community Hospital
3. Flower Boutique by Joann
Congratulations to Connections!
Event organizer, Scott Rayl presents chili trophy to Freda Hentschl, from Connections.
Linda McLean was the pie contest winner with entry which was Farmhouse Apple-cherry with cheddar cheese crust and brandied cherries.
Winner of the chili basket was Ron Stevenson from Harbor Beach. He was not present when the winning ballot was drawn but will be able to pick it up at Harbor Drug.
Those visiting downtown were also able to attend the Harvest Fine Arts Fair and watch the drawing for WLEW Classic Truck Giveaway which was won by Jeff Perkins of Tawas.
Think you can handle the heat? This new event will be held just prior to Salsa Tasting in downtown Harbor Beach. Contest starts at 11:30 am next to the Harbor Beach Visitor Center. Cost is $20. Limited to 15 contestants. Proceeds benefit the Harbor Beach theatre equipment fund. For more information, call 989-479-6563 or go to: www.facebook.com/wesellstuff.