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Make today a Plow Day! Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Saturday, May 18 2013

Antique tractors of all sorts ...

HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Michigan – If you’re looking for some good old fashioned family fun this weekend, look no further than “Plow Days,” sponsored by Holly Township, and taking place on Saturday May 18  from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Holly Heritage Farmstead.


In addition to having vintage tractors, cars and trucks on display, visitors can enjoy a multitude of activities which include watching draft horses as they plow up the garden plot area, farm animals, old fashioned games for the kids, an artifact display from several local archeological digs, crafts, crosscut saw demonstrations, food, music and much more.

 
Holly resident prepares for mission of a lifetime Print
Written by Hope Ponsart
Saturday, April 27 2013

Jeannie Dillon

HOLLY, Michigan – Life is not a spectator sport, and Holly resident, Jeannie Dillon is proving that.

On July 24, Dillon begins a real life adventure – one that most people only ever dream about.  As part of a group from The River Chuch in Holly, she and 19 others will go on a mission to South Africa.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to serve and to minister,” Dillon says. “These people need help.”

Durban, South Africa has one of the highest numbers of Aids cases in the world – a place where more than 35 people die of Aids every day. The epidemic currently leaves behind a staggering 3 – 6 million orphans. It is these children the group hopes to help by providing food, medicine and education.

 
Local dancers perform in Young People’s Ballet Theatre’s 25th annual ballet Print
Friday, March 08 2013

YPBT will perform "Bottom of t...

FLINT, Michigan –  Holly Middle School student, Madeline Elliott, along with Lake Fenton Middle School student, Mackenzie Farleo, Linden homeschooler, Valentine Idoni and Fenton High School student, Caroline Wiley will perform with Young People’s Ballet Theatre in its 25th annual ballet production March 7-10 at the University of Michigan Flint Theatre.

The dancers have been preparing for this production since September, rehearsing every Saturday, learning choreography and perfecting the dances. Each of the students take three to five ballet classes per week at the Young People’s Ballet Theatre in Flint.

First on the program is “Bottom of the Ninth,” a rousing ballet about 1940s women’s baseball. Conceived and choreographed by Dale Brannon formerly of Stuttgart Ballet, it will be fun and entertaining to audiences of all ages.

 
Holly’s George Washington Club holds 118th annual banquet Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Monday, February 11 2013

This year marks the 118th year...

HOLLY, Michigan -  Abigail Adams once wrote, “He is polite with dignity, affable without formality, distant without haughtiness, grave without austerity; modest, wise and good.”

She was talking about our country’s founding father, George Washington – a great man still celebrated by Holly citizens to this day.

For the 118th consecutive year, Holly’s Washington Club will host its annual banquet at noon on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the First Baptist Church of Holly, 15030 N. Holly Rd.


A chartered social club, Holly’s George Washington Club is the oldest of its kind in the country, and is one of only two established George Washington Clubs still remaining in existence, with the second located in Buffalo, NY.

 
Blue Heron Theatre Company to present 'Don’t Drink the Water' Print
Monday, January 21 2013

'Don't Drink the Water' premie...

HOLLY, Michigan —Alert the State Department—there’s shenanigans behind the Iron Curtain in Woody Allen’s classic comedy of pseudo-spies, diplomats, secret police, tourists and lovers, Don’t Drink the Water.

It’s 1969, and just as the Ambassador of an American Embassy in Communist Europe is about to leave, the Hollander family comes crashing in, pursued by the Communist Police. Suddenly, it’s chaos as the Ambassador’s bumbling son Axel must handle this hapless band of tourists, the riots that have started outside of the gates, and a budding love affair between him and the Hollander’s daughter Susan.

With characters that only Woody Allen could invent, Don’t Drink the Water features both veterans and newcomers to the Blue Heron Theatre Company. Marion and Walter Hollender are played by the familiar Brian Catton and Linda Mishler, and daughter Susan Hollender is played by Savannah Damoth. New to the Blue Heron stage are George Kullis (Ambassador Magee) and John LaCroix (Axel Magee). Also featured are Al Bartlett (Kilroy), Larry LaFerriere (Krojack), Matthew Semrau (Father Drobney), Gary Musgrave (Burns), Terry Connell (the Chef), Jonathan Smith (Sultan Yanis Kasnar) and Diane Kullis (the Countess Bordoni).

 
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