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    Chamber Operations & The Coronavirus
    June 2020
     
    The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Welcome Center office hours are Monday - Friday 10 am 4 pm. During the month of June our office will be open for "Curbside Service" only.  The foyer which has a lot of information and is open 24/7, including weekends. For additional information you may call the Chamber office at 231-882-5801. You may also contact our Executive Director, Rick Coates via his cell: 231-883-5625 or email: Director@benzie.org.

     

  • The National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary "Hibernation Celebration"

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    Name: The National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary "Hibernation Celebration"
    Date: January 18, 2020
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    There's a park party and you are invited. The National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary activities start with a kick-off celebration on Saturday, January 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Dune Climb. Join park rangers and volunteers from the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Historic Sleeping Bear for a “Hibernation Celebration” full of fun winter activities. Build a snow sculpture, sled down the dunes (remember to BYOS (Bring Your Own Sled)), try snowball target practice, borrow snowshoes to enjoy the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, sip hot chocolate by a fire, and MORE. There will be a warming station with craft activities in the Dune Center. Ranger-led snowshoe hikes will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Stop by anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to join in the celebration. The event is free with a park pass.
    Location:
    Dune Climb,
    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Date/Time Information:
    January 18th, 2020. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Lisa Griebel Park Ranger- Interpretation and Education program manager
    Fees/Admission:
    Free with a park pass.
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