Downtown Mancelona is planning “Moonlight Madness” on October 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 to help promote business and community in the Mancelona area.
“This event will include many fun community events, as well as business sales and promotions,” explained Joanie Moore, Director of the Mancelona Chamber of Commerce.
“We are encouraging businesses to bring merchandise and food to the Triangle and Triangle Park area,” added Deb Newland, who is helping lead the event. She and her husband Dave are the new owners of Honey Hollow Treasures, an antique store on the corner of State and Maple. “We really hope to generate enthusiasm for the growth that has happened in Mancelona.”
The Mancelona Farmer’s Market, which is usually open on Thursdays, will welcome extra crafters and vendors for the event. In addition, the Fire Department will serve chili and other food will be available. Local scouts will be selling baked goods.
The Mancelona Library is also planning a Used Book Sale from 6:00 to 8:00.
There will also be lots of family fun. Entertainer David Lawston, a local guitarist and vocalist, will be performing in Triangle Park, and there will be “Strolling Performers” in town.
The Mancelona Fire District plans to serve chili; other food will be available throughout downtown and at both parks. There will also be a fire truck and ambulance on display. They will have bunker-pants races, with prizes for the participants.
There will also be a “Bouncy House” courtesy of Mancelona Hardware and Rental.
“Mancelona Rocks,” a popular new kids’ clubs, also has plans. “Some awesome artists are going to set up a table and invite kids to come paint rocks,” according to their website. “All supplies will be provided – but you may still bring a few small rocks of your own, if you’d like! After painting them, you may hide them throughout town.”
The Moonlight Madness sale is sponsored by Mancelona Chamber of Commerce. For more information about how to participate, please call Deb Newland 231-392-5251 or Donna Gundle-Krieg 231-350-8507.