June Newsletter 2018


Circus Tickets

Tickets are available for purchase at the chamber office M-F 9AM to 3:30 pm. $10 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. The circus is June 29 at 5pm and 7:30 pm at the Hillman Elementary School.

Business After Hours

June 13 @ 5:30 PM
Sorensen's Grass Lake Resort
Come mingle and share ideas with other business owners.

Thank you to Mark, Nancy & Robert for helping with the Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup.

• Mark Sorensen – Sorensen's Grass Lake Resort
• Nancy Sorensen - Thunder Bay Title
• Robert Tronge – Patchwood Products Inc.

Blessing of the Bikes

Due to the rain we had only a handful of bikes this year. We want to thank our sponsors and businesses that donated door prizes for this year. The list is on the back of this newsletter.

Video from Sunrise Cable

David LaClair from Sunrise Cable Network has published a video of this years “Blessing of the Bikes & ATV’s”. It can be found at:


James Paczkowski SR – Patchwood Products Inc.
Jim Paczkowski JR – Patchwood Products Inc.
Rick Schalkofski - Community Financial Credit Union
Mark Sorensen – Sorensen's Grass Lake Resort
Nancy Sorensen – Thunder Bay Title
Heather Beauxis – Thunder Bay Community Health Clinic
Robert – Patchwood

Thank you for setting up the speaker system and announcing:
Steve Orlandi – Hillman Community Radio
Dave Post – Hillman Community Radio, Village of Hillman
John Burr - Village of Hillman

Setting up the cones
Thank you Dennis Allen – (Romeo Engineering & Bike Riders Hillman) for setting up the cones and taking them back down afterwards.

Sunrise Cable Network
Thank you David LaClair from Sunrise Cable Network for videoing this year’s blessing which can be see at https://vimeo.com/272369397

VFW Post 2356
Thanks to the VFW Post # 2356 for presenting the colors. Bob Hunt, Bruce Brown, Gary Ferguson, Mark Milligan , Wayne Schalk.

Thank you to the pastors who blessed the bikes.
Brenda Bailer - Calvary Episcopal Church
Mike Nichols - Calvary Episcopal Church
Jason Mandley – St. John's Lutheran
Those from the Christian Motorcycle association that came with Gary & Cathy LaCross

Sponsors & Prize Donations

Door Prize Donations:
A-1 Woods & Waters
Chemical Bank
D’s Honda Sales
Dons Tractor & Equipment Sales
Hillman Self Storage
Patchwood Products Inc.

$200 main sponsor
Alpena Beverage Co. Inc.
Bader Bros, Inc.
D's Cycle Sales & Service
Don's Tractor & Equipment Sales
Patchwood Products Inc.

$20 Brochure Sponsor
A-1 Party Store
A-1 Woods & Waters
Alpena Agency
Alpena Beverage Co. Inc.
Alpena Power Company
Anchor Creek Elk Preserve at Thunder Bay Resort
Auto Doctor's
Bailer's Meats & Processing
Bike Riders Hillman
BMI Pole Buildings
Brush Creek Mill
Bucks & Does Beauty Salon
Calvary Episcopal Church of Hillman
Chauncey’s Pub
Chemical Bank
Clubhouse Grill at Thunder Bay Resort
Community Financial Credit Union
Cordes Forest & Farm LLC
Dairy Queen
Discount Disposal, LLC
E.J. Paul Agency, LLC
Elk Country Animal Shelter
Elkie's Collision
First Federal Of Northern Michigan
Fochtman Carquest Of Hillman
Ginop Sales Inc.
Hall's Serv-All Septic & Sewer Cleaning
Hardies Electric
Hillman EZ Mart
Hillman Hardware
Hillman Health Foods, Inc.
Hillman Pharmacy
Hillman Real Estate
Hillman Self Storage Mini Boat & RV L.L.C.
Hillman's Haven
Hilltop Party Mart
Hunters Home Holistic Heaven
Lions Club
Mark’s Service
Matthias Development Company, Golf and River Home Sites at Thunder Bay Resort
Montmorency County Tribune
Northern Styles
Omega Electric & Sign Company, Inc.
Onsight Outdoors
Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-Op
Romeo Engineering Inc.
Rust Wood Products
Sorensen's Grass Lake Resort
Sunrise Communications
Team Elmer's
Thunder Bay Community Health Clinic
Top O’ Michigan Insurance Agency, Inc.
VanPamel's Hometown Diner, LLC
VFW Post 2356
Weiland Excavating & Snowplowing
Wheels Of Northeastern Michigan Car Club Inc.

We want to also thank anyone else that played a part and we may have missed listing above.

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