Observer November 21, 2014 : Page 1

Douglas City Council Elects Jim Wiley As Mayor; Martha Hoexter Tapped As Mayor Pro Tem Page 3 Douglas Approves Funding Agreement To Build New Pickleball Courts At Schultz Park Page 3 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Saugatuck MI Permit No. 30 CURRENT RESIDENT THE LOCAL OBSERVER WE BRING YOU THE NEWS SERVING November 21, 2014 Vol. 12 No. 46 FREE SAUGATUCK * DOUGLAS * SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP * LAKETOWN TOWNSHIP * FENNVILLE * GLENN * GANGES TOWNSHIP * HAMILTON * HOLLAND * SOUTH HAVEN Second-Annual “Christmas Cookie Tour Of Inns” To Be Held December 6th Following Saugatuck’s “Whootville” Christmas Parade; Saugatuck-Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau Sponsors Popular Event Special To The Observer The Saugatuck-Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau will sponsor the second-annual "Christmas Cookie Tour Of Inns" on December 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. following the 1 p.m. "Whootville" Christmas Parade in downtown Saugatuck. Sixteen of the area's most popular inns, hotels and cottage rentals will participate in an area-wide holiday open house to welcome you into their festively decorated lodging facilities and share their family's most treasured Christmas cookie recipes. This self-guided tour will immerse you in the aromas, sights and sounds of Christmas in Michigan's most charming turn-of-the-century beach town while enjoy-ing the legendary hospitality of our local innkeepers. Tickets will cost $12 per person and may be reserved in advance by credit card or be pur-chased the day of the tour through the Saugatuck-Douglas Visitors Bureau, 95 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, MI. (269-857-1701). Locator maps will be pro-vided. Please don't lose your tickets as they will be required for admission and will be punched at the door of each location that you visit. You will receive one special-ty cookie and the recipe for that cook-ie at each establishment; 10% of prof-its will be donated to help purchase a permanent Christmas tree in down-town Saugatuck. Participating lodging estab-lishments include: AmericInn Lodge and Suites, Bayside Inn, Beechwood Manor Inn, The Belvedere Inn & Restaurant, The Blue Star Motel, The Amble Inn, The Ivy Inn, Lakeshore Lodging, Rosemont Inn Resort, Saugatuck's Victorian Inn, Serendipity Bed & Breakfast, Seymour House, Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast, Shoreline Vacation Rentals, The Starlite Resort and Castle in the Country. All participating lodging establishments are located within five miles of Downtown Saugatuck with the exception of Castle in the Country which is located 30 miles east of Saugatuck-Douglas. Many fine area lodging establishments are offering special weekend Cookie Tour lodging pack-ages and discounts which will entitle their guests to be entered into a draw-ing for a free weekend getaway for two at Beechwood Manor Bed & Breakfast! Christmas Cookie Tour Weekend Lodging Packages must be booked through local lodging facili-ties. For additional information and tickets sales please call the Saugatuck-Douglas Visitors Bureau. One Week Left To Help Area Families In Need With A Thanksgiving Day Meal From Christian Neighbors The Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas is wrapping up a successful fundraising drive to help Christian Neighbors provide Thanksgiving day meals to area resi-dents in need. This year, Rotary Club fundraising chairmen George Stoutin and Carl Jennings are asking everyone to reach into their hearts and wallets to help make sure individuals and families -especially children -can celebrate this Thanksgiving with a traditional holiday meal. Stoutin and Jennings -and Donations large and small the entire Rotary Club membership -say a $15 donation will go to To Make A Contribution To Christian Neighbors which will provide a Help Rotary Club of Saugatuck-turkey to individuals Douglas Support Christian and families who might not otherwise be able to Neighbors’ Thanksgiving meals: afford this holiday fare. A $25 dona-tion enables Christian Neighbors to purchase items for a complete Thanksgiving dinner. from generous donors throughout the Saugatuck/Douglas area and beyond are always encouraged to support this worthwhile cause. To help make those dona-tions even easier, The Local Observer is donating its Nonprofit Fundraising Solutions’ mobile pledging tools so donors can simply use their cell phones to make their gift. To make a donation to Rotary Charities to help Christian Neighbors’ Thanksgiving Day Meal fund: Text: rotary To: 41444 and simply follow the prompts that will appear on your cell phone message. If you prefer sending a check for your donation, please mail it to: Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas P. O. Box 400 Douglas, MI 49406 All proceeds go to Christian Neighbors. On behalf of Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas and Christian Neighbors, thank you for your help. Text: rotary To: 41444

Second-Annual “Christmas Cookie Tour Of Inns” To Be Held December 6th Following Saugatuck’s “Whootville” Christmas Parade; Saugatuck-Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau Sponsors Popular Event

Special To The Observer <br /> <br /> The Saugatuck-Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau will sponsor the second-annual "Christmas Cookie Tour Of Inns" on December 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. following the 1 p.m. "Whootville" Christmas Parade in downtown Saugatuck.<br /> <br /> Sixteen of the area's most popular inns, hotels and cottage rentals will participate in an area-wide holiday open house to welcome you into their festively decorated lodging facilities and share their family's most treasured Christmas cookie recipes.<br /> <br /> This self-guided tour will immerse you in the aromas, sights and sounds of Christmas in Michigan's most charming turn-of the- century beach town while enjoying the legendary hospitality of our local innkeepers.<br /> <br /> Tickets will cost $12 per person and may be reserved in advance by credit card or be purchased the day of the tour through the Saugatuck-Douglas Visitors Bureau, 95 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, MI. (269-857-1701).<br /> <br /> Locator maps will be provided. Please don't lose your tickets as they will be required for admission and will be punched at the door of each location that you visit.<br /> <br /> You will receive one specialty cookie and the recipe for that cookie at each establishment; 10% of profits will be donated to help purchase a permanent Christmas tree in downtown Saugatuck.<br /> <br /> Participating lodging establishments include: AmericInn Lodge and Suites, Bayside Inn, Beechwood Manor Inn, The Belvedere Inn & Restaurant, The Blue Star Motel, The Amble Inn, The Ivy Inn, Lakeshore Lodging, Rosemont Inn Resort, Saugatuck's Victorian Inn, Serendipity Bed & Breakfast, Seymour House, Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast, Shoreline Vacation Rentals, The Starlite Resort and Castle in the Country.<br /> <br /> All participating lodging establishments are located within five miles of Downtown Saugatuck with the exception of Castle in the Country which is located 30 miles east of Saugatuck-Douglas.<br /> <br /> Many fine area lodging establishments are offering special weekend Cookie Tour lodging packages and discounts which will entitle their guests to be entered into a drawing for a free weekend getaway for two at Beechwood Manor Bed & Breakfast!<br /> <br /> Christmas Cookie Tour Weekend Lodging Packages must be booked through local lodging facilities.<br /> <br /> For additional information and tickets sales please call the Saugatuck-Douglas Visitors Bureau.

One Week Left To Help Area Families In Need With A Thanksgiving Day Meal From Christian Neighbors

The Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas is wrapping up a successful fundraising drive to help Christian Neighbors provide Thanksgiving day meals to area residents in need.<br /> <br /> This year, Rotary Club fundraising chairmen George Stoutin and Carl Jennings are asking everyone to reach into their hearts and wallets to help make sure individuals and families - especially children - can celebrate this Thanksgiving with a traditional holiday meal.<br /> <br /> Stoutin and Jennings - and the entire Rotary Club membership - say a $15 donation will go to Christian Neighbors which will provide a turkey to individuals and families who might not otherwise be able to afford this holiday fare.<br /> <br /> A $25 donation enables Christian Neighbors to purchase items for a complete Thanksgiving dinner. Donations large and small from generous donors throughout the Saugatuck/Douglas area and beyond are always encouraged to support this worthwhile cause.<br /> <br /> To help make those donations even easier, The Local Observer is donating its Nonprofit Fundraising Solutions’ mobile pledging tools so donors can simply use their cell phones to make their gift.<br /> <br /> To make a donation to Rotary Charities to help Christian Neighbors’ Thanksgiving Day Meal fund: Text: rotary To: 41444 and simply follow the prompts that will appear on your cell phone message.<br /> <br /> If you prefer sending a check for your donation, please mail it to: <br /> <br /> Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas P. O. Box 400 Douglas, MI 49406 <br /> <br /> All proceeds go to Christian Neighbors.<br /> <br /> On behalf of Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas and Christian Neighbors, thank you for your help.

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