Chamber Corner

by Donna Claar

Mark calendars now for chamber events

The annual Memorial Day Parade and Cemetery Service

will be Monday, May 25 with the parade starting at 10:30 A.M.. The cemetery service will be held at Riverside Cemetery following the parade. This year’s Grand Marshal is Marine Veteran Wayne Briggs. Briggs is a member of the American Legion Post 196, acting Sargent of Arms; he has served his country and continues to serve in our community.

City Wide Sales for Union City

will be Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7. A list of participating addresses will be made available for this popular annual event. We are a golf cart receptive community so check in with the village to make sure you are properly registered and be prepared to find your treasures!

The fourth annual Farm to Fork

Potluck Dinner will be celebrated Saturday, September 26 in downtown Union City. Don’t miss this opportunity to dine right through the downtown with family, friends and neighbors while meeting area farmers and enjoying locally sourced foods. Dinner runs 5-7 P.M. Tickets will be limited to 300, so when the time comes, don’t delay!

Farm to Fame Concert

(following Farm to Fork meal) with local musician Dani Jamerson, 7-9 P.M. at the Rick Mears Amphitheater in Heritage Cultural Park.

"UC River Jams"

is a Saturday evening summer concert series at the Rick Mears Amphitheater in Heritage Cultural Park that is new this year to our community. Sponsored by various community organizations and individuals, this music series will run most Saturdays between June 13 and August 1 from 7-9 P.M. Currently scheduled are Dani Jamerson 6/13, Southern Edge 6/20, Delbert Walling & Cate Haberl 6/27, Mike Dougherty 7/11 and The Orphans 7/25.

A big thank you to DOVE Ag Services, Inc., Jack’s Grocery and the Branch County Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence for sponsoring an evening of entertainment. Sponsors are still needed! Please contact Donna Claar at (269) 317-7723 or for sponsorship information.

Watch the Hometown Gazette and Union City, MI social media sites for information to be updated as these events approach. There are several community organizations hosting wonderful events throughout the year too, also posted on social media sites. Happy Spring!