Here is an overview of recent news and photos around the OMP…
Tree planters continue their quest to align Center Road. I love following here on the Gazette where OMP Tree Planters are planting trees. They have been working along Center Road for several years now, planting trees near Swaney Road, at the Bluff Road intersection and at the Kroupa Road intersection, to name a few. More recently, they just planted trees on top of Kelly Hill (the hill before you get to Peninsula Cellars, if you’re heading north). Here are some pictures of the crew; tree planters are a committee of the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society.
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New ambulance. The Peninsula Township Fire Department recently purchased a new ambulance which, like other ambulances, is equipped with advanced life support equipment (ALS). I stopped at Station 2 on Center Road and took some pictures with the team.
Two cats need a home. Sadly, my friend John Scarbrough, who recently served as President of the OMP Historical Society, passed away suddenly last week. He was involved in many peninsula projects, was a great guy and will be sorely missed. Her two cats need a home, so if you know someone, call or text Becky Chown, (231) 409-4888.
Log cabin day. Cabin day is fast approaching! This year’s event will take place on Sunday, June 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mission Point Lighthouse and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Dougherty House. Organized by the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society, the event is free and celebrates the historic Hessler Log Cabin located in Lighthouse Park at the end of Center Road, as well as the restored Dougherty House, now open to the public as a museum, located at 18459 Mission Road. As in previous years, the event will feature period-appropriate music, tours of the Log House / Lighthouse / Dougherty House, as well as historic crafts and demonstrations such as quilting, sewing, blacksmithing and more.
There is one bathroom at Murray Park Trailhead. Yes, you read that right. There is now a port-a-john at the Murray Road Trailhead, part of the Old Mission State Park trail system. If you exit Brinkman Road and turn left onto Murray Road, you’ll see the trailhead there (and the new port-a-john!). So, for information…
Women’s Club Barn Sale. The Old Mission Women’s Club recently held their annual barn sale, and it was a resounding success. Here’s a photo of club president Nancy Davy (in cheerful yellow) with part of the team on the day of the sale, which took place at the historic Fowler Barn (on Center Road, first corner out of town) . Also check out the club’s new website here – thanks to Past President Janis Haine for making this possible.
Methodist Church Treasure Sale. On the same day, further north on Center Road, the Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church held its annual treasure sale – also a resounding success. Here’s a photo of Helen Mumford and Dave Tuttle – they and their team put so much time and effort into selling! Also, don’t forget, the church’s annual Chicken BBQ is coming up this Saturday.
Road works are continuing. Center Road is getting a makeover and the teams are progressing. They made it all the way to the Mission Point lighthouse and are now working on shoulders and rumble strips. Here’s a photo of the new sidewalk near Swaney Road, one near the lighthouse, and some photos of the Hogsback (north of the Smokey Hollow intersection), where they finally fixed the washout that happened last year.