Here’s a round-up of news and photos around the Old Mission Peninsula this week.
Blessing of the Blossoms. The annual Blessing of the Blossoms took place on Sunday, May 19 at Chateau Chantal. Here, a young helper assists Pastor Melody Olin of OMP United Methodist Church with the blessing.
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Old Mission Women’s Club Flowers. The next time you’re at the Peninsula Township offices, check out the beautiful flower containers, assembled by the Old Mission Women’s Club on Friday, May 23.
Library Fundraiser. Peninsula Community Library‘s “Wine Down with Chocolate and Silent Auction” fundraiser at St. Joseph Catholic Church on May 18, 2019 was a big success! Check out a few photos of the fun event.
Do-Gooder Kids. The JAM and ROCK youth groups at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church worked on their final mission project of the school year, assembling “Dignity Kits” to be distributed by UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) in areas experiencing natural disasters. The red noses are in honor of Red Nose Day, which supports children’s charities worldwide.
Eighth Street Work. You might have noticed that they’re doing just a little work on Eighth Street in Traverse City this summer. Here’s some photographic evidence.
Pretty Flowers. Old Mission Flowers is now open for the season! Owner Ginny Dohm Coulter currently has plenty of tulips of every shape, size and color, as well as daffodils and other bulb flowers. Stop by and pick a few at the corner of Center Road and Ladd Road.
Cherry Blossoms. Yep, cherry blossoms are blooming! Sweet cherry blossoms are on the way out, but tart cherry blossoms are currently in full bloom. Take a drive around the neighborhood and bask in their glory. Here are a few tarts at my family’s farm – Johnson Farms, just north of Mapleton. The bees would love it if the temps were just a wee bit warmer.