MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – Race for a Reason 5K Run sponsored by Grace Church will take place on Saturday, October 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The race route is through Mill Pond, Nelson and Island Parks and a portion of the Downtown area, causing the closure of Main Street between Illinois and Michigan Streets.
McLaren Central Hospital will be closing the south side of Maple Street, between South Drive and Brown Street on Saturday, October 13 from 3 – 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 14 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. for their Road of Ribbons project, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Please seek alternate routes during these time frames.
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – The staff and directors from McLaren Central Hospital will serve as grand marshal of the 2018 Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Michelle Sponseller, Downtown Development Director shared, “This year’s Christmas Celebration marks two milestones, McLaren Central commemorating 75 years as Mt. Pleasant’s community hospital, and the 25th anniversary of Mt. Pleasant’s Christmas Celebration.” She continued, “Since 2004 a local organization who has given so much to our community throughout the year, is honored in this special way at the popular lighted parade.”
Previous grand marshals include:
- 2017 Max and Emily’s People Helping People Program
- 2016 Central Michigan University (125th anniversary)
- 2015 PEAK program
- 2014 Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation (25th anniversary)
- 2013 United Way of Isabella County
- 2012 Goodrow Fund
- 2011 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
- 2010 Chippewa River District Library
- 2009 Toys for Tots
- 2008 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
- 2007 Hospice of Central Michigan
- 2006 Child and Family Enrichment (CAFÉ)
- 2005 Isabella Community Soup Kitchen
- 2004 Friends of the Broadway
- 2003 Mr. and Mrs. Sheehan
Martin Tursky, McLaren Central President & CEO stated, “It is an honor to be selected as the grand marshal for this year’s event. We look forward to the festival and celebrating with the community in December.”
The Lighted Christmas parade begins at 6 p.m. in downtown Mt. Pleasant, and is one of several events taking place Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 for the 25th annual Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration. Additional activities include a community sing-along and tree lighting ceremony on Friday night; and a pancake breakfast and visits with Santa on Saturday. For details, go to www.facebook.com/downtownmp.