Youth Art Fair Set; IC Festival celebrates 50 years; road work; more – The Voice

Artists wanted for Algonac Summer Youth Art Fair

Registration for the 2022 Summer Youth Art Fair is now open and registration and artwork will be accepted at the Maritime Museum from 1pm to 4pm Saturdays and Sundays until August 7th.

The fair, which is sponsored by the Algonac Art Fair, is open to those who will be in the age range of 4 to 18 on August 1. Each child will be allowed one entry. For child entries, a release of artwork submission form must be completed and signed by a parent.

The artwork must be the original creation created by the registered child and created in 2021 or 2022. All mediums are encouraged.

Any artwork created on flat paper, canvas or other fragile material must be framed or affixed to foam board with rubber cement for display purposes. Framed artwork must be ready to hang; entries that do not follow the guidelines will not be accepted until they are properly mounted.

Entrant’s name, age, date of birth and phone number must be displayed on the back of the artwork on the frame or foam board in the lower right corner.

The ‘Audience Choice’ for ‘Best of Show’ will be decided by the audience and voting will take place from 13:00 to 16:00 on August 13, 14, 20 and 21. Bulletins can be obtained at the Maritime Museum merchandise counter. Only one vote per person is allowed.

First place winners and the People’s Choice winner will receive awards and they, along with the second and third place winners, will exhibit their artwork at the 50th Annual Algonac Art Fair on September 3rd and 4th.

The Algonac Maritime Museum and Art Fair is not responsible for artwork displayed at the museum, at the art fair, or left at the museum. All artwork must be picked up from the Maritime Museum between 1pm and 4pm on September 10th and 11th. Artwork on display at the fair may also be picked up after 5:00 PM on September 4th at Riverfront Park at the Art Fair Committee Tent.

The Maritime Museum is located at 1777 St. Clair River Drive in Algonac. For more information, call the museum at 810-512-8014.

IC Summer Festival celebrates 50 years

The 50th Annual Immaculate Conception Family and Friends Summer Festival was held July 16 in Ira Township.

“It was a beautiful day,” said Ellen Vernier, one of the event’s chairpersons. “We had a wonderful time and many, many people visited.”

The festival featured games, a children’s area with bounce houses, a craft show, Touch a Truck, a silent auction, a white elephant, a petting zoo, meat bingo, a Vegas room, a guessing game, “RIP” The Band Aid, a game with trivia and more.

Entertainment included a fencing demonstration by Romeo, Washington, Bruce Parks & Recreation Excuyer du Corp “Squires of Honor,” a blacksmithing demonstration, DJ Top Dog Entertainment, a robotics demonstration sponsored by the Blue Water Area Robotics Alliance, a face painter, Stan the Fireman and the Meldrum Brothers. Food and concessions were served, and there was also a beer tent.

“Everybody thought it was a beautiful day,” Vernier said. “I had no complaints. It was a really fun day. We just had a good time. The workers, all and sundry volunteers, thank you all for coming.”

There was also a Knights of Columbus and White Elephant Pancake Breakfast on July 17th.

Vernier said the event took about six months to plan.

For more information, visit

Tickets for the ACHS Larger than Life Cash Raffle are on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Algonac-Clay Township Historical Society Larger than Life Cash Raffle.

The raffle is one of the historical society’s main fundraising events. Only 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each for a first prize of $10,000, a second prize of $3,000 and a third prize of $2,000. If all tickets are not sold, the raffle will be 50/50.

Winners will be chosen at the ACHS Annual Spaghetti Dinner to be held at 7:00 pm on October 25th at the St. Activity Center. Catherine in Algonac.

For more information or tickets, email Paula Burgess at [email protected] or visit

The youth bowling league is hosting a singles tournament

The Blue Water Extreme Youth Bowling League hosted a singles tournament at the Strikers Entertainment Center in Richmond on July 18th.

After three games played by all participants, six advanced to the semifinals, said Robert Tylen, who coordinated the league’s formation efforts with Strikers Recreation Center owner Jim Karl. With two more games played, the field was whittled down to the eventual winners: brothers Eric and Trent Rogers.

Works on the road

Drivers in the area will see several road closures and intermittent lanes as various projects are completed throughout St. Clair County. Here’s a look at what’s to come:

• Casco Township: Palms Road between St. Clair and Division Road will be closed until September 30 for a bridge replacement. Local traffic access will be maintained, but access across the Bell River on Palms Road will not be permitted.

• China Township: Belle River Road between Marsh and King roads will be closed one day the week of July 25 for culvert replacement at the intersection.

• Clay Township, Harsens Island: Middle Channel Drive will have intermittent lane closures the week of July 25 for hot rubber patches.

• Clay Township: Anchor Bay Drive will have intermittent lane closures the week of July 25 for paving.

• Columbus Township: Gratiot Road between Arlington and Bauman roads will be closed until Oct. 28 for a bridge replacement. Access to local traffic will be maintained, but access across the Belle River on Gratiot Road will not be permitted.

• Town of Kimball: Sparling Road between Giswold and Mayer roads will be closed from July 25 to Aug. 4 for bridge work.

• Town of Wells: Masters Road between Cove and Stapleton roads will have intermittent lane closures the week of July 25 for berm removal.

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