"Another successful Durand Union Station Golf Outing in the books," Durand Union Station, Inc.. Board President, Mike Rexin, said, with shout outs to both SageLink Credit Union and the community organizations behind the Durand Area Chicken BBQ, which was held on the same day; July 22nd, for their contributions to supporting DUSI.
The team of Wes Brown, Curt Brown, Bret Brown and Rich Balcom won this year's outing at Dutch Hollow Golf Club, with a score of 53, 18 under par.
The Durand Lions Club, Amvets Post 2273, VFW Post 2272, Eagles Aerie 3851, and the Durand Rotary Club are among the local civic groups that have organized the Durand Area Chicken BBQ, a family style picnic held at the Durand Eagles Aerie #3851, for years. In the past, the outing and the barbecue have been separate functions but, this year, organizers worked together, and a portion of the funds collected from the barbecue benefit DUSI.
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Two days ago, Dr. William C. Foster, owner of Fries Veterinary Clinic and one of the organizers behind the group known as Greater Durand Area Citizens for Responsible Growth, told Durand Now that the group is "working on getting our paperwork filed with the State and generating our Bylaws."
The group has met twice at the Durand Eagles Aerie #3851 on New Lothrop Road -- directly across the road from the proposed home of a major industrial development dubbed 'Project Tim,' that, to date, is cloaked in secrecy.
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DUSI Executive Director. Mary Warner-Stone, said "The proceeds from this year's barbeque have been designated to DUSI’s scrape and paint project. Prior to Saturday’s event, DUSI raised over $20,000 with the help of the community."
Warner-Stone said exterior paint work on the historic 112 year old depot was approved by the board to begin on August 1st. "We are working with the City of Durand on roof repairs which will start within the next couple of months."
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Don't miss The Sunday Market at Durand Union Station, a new shopping experience at the depot featuring a wide array of vendors and indoor workshops while the doors are open to the Michigan Railroad History Museum and Durand Model Railroad Club.
The Sunday Market opens on the last Sunday of each month through September. Doors will open at 1pm this Sunday, July 30th, at 200 Railroad Street in Durand.