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  • E-Newsletter March





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    Spring into Mecosta County Fun.
    Hotel of the Month
    The Hideaway
    Tucked away near the entrance to the Tullymore Golf Club, the Hideaway at Tullymore has 24 rooms, all with outside access.
    Each room has two queen beds, a full bath with shower only, a flat-screen TV and coffee pot.
    Fish Frys in Mecosta County
    With Lent beginning, we have put together a "Fish Frys in Mecosta County" flyer for you that include locations starting for the Lenten season! While some places are fish fry specific, don't forget about all of the other wonderful places throughout Mecosta County that feature a variety of seafood during Lent and other amazing cuisine all year-long. All of these local restaurants are featured on our Non-Chain Restaurant brochure which can be found on our website at: www.bigrapids.org/brochures.
    Please call the restaurants' phone numbers for any questions.
    St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
    Mark your calendars and get ready to dance the night away as we kick off St. Patrick's Day a little early on Saturday, March 14th, with Tullymore's annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration.
    This year's party features music by Exit 95, one of our favorite bands from Music on the Patio evenings the last two seasons! Music will begin at 7 pm. But we suggest coming early - to be sure to not miss out - on the great special dinner that will be available beginning at 6 pm and featuring traditional Irish fare.
    The Big Rapids Eagles will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day Dinner serving Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, Rolls & Butter on March 11th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is open to the public and anyone is welcome to join!
     For more information call 231.796.6453.
    We will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Rooster Saloon in Chippewa Lake on March 14th!
    ROB the DJ is back and ready to party with us! (DJ starts at 9pm).
    Just something about a St. Pattys party that brings a lil extra out in everyone, and even a lil more Irish.
    You may have the chance to get a swag bag from our BUD LIGHT rep! We will have GREEN beer straight from the keg, Guinness, pudding shots, jello shots and maybe even more drink specials!
    Bring your Irish-inspired dishes to share after 9:30 am worship on March 15 (about 11:00 am).
    Table service and beverages will be provided. Entertainment will be provided.
    You might not find a pot of gold, but you will find fellowship and fun at The United Church.
    Green beer, corned beef sandwiches and live Irish music starting at 6pm!
    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Antlers! We're featuring breakfast items as well as additional lunch and dinner items (or until they are sold out).
    We also will be featuring special drinks, including green beer!
    Stop in and enjoy the day with us!
    St. Patrick's Day events are still cropping up as the day approaches, make sure to check out the Mecosta County Convention and Visitors Bureau's Community Events Calendar for more celebration events.
    Upcoming Events
    These events and more can be found on the Community Events Calendar on our website at: BigRapids.org.
    Spring is in the Air
    Business of the Month
    Re/max Together
    Our mission is to consistently provide value that empowers our agents and clients to succeed and celebrating that success, and we believe these values thrive inside of a culture that promotes hard work, integrity, and a team atmosphere, where each agent is in business for themselves, but not by themselves.The bottom line is, we are a company that goes above and beyond to help our clients find their perfect piece of this world to call home and we have fun while doing it. 
    Band of Locals Featured Events
    Shop Local
    Purchase a Band of Locals Blue Band for just $10.00 and start saving with discounts and specials from local businesses.
    Best of all- there is no expiration date on the band! Bands can be purchased at The Old Pioneer Store and Emporium/Kilwins of Big RapidsMecosta County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and other participating businesses.
    With your Band of Locals Blue Band not only do you enjoy the benefits of specials and discounts with participating businesses in Mecosta County but also Osecola and Montcalm Counties.
    Focus on the Band of Locals
    Every Friday morning from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the Band of Locals has a radio segment with Steve from Sunny 97.3 hosted by Band of Locals President, Carlleen Rose. Each week different Band of Locals members are featured on air as they tell us what they're business is about and what you can expect from them! You can tune in on air at 97.3 or via Facebook Live on the Band of Locals page.
    What's Happening Article
    Do you have an upcoming event?
    You can submit event information through our website, BigRapids.org by visiting the Community Events Calendar and selecting "Submit New Event" at the top of the calendar. You can also submit event information by emailing either assistant@bigrapids.org or information@bigrapids.org.
    Want to be featured on "Focus on Band of Locals"?
    Contact them via the Band of Locals Facebook page or by calling (231) 796-2502 and requesting Carlleen Rose.
    If you're a Band of Locals business that has a special you would like to share, please send all pertaining information to information@bigrapids.org.
    Mecosta County Convention and Visitors Bureau 
    127 South State Street. Suite B. Big Rapids, MI 49307
    231-796-7640 | WEBSITE | EMAIL
  • Places to Stay

    Country Inn & Suites

    15344 Waldron Way
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

    1005 Perry Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    15320 Waldron Way 
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Quality Inn & Suites

    1705 S. State St.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Super 8 Motel

    845 Water Tower Rd.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Tullymore Golf Resort

    11969 Tullymore Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    The Inn at St. Ives

    9940 St. Ives Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    Morley Motel 

    2097 Northland Dr.
    Morley, MI 49336
    (231) 856-7820