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  • Morley Sesquicentennial

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    Name: Morley Sesquicentennial
    Date: July 27, 2019
    Event Description:
    The village of Morley is busy preparing to celebrate its 150 years since the town was established as a temporary terminus of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad in 1869.

    The 2019 sesquicentennial celebration will take place Friday, July 26 - Sunday, August 4 in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Morley Community Center and the annual Celebration on the Pond. 

    Festivities will continue with a lumberjack breakfast at the American Legion in Morley. The breakfast will include scrambled eggs, biscuits with sausage gravy, hotcakes, coffee and juice. Proceeds will go to the MCC. There will also be in one of the MCC classrooms, a local expert on hand to assist anyone interested in exploring their genealogy on Ancestry.com. Those interested can bring their own laptop or call 231-85-4582 to reserve one of our the center's laptops for one hour. In addition there will be a variety of displays in the center classrooms, including a collection of handmade quilts, a presentation on antique logging and farm tools and a presentation on the history of one-area. Class photos of former students from the school will be on display and will be available for purchase in scrapbook size or poster size. 

    Throughout the day on Saturday there will be a variety of activities taking place at the MCC including a Great Lakes Timber show, the Vietnam War presentation, guest speaker Charles Deer and a live band and dancing.
    • "Lumberjack" Breakfast Buffet
      • American Legion - 2560 Northland Dr. in Morley, MI 49336
    • Great American Lakes Timber Show, Historical Displays, Vietnam Room & Speaker, Band & Dancing
      • Morley Community Center - 1613 130th Ave in Morley, MI 49336
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, July 27
    • "Lumberjack" breakfast buffet:  8:00am 11:00am
    • Great Lakes Timber Show: 10:00am, 12:00pm & 2:00pm
    • Historical Displays; 11:00am - 5:00pm
    • Vietnam Room: 11:00am & 4:00pm
    • Charlie Deer, Speaker: 7:00pm
    • Band & Dancing: 8:30pm - 11:30pm
    Contact Information:
    • "Lumberjack" breakfast buffet: $7 (profit will be given to MCC)
    • Band & Dancing:  $10 suggested donation
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  • 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

    The Hideaway

    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