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2013
Hartford Michigan
  Community Events  
Click on the underlined link for the month of special events you would like to view

 Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   July   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov  Dec
         
        
Full Schedules:
   
      Strawberry Festival      Van Buren Youth Fair     Hartford Schools Calendar


       or click on the calendar for
   Community Meetings & Special Announcements
   dates & times only  -  no graphics, no special community events

   

Miss Hartford 2013 Blossom Queen Contest

Jan 13
Sunday


Miss Hartford 2012

   Gabriella Garza

at
Hartford High School Auditorium
Hartford MI

3:00 p.m.

Tickets
$15.00
limited number of tickets
available at the door

Theme
Enchanted
     

Miss Hartford 2013 Contestants
  2013 Miss Hartford Contestants - Hartford Michigan
Annette Christie photo

Front row (L-R)
Hali Burchfield, Patricia Bess, Stefany Tule, Brianna Edmonds and McKenzie Knight.

Back row (L-R)
Erin Baumeister, Madison Traver, Paige Sexton, Karleigh Pleyer, Kelsey Pomeroy and Cassandra Goss.

Click here to view former Miss Hartford, Mr. Hartford representatives from 1926 to present


Feb 9
Saturday

            

 

Feb 11
Monday
 


Join us for some building fun!
We have the LEGOS, you bring your imagination.
The most creative invention gets a prize.

 4PM - 5PM

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Feb 11-16
Monday-Saturday
 

                

During business hours
 

All books are
"buy one get one free"

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Feb 12
Tuesday

Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce

2012
Annual Dinner & Meeting

                  Special Guests

    

 

Get to know local organizations with impressive resources
you should know about.


 

 

 

Join us for a lovely meal before our meeting

6:00 p.m.
Van Buren ISD Conference Center
Lawrence MI

              $14.00 per person           
(non-chamber members welcomed)

Dinner catered by
The Panel Room

Desserts created by
Personal Touch Cakes - Diana Walker
McFarland Pies - Vicki McFarland

   Send in reservations by February 5th
Click here for reservations form
    
►Vote on "best of" businesses
click here to see who is eligible
►Brochure & Business Card Exchange Table

For further information, call (269) 621-2546
click here
to send us an email.


Feb 13
Wednesday

Clifford the Big Red Dog’s
50th Birthday/Valentine’s Party

at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin Street
Hartford MI 

4PM—5PM

Join us in celebrating
Clifford the Big Red Dog’s 50th Birthday.

We will have ice-cream and games.

 

Questions:
269-621-3408
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website at
http://www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
 


Feb 16
Saturday
 


Join us for some building fun!
We have the LEGOS, you bring your imagination.
The most creative invention gets a prize.

11AM - NOON

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Mar 4
Monday


at
Gala-T-Inn
65108 Red Arrow Hwy
Hartford MI

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

$8.00 per person
(non refundable)

Includes
· spaghetti with meat sauce
· garlic bread
· a non-alcoholic beverage

Take out available.

All proceeds will fund LOCAL Hartford Lions Club projects.

Sponsored by

Hartford Lions Club

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
(269) 621-3651


 
Mar 6,
Wednesday
Mar 15
Friday

Summer Youth Baseball & Softball

   Sign up dates

Friday  -  February 22th,  6-8:30 p.m.  at  Red Arrow Elementary

Wednesday   -   March 6th,  6-8:30 p.m.  at  Red Arrow Elementary

Friday   -   March 15th, 6-8:30 p.m. at  Red Arrow Elementary

Prices

T-Ball:  $40.00
Family with 1 child:  $55.00
Family with 2 children:  $95.00
Family with 3 or more children:  $115.00

Click here for the Sign-up Registration Form

Visit us at our website www.hartfordrecreation.org

Questions:
Ben Chambers
Interlocal Recreation Board of Commissioners Chairman
Cell:  269-217-2203
Click here to send me an email.

Bill Najacht
Hartford Recreation Council Director of Operations
Cell:  269-605-9702
Click here to send me an email.


Mar 11
Monday

Celebrating

Teen Tech Week




at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

3:30 - 7:00 p.m.

The computer lab will be open for Gamers ONLY

Participants, under 18 years old who wish to play on the computers,
MUST have a computer use parent permission slip on file at the library.

We will also have Wii games and FREE pizza!

Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


 
Mar 12
Tuesday

YOU are invited!

Michigan CSI
(Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative)
Community Seminar

Providing internet safety tips and topics such as
→ digital foot prints
→ sharing photos
→ sexting
→ cyberbullying

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


 

Mar 23
Saturday

Easter Egg Hunt

in
Ely Park

1:00 p.m.

Kids 10 years old and under

In case of rain
March 30
1:00 p.m


Sponsored by the Van Buren Sportsmen's Club


Apr 1 - 5
Monday-
Friday

Spring Break Movie Days

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

2:00 p.m.

Monday, April 1
Thunderstruck

Tuesday, April 2
The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Wednesday, April 3
Frankenweenie

Thursday, April 4
Hotel Transylvania

Friday, April 5
Wreck It Ralph

Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
 


Apr 5
Friday
               
                    Blood Drive

          12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m. 

                                        at

                 Hartford Federated Church
                  
65418 Red Arrow Highway
                               
Hartford MI
 
 


Apr 11

thru

July 11
Thursdays
 


Grief Share - Hartford MI

1:30 p.m.

Thirteen-week sessions thru July 11th.

at
Hope Lutheran Church
205 Bennett Ave
Hartford MI  49057


Apr 14
Sunday

Candidate Picture Time
Strawberry Festival Candidate Picture Info-Hartford Michigan

at

Doug Swift Photography
322 N Center St
Hartford MI

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
 
 Click here to download the Prince, Princess, and Sweetest Strawberry Baby application with contest rules.
Applications also available at Hardings Market, Hartford Public Library, Kid Builders, Red Arrow Elementary, Woodside Elementary

       If you cannot make the picture date, call a chairperson below and make arrangements to schedule another date and time.
Pictures will only be rescheduled if a chairperson is notified before April 14th in case of a family emergency or pre-scheduled vacation.

Questions:
Crystal Cowgill  269-449-6237
Sarah Briley  269-547-9334
Leslie Macmillan  269-598-0699

 



Apr 22
Monday


Book Signing with Marcella Taylor Hoffman in Hartford Michigan
A story of love in the Great Depression.

Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408


May 6
Monday

                    May is

Stroke Awareness Month

   

Join us for a stroke awareness program

at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI 

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408


May 10

 

              


Blood Drive

8:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. 

at

Hartford High School

115 A School St
Hartford, MI 49057

 


May 11
Saturday

 

  

Mother's Day Sale at the Hartford Public Library - Hartford Michigan
 


 

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 
  Chocolates:

 Flowers:

   Mother’s Day Gift Table
 

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


May 27
Monday

Memorial Day Observance
Honoring Our Veterans

9:45 a.m. line up for Hartford Parade in front of Hartford High School.
10:00 a.m. Hartford
Parade down Edwin Street, through town to Ely Park.
The American Legion will have 3 representatives in the parade.
 This will be the last time they march or are even a legion.
Make sure you get out to support our Veterans.


▪ 10:30 a.m. Hartford Ceremony
in Ely Park immediately following parade.

▪ 12:00 p.m. Keeler Parade - starts at corner light and on to Keeler Cemetery.
   
▪ 12:30 p.m. Keeler Memorial observance
at Keeler Cemetery immediately following parade. 

Click here to view more Hartford-Keeler military profiles.

Stoddard, Clinton 
Co. B, 26th U.S. Inf.  -  Pvt.

Clinton Stoddard - W1 from Hartford MichiganClinton Stoddard - W1 from Hartford Michigan. 
 
Killed in action
See WW1 Memorial


Clinton was the first
death of a soldier from
Hartford Township during WW1. 
The Hartford American Legion
Stoddard Post #63 
was named in his honor.
 

Son of
Charles Frank (Stanley) Stoddard
and Cornelia Stickney Stoddard.


Clinton was an Uncle to Martin and Chink Stoddard; both served in WW11.

  Clinton Stoddard Memorial Card - W1

Click here to view Clinton's profile.

Photos provided by the Stoddard family via Bill Dyer 3-2003

Anderson, Roy (Andy)
US Army - Private 1st Class
3rd Division
Army of Occupation

        Roy Anderson on guard - W11.
        Was drafted in early March, 1945.  After basic training at Ft. McCellan in Aniston, AL, I boarded the USS America for a 4-day journey to Germany as part of the Army of Occupation. At first, we pulled guard duty at the train station. This was headquarters company of the 3rd Division.  The war crime trials had just started and I was selected to be a Security Guard inside the courtroom. Being of German family decent, I could understand some of what was being said and this was a very interesting experience. 
       The opportunity arose for a transfer to Special Services to play baseball.  We all had our own private living quarters with the mess hall and cooks.  Practice was held almost every day when a game was not scheduled.  We had our own bus for transportation to other outfits to play other teams all over.  Most of the time, our mornings were free to do what we wanted.  Met a fellow on our ball club, by the name of Perkins, who liked to play golf.  There was a golf course nearby that was pretty bombed out, but had a couple of greens still intact with bomb craters in the fairways.  Perkins was a very good golfer and excellent instructor and talked me into learning to play golf.  We had golf clubs and balls at the Special Service building. There was an E.T.O. tournament later in the summer and Perkins said that we were going to get in it.  We practiced every chance we could.
        Perkins made the championship flight and I qualified for first flight.  Having caddied at home, I had some experience.  Perkins lost in his second match in match play.  I played 5 matches and won them all and received a medal for winning the first flight in the E.T.O. championships.  There were many pro's and top amateurs in the service.
        We started playing basketball at the Special Service Center that fall.  We had the likes of John Mandrich, University of Oregon - All American, the Illinois wiz-kids Vance and Phillips, and many top college players.
         Early that spring, the 3rd Division headquarters were sent home and I was sent to Muchen and Dachau.  Dachau was the prison camp where several thousand people (prisoners) were executed.  The bodies were gone, but the blood-stained walls in the buildings were evident. The gas furnaces remained where prisoners were tortured and cremated.
         Played on the softball team and was written up in the
Stars and Stripes E.T.O. newspaper.  I played center field.  The right and left fielders were put into the infield and I covered the whole outfield and earned the name of Plastic Man Anderson.  Several days later during a game, I slid into 3rd base, my spikes hooked the bag anchor and I tore the tendons in my right foot.  Due to this injury, I was put out of commission for a long time after my discharge.
         Went overseas on the USS America in a 4-day journey and returned to the United States on a Victory Ship that took 15 days. 


Roy Anderson W2

In service
3-1945 to

Served in
Muchen and Dachau Germany,
Ft. McCellan in Aniston AL

Married to
Donna Vanderlyn Smith (HHS Class of 1943) and resides in Hartford since 1975.


 

Click here to view more Hartford-Keeler military profiles.


 

Jun 4
Tuesday

Red Arrow Elem-2nd Grade Music Program - Hartford MI


 

Jun 5
Wednesday
     
       Hartford Middle and High School Spring Choir Concert - Hartford MI
 

 

Jun 6
Thursday

              Graduation

        Hartford High School
           Hartford Michigan

                   7:00 p.m.
            in the high school gym.



Jun 7-8
Friday &
S
aturday
  We're proud to sponsor THIS family affair    

Click on the underlined links for more information

Schedule will be updated as information becomes available.

Friday, June 7th
- Kid's Day - Opening Day 
►  12:00 p.m. - A&A Amusements - Inflatable blowups & kiddie games
►    5:30 p.m. - Lineup for Kiddies Parade at Red Arrow Elementary School
►    6:00 p.m. - Kiddies Parade through downtown Hartford                
►    6:30 p.m. - Crowning of Prince-Princess and Sweetest Strawberry Baby
►    7:00 p.m. - John Dudley, Magician and Author - a favorite, delightful show for young and old. 
                           You will be kept laughing and wondering how John performs his funny magic.
►    8:00 p.m. - Drawing for 4 FREE bicycles and helmets after Magic Show.
►    8:15 p.m. - Street Dance!  Featuring Brian Randall Band and Jared Knox.


                                                    Click on the underlined links for more information

Saturday, June 8th          
►    7:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast at High School Cafeteria - sponsored by Hartford Band Boosters.
►    7:30 to 8:30 a.m. -
Strawberry Run - Sponsored by Hartford Lions Club.
                    Obtain runner packets and late registrations at high school
►                8:30 a.m. - Start of 5km walk, 5K Run,10km Run at high school
►                8:35 a.m. - Start of 1 mile Family Walk at high school.
►  10:00 a.m. -  A&A Amusements - Inflatable blowups & kiddie games
►  11:00 a.m. -  Horseshoe Tournament - sponsored by Hartford Federated Church.
►  12:30 p.m. -  Parade lineup at Hartford High School.
►    1:00 p.m. -  Strawberry Parade through downtown Hartford
                              A beautiful, horse-drawn pumpkin carriage from Grand Carriages LLC will carry our new Prince,
                              Princess, and Strawberry Baby during the parade. 
►    1:30 p.m. -  4:00 p.m. - Kids fingerprinting with photo sponsored by the Van Buren County Sheriff's Dept.
►    1:30 p.m. -  4:00 p.m. - FREE Strawberry-themed crafts for children by the Strawberry Shortcake table.
►    2:30 p.m. -  Strawberry Pie Eating Contest for all ages -
g-u-a-r-a-n-t-e-e-d messy and FUN!
►    3:00 p.m. -  Live Entertainment - Hannah Fountain, hula hooper
                                (teeny little girl who competes at state kiddie beauty pageants with her talent in hula hooping.)

►    4:00 p.m. - 
Live Entertainment - Full Gospel Assembly Drama Group
►   
5:00 p.m. -  Live Entertainment - Kid Factor talent show winners.
►    6:00 p.m. -  Live Entertainment - Midwest Skies Band

                                                   Click on the underlined links for more information


Questions, registration forms, more informationClick on underlined links below for more information: ( Current version of Adobe Reader required to view downloadable .pdf forms - available FREE at www.adobe.com )

Send all registration forms and ballots to address on form - please do NOT leave at City Hall.
2013 Arts and Crafts Vendors.
 Click here to download Arts-Crafts vendor form.
2013 Food Vendors.
Click here to download Food vendor form. VB Co. Health Department Guidelines. Limited slots, call before sending Food vendor form.
2013 Commercial Vendors.  Click here to download Commercial vendor form.
2013 Horseshoe Tournament.  Registration forms coming soon.
2013 Strawberry Run - Click here to download Strawberry Run registration form.
2013 Kiddie's Parade - Friday and Strawberry Festival Parade - Saturday - EVERYONE is invited to participate, no matter where you live. Click here to download parade form.
2013 Sweetest Strawberry Baby and
Prince-Princess Candidates - Click here for Strawberry Baby candidates. Click here for Prince-Princess candidates.
Send all registration forms and ballots to address on form - please do NOT leave at City Hall.

Strawberry Festival Sponsorship Form - sponsors needed to help make the Strawberry Festival a success!

Sponsors and Volunteers - if you can help us in any way....please let us know.

Vendor List for 2013

Schedule of Events - click here for a printer friendly version.

Click here for results and photos of 2012 strawberry Festival contests.
Click here for results and photos of 2011 strawberry Festival contests.
Click here for results and photos of 2010 strawberry Festival contests.
Click here for results and photos of 2009 strawberry Festival contests.

2013 Hartford Strawberry Festival is set for June 7 and 8 ONLY
Click here to be placed on the 2013 Strawberry Festival vendor email list.

Thanks to our Sponsors
Sberry Fest sponsors - Hartford MI
Sberry Business Sponsors 2013 sm


Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce
Click here to send us an email

Janell Birmele, Chairperson - Ph#269-208-5234

 

 

Jun 18
Tuesday

 


Camp

2 - 4 p.m.

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Prizes!

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jun 19
Wednesday


Wild Safari at Hartford Public Library - Hartford MI

1 p.m.

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jun 20
Thursday


Wii Games

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

 

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jun 22
Saturday

Movie Day

showing

Brave

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jun 25
Tuesday


Story Hour
 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


A N D


Camp

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Prizes awarded!

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jun 26
Wednesday

Cup Stacking
Relays and Events
cup stacking in Hartford Michigan

1 p.m.

Prizes!

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jun 27
Thursday

Wii Games

Star Wars
Battle the aliens with your attack skills!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jun 29
Saturday

Saturday
June 29th
 
at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI 

Questions:
Click
here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408


 

Jul 2
Tuesday

  Story Hour

African Safari Day
 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

s o n g s
 ♦ g a m e s
c r a f t s


AND



Camp


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


prizes awarded

at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click
here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 3
Wednesday

 

Ain't it Great to Be Crazy

Kevin Kammeraad - Hartford Public Library, Hartford MI

1:00 p.m.

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Closed July 4th for the Holiday

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
 
  


Jul 5
Friday

Wii Games

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jul 6
Saturday

Movie Day

showing


11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jul 9
Tuesday

Story Hour
 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

s o n g s
 ♦ g a m e s
c r a f t s


AND



Camp


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


prizes awarded
 

Summer Reading Program
 
at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click
here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
 


Jul 10
Wednesday
Drummunity! in Local Events at www.hartfordmichigan.com

 
 


 Drum games and percussion

            1 p.m.

    Summer Reading Program

                      
at the
           Hartford Public Library
                
15 Franklin St
                   Hartford MI

 

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


 

Jul 11
Thursday

Wii Games

Test your fighting ability on the Wii

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jul 13
Saturday

Movie Day

showing


Oz Great and Powerful

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jul 20
Saturday

Movie Day

showing

Jack The Giant Slayer


11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   



Jul 13-20


 Van Buren County Youth Fair

                   Van Buren County Youth Fair - Hartford Michigan 
on Red Arrow Hwy & CR681, Hartford MI


G a t e   P r i c e s

 

General Admission

Season Pass

Adult

$5.00 $18.00

Children (age 6-12)

$2.00   $6.00

   Age 5 and under

free

free

Senior Citizen (60+)

- $12.00

Grandstand and Hillside Ticket Prices

Ages 13 & over

$5.00  
Ages 6 - 12 $2.00  
Ages 5 and under free  

Saturday July 13, 2013
  6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Pullorum Testing
  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Enter Poultry
  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Judging of All Still Exhibits
12:00 p.m. - Dog Show
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Enter Rabbits
  4:00 p.m. - Pocket Pets Exhibitor's meeting
                    

Sunday July 14, 2013
  6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Enter all Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Swine
  8:00 a.m. - Noon - Enter Goats
  8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Enter Draft Horses
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Enter Horses
11:30 a.m.
- Mandatory Rabbit Meeting
12:00 p.m. - Rabbit Judging, Barn #7
  1:00 p.m. - Goat Exhibitor's Meeting at Goat Barn
  5:00 p.m. - Horse Exhibitor's Meeting
  6:00 p.m. - Livestock Exhibitor's Meeting
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - MLE Participants Enter Livestock

Monday July 15, 2013
  6:00 p.m. - Midway opens (Gate admission plus pay one price of $20 to ride from 6 p.m. to close)
  8:00 a.m. - Poultry Judging
  9:00 a.m. -
Swine Judging
10:00 a.m. - Goat Judging in Small Animal Arena
  4:00 p.m. - Cat Show
  5:00 p.m. - Booth Judging, Youth Building
  7:00 p.m. - Youth Talent Show            

Tuesday July 16, 2013
  1:00 p.m. - Midway Opens (Gate admission plus pay one price of $20 to ride 1 p.m. to close)
  8:30 a.m. - Horse Fitting & Showing at Horse Arena 
  9:00 a.m. - Beef Judging at Livestock Arena
10:00 a.m. - Pocket Pets Judging at Small Market Animal Arena
12:00 p.m. - Michigan Lightweight Horse Pull at Draft Horse Arena 
  7:00 p.m. - Hartford NTPA Nationals - Super Farm Tractors, 4-wheel Drive Pickups, Modifieds - Grandstand

Wednesday July 17, 2013
12:00 p.m. - Midway Opens (Gate admission plus pay one price of $15 to ride 12:00 p.m. to close)
Kid’s Day (18 years and under free until 6:00 p.m.)
  8:30 a.m. -
English Horse & Pony Show at Horse Arena
  9:00 a.m. - Sheep Judging at Livestock Arena
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. -
Kids - A Fair Start! (Sponsored by Van Buren ISD & ICC)
10:00 a.m. - Adult Draft Horse Halter Show at Draft Horse Arena
10:00 a.m. - Farm Stock Tractor Pull
11:00 a.m. - Frog Jump & Turtle Race - 4-H Building
11:00 a.m. - Ronald McDonald Magic Show
  1:00 p.m. -
Dairy Judging - Livestock Arena
  1:00 p.m.
- Small Animal Buyer Registration
  2:00 p.m. - Small Market Animal Auction (rabbits, eggs, poultry, milk jug, goats)
  2:00 p.m. - Youth Draft Horse Show at Draft Horse Arena
  7:00 p.m. - Jared Knox - FREE Grandstand entertainment
  7:30 p.m. - Cook & Belle Country Music - FREE Grandstand entertainment.

Thursday July 18, 2013
Ladies Day-Veterans-Senior Citizens Day. Free admission for ladies 19 & over, veterans & senior citizens until 3:00 p.m.
Midway opens at 1:00 p.m.  (Gate admission plus pay one price of $20 to ride 1:00 p.m. to closing.)
  8:30 a.m. - Western Horse & Pony Show at Horse Arena
  9:00 a.m. - Livestock Buyer Registration
10:00 a.m. - Youth Livestock Auction (swine, beef, milk, diary feeders, sheep)
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Ladies Day at Community Tent. Nick Koubaltary will demonstrate & serve a Middle Eastern dish
  1:00 p.m. - Pony Pull - Draft Horse Arena
  1:00 p.m. - Senior Citizens Program & Games Entertainment by Jeff & Jim2 at Community Tent
  7:00 p.m. - SJO Motocross Championship at Grandstand
  7:00 p.m. - Tanglefoot Squares with caller Ken Burke - FREE at Community Tent.
  8:00 p.m. - Old Bedford Mill Trio FREE at Community Tent.

Friday July 19, 2013
Midway opens at 1:00 p.m.  (Gate admission plus pay one price of $20 to ride 1:00 p.m. to closing.)
  8:30 a.m. - Gymkhana & Trail Show
  9:00 a.m. - Small Animal Sweepstakes, Barn #7
12:00 noon - Pedal Tractor Pull
  7:00 p.m. -
Super Kicker Rodeo Production sponsored by RAM RODEO SERIES - Grandstand Entertainment
  7:00 p.m. - Mark Graham entertainment FREE at Community Tent.
  8:00 p.m. - The Unknowns - Classic rock entertainment!
10:00 p.m. - Night Magic Fireworks display

Saturday July 20, 2013
Midway opens at 1:00 p.m.
 (Gate admission plus pay one price of $20 to ride 1:00 p.m. to closing.)
  9:00 a.m.
- Jr. & Sr. Showmanship Sweepstakes
10:00 a.m. - Open Draft Horse-Mule-Pony Hitch Show - Draft Horse Arena
10:00 a.m. - Fun Horse Show; Horse Arena
  2:00 p.m. - Cat & Dog Exhibitors Awards at Community Tent
  2:00 p.m.
- Draft Horse Barnyard Pull - Draft Horse Arena
  3:00 p.m. - Horse Exhibitor Awards Program
  3:00 p.m. - Small Animal Exhibitor Awards Program - Barn #7
  3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Rabbits
  3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Sweepstakes
  3:45 p.m. - 4:15p.m. - Poultry
  4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Goats
  4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Pocket Pets
  5:30 p.m. - Livestock Exhibition Awards Program - Livestock Show Arena
  6:00 p.m. - Youth Parade
  7:00 p.m. - Demolition Derby by Unique Motor Sports - Grandstand Entertainment

For additional information call (269) 621-2038 or  visit the website at www.vanburenyouthfair.com


Jul 20
Saturday

23nd Annual Golf Classic

Lake Cora Hills Golf Club
56640 C R 671
Paw Paw, MI  49079
269-657-1074

2 Player Scramble
Men & Women welcomed

Net proceeds support the Hartford Band program, camp scholarships,
band equipment, competition entry, & supplies for the band

CASH prizes awarded in 3 flights
and prizes for various specialty holes.

  • 7:15 a.m. Check-in with donuts, juice & coffee provided

  • 8:00 a.m. shotgun (trumpet) start

$60 Entry Fee per player
($40 for current Lake Cora Hills members)
Now, more than ever, the band needs your help!

Questions:
Lori Rohrer 269-621-3667. Click here to send an email.
Dan Dowd
269-325-2253.  Click here to send an email.


Jul 23
Tuesday

Story Hour

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

s o n g s
 ♦ g a m e s
c r a f t s


AND



Camp


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


prizes awarded
 

Summer Reading Program
 
at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click
here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


 

Jul 24
Wednesday
               Animals of the Rain Forest
  See and touch some animals of the rain forest

                          1 p.m.

                            and

                                   Wii Games
            

                       2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

                    Summer Reading Program
                                    
at the
                               Hartford Public Library
                                     
15 Franklin St
                                         Hartford MI

 

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Jul 30
Tuesday

Story Hour

Perfectly Purple Party

Everyone must wear purple!

Everyone must wear purple!

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

s o n g s
 ♦ g a m e s
c r a f t s


AND



Camp


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


prizes awarded
 

Summer Reading Program
 
at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click
here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Jul 31
Wednesday

9:00 a.m.

Summer Reading Program Trip
 
at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click
here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
 


Jul 28 -
Aug 2
Sunday thru
Friday

 
No Fear, Jesus Is Near - Hartford Michigan



  Vacation Bible School

             6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

                      at

     Seventh Day Adventist Church
             57825 65th (Pinery) Rd.
                Hartford, MI 49057

 

Every evening filled with stories, games, and crafts to help your child get to know their Best Friend, Jesus!

Questions:
PH# (269)767-6480
Click here to send us an email.


Aug 6
Tuesday


in the
Special Election

 
Polls open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

 Photo ID or other documentation is required for voting.
Contact Township or City Clerks for absentee ballots or more information.

Hartford Township
Hartford Township Hall 
Ph# 269-621-4658
Hartford Township Clerk email

   On the Ballot:

City of Hartford residents vote on a fire department millage on November 5th.

 

Be the difference in Hartford Township . . . . make it YOUR priority to VOTE


 Aug 6
Tuesday



Camp


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


prizes awarded
 

Summer Reading Program
 
at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click
here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Aug 7
Wednesday

Craft Day at the Library - Hartford MI


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 

Summer Reading Program
 
at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click
here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Aug 8
Thursday

Wii Games
 
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Aug 9
Friday
 


Blood Drive

12:00 noon - 5:45 p.m. 

at

Hartford United Methodist Church
425 E. Main St.
Hartford, MI 49057


Aug 9 & 10
Friday, Saturday

Bargain Sale at Keeler Methodist Church on www.hartfordmichigan.com

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

at the
Keeler United Methodist Church
on the corner of CR 687 and Territorial Rd., E.
Keeler Township MI

Questions
Patsy Meachum - click here to send me an email


Aug 11 - 14
Sunday thru
Wednesday
 

Summer Kid's Event


 

 

Preschool thru 8th grade kids participate in

  • Memorable Bible-learning activities

  • Singing catchy songs

  • Playing teamwork-building games

  • Making & digging into yummy treats

  • Bible adventures and epic experiences

  • Testing out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they'll take home and play with

  • Learning to look for evidences of God all around them through God Sightings

  • Joining an international missions effort to share God's love with children!

  • Each day concludes with a Fanfare Finale,
    getting everyone involved in living what they've learned.

Family members and friends . . . join us for the special closing day program on August 14 at 6-8 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

at
Hartford United Methodist Church
425 East Main St.
Hartford MI

Sponsored by
Hartford United Methodist Church
Keeler General Baptist Church
Keeler United Methodist Church   

Questions:
Phyllis Moore (269) 621-0121. Click here to send us an email.
Marcia Kelley (269) 358-0435
 



Aug 13
Tuesday

Celebrating Sensational Seniors!!

at

Van Buren ISD Technology Center
250 South St
Lawrence MI

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

sponsored by
Senior Services of  Van Buren Co. and
Hospice at Home

FREE for participants 55 yrs or older

Over 50 exhibitors from SW Michigan will present knowledge and resources:

Sharing service information

Prizes
Give-a-ways - drawings held during lunch
Health Screenings - blood sugar and blood pressure readings,
pulse oxygen readings, geriatric depression scale, incontinence prevention
Educational Classes - “Staying Safe While Aging in Place,” “The Benefits of Exercise,”
“Organizing Financial Papers and Estate Planning,” “Know the Ten Signs” from the Alzheimers Association

Box Lunch at 12:00 Noon - provided by Senior Nutrition Services

(269) 427-7921 for FREE transportation
Provided by Van Buren Transportation Services

Questions:
Senior Service Offices
269-637-3607 or 1-866-627-8904 toll free (South Haven)
269-655-8000 or 1-888-899-8687 toll free (Paw Paw)
Visit our website at www.seniorservices-vbc.org
Hospice
269-637-3825
800-717-3811
Visit our website at www.hospiceathomecares.org



Aug 13
Tuesday

 



Camp


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


prizes awarded
 

Summer Reading Program
 
at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click
here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Aug 14
Wednesday

Craft Day at the Library - Hartford MI


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 

Summer Reading Program
 
at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click
here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Aug 15
Thursday

Wii Games
 
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Reading Program
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Aug 21
Wednesday

 

   We have undergone some restructuring to better serve you and your community. We would like to introduce you to the new Carewatch Manager in your area.

 You and your family are invited to an informal gathering in the park.

  • Food

  • Free Blood Pressure Checks

  • Speakers start at 10:00 a.m.

  • Activity for your enjoyment.

Can't make it, but have questions? Please call the office.

Senior Services of Van Buren County
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
in
Ely Park
Hartford MI

1 block west of stoplight.

Sponsored by
Carewatch Care
Management & Activities

Event is in Ely Park, NOT at Township Hall

Questions:
1-866-627-8904 (office)


 

Aug 27
Tuesday
Senior Services of Van Buren County
1st Annual, County-Wide Picnic

Down on the Farm


11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

at

Engel Farms
39940 CR 673
Lawrence MI

All Van Buren County seniors are invited to join us for a FREE fun picnic.


Good Eat'ns
BBQ pork, grilled hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob and watermelon

Lots to do
Baking contest; Barber Shop quartet; Blue Grass guitar music;
Andru Beemis on the accordion; horse shoe and croquet competition;
bocce ball and bean toss; visit farm animals; hayride; and sip on lemonade.

Table and chairs will be available for seating but you may bring your favorite lawn chair.

269-427-7921 to arrange for
FREE Transportation with Van Buren Transit.

Sponsored by

Questions & signup
269-655-8000 Paw Paw Office or toll free 1-888-899-8687
269-637-3607 South Haven Office


Aug 29 thru Sep 1
Thursday thru Sunday

17th Annual
Hartford Old Engine & Tractor Show


featuring
Allis Chalmers Tractors, Wheel Horse Lawn Tractors, engines,
Custom & Antique Semi-Trucks and Trailers.

at
Van Buren County Fairgrounds
Red Arrow Hwy & CR 681
Hartford MI
 

Food on the grounds - kitchen opens at 7:00 a.m.
Gates open at 8:00 a.m.
Overnight camping with electric and water available
Parking, paved walkways & handicap accessible.

► Arts & Crafts, Flea Market, Threshing, Working Sawmill, Shingle Mill
► Tractor Pull Weigh-in
► Tractor Games
► Homemade ice cream
► Kettle Corn
► Child Pedal Pull (Ages 12 & under)
► Tractor parade through grounds
► Tractor Pull Weigh-in
► Plowing, mowing demonstrations
► Farm Stock Tractor Pull
► Pony Rides
► Garden Tractor Plowing & Mowing
► Live music
► Dusk - Lighted Truck Show
► Church service on Sunday.

Questions:
Wayne Unrat
h
(269) 503-4510 or email


Sept 20
Friday


Blood Drive

12:00 noon - 5:45 p.m. 

at

Hartford Federated Church
65418 Red Arrow Hwy.
Hartford, MI 49057


















Sep 28-29
Saturday &
Sunday

 

Indian Country Tournament in Local Events www.hartfordmichigan.com
at
Hartford High School
121 School St
Hartford MI 

 Wrestling
Weigh-ins Registration

Age Groups
5 - 18 yrs old

Saturday-September 28
All age groups 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday-September 29
All age groups 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

All age groups wrestling begins at
10:00 a.m.

Awards/Qualifiers
Top 3 places will be awarded medals
Top 4 places qualify for 2013 Border Wars Folk-style Nationals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek MI

Entry Fee
$15.00 per entry received by September 20, 2012
$20.00 Walk-up registration

Send Registry & Entry Fee to
Hartford Wrestling Club

101 N. Center St
Hartford MI  49057

Click here to download rules, age groups, weight classes, weight limits and registration form.

Questions:
Bert Saldana Sr. - click here to send an email
Sandy Burchett - click here to send an email


 
Oct 4
Friday
 HHS Homecoming

5:30 p.m. - Parade through downtown
5:30 p.m. - Homecoming Brats Tent at high school

7:00 p.m. - Hartford vs. Lawton game at Hartford High School

Join us for a good game, food, fun, and chattin' with former classmates!
 

Oct 5
Saturday
Hartford Public Library
presents

12 - 2 p.m.

Don’t miss out on the fun during Star Wars Reads Day.

Come dressed as your favorite character or just come for the fun!

at

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
PH# 269-621-3408
   


Fire Prevention Week

 Oct 6              Pancake Breakfast
Sunday
     
                                                 

                     7 a.m. - 12 NOON

                   at the Fire Station
                       donations accepted at the door
                           all proceeds to benefit fire prevention

              Sponsored by the
      Hartford Fire Department
 


Oct 11, 12
Friday &
Saturay


at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

During normal business hours

Sponsored by
Friends of the Library

Stop by for some great deals on wonderful books!

Questions:
Stephanie Daniels, Librarian
269-621-3408 or by email
http://www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Oct 12
Saturday

Swiss Steak Dinner Benefit

5 to 7 p.m.

at

Hartford United Methodist Church
(across from the fire station)
425 East Main St.
Hartford MI


Dinner by donation
swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy
green beans, rolls, dessert, drinks.

Take out available with the exception of drinks. 
Delivery also available by calling 621-4103 that afternoon.


All proceeds will go to Papillion, an orphanage building project in Pistere, Haiti,
that will provide 6 homes housing 8 orphans and a housemother in each home.
This is the first home in the process of completion.
 

Questions
Del Troutman
Click here to send an email
Ph# 269-621-4103


Oct 18
Friday
 

Van Buren Great Start
Family Field Trip

to


at
18725 M40 Hwy
Gobles MI

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Discounted cost
$3.00 per person
Child under 2 yrs - FREE

Activities
Hay baler super slide    hayride    Outside play area
Corn bin    Petting zoo    Interactive farm market    
 
Cider & donut holes    free small pumpkin to take home

Dress for the weather, however, many activities are in barns or "under cover" in case of rain.

RSVP by Oct 12th to
Sherry Bennett
269-823-2339 or
Click here to send us an email

Great Start Collaborative of Van Buren Co.,
focusing on children birth to five and their families.

Learn more about us - visit our website http://www.greatstart-vanburen.org
 


 

Oct 23
Wednesday
 

Huffman's Home Furnishings

Auction

1 East Main St
(Right off I-94, Exit 46
store at Main Street stop light)

Hartford MI

5:30 p.m.

New and used furniture Auction!
Misc. furniture & bedroom sets, coffee & end tables, bookshelves, pictures, mirrors & vacuum cleaners
new TV antennas, bed rails, some older but new electronic items, used appliances,
used office equipment, used cast iron claw-type bathtubs & sinks from upper apartments.

All Sales Final - sold AS IS - purchases must be removed day of auction.

Auctioneer
Belcher-McPherson
269-781-7100

Questions
George & Nancy Huffman
269-621-3720
Click here to send us an email.


Oct 26
Saturday

3rd Annual

Hartford Public Library Halloween - Hartford MI

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for
Games candy face painting food fun!

This program is appropriate for young children.

Questions
269-621-3408
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Oct 29
Tuesday


The New Health Care Law: 
What It Means For You!

Do you need help figuring out how
the Affordable Care Act
will affect you and your family?

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Joins us for this informative presentation.

A representative from Michigan's Department of Insurance & Financial Services
will be here to discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and how it will
affect your health coverage.  Information will also be included in this presentation

Space is limited - contact the Library TODAY to reserve your seat!

Contact us:
269-621-3408
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org


Oct 31
Thursday

Trick or Treat
 
G-r-r-r-r-r I'm tuff stuff and don't you forget it! 
Now . . . hand over your candy, please??!


5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

in
Hartford Michigan

Click here for more pictures of adorable Hartford Trick-or-Treaters



Nov 2
Saturday

    Hartford Community
 
   
 
      Middle School Gym
    
       9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

           
      Our 46th Year!

                  Sponsored by the
 Hartford United Methodist Women

Fun and something for everyone . . . over 100 booths!
Homemade pies and spices
Custom-made jewelry
Plants
Photography
Woodworking
Christmas gifts and decorations
•  LOTS MORE!


Homemade breakfast and lunch served in cafeteria

Admission fee:  FREE to the public.

Exhibitor Information:
Space rental 

Full space - 8ft x 4 1/2 ft
Half space available

Setup
· 
Saturday - 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - unload at back door
·  No selling prior to 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning
·  If sold out before end of bazaar, booth table must remain in place until 3:00 pm
·  Unload at the back door
·  Tables, covering. and chairs to be furnished by exhibitor
·  Not responsible for anything left over-night
·  United Methodist Women are NOT responsible for anything left overnight
·  Food is to be wrapped to sell. 
·  No salads, cream pies, home canned food, fresh fruit or vegetables.

Note: (school policy for exhibitors and public)
No eating or drinking in the gym
No smoking in the school building
No raffles
No rummage.

Questions?
Kari Unrath at 269-267-0004
United Methodist Church office at 269-621-4103


Nov 2
Saturday
Family Fall Fun Day 2013 - Hartford MI
Questions
Click here to send us an email
 


Nov 5
Tuesday
 



Polls open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Photo ID or other documentation is required for voting.
Contact Township or City Clerks for absentee ballots or more information.

Hartford Township
Hartford Township Hall
Ph# 269-621-4658
Hartford Township Clerk email

 



No election or ballot issues
for Hartford Township.
 

City of Hartford
Hartford City Hall
Ph# 269-621-2477
City of Hartford Clerk email

On the Ballot:

Renewal 1.8-mill property tax levy for up to 40 years to fund a $2 million sewer plant and sewer system upgrade.

Renewal  2-year renewal of a 1.4941-mill levy
for fire department equipment and apparatus.
It would generate $43,985 in its first year, if approved.

6 candidates running for city commission seats and unopposed Mayoral seat

See how the ballot will look:
Click here, enter your first, last name to find out specifically what precinct you are in
and what will be on the ballot for local, county and state. Helpful to review before going to vote.

What about election results?
Click
here to find local, county, state election results.

Be the difference in Hartford . . . . make it YOUR priority to VOTE



Nov 14
Thursday


Hartford Public Library will take part in the 

Guinness WORLD Records Day Stack Up!
Click here to see who is registered by Country, State, Location, Organization.
 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
anytime during regular business hours
 
For all ages . . . Join us
Don't know how???  We'll show you!

at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI
Questions:
Ph# 269-621-3408
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
 

 

Nov 15
Friday

Annual

Annual Turkey Dinner in Local Events at www.hartfordmichigan.com

YOU are invited!

at
Keeler United Methodist Church
Corner of Territorial Rd. E. and CR 687
Keeler MI

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Roast turkey, stuffing, gravy, real mashed potatoes,
vegetables, beverages and homemade desserts.

Cost is by donation

Take outs available
Take out calls to 269-621-1838 accepted after 3:00 pm the day of the dinner.

Questions:
Click here to send us an email
Church ph# 269-621-1838 for take outs


Nov 25 - 27
Monday
thru
Wednesday

  Friends of the Library
and
        

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
anytime during regular business hours
 
at the
Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI
 
Stop by to pick up w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l homemade goodies for Thanksgiving!
Questions:
Ph# 269-621-3408
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org

 

Nov 28
Thursday

 Hartford Public Library
Hartford MI

is

 
on Thanksgiving Day

We will be open again on Friday
Enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

 
 

Nov 29
Friday
 

 

Holiday

showing

Monsters University

1:00 p.m.

at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Join us for a movie and

Questions:
Ph# 269-621-3408
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org

 


Dec 14
Saturday


Holiday Extravaganza - Hartford MI
Look for our Christmas Boxes at
      Hartford Hardings   ●  Hartford Public Library  ●  The Hair Forum   

               Sponsored by the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce

Winners are 
Cindy Pruitt, Pat Vawter, and Brandy Simpson


 


Dec 14

Saturday
                            13th Annual Lighted Parade and
 
                                   Christmas in the Park

                                        Come and enjoy our Winter celebration!


      
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Chili Cook-Off entries accepted.
           (for all ages-individuals & businesses)

5:00 p.m. - Chili Cook-Off judging            
           
Best Red or Traditional Chili 
            Best Green Chili
            Best Alternative Chili

  
Judged on
      
aromacolor consistencytasteaftertaste
5:30 p.m. - Chili Awards
Sample your favorite Chili 
Bake sale, hot dogs, and hot chocolate available               
6:00 p.m. - Parade starts from Hartford High School to Ely Park   
                  (click here for parade registration form - return form by December 12th)

      After Parade



• Santa arrives (free pictures)
• Christmas musical entertainment
• School contest winners announced
          

Caroling and special tree lighting ceremony after parade in Ely Park

Questions?
Judy Sinclair (269) 621-4870 or click here to send an email


 Hartford Lions Club - Hartford Michigan Sponsored by the Hartford Lions Club
Dec 7-14
 

Hartford Public Library

Presents

 

Saturday, December 7th
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -
Santa Clause
1:00p.m. -
Marionette Puppet Show


Monday, December 9th at 4:00 p.m.

Christmas movie and
 

Monday, December 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fairy Tale Tea Party
 

Saturday, December 14th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Gingerbread House Making fun
 


Stop by any time during the holiday season to
vote on your favorite fairy tale Christmas tree

 

Questions:
Ph# 269-621-3408
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www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org
 

Dec 22
Sunday


5:00 pm

 Not all of us experience joy in the Advent or Christmas season. Instead, the reality of grief and loss may be our primary condition. This informal sanctuary worship service will be quiet, reflective, and engaging as we affirm Israel’s strength and consolation
(from Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus).

All are welcome to participate.


Hartford United Methodist Church
425 E. Main St
Hartford MI

Questions or more details:
Pastor Jeff Williams 269-044-9231 or by email

Church Office 269-621-4103 or by email


 

Dec 24
Tuesday

Christmas Eve
Candlelight Worship

8:00 pm


Hartford United Methodist Church
425 E. Main St
Hartford MI

Please join us . . . everyone is invited to attend!
 

 

Questions or more details:
Pastor Jeff Williams 269-044-9231 or by email

Church Office 269-621-4103 or by email



Dec 24 thru Jan 3
                                     

Join us for a movie and

at the

Hartford Public Library
15 Franklin St
Hartford MI

Questions:

Ph# 269-621-3408
Click here to send us an email
Visit our website
www.hartfordpl.michlibrary.org



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