Big doings are planned this weekend in Newberry!
Saturday and Sunday will be the first annual Mushers Fly-in Sled Dog Race"!
The Great Lakes Sled Dog Association (GLSDA for short) is holding the annual race in conjunction with a Fly-In at the Luce Co. Airport.
Sled dog races will consist of 4-dog teams traveling 4 miles, 6-dog teams traveling 6 miles and 8-dog teams traveling 8 miles. And there will be a Junior one mile race for kids.
TASA groomed the race course (thanks to Pres/Trail Boss Bob Brown for his early morning hours of doing this for the community).
The fly in portion also includes a groomed runway, thanks again to TASA and Pres Bob, for skiplanes. The Newberry Lions Club will be serving chili on Sunday.
Today is the Special Olympic Winter games in Newberry. There will be 18 athletes from Newberry, the Soo, St. Ignace and Rudyard competing on snowshoes and cross country skiing at the annual event which is held at the ball field off from M-28. (And thanks again to TASA's Pres Bob Brown for grooming THIS area too!).
Last year, the fly in was cancelled due to a blizzard but things look to be a go this year!
So, if ya happen to be in our neck of the woods, there's a lot going on!
- Cathy Clementz
- A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!