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The Clare County Cleaver
Established in 1881.

Oldest business in Clare County.
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Snowball 2019: Save the Date!


Save the date for the 4th Annual Snowball/Dinner Dance on Jan. 12. (No, it is not too early to plan!)

Every year has been important to us to honor our veterans of a particular war. We have honored WWII and the Korean War. This year’'s goal is to purchase the Vietnam War statue for our Freedom Park. The cost is $33,000.

I am inviting you to join me in this “Welcome Home Vietnam Vets” effort of honoring those who served and deserve to know that Michigan is proud of their service to our country. These men and women served their country, regardless of our or their beliefs. They served this country and the Commander in Chief of the United States of America on behalf of all of us. They served and were not honored at the time they returned home. They fought on the battle field, then had to fight for recognition when they returned home.

It is past time that we show them we are thankful to them for their service. Unfortunately, we have lost many of them. But to those who remain let’s say "Welcome Home!” and to those who are gone, say to their families “Thank you!”

I hope that you will join me in this effort. I believe that with the efforts of Clare, Gladwin, Isabella and Midland counties working and pulling together "We Can Do It" with the Rosie spirit. United we stand.

I am getting this out early enough so you can consider a pledge. You would have until January to pay that pledge.

Our past success could not have happened without all of the community support and the support of businesses around Michigan. Our success is your success. This park belongs to you! We cannot continue to be successful in our efforts without your continued support. This is our opportunity to give back to those who continue to sacrifice the most and ask the least. They put their lives on the line so we may continue to enjoy our freedom.

My heartfelt thanks goes out to each of you.

God Bless our Veterans, Serving Military and the United State of America.