By Gari Voss
All are welcome to gather in Pullman, MI for a fun-filled weekend. From Friday, June 3rd to Sunday, June 5th, the Pullman community will celebrate with numerous activities for individuals of all ages while earning money for the Dee Wesbey Pullman Pride Scholarship Fund. Included are the Community Clean-Up Contest, fishing and disc golf competitions, games and the Baby Photo Contest.
“For more than 2 decades Lee Township has supported our youth as they seek college opportunities while celebrating the pride we have in our community. This year, we continue that celebration with a weekend of activities that include something for everyone. Taking into account suggestions made, we have moved the event to June to avoid the mid-July heat. Most activities will be held outdoors. The Lee Township Facebook page will post any last minute updates to the schedule of events. If there is inclement weather, as many events as possible will be moved inside the Linking Center,” Lee Township Trustee Lisa Galdikas explained.
The Community Clean-Up project can begin at any time but must be completed by June 6th. The Transfer Station has Free Dump Day on June 5th for garbage a refuse collected. Participants must take Before and After Photos of the chosen project. By June 6th, the photos must be emailed with the participants’ name, phone number and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. When the information is received, the entry will be entered into a raffle for a $200 Mobil Gas Card.
Friday, June 3rd
Begin the weekend with the Drive-In Movie Tom & Jerry in the Sawmill Diamond Diner parking lot (109th Ave. west of 56th St.) beginning at 9:30pm.
Saturday, June 4th
Rise on Saturday and head to the Lee Township Fire Station (5415 109th Ave) for a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am. Then, head back into town for the Craft Fair, Kid Games and Petting Zoo at the Linking Center (11am-3pm), and experience the Fire Safety House. Don’t forget the Car Show hosted by Mike Jones from 10am-4pm (https://allevents.in/pullman/pullman-pride-car-show/200022653034556) and Student Art Show from 10am-2pm at Pullman Elementary.
Want some competition? The Fishing Tournament at Ravenswood Park begins at 9am. The Disc Golf Course behind Pullman Elementary opens at 10am. Register at https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Pullman_Days_2022. The Tug-of-War Competition is at 2pm, or play Corn Hole and Big Jenga from 3-5pm behind the Pullman Tavern.
For something more leisurely, take the History Walk that begins at Pizza Plus any time between 10am and 2pm, relax while playing Bingo at the Worship Center from noon to 2pm, and/or watch the Lumberjack and Carving Demonstration in the Sawmill Diamond Diner parking lot.
Hungry? The VFW will offer hot dogs, beer specials and ice cream sundaes from noon to 5pm, Smoke’N Joe’s BBQ will be in the Pullman Elementary parking lot, and a Popsicle Cart will be at the Linking Center.
End Saturday by enjoying the Black River Band at the Pullman Tavern from 4:30 to 8:30pm.
Sunday, June 5th
From 9am to 3pm, there will be Free Dump Day at the Transfer Station. This can tie to the Community Clean-up Contest. The weekend will end at 5pm with the Unity Service and Community Appreciation Dinner at the ballpark next to the Township Hall.
Restrooms? Facilities will be available at the Linking Center, the Worship Center and Pullman Elementary. Baylor Buddy Johns will be at the Ballpark and Pizza Plus parking lot.
For additional information, call the Township office with questions at 269-236-6485 or email pullmandays@gmail