Rogers City on the coast of Lake Huron faces north. Believe it or not, one can watch the sun rise and set on Lake Huron at Rogers City. The city of 3,000 people is about 65 miles south of Mackinaw City and 35 north of Alpena.
Saturday I attended the Rogers City Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner at which Harry S. Whitely, just about 92 and the former owner and publisher of the local newspaper, The Presque Isle Advance founded in 1879 received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Harry was roasted and toasted for four hours. Some of the roasting was rather racy and I wonder if the local cable provider will be able to put the show on the public access channel.
But in his response/rebuttal to all the good-natured razzing he provided his insight into how he has stayed so vital and lasted so long. "Being involved!" He urged the crowd to volunteer with any and all sorts of groups.
Sunday I participated in the brainstorming session for the 2012 Presque Isle County Fair. Throughout the year I plan to include updates on the process of planning and staging the 111th annual county fair.