TrueNorth Community Services' programs and services are closed 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 27, for a staff in-service and event.

However, the TrueNorth Service Center will be open Friday afternoon for the first day of TrueNorth's Art Scholarship Contest/Exhibit, which continues April 30 and May 1 to 2.

emPower Heat & Energy Assistance

TrueNorth Community Services' emPower heat and energy assistance program is working to provide help for the 2017-2018 grant year.

emPower works with you and your utility and/or fuel provider to find ways to help pay your heat-related energy bills.

emPower is taking applications for one-time help through its heat and energy assistance program. emPower is also taking applications for Consumers Energy's Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy (CARE) and DTE Energy's Low Income Self-Sufficiency Plan (LSP) affordable payment plan programs.

For more details, visit emPower's home page.


Become an Ally with Circles Newaygo Co.

Circles Newaygo County strives to reduce poverty one family at a time, working with Circle Leaders (heads of families) to achieve self-sufficiency. 

Become someone who supports those efforts by becoming an Ally, volunteering to work alongside them on their journey forward.

To volunteer with or to get more details on Circles Newaygo County, contact Michelle Marciniak at (231) 924-0641, ext. 220, or


Bowlapalooza 2018 helps TrueMentors

Bowlapalooza 2018 raises money to recruit, train, and pair TrueMentors community mentoring matches.

The fundraiser, the largest annual event for TrueMentors, is 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 26, 5-7 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. April 27 and 3-5 p.m. April 28 at The Commons of Fremont, 5885 S. Warner Avenue in Fremont. Raise at least $40, and get two games of bowling, shoe rental, and a Bowlapalooza 2018 t-shirt. Strike up a team today; register here:

In addition to supporting TrueMentors by bowling, spend some one-on-one time with a child in need of some extra support as a volunteer mentor. The True Mentors program supplies the match and you provideyour time, empathy and a smiling face.

Contact Chelsea Clark at (231) 924-0641, ext. 109, or to take part. Or sign up by clicking here.

To make a contribution in support of a friend, family member or co-worker, please click here.


Art Show Honors Student Artists

TrueNorth Community Services' Art Scholarship Contest/Exhibit recognizes student artists in seventh through 12th grades from across Newaygo County.

The Art Scholarship Contest/Exhibit's 2018 show opens Friday, April 27, with a reception and awards presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 and May 2; and 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 30 and May 1.

The Art Scholarship Contest/Exhibit's 2018 show is on display in the Multi-Purpose Room at the TrueNorth Service Center, 6308 S. Warner Avenue in Fremont. The show is open to the public and admission is free.

For more information, contact Brenda Huckins Bonter, TrueNorth's cultural enrichment coordinator, at (231) 652-1184 or


Enjoy the Fun at Camp Newaygo

There are a range of community activities to enjoy at Camp Newaygo.

Upcoming events include:

The Enchanted Forest at Camp Newaygo, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28 and 29. Fairies and gnomes stop by to inhabit Camp Newaygo. Check out the amazing little houses created by local artists specifically for the tiny visitors. Crafts, cookies and punch are part of the goings-on. The cost is $7 per person or $25 for a family of four. The homes are on auction on eBay from 3 p.m. April 20 to 3 p.m. April 29.

Make and Take Fairy Garden, 10 a.m.-noon April 28. Create your own table-top succulent fairy garden with the help of guest artist Jennifer Vincent-Mills, of Linden Floral. Each garden can be created by up to three participants. Advance registration is required with an April 26 deadline. The cost is $40 per project, with supplies provided and admission for two to Enchanted Forest. 

Mother's Day Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Let Ridge Specialties treat your family to a gourmet buffet, desserts and more. The cost is $24.95 for ages 13 and older, $14.95 for ages 4 to 12 and free for children ages 3 and younger. The deadline to make reservations is May 9.

Father's Day Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17. Let Ridge Specialties treat your family to a gourmet brunch with decadent desserts. The cost is The cost is $24.95 for ages 13 and older, $14.95 for ages 4 to 12 and free for children ages 3 and younger. 

For more community events, visit

Camp Newaygo is located at 5333 Centerline Road in Newaygo. For more information, visit or call 231.652.1184.

Why TrueNorth? Because ...

When people ask: "Why should I support and/or volunteer for TrueNorth Community Services?" We say: "Because ..."

See for yourself here.


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