Raffle ticket sales, live music, book sales planned


ALMONT — Visitors to this weekend’s Heritage Festival are encouraged to stop by the Almont Historical Museum.

The doors to the museum, located at 149 S. Main Street, will be open from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Be sure to also look for their booth among other vendors along E. St. Clair Street.

In addition to checking out the museum’s many displays and special artifacts, visitors will have the chance to purchase books on Almont’s history written by Society President Jim Wade and others. Volunteers will also be selling raffle tickets for a refurbished 1957 Tonka Pumper Fire truck. The toy-sized vehicle also comes with a hydrant and is capable of actually squirting water. It was refurbished and donated for raffle purposes by Mike Swanger. Tickets are $2 each, three for $5, seven for $10 or 20 for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn this weekend with proceeds from the raffle going towards the historical society and the Royal Rubes band.

Speaking of the Royal Rubes, the band will be performing Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the grassy area behind the museum.