Vets, first responders eat free at NCMC cookout

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11, North Central Michigan College invites area first responders and veterans to enjoy its annual cookout free of charge.

The 19th annual cookout will be held this Sunday, September 11 from noon to 3:00 p.m. on the Petoskey campus.

The cookout is a fundraising event for the North Central Michigan College Foundation Scholarship Fund.  Participants should show their ID card at the ticket desk in the SCRC when they arrive to receive their free ticket.

Attendees will enjoy a picnic-style lunch of pulled pork, hot dogs, corn on the cob, marinated bean salad, quinoa salad and cookie bars.

The Kidz Zone in the gym will have four bouncy houses, carnival games, ping pong, tumbling mats for toddlers and other activities.

There will also be a big screen with the football game for parents.

Outside, enjoy a live radio remote with Fish from Lite 96, human sim-man demonstrations and tours of the Fab Lab. There will also be a gift basket raffle.

Cookout tickets are available on the Petoskey campus in Student Services or the fitness center in the Student and Community Resource Center, or in the admin offices in the main classroom building.

Tickets are also available at our Gaylord and Cheboygan campuses.

Ticket prices are $8 per person.

Children five and under eat free.

For more information, call 231-439-6225.