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GEM Lilac Festival Mackinac Island

June 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015

 Hopefully we will beautifully represent GEM again with a large group of our gorgeous greys. The Lilac Festival committee is so happy when we participate in both parades. We ARE the biggest canine representative group, and we always seem to “be in the ribbons” at the Dog & Pony Parade on Saturday.
The Driftwood Motel ( 906-643-7744 or 906-643-9133) has a block of 7 rooms reserved for our GEM folks for June 12 – 14 (Fri. – Sun.nights). We are using all the rooms in The Annex area, which is adjacent to The Cottage which Dan & Bill reserved last year. They were “living large”, so we decided to get the rooms right there with its own park like area with a barbecue (if I remember correctly). We have fewer rooms reserved this year, as The Annex only has 7 rooms, but you can get a room in the main part of the motel should we run out of Annex rooms. There are 5 DBLS. (2 queen beds)  and  2 SGLS with 1 queen bed (and more floor area) reserved, but we already have a single reserved for us, and I know someone else has also made reservations, so get what you like ASAP.  Room rate is $50.00 + tax + a one-time $10.00 pet fee.   They have  a 24 hour cancellation policy, so June 11th, would be your cancellation deadline should you be planning on a Friday stay.  Room reservations need to be in ASAP if you are planning on coming. The Annex rooms may no longer be held for us, so remind them we are hoping for The Annex rooms for our group. 

The coordinators, Jane and Don Ensley, will need a list shortly of those attending with your contact phone number(s). We have, in the past, been able to get free ferry transport, but the ferry company needs a detailed list of attendees, and at this time we cannot guarantee the ferry passes. Please contact us ASAP when you are set to join us. Hope to see a large group again this year!!!!


June 12, 2015
June 14, 2015


GEM Lilac Festival at Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island MI United States


Jane Ensley