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    Dear MOC participants. Michigan Open Carry, Inc. is asking for volunteers to man a table at this festival. Our table will be next to the NRA table and I’m working with Joe Fisher a NRA representative. The festival is a week long and the booth hours are from about Noon until 8:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Read the information below and check out this site: http://www.TawasBayCenterfortheArts.com[/b]

    [/b]If you can help spread the word about Open Carry and our gun rights as well as have fun in a great resort town PM SpringerXDacp and let him know what days and hours you would like to man/woman our booth. This is a great oppertunity to make a presence in the east part of the state.

    Freedom Week Festival
    Made IN America

    July 3-10, 2009


    "Made in America” is the theme for this year’s Freedom Festival fine arts and crafts show. Taking place during the first two days of our area's only week long Independence Day festival you’ll enjoy the 4th of July Parade followed directly by the opening of our show and then on to a full week of activities.

    Weekend kickoff will be July 4th, 2009

    Art Booths and Vendorswillopen at 12n – 8:00pm Saturday and 11am – 7pm Sunday.

    Festival Hours,for July 6th, 2009 Monday through Friday are 4pm - 8pm. Though music will likely extend later and food vendors are welcomed to extend their hours both earlier and later.

    The show is set inHarbor Park, the Lake Huron side park at the State Dock, in the heart of bustling downtown East Tawas. That's at the intersection of U.S. 23 and Bay Street directly across from Newman Street East Tawas' downtown district.

    Freedom Week is the only week long Independence Day festival on the East side of Michigan. We celebrate our Freedoms while recognizing it's Costs, during this week. Each day is themed for a different aspect of our freedoms our American Heritage.

    With days committed to Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, American Innovation, Recognition of our Veterans,and so on...

    Freedom Week opens July 3rd and closes July 10th, enjoying the height of the tourist season. Located in Harbor Park, at the State Dock in Downtown East Tawas, Michigan, it draws an amazing amount of press from multiple print media, television and radio. We have WKJC and 91.3 The Rock Northern Christian Radio as partners.

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    The week is filled with events and live music nightly. With our partners in the radio world and Impact Christian Music Festival we have bands coming in from all over.

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    To tell you of all that we are doing, would be going on and on, I'll spare you that. Please look at our website as we load the new event it grows daily, so check it often. For instance, we've just added a Tea Party for Monday July 6th, this has yet to be added.

    [/b]http://www.TawasBayCenterfortheArts.com[/b]
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    *The information contained above is not meant to be legal advice, but is solely intended as a starting point for further research. These are my opinions, if you have further questions it is advisable to seek out an attorney that is well versed in firearm law.

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    I'll be out of town with family.

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    EVENT SCHEDULE SO FAR:

    "Freedom Week” Festival Events July 3rd – July 10th

    Friday July 3rd Opening Reception 5pm - 8pm


    Artists, Vendors and Patrons gather for a meet and greet
    5:30pm Sounds of Silver perform
    6:30pm Big Band Ensemble perform

    Saturday July 4th Made In America 12pm-10pm

    Hospitality tent-
    Lunch 12-2pm
    Snacks throughout the day

    “Made in America” Fine Arts and Crafts Show 12pm-6pm
    Food Court
    Face Painting
    NRA Lectures and Instruction ~ NRA Training
    St Joseph Hospital Raffle
    Tawas Bay Players Raffle

    Music: Hours 1:30pm throughout the day:

    D.J. BK music variety Throughout the day
    3pm A Rotterdam November
    5pm VOR Global
    7pm Community Band
    8:30pm 3rd and Soul

    Sunday July 5th Made In America 12pm-10pm
    Hospitality tent
    Lunch 12-2pm
    Snacks throughout the day

    “Made in America” Fine Arts and Crafts Show 12pm-6pm
    Food Court
    Face Painting
    NRA Lectures and Instruction ~ NRA Training
    St Joseph Hospital raffle
    Tawas Bay Players Raffle

    Freedom Ride
    12pm - 2pm Blessing of the Bikes
    2pm - 6pm Freedom Ride

    Live Music: Hours 1:30pm throughout the day:

    D.J. BK music variety
    Susan Thomas
    AFC
    Grounded
    4 For The Road

    Monday July 6th, 2009 “Freedom Speaks to America” 4pm-8pm

    “Tea Party”- Bring your own tea, we provide the water!
    Freedom Speaks
    Costumed Characters
    Constitution reading
    Second Amendment Lectures- NRA
    Patriots gather to be seen and heard
    NRA Demo Trailers
    Food Court
    Hour of Freedom of Religion
    Prayer
    Praise and Worship music

    Live Music: Hours 4:30pm throughout the day:

    Sweet Adelines
    Mary Henry quartet
    Susan Thomas
    B.K. the DJ

    Tuesday July 7th, 2009 “Kids Crafts in America” 4pm-8pm

    FCU Clown Troupe
    Flower girls- Flower Arranging by Sandra Brugger
    Crafts and Painting for kids by Shirley Radloff
    Story Time
    Puppet show
    Kids Karaoke
    Free Child Identification Fingerprinting by MI Assoc. of Police
    Face Painting
    Food Court
    East Tawas Fire Dept demonstrations

    Music:

    B.K. the DJ spins kid tunes
    4 bands yet to be scheduled

    Wednesday July 8th, 2009 “Veterans of America” 4pm-8pm

    NRA – demonstrations, lectures, safety Demo Trailer
    4 -H Youth demonstrations ~ Dog Agility, Laura Loeffler
    Veterans recognition ~ Loud Salute to recent Veterans of War
    Food Court

    Music:

    BK the D.J. Patriotic music
    4 bands yet to be scheduled

    Thursday July 9th, 2009 “Native America” 4pm-8pm
    "Pow Wow"
    Native Crafts – corn Husk doll making
    Native foods and Native Dance
    Drumming Circle on the beach (weather permitting)– Gary Franklin
    Food Court

    Live Music: Hours 4:30pm throughout the day:
    B.K. the DJ
    Drumming
    (More to come)

    Friday July 10th, 2009 “Young America” 4pm-8pm

    Young America Speaks
    Poetry Slam
    Young Fashion Show
    Karaoke
    New Hope Beach Volley Ball Tournament
    ET Fire Department Demonstration with Crash Test Dummy
    Food Court

    Live Music: Hours 1:30pm throughout the day:

    Gary Check of the Diamonds and Young Americans
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    A Rotterdam November
    B.K. the D.J. Rock variety

    FIREWORKS (Permit and funds Pending) at dark
    by Dennis Kundinger of Wolverine

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    *The information contained above is not meant to be legal advice, but is solely intended as a starting point for further research. These are my opinions, if you have further questions it is advisable to seek out an attorney that is well versed in firearm law.

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    I will be there everyday except july 4th, thats my moms birthday and Ive never missed one in my life. Also, I will have my 35ft camper that sleeps 6 comfortably that joe and I will be staying in next to theOC and nratables. So I am offering a free place to stay to the oc members that help man the table that have a long drive homeand would like to stay more that one day. There may be times that Joe will need my help with the portable ranges andother items off and on,so its important that we have voulenteers every day toman the table. Our tables are next to each other so I will always be close to the OC table regardless.
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    ramblinfeaver wrote:
    I will be there everyday except july 4th, thats my moms birthday and Ive never missed one in my life. Also, I will have my 35ft camper that sleeps 6 comfortably that joe and I will be staying in next to theOC and nratables. So I am offering a free place to stay to the oc members that help man the table that have a long drive homeand would like to stay more that one day. There may be times that Joe will need my help with the portable ranges andother items off and on,so its important that we have voulenteers every day toman the table. Our tables are next to each other so I will always be close to the OC table regardless.
    Ramblin, then MOC can plan to have the table the entire time from the 3rd to the 10th?

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    Yes, MOC will have a table/booth for the entire weekof july 3rd - 10th free of charge. We have been warmly welcomed for the entire event.
    " My hat don't hang on the same nail too long, My ears can't stand to hear the same old song, I don't leave the highway long enough to bog down in the mud, i've got ramblin feaver in my blood " ..... Merle Haggard

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    ramblinfeaver wrote:
    Yes, MOC will have a table/booth for the entire weekof july 3rd - 10th free of charge. We have been warmly welcomed for the entire event.
    I'll go ahead put you down for each day other than July 4th.

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    If my job wasn't such a pain in the a$$, I would love to do it. My parents have a cottage in Alpena, just 1 1/2 hours north of Tawas. Sadly I can't take off any of that time.





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    I take it then many of us will be open carrying during the festival downtown and along Newman St?

    Just want to make sure im not the only one! I frequently go to E. Tawas downtown during the summer.. my cabin is just 15 mins south of there on the coast!

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    JasonJ wrote:
    I take it then many of us will be open carrying during the festival downtown and along Newman St?

    Just want to make sure im not the only one! I frequently go to E. Tawas downtown during the summer.. my cabin is just 15 mins south of there on the coast!
    Welcome to OCDO Jason.

    Will you be able to help work the MOC Table anytime during the week July 4th through July 10th? See the stickied, Michigan Events Schedule Thread for details.

    Also, please add your location by going to My Account and then to Profile.

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    JasonJ wrote:
    I take it then many of us will be open carrying during the festival downtown and along Newman St?

    Just want to make sure im not the only one!
    The more, the merry'er, Im hopeing that we will have alot of valenteers every day to help with the table and walk around town. Will you be able to help with the table?
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    I will be unable to man a table on Saturday and most of the day Sunday. I will be driving from Beulah Sunday about noon so I could be in Tawas around 2:30 or so. I plan to stay overnight somewhere and spend the day at the table on Monday.

    So Springer for now put me down for half of Sunday and all day Monday.
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    i would love to help man a table.. i dont know which day yet, but i DO know i'll be there as much as possible.

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    TTT

    Volunteers for the MOC table?

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    Come on people we need some help here. MOC is planning to have some merchandise for sale and a 1000 brochures to hand out. Tawas is a fun summer resort town. If you can bring the family for a day or two they can swim and play while yo help at the table. Win Win.
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    We still are looking for help at this event. We particularly want to have atable manned the weekend of July 3rd, 4th and 5th.
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    We have Friday July 3rd covered. So we need help Saturday July 4th thru Friday July 10th.

    I took July 3rd - July 10th off from work to dedicate my time for the OC table so I will be there everyday regardless.

    If you can make it PM Springerxdacp so he can update the events page.
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    This event is 10 day's away. Check out this website http://tawasbaycenterforthearts.com/...mfestival.aspx

    It has been updated with new events,bands, and kid's activities.

    There is also a CRAFT SHOW Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th and a TEA PARTY on Monday.

    NRA Joe is the personwho got us the free table at the Freedom Festival in Tawas and he is working on getting some free promotional items from NRA, for MOC Members who help at this event.


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    " My hat don't hang on the same nail too long, My ears can't stand to hear the same old song, I don't leave the highway long enough to bog down in the mud, i've got ramblin feaver in my blood " ..... Merle Haggard

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    jasonj could you please put the state in your location?

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    i am still fairly new to open carry, but if i can do it i'de love to help while ocing.
    i know my buddies in blue over there in tawas would love to see me out there strapped.
    not sure what day yet but i'll try and figure it out for ya.(it's hard being unemployed)

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    joe_robi wrote:
    i am still fairly new to open carry, but if i can do it i'de love to help while ocing.
    i know my buddies in blue over there in tawas would love to see me out there strapped.
    not sure what day yet but i'll try and figure it out for ya.(it's hard being unemployed)
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is going to be a HUGE event, they are estamating 20,000 visitors at this event. Venator will be with me sunday the 5th and monday the 6th. If you can, PM me or post to this thread when you know if/when you can help. I will have my laptop with me so i will be checking this site thru out the day everyday.

    " My hat don't hang on the same nail too long, My ears can't stand to hear the same old song, I don't leave the highway long enough to bog down in the mud, i've got ramblin feaver in my blood " ..... Merle Haggard

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    We really need to have people help man a table during the week. July 7th-10th are the dates we really need people to help out. As was mentioned this will be a big event and we have the chance to reach thousands of people.

    Plus it's a great resort town with lots of things to do in the evenings. Bring the family for a day or two.


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    Well so far the festival is going well. Kirk is doing a heck of a job. He is working the table, helping the NRA with a shooting range (all in a trailer, pretty cool.) and providing security for the event. He is very busy and could use some help.

    The event goes on until Friday so if anyone in the area can help him it would be appreciated. I arrived yesterday about 3:00pm and helped out until 9:00pm. I'm here today for the tea party, which should bring in a lot of people.

    Side note, one off-duty (with family) Tawas LEO had his son shoot at the NRA range and said all OCers were just radicals. The NRA guy talked with him and defended OCers as just good people that exercise their rights. The LEO never did stop by and talk to us. I guess he didn't want to have his views changed by radicals.

    BTW the polish dog with onions was delightful.
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    Venator wrote:
    Side note, one off-duty (with family) Tawas LEO had his son shoot at the NRA range and said all OCers were just radicals.
    Heh, we're radicals for doing what he does every day he goes to work.

    Not even considering all the good reasons to open carry, I find it awfully hilarious when police say we're radicals.
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