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The Reno Agency Will Close at 3pm Friday, May 22nd

Our office will be closing early this Friday, May 22nd. Customers are encouraged to plan ahead if you need to make any changes or have payments due. Our office will also be closed for Memorial Day, on Monday, May 25.

We will open again at 9am Tuesday, May 26th.

Memorial Day Events Around the Area


 

Wayland Memorial Day Services

Military honors at these cemeteries, at these times:
8:15 am – Hooker
8:30 am – Hill
8:55 am – Native American
9:25 am – Germond
9:40 am – St. Cyril Methodius
10:25am – Elmwood

Wayland Memorial Day Parade begins at 11:00 am

Following the parade we will have a Ceremony at our Post Memorial/Flag Pole at Noon.

After these events, we will have a pulled pork sandwich meal, with refreshments available.

There will be a bounce house and cotton candy to entertain the kids as well.

With all of this, we will also have live music!! Come on down and celebrate with us, and have a great time with the family and friends!!!!!!

 

Dorr Memorial Day Cemetary Schedule

8:00 am Flag raising at the post
8:30 am St. Stanislaus
9:15 am Richter
10:00 am Dorr
10:45 am Jones
11:30 am Sproat

Dorr Memorial Day Festivities

Location: American Legion Post
4310 – 18th Street
Dorr, MI 49323

Post opens at Noon

Festivities start at 1:00 pm

Festivities include:

BBQ Pork Sandwiches
Chicken BBQ
Horseshoes
Kids Cake walk
Bingo 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Cash Raffle 4:30 pm to 5 pm

 

Caledonia Memorial Day Services and Parade

Alaska: 9am

Blain: 9:45am

Dutton: 10:30am

Holy Corners: 11:15am

Caledonia: 12:00pm (Parade)

 

Grand Rapids Memorial Day Parade @ 10:00 am11:00 am

The United Veterans Council of Kent County is hosting the Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony at Veteran’s Park.

Here is the NEW parade route: (staging on Lyon, between Monroe & Division): starts at Monroe & Lyon, heads south on Monroe, southeast to Monroe Center, south on Division, and east on Fulton before ending at Veteran’s Park.

 

Don’t Fall Victim to Theft This Holiday Season

 

This past Monday, December 8th, I became the victim of theft. My local mail carrier delivered a package on my front porch, but I never saw it. Between the time of delivery, to the time my husband arrived home from work, the package had been stolen. Someone was either following the mail truck, or driving around the neighborhood, and snatching up unclaimed packages in broad daylight.

Have you heard about this happening on the news? The news broadcast mentions thieves following delivery tucks and taking the packages left at empty homes. If you think this isn’t happening in your area, it happened to me in the safe community of Dorr, Michigan.

7News Boston WHDH-TV

 

 

Here are some tips on how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim.

  1. Look at the tracking information for your packages so you know what day to expect them.
  2. If you are not going to be home on the expected delivery day, ask a close friend or neighbor to stop by the house and pick it up for you.
  3. Both UPS and FedEx offer free memberships that allow you to receive email or text messages alerting you to tracking activity, reschedule a package delivery date, or reroute the package to a different address. For UPS, visit UPS My Choice®. For FedEx, visit FedEx® Tracking.
  4. Contact the delivery company (UPS, FedEx, etc) and ask to require a signature to accept the package. That way, if you aren’t home, they will take the package back to a local facility where you can pick it up at your convenience.
    • Beware of scams that involve delivery attempt notifications posted on your doors! If there is a note listed with a number to call to verify your identity in order to pick up your package, DON’T CALL! Companies such as UPS and FedEx will not ask for your personal information in order to verify your identity. The same goes for email confirmations.
  5. You can request your local post office to hold your packages at the post office if you are not home at the time of delivery. Write a note indicating your request and place it in your mailbox for your mail carrier to keep on file.
  6. If you know that you are frequently away from your home, have packages delivered to your work or an alternate address where you can pick them up at your convenience.

 

For more safety tips involving safeguarding your home, vehicle, business, and online purchases from theft, read the Property Casualty 360 article, “Tis the season…to be robbed: The 5 most common types of holiday theft.


 

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About the Author: Amber Whitman is the marketing consultant for the Reno Agency.