“2016 Porcupine BASH”

UP-coming BASH Event Dates and Locations

Featuring long time Porcupine Bash Band The Lemon Frog Band and Showcasing Nashville recording Artist & Detroit Rocker Kevin B Klein!

Aug 26-27: Come one, come all!

On August 27th Porcupine Press and UP Magazine along with a great group of sponsors will kick off the 2nd Annual Thumb Porcupine Bash. Porcupine Press started the first Porcupine Bash to celebrate and help Veterans in Michigan VA Homes and this is the 7th year for the Bash. This is the 3rd of 4 Bashes this year and the Thumb of Michigan has been one of the locations chosen for this honor.
The goal of the Porcupine Bash is to collect and provide clothing and items the Veterans can use for easing their lives during their stays in the VA Hospital. Most of the items needed cost less than $10.00 to $20.00 and would provide a veteran with comfort and the knowledge that those of us out here care about them and appreciate their service to our country. Items and cash donations collected at the Porcupine Bash – Thumb Edition will benefit VA Hospitals in Saginaw and Grand Rapids. A list of some of the items urgently needed is listed below.

You see now what the Bash wants from you and now you’re thinking to yourself… What’s in it for me? Well, other than the satisfaction of helping out a veteran in need of well deserved medical attention you get the following:

Friday August 26th: 9:00 p.m. Come Meet & Greet with The Lemon Frog Band & Nashville recording artist Kevin B. Klein at Heck’s Bar in Pinnebog

Saturday August 27th: 10 a.m. Coffee and Donuts at the Port Austin American Legion
11:30 a.m. Veterans Salute Ceremony at the Port Austin American Legion #499
All Vehicle Ride with A.B.A.T.E. Region 7: Enjoy a leisurely ride through Michigan’s Thumb beginning at the Port Austin American Legion then to Joe’s Pizza in Port Austin to a Pizza Buffet for lunch then ending at Heck’s Bar.

All are welcome to stop by Porcupine Bash, Saluting Our Military Beach Party 2:00-5:00.  ‘Life’s a Beach’ raft built by Danger Boatwerks will be at Oak Beach County Park, swimming and beach fun!

At the end of the run enjoy dinner and music at Heck’s Bar in Pinnebog with music by The Lemon Frog Band and Kevin B. Klein.

~Please Support These Sponsors and all the sponsors of the 4 Bashs~
A.B.A.T.E. Region 7 • American Legion Post #499, Port Austin • Heck’s Bar, Pinnebog • Bishop Babcock General Assembly, Bad Axe • Joe’s Pizza, Port Austin • Ubly Pub, the Lady Jane • McDonalds Food & Family Center, Bad Axe • Pigeon IGA, Pigeon • Oak Beach Auto • Main Sail Quik Stop, Caseville • Oak Beach Pantry • Myasski’s Eastside Party Store, Bad Axe • Danger Boatwerks

Stop in and sign up for the run on August 27th. See you there!

Sept 17-18: U.P. Iron Mt/ Spread Eagle WI


We are collecting gifts for Our Veterans in V.A. Homes.

WISH LIST: Priority Items
• Universal remotes for televisions.
• Neck pillows.
• AA and AAA Rechargeable Batteries.
• Writing Materials
• New postage stamps for our Members correspondence to family and friends (given to “nonincomers”)

Clothing Items – Sizes L, XL, XXL especially; Clothing should be NEW.
• Flannel pajamas
• Sweat suits (tops & bottom’s)
• Wide suspenders
• Gloves (for wheelchair members)
• New winter jackets
• New tennis shoes with Velcro lacing when possible
• Mittens, gloves, winter hats
• Ankle and over the calf style socks
• Regular hankies

Comfort Items
• Shaving Cream
• Denture Cleaner and Denture Adhesives – Efferdent
• Soft Bristle Toothbrushes & Toothpaste

Misc. Entertainment Items
• Crossword puzzle books
• Word find books
• Reading material
• Audio Books

Proudly Supporting the Porcupine BASH / Saluting Our Military

Perpetual Level

Holiday Station Stores – MI & WI

Platinum Level

Copper Island Printing – Calumet, MI

American Legion Post 499
Heck’s Bar
A.B.A.T.E. Region 7
Angel Ambassadors

Gold Level

North End Bar – Calumet, MI
Great Escape Motor Lodge – Higgins Lake, MI
Hill Crest Motel & Cabins – Munising, MI
Wood Spirit Studio – Calumet, MI

Joe’s Pizza, Port Austin
Blue Spruce Motel, Port Austin
Danger Boatwerks

Silver Level

Harter’s Party Store – Calumet, MI
Pomp’s Tire – Marquette, MI
Joe’s Pizza – Port Austin, MI
Heck’s Bar – Pinnebog, MI
Michigan Brewer’s Guild
Keewenaw Mountain Lodge – Copper Harbor, MI
Bucko’s Party Store – Calumet, MI
Michigan House & Red Jacket Cafe – Calumet, MI

Knights of Columbus

VFW Auxillary Post 6756 – Center Line, MI

Bishop Babcock General Assembly – Bad Axe, MI

Bronze Level

Bunting’s IGA – Cedar, MI
Harrison American Legion
Saloon #2

Colwitz’s Convenience Store – Shiocton, WI

Ubly Pub, Lady Jayne
McDonalds Family Foods

Basic Level

Myasski’s East Side Party Store – Bad Axe, MI
Vietnam Veterans of America – Harrison, MI
Tristain’s Long Lake Store – Harrison. MI
Steve’s Country Market – Harrison, MI
Char’s Cafe – Bruce Crossing, MI
Pat’s Festival Foods – Houghton, MI
Ole Dam Party Store – Grayling, MI
Old Dam Party Store – Grayling, MI
Mobil 310 Mart –  Manitowoc, WI
Valley Liquor –  Little Chute, WI
Chatham Eben CU – Chatham, MI
Leeman Market
Jaffe’s Resale
Clean Green Bean
Colwitz Convenience Store
Apple Barrel – Manistique, MI
Sunday Lake Supermarket – Wakefield, MI
O’Donnell, R/C
Zellar’s Crossroads Sunoco – Sand Lake, MI
Tom’s Family Market – Onaway, MI

Riverview Quick Mart & Deli – Oconto Falls, WI

Lakeview Quick Mart & Deli – Cecil, WI

Chatham Eben Co-op FCU – Chatham, MI

Main Sail Gas & C Store, Caseville
Oak Beach Pantry, Port Austin
Elkton Motor Sports

Item Donations

McDonald’s Family Foods – Bad Axe, MI
Pigeon IGA – Pigeon, MI
Green Clean Bean – Port Austin & Bad Axe, MI
Heck’s Bar- Pinnebog, MI
Kim’s Creamery – Elkton, MI
Pasta House – Kinde, MI
Myasski’s East Side Party Store – Bad Axe, MI
Roy’s General Store – Traverse City, MI
Fife Lake Village Market – Fife Lake, MI
Oleson’s Plaza West – Traverse City, MI
Jan’s Deli – Gaylord, Mi
7 Eleven – Gaylord, MI
Lovewells Party Store – Lupton, MI
Alwards Meat Market – Hale, MI
County Fair Store – Hale, MI
Sunrise Station Stores – Michigan
Jaffe’s Resale – Lake Leelaunau, Mi
Gateway BP – Land O Lakes, WI
Hilltop Motel – Lanse, MI
Econo Foods – Iron Mountain, MI
Gustafson’s Smoked Fish – Moran, MI
Gould’s Gas & Party Store – Sand Lake, MI
Jerkie’s – Newaygo, MI
Bayport Fish Market – Bayport, MI
Peterson Ford – Oconto Falls, WI
Kuber’s Feed Mill – Menominee, MI
Comfort Inn – Ironwood, MI
Trenary Home Bakery
Chatham Co Op
Trenary Co Op
Bob’s IGA – Munising, MI
Autrain Gro
Bentley’s Cafe – St Ignace, MI
Gustafason’s – Brevort, MI
R & B Resale & Consignment – Manistique, MI
Steve Brimm Photography – Copper Harbor, MI
Laughing Loon – Copper Harbor, MI
King Copper Motel – Copper Harbor, MI
Pines Resort & Restaurant – Copper Harbor, MI
Peterlin Distrubiting – Calumet, MI
McCabe’s Distributing – Laurium, MI
Toni’s Country Kitchen – Lariurium, MI
Econo Foods – Houghton, MI
Peterson Fish Market – Hancock, MI
Sunrise Stores?Blarney Castle, MI
Bayport Fish Market
County Fair Store – Hale, MI
Williams Levering Marathon
Jurek’s Meats – Pellston, MI
Pellston BP
Oleson’s – Petoskey, MI
Maxwell’s Cycle Shop –  Petoskey, MI
R & J Best Choice Market Place – Houghton Lake, MI
Wilson’s Cheese, Pinconning, MI