FAIRVIEW – The ministry, Love In the Name of Christ of Oscoda County, will be hosting a fundraising event June 8.

Registration for the Triathlon begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Mio Pond. The AuSable Valley Triathlon consists of kayaking (one mile), biking (11 miles) and running (four miles).

The cost to enter is $35. Lunch is available by donation. Awards will be given out after the event.

Love in the Name of Christ is a call-in clearinghouse uniting local churches, Christian volunteers and ministries to meet a particular area of need. They provide help to meet that need. Among the areas they help out with are transportation, firewood, bedding, medical equipment, faith and finances, food and food skills, clothing.

For more information, contact them at (989) 848-2020 or by email at loveincoc@gmail.com.

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Kurt J. Kolka grew up in the small community of Grayling, Mich., near the forested AuSable River. After majoring in English at college, he began a career in writing and newspapers spanning more than two decades. In his spare time he creates a Christian comic strip, The Cardinal, which has a 28-year history of publication. He has also authored a book, “Bullying is No Laughing Matter” (Front Edge Publications, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2014) and is working on his first novel. Kurt and his wife Diane have been married for more than 25 years and have one daughter, Rebekah, and an overprotective dog, Alli. Of life, Kurt says, “Life is never dull with God at the steering wheel, but, man, does He have a lead foot!” More about Kurt and his musings may be found at www.betweenthepines.org.

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