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Look Out for the Cookout!


Photo of kids playingThe annual community cookout is the first Sunday after Labor Day. North Central Michigan College’s 21st annual cookout will be on Sunday, September 9 from noon to 3 p.m. on the Petoskey campus. Each year, more than 650 community  members and families attend the event, raising $10,000 for scholarships for our students.

Participants enjoy a picnic-style lunch, entertainment and The Kidz Zone, with bounce houses, games, tumbling mats and more for children of all ages.


Many thanks to our 2017 sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Meijer, Inc. 

Children’s Area Sponsor

Petoskey News-Review 

Promotional Sponsor

Frey Foundation 

Supporting Sponsors

Colorphonic, Inc.

Lite 96 Radio


Business Sponsors

American Waste

Ballard Benefit Works, Inc.

Charlevoix Screen Masters

DTE Energy

Edward Jones Investments

First Community Bank

Gordon Food Service

Great Lakes Coca Cola

Jet’s Pizza

Kilwin’s Chocolate Kitchen

Louie’s Fresh Market

Susan J.S. Malone, DDS, PC

Odawa Casino

Petoskey Plastics

Preston Feather Building Centers


Friends of the Cookout

Flowers from Sky’s the Limit

Mitchell Graphics

Northern Michigan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

VanEerden Food Service