JULY Golf Scramble!

JULY 22 9 a.m. EVENT

Be a sponsor of our Golf Scramble!

Contact us: 989-787-0550

$100 hole sponsors or give certificates and prizes

Play with your team! $50 per person with cart!  Win BIG!!

Get your team together today!

White Deer Golf Course in Houghton Lake

Your sponsorship brings programs to our youth center!  THANK YOU!

Play: $50 and Cart, Drawing for the JEWEL on Mac. Island!!

Saturday July 22, at 9 am  (lunch included)



Project: BURN the MORTGAGE!!


Please help us own the building!

We are raising $15,000

This frees up funding for programs and new equipment AND Heat!! !

 THANKS for your contributions!

    –Once we own the building free and clear, we can do much needed improvements to the skatepark, make a game field in the back and more!

Thank you for considering our improvements and projects to help the kids and the community!

Call today!  989-387-1950   Your donations are tax-deductable!

All donor names and companies will be honored on a special mortage-burning plaque in the hallway!!

THANK YOU for making a difference in our life!!!


LION’S CLUB Sponsorship


Houghton Lake Lions Club International has sponsored Artesia Youth Park and Community Center for more than 10 years!

They regularly donate to sponsor this Website!

Please join the Lions club as they sponsor many great community efforts, including:

Helping the blind and visually impaired, scholarships to camp, vision help and leader dogs, scholarships to college, speakers on community efforts, SAFE Halloween Bobcat Field Event, and more!

Meetings are at Houghton Lake High School Board Room, Second Tues & Fourth Thursday at 5:30-6:30 pm

Come and make a difference locally and internationally!

Become a LION!!

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September 2  from 4-6 pm

Menu: Smoked Pork Roast, Roll, Cole Slaw,  Baked Beans & Fried Apples,

Kid Menu includes Mac & Cheese

Event: Bake Sale, Quilt Raffle, 50/50, and door prizes
Cost: $9 adults $4.50 Kids 7 and under
This event will be combined with our Burning of the Mortgage!! Come and Witness a getting out of debt becoming a reality!  It can happen when everyone works together!   5:30 pm we will burn the mortgage!
We are very excited!  Join the Party!!

Michigan State Police Youth Academy Volunteers!

Thursday, July 13, the Michigan State Police Youth Academy came to Artesia to help do building maintenance!

We really appreciated volunteer help. All our board and staff is made up of volunteers who believe they are making a difference in the community.  Every student who comes and plays, every adult who watches a IWE Wrestling match or plays pickleball agree that Artesia Youth Park is a great place to come and enjoy healthy fun.

We want to thank you for volunteering!


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May and July held state and national competitions for Centershot and our local teams swept up the titles!

The state competitions were held this year in Bambi Lake.  Our club members took the top three positions: Ellie Harms, Ireland Selfridge and Haley Spindler. There were several students that went to the national competitions from the local Centershot club.

Haley Spindler, Ireland Selfridge & Allie Harms competed in Kentucky at the national tournament and placed in the top 10 in the nation. Devin Harms, Hunter Bailey and Mackenzie Havlik placed in the top 50 in the nation. For more information about the Centershot Archery Program, contact Gary Harms 989-366-0901.

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National Shot scores:

Top 10!!

Haley Spindler: 278  3rd place

Ireland Selfridge: 272 7th place

Ellie Harms: 271  8th  place


Top 50!!

Devin Harms: 260  12th place

Hunter Bailey: 233 24th place

Mackenzie Havlik: 221 42nd place


Congratulations kids!!  Great job!  We are very proud of all your hard work!