Welcome to Tuscarora Township…
Tuscarora Township is located in southern Cheboygan County, in the northern tip of the lower peninsula and at the heart of the “Inland Waterway” We are a General Law Township established in 1877. We are approximately 41 square miles in size and have a population of approximately 3000 residents.
Tuscarora Township encompasses the un-incorporated area known as Indian River and is a residential and recreation community. With its lakes and rivers, State and Township Parks, snowmobile trails and bike paths (under development), Tuscarora Township has year round interest and is the place to live and play.
The current Tuscarora Township Municipal Building was built in 1994, replacing the original municipal building that was built in 1902. The Township Municipal Building also houses the Tuscarora Township Police and the Indian River Area Library.
The formal dedication of Veterans Pier in Indian River will take place Memorial Day Weekend, May 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
The ceremony will include guest speakers Bob Garner and Keith Charters who served on the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board and were instrumental in helping to secure grant funding for the project. Also speaking will be Brigadier General John Kulhavi, United States Army Reserves, (Retired).
General Kulhavi served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot flying over three hundred missions. For his service he was awarded the Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and a Purple Heart. He is a devoted supporter of his alma mater, Central Michigan University and has served as chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees. He funds several endowments at the university and Kulhavi Residence Hall is named in his honor. He is actively involved with military and veterans groups and works with CMU’s ROTC program. He is currently a Senior Vice President of Merrill Lynch and one of the top investment brokers in the firm’s international chain.
Situated between the shores of Burt Lake and the Indian River, the 685’ long Veterans Pier is dedicated as a tribute to veterans and members of the armed forces, past and present. Along with the Trust Fund grant over $240,000 in private donations were raised to complete this tremendous community project. The pier is fully handicap accessible, ADA compliant and provides excellent shore fishing along the Indian River and Burt Lake.
Veterans Pier is located at DeVoe Beach just three blocks west of Straits Highway in Indian River. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., shuttle buses will provide transportation to and from the ceremony. Pick up points are downtown Indian River at the Tuscarora Township Hall, Inland Lakes High School and the Cochran-Roberts VFW Post which is one half block south of W. M-68 in Indian River.
For more information please contact:
Dennis Burwell; Chairman, Veterans Pier Construction Committee
Mike Ridley; Tuscarora Township Supervisor
Links; www.facebook.com/TuscaroraTownship and www.tuscaroratwp.com
Monday 9:30 – 4:30 (lunch from 12:30 – 1:30)
Tuesday – Friday 9:30 – 1:30