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Winter Wonderland added to Nite Lites

Nite Lites

You may have read in the Jackson Citizen Patriot that American 1 is adding a Winter Wonderland event to John Spink’s Nite Lites Christmas light show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.

The American 1 Winter Wonderland will coincide with Spink’s Nite Lites from Saturday, Dec. 12 to Wednesday, Dec. 23 at the American 1 Event Center. The event will feature decorated holiday trees, vendors offering hand-crafted items, a kids craft area, food and drinks of the season, and a visit from Santa Claus. Entrance to the American 1 Winter Wonderland will be at no additional cost to the Nite Lite visitors.

Thousands of cars drive through Spink’s Nite Lites event each year at the Jackson County Fairgrounds during the holiday season, starting after Thanksgiving.

“I’ve been looking to increase the activities we offer at Nite Lites for several years,” John Spink, owner of Nite Lites, says. “It takes a lot of work to create something from scratch and, with their success at coordinating events, I felt American 1 would be the perfect business to approach about supporting it.”

Liz Niles, our community relations manager, is looking for businesses to participate in the Holiday Tree Decorating Contest and vendors to offer holiday handmade crafts for the event.

“The Jackson community has been so supportive when it comes to getting involved with events that are focused on family, and this event is just that,” Niles says. “This is going to be one stunning sight you won’t want to miss.”

Local businesses will compete in the Holiday Tree Decorating Contest. During the Winter Wonderland, all the trees in the contest will serve as prizes in a silent auction that will take place during the 12 days. The winners will receive a potted blue spruce pine with decorations. Guests will also be able to vote for their favorite tree by making a donation to that tree’s donation box. After the event, the business with the most donations in their box wins the contest. The money collect will be donated to a charity of the winning business’s choice.

For more information on the Holiday Tree Decorating contest or vendor participation, contact Liz Niles at (517) 780-4139. To support the event with a donation, contact John Spink at (517) 937-6426.

[Photo courtesy Mlive.com.]

December 2008 membership gas card winner

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A big congrats to Travis S., our December membership referral winner. Travis wins $500 worth of gas cards for referring his co-worker, Otis.

Travis told Otis that American 1 would be a great place to get a truck loan.

“American 1 is pretty good,” he told him.

For that piece of advice, Travis wins $500 worth of gas cards.

Our GreenBack group for December was the MacCready Reserve in Liberty Township. We learned about the MacCready Reserve thanks to a Jackson Citizen Patriot article. The reserve is open from dawn to dusk, even in January, for cross-country skiers and hikers – and in the summer for joggers and bikers. We had 175 new members referred to us in December, meaning we donated $350 to the reserve.

And so ends our GreenBack program. Thanks to everyone who referred a new member. Stay tuned for details on our 2009 membership promotion.


Prepare for the Expo by picking up this magazine.



The talented folks over at the Jackson Citizen Patriot just released a fabulous new magazine, Uniquely You (above), that caters to womens’ issues and needs.

And guess what? They gave us a little section in the middle to highlight our Fall Women’s Expo, taking place this Saturday.

Uniquely you interviews several local women to find out about fashion, shopping, and fitness. Not that we’re biased, but it’s a good read. And it’s free, so you can’t beat that. Pick up a copy at any one of our branches this week, and read all about our growing expo!



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