Founder Gwen Drake said the Midland County Pit Stop will invite the public to build “commUnity” cat houses on Oct. 1 to shelter strays.
Emerald Fire Provisioning Center in Coleman will distribute the completed projects during its first collaborative partnership with the nonprofit.
“We’re a little bit different than most of the dispensaries at least in the Bay City areas,” said Katelynn Sikkila, General Manager of the center. “We are locally owned so we very well connect with the community. We care about the community that we’re in and want the community to know that.”
After running a month-long fundraiser for the nonprofit, Sikkila said the only weed dispensary in Midland County wanted to host more local residents. This Saturday, Emerald Fire will host a community event from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 4980 N. Dickenson Road with vendors, food trucks and adoptable pets with the Pit Stop.
The family-friendly gathering will take place outside.
“We are all about community,” Drake said, adding the cat houses have a capital U for ‘unity.’
“We are people lovers. We can find a way