Banks Township established in 1898

Banks Township Calendar of Events and Organizations

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Location - Road Commission Site, across from the ball fields on Lake Street in Ellsworth

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Calendar of Events 2017


May 13th-

Community Clean-Up Day, from 8 am to 11 am. Please notice the location this year: it is at the corner of Main and Church Street, across from the school.

May 26th-May 27th -

Breezeway Community Garage Sales - Register with East Jordan Chamber of Commerce to be included on the map and listing of sales! 231-536-7351

May 22nd -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm

May 29th -

Memorial Day Observances


June 3rd -

Ellsworth High School Graduation @ 6:30pm

June 16th-June 17th -

Ellsworth Pig Roast & Games: A small town celebration of food, family and fun! Fireworks at Dark over St Clair Lake. Find us on Facebook! Ellebration

June 19th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


July 1st-

2017 Summer tax bills are in the mail.

July 4th-

Independence Day

July 17th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


August 21st -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


September 4th -

Labor Day

September 14th -

2017 Summer tax bills are due.

September 14th-September 15th - September 16th -

Paddle Antrim Festival - a celebration of small town life on the waterways.Paddle Antrim and Facebook Event and Facebook Paddle Antrim

September 18th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


October 16th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


November 20th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm

November 23rd -

Thanksgiving Day


December 1st -

2017 Winter tax bills are in the mail.

December 6th -

Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival @ 6 PM

December 9th -

Breakfast with Santa: Free breakfast and photos with Santa at the Township Hall, 9 to 11 am. Sponsored by Ellsworth Lioness Club.

December 18th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm

December 25th -

Merry Christmas

December 31st -

New Year's Eve


American Legion Jansen-Richardson Post #488

John Hastings, PO Box 72, Ellsworth, MI 49729

(231) 588-7361

Atwood Christian Reformed Church

10090 N. US-31, Atwood, MI (231)599-3290

Banks Township Hall

6520 Center Street, PO Box 68, Ellsworth, Michigan 49729

(231) 588-6126 Fax (231) 588-2079 Email:

Banks Township Historical Society

Shirley Tornga

7256 Atwood Road, Ellsworth, MI 49729


Belltower Reformed Church

8033 Church Rd., Ellsworth (231) 588-2844

Ebenezer Christian School

9641 White St.

Ellsworth, MI 49729

(231) 588-2111

Ellsworth Christian Reformed Church

9323 Main St., Ellsworth, MI (231) 588-7805

Ellsworth Community Schools

Aaron Gaffney, Superintendent

9467 Park St.

Ellsworth, MI 49627


Ellsworth Lions and Lioness Club

Lions Contact: Dave Heeres (231) 675-7741

Lioness Contact: Donna Heeres (231) 588-7741

Ellsworth Pig Roast

Contact: Lynn Spearing, 231-676-0935, or Heidi MacNichol, 231-881-0412

PO Box 68, Ellsworth, Michigan 49729 Facebook page

Ellsworth Wesleyan Church

6346 Elm St., Ellsworth, MI (231)588-7455

Good Samaritan Family Services

Food Pantry and Resale Shop

PO Box 206

9746 Main St., Ellsworth, MI (231)588-2208

Moms and Tots Center

9100 Pleasant Hill Road, PO Box 206, Ellsworth, MI (231)588-2200

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) of Ellsworth Community Schools

Contact: Ellsworth Community School (231) 588-2544