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 2016


April 18th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


May 3rd-

CharEm millage election for special education millage renewal.

May 14th-

Community Clean-Up Day. Please notice that there is a new location this year: it is at the corner of Main and Church Street, across from the school.

May 20th-May 21st -

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

May 23rd -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


June 17th-June 28th -

Ellsworth Pig Roast & Games: A small town celebration of food, family and fun! Find us on Facebook! Ellebration

June 20th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


July 1st-

2016 Summer tax bills are in the mail.

July 18th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


August 2nd -

Primary Election

August 22nd -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


September 14th -

2016 Summer tax bills are due.

September 15th-September 16th - September 17th -

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

September 19th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


October 17th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


November 8th -

General Election, polls will be open from 7am to 8pm.

November 21st -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


December 1st -

2016 Winter tax bills are in the mail.

December 10th -

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

December 19th -

Township Board meeting @ 6pm


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

King Lion: Dave Heeres (231) 675-7741

Lioness President: Donna Heeres (231) 588-7741

Ellsworth Pig Roast

Contact: Lynn Spearing, 231-676-0935

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