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November 6, 2012, 1:20 pm
The Poetry Bench Contest is a public seating initiative that will place poetry inspired by the spirit of Old Town on new public benches throughout the historic downtown. During the month of August the public had an opportunity to submit their best poetry and OTCA received more than 50 submissions. The OTCA Design Committee narrowed the field down to 12 and invited the community to cast their vote for their favorite poems. The final 12 were narrowed down to these 6 winners:   …. DRUM ROLL….   “Festivals” by Michael Grove
November 6, 2012, 1:18 pm
The Old Town Commercial Association’s seventh annual Old Town Oktoberfest held Friday, Oct. 5 & Saturday, Oct. 6, was a great success due to the phenomenal support from visitors, volunteers and sponsors. Despite the cold weather, the festival attracted many new faces to the area over the course of the weekend to celebrate the season and support Old Town.
November 6, 2012, 1:12 pm
Unleash your creative side with a visit to Tallulah’s Folly, a whimsical flower and gift shop located at 1220 Turner Street in Old Town. Whether you are looking for a floral arrangement or a unique gift for a friend, Tallulah’s Folly has the diversity, eccentricity and creativity to inspire any shopper.
November 6, 2012, 1:10 pm
American Credit Cards will work with all OTCA members to help reduce their credit card processing rates. If you are interested in new machines, lower processing rates or information regarding your current rates call David Lowenstein at 517.974.8899.
November 6, 2012, 1:08 pm
The OTCA Office will be closed from Thursday, November 22 - Friday, November 23. We will resume the following Monday, November 28, with regular hours.
November 6, 2012, 1:04 pm
Shelby Robinson is a junior at Michigan State University studying Creative Advertising. Some of her favorite pastimes include shooting photos, branding, traveling and reading a good book. Her summer was spent in Spain and various European countries on a trip of a lifetime where she learned about visual communication and the art of world journalism. Because her hometown of Okemos is a mere seven miles from Old Town, she grew up familiar with the Lansing area. However, Shelby fell in love with the Old Town community upon her first visit in college.
November 6, 2012, 12:54 pm
The promotions committee works to brand and market the district and the many wonderful businesses and resources within that district through advertising campaigns, marketing materials, festivals and events. When you think of OTCA events Festival of the Moon, Festival of the Sun and Oktoberfest may come to mind, but we have many more outside of these fundraising events. Our promotions committee works hard to organize FREE community events like the First Sunday Gallery Walk, Turner Street Outdoor Theater and Dickens Village.
October 1, 2012, 1:19 pm
Join the OTCA in celebrating the seventh annual Old Town Oktoberfest on Friday, October 5th from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, October 6th from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Old Town Lansing will transform into a two-day, German celebration, complete with live polka music, traditional German food and beer.
October 1, 2012, 1:15 pm
October 5 & 6 – Old Town Oktoberfest  Join us as we celebrate the annual Old Town Oktoberfest, Mid-Michigan’s largest German-style event. Old Town Oktoberfest features authentic German food, live polka music, dancing and commemorative beer steins filled with world renowned German & Oktoberfest style beer. This two day event attracts visitors from all over the Midwest. After all, how can one resist two days of musik, essen and bier?
October 1, 2012, 12:54 pm
As the leaves begin to change and thick sweaters are pulled out of the attic, it’s evident that the holiday season is quickly approaching. Old Town Commercial Association (OCTA) celebrates this time with an annual program called Compassionate Feast. Dedicated to providing families in need with the necessary ingredients to make Thanksgiving Day a happy and stress free holiday, Compassionate Feast will kick off its twelfth year on Monday, Nov.