Crawford AuSable Daycare, Mt. Hope Lutheran Church Break Ground on New Facility

A vision is finally becoming a reality as a much needed daycare broke ground Sunday in Crawford County.

Mt. Hope Lutheran Church and Crawford AuSable Daycare and Preschool teamed up to provide this for Grayling and its surrounding communities.

At noon Sunday, organizers broke ground on the 6,000 sq. ft. daycare facility.

This will provide childcare for about 70 kids from 12 weeks old to 12 years old.

Those who came to celebrate got to enjoy lunch and cake, but, more importantly, they got to talk with the organizers leading this project.

“The biggest benefit is going to be infant and toddler care. We are the only center in Crawford County and we do not provide that service, so that area is really lacking for our community. Having that will be the best advantage,” said Salena Laskowski, the executive director of Crawford AuSable Daycare and Preschool.

Organizers expect construction to finish up by the end of 2019.