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Dollar For a Good Cause – NEW!!! Sleeping Bear Heritage Blend

Here is a great press release from the organization we are supporting in their construction of a new trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                           

March 7, 2012

Contacts:  Pam Darling, Development Director for TART Trails, Inc.  (231) 941-4300 or


Great Lakes Tea & Spice creates special blend to benefit Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

GLEN ARBOR – Great Lakes Tea & Spice of Glen Arbor created a special seasoning to benefit the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (SBHT). The blend is based on a 1930’s seasoning recipe from the Peter Van Nort family and is appropriately named Sleeping Bear Heritage Blend, as $1 from each sale will support the new trail. Van Nort shared a little history of the appealing seasoning, “The blend is a recipe from my grandmother, delivered to me by my aunt who turned 100 last February. Everybody who has used the blend loves it and asks for more."

The combination of sea salt, celery salt, garlic powder, ginger and parsley, is a great addition to potatoes, tomatoes, squash and eggs. Purchasers will enjoy the versatility of the spice blend and knowing that they are supporting the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, which will complete construction of the first 5-mile segment this summer. The SBHT blend may be purchased online at, or at the Great Lakes Tea & Spice headquarters at 6610 Western Avenue in Glen Arbor. A 2.5 ounce tin is $7.95, and the 8 ounce tin is $13.95.

To donate or learn more about the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail please visit or call TART Trails, Inc. 231.941.4300.


PICTURES: Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail pictures may be downloaded and reproduced at  Click on a photo you would like, and click on “All sizes” to download.

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a project of the Leelanau Scenic Heritage Route Committee (LSHR).  Trail development is a partnership between the LSHR Committee, the Michigan Department of Transportation, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, and TART Trails.  Funding for trail development comes from federal and state grants, foundations, and individual donations.

About TART:

Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization formed in 1998 and located in Traverse City, Michigan. TART works to enrich the Traverse area by providing a network of trails, bikeways and pedestrian ways; and encouraging their use. TART Trails include a network of trail systems located in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties. It is estimated that the trails serve over 200,000 users annually while preserving valuable community green space. TART is working to integrate these trails into the community by advocating for interconnected bike lanes, bike routes and sidewalks, and is also working to extend these trails to connect with a developing regional trails system. For more information about TART Trails, please visit

About Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore:

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a unit of the National Park Service established in 1970.  The Lakeshore preserves the outstanding natural and cultural heritage of the area so that all may experience and appreciate it.  Significant resources of the Lakeshore include forests, beaches, dunes, and glacial landforms, as well as maritime, agricultural, and recreational historic features.


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