News and Events

This News and Events page will be updated every month on what's happening with the book. This will include things in general with the book, charities, monthly winners of the t-shirt draw and the winners of the random draw from the shows. Past news and events can be viewed on the Sand River Publishing.

Month of January 2023

Looking forward to the new year. There will lots of things happening. Upcoming shows, news articles, draws etc.

Congrats to Bridget Swope on winning the random shirt draw in January. 

Starting in January all returning customers will receive 20% discount on their next soft cover book. This is as a thank you for all the support. 

We have a new logo for Sand River Publishing. It will make a great addition to our marketing and business. 

The UP Magazine (Porcupine Press) has posted another story for the January/February edition.  They are taking a story from the book every 2 months. 

Do you love "the great outdoors"? Do you like to spend time hiking, swimming, hunting, boating, skiing, camping ... or any other outdoor sports or activities?
If you do, you must have a funny story to tell.
And The Blue Collar Follies wants to hear it!
Send us your story for our next "Outdoor Edition" and if it's published, you'll get a check for 50 bucks! Simple as that.
So enter NOW -- right here.


Month of December 2022

Hi everyone. New to the online store. Bayside hooded sweatshirt. Made in the U.S.A, heavyweight and comfortable. The print shop is union which is nice too. The price is 62 U.S plus shipping. I sold my first one on the weekend. I dont make any profit on these sweatshirts. The price is for the product and the printing. It's a great way to promote when customers are wearing them.

This month's contribution from Sand River Publishing is to the Madison Academy in Flint, Michigan. 34 new winter jackets, gloves and hats were given to deserving kids. Feels so awesome to be a part of this. I love to give back even in a small way and support local. It's the best feeling in the world. Sand River Publishing contributed to this last year as well.. Below is some of the kids with new jackets,, gloves and hats and a thankyou comment..

More exciting news with The Blue Collar Follies. The U.P Magazine ( The Porcupine Press) is doing a story about the book in the Christmas edition. This is a publication based in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I've been wanting to be in this publication and now it's coming true. I've been reading The Porcupine Press since the 90s. Onward we go. P.S Thanks so much to the U.P Magazine for doing the story.

Congrats to Gino Simiele on winning the 50 dollars random draw at the last show. He's using the cheque to put into a recognition dinner for his team at the church. So cool it's going to a good cause. Thanks Gino for the support.

 The Keepsake Show in Clarkston was a success.  Met a lot of great people and made a lot of great contacts.

Congrats to Frank Tello from Waterford, Michigan on winning December's random shirt draw. He does union drywall. Frank said he's going to wear it proud! Thanks for the support Frank.

A pic of J.W from Ontario with a copy of The Blue Collar Follies. He's 10 years old and makes little rustic benches for his family. I wanted one for the Homestead so we did a little deal with the book and a little cash. The bench looks awesome! He enjoys the book so that makes me happy. The book was always bought by trades but it's changed now. Men, women and kids from all ages and all walks of life love the book which is so awesome!

Also this month graphics were put on the SUV. Should give us more exposure. 


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