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HISTORICAL IDLEWILD TOURS AND SERVICES, LLC. is a Social Enterprise that develops Tours in Idlewild, Michigan, and facilitates local community education workshops to enhance the Idlewild Community.



     Micala’s family dates back to Idlewild in 1921 when her Great Grandmother Lily Price (Turner) and her 4 children moved to Idlewild, and build a three-story home on the side of the railroad tracks. Four generations of entrepreneurially minded mothers led to her genuine interest in not only saving but sharing her community.

     Micala grew up in Idlewild and graduated from Baldwin High School class of 2002, but not before making an impact in her community. As a youth, she served as a Junior County Commission representing the Idlewild youth needs, was involved in various Idlewild youth clubs, and won the title of Miss Lake County 2000.

     Her community engagement led to her completion of a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and Community Studies at Ferris State University, and the establishment of Historical Idlewild Tours along the way.

     Micala has earned a Master of Arts in Schools, Society, Violence from Eastern Michigan University, and has also earned a Doctorate in Educational Studies at EMU.

     Her focus is on the community, developing, engaging, educating, and playing as she dreams to bring people together along the diverse social class lines of the community.


#HITS #IdlewildTours - Tourists can post pictures on social media of the place they researched to create a digital Idlewild Journal that students can add to at their own pace, reading each historical marker and posting a reflection on social media. Use the #HITS and #IdlewildTours to shout us out!


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