Community Connections


Since the day we first opened our doors, Blarney Castle Oil and Propane has recognized the importance of our community. Through partnerships with organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, community associations, and Northern Michigan schools, we have worked together to help our neighbors.

Blarney Castle and MDA: Teaming Up to Make a Difference

For more than a decade, Blarney Castle has participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Annual Campaign. Through the sales of shamrocks at all EZ Mart locations, we have helped raise money to fight this disease and to help Michigan children who are afflicted. In 2009 alone, our stores raised $58,000 and volunteered at the MDA Telethon and the MDA summer camp.

Java Mountain School Sports Program

Each Fall, the Java Mountain Coffee School Sports Program is offered to local schools to help raise money for school programs. Interested schools are supplied 1,000 twelve-ounce Java Mountain coffee cups and enough coffee beans to make approximately 1,000 cups of coffee. These materials are supplied free of charge to schools. We have supplied more than $12,000 in coffee in the past two years! 

The Blarney Castle/EZ Mart “Lucky You” Customer Appreciation Tour 

From May through September, our management team, owners, and other members of the Blarney Castle family embark on a special Customer Appreciation Event tour. At three to four EZ Mart locations per week, customers invited to a celebration.  The Summer Tour is our way of saying “Thank You” to you, our loyal customers.

At each of the Blarney Castle/EZ Mart “Lucky You” Summer Tour events, customers are invited to EZ Mart locations throughout Northern Michigan for a celebration. They are provided, free-of-charge, Bill & Will gourmet hot dogs, selected beverages, and samples of select products. All of this takes place in a festive atmosphere – with island music, a tiki bar, an outdoor restaurant, raffles, and door prizes. Additionally, our staff is on hand to provide complimentary full-service gasoline and window washing for all customers.

We invite you to visit us this summer! Come join us for the party.

Blarney Castle Oil & Propane

12218 West St.
P.O. Box 246
Bear Lake, MI 49614

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