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Escanaba Class of 1963 55th reunion

ESCANABA — The 55th Reunion of the Escanaba Class of 1963 will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 and Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Classmates will reunite at the Escanaba Elks Lodge on Tuesday at 5 p.m. They will then meet at the Terrace Bay Hotel on Wednesday with social hour at 5 p.m. followed by dinner, entertainment and dancing beginning at 6 p.m.

Spouses of members who have passed and friends of the class are welcome to attend.

If interested, please email or call kacreten@gmail.com, (906) 420-1262.

Joint service at park planed for local UMCs

CEDAR RIVER — On Sunday, July 22, both First UMC and Central UMC of Escanaba will be joining in a combined service with First UMC of Menominee at Wells State Park at noon Eastern time.

A potluck picnic will follow the service along with games, swimming, etc. Regular services at First UMC and First UMC Menominee will not be held on this Sunday. Central UNC will have their 10:30 a.m. services as usual.

Gladstone Lions 4th of July raffle winners

GLADSTONE — The winners of this year’s Gladstone Lions 4th of July raffle are Cheryl Dykes, $1,000; Sarah Kowalski, $300; Mary Peterson, $125; Diane Shea, $50; and Joe Maki, $25. mBank cooler packages were won by Michael Lindahl, George Mozader, Joe Maki, and Andy Jacques.

Over the years, the Gladstone Lions 4th of July raffle proceeds have totaled $113,771 and have contributed to many local organizations and events.

The Gladstone Lions would like to thank the community for their continued support of these raffles.

Operation Christmas Child workshop Aug. 7

GLADSTONE — On Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., all Operation Christmas Child volunteers are invited to a free informational and inspirational workshop. Volunteers will kick-start the packing season with some great ideas, food, and door prizes.

The workshop will take place at the Lake Bluff Retirement Community Center in Gladstone. For more information, call Area Team Leader Julie Bietila at (906) 282-3346 or jboxes4jc@yahoo.com.

Immanuel to hold VBS

ESCANABA — Immanuel Lutheran Church will be holding a vacation Bible school at the church Aug. 6 through Aug. 9

At the vacation Bible school, called “Shipwrecked VBS,” kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and eat yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, and collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love.

Kids will also learn to look for evidence of God all around them through “God Sightings.” Each day concludes with the “Sail Away Sendoff” that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time for supper at 5:30 p.m.

Shipwrecked is for kids ages 3 to 12 and will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day. Registration forms are on the church website: www.immanuelescanaba.org.

For more information, call (906) 786-6771. The church office is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.

No Taco Tuesdays

GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will not be having Taco Tuesdays, for the months of July and August.

Escanaba Class of 1949 to meet Aug. 3

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s graduating class of 1949 is having a luncheon get-together at the Stonehouse of Friday, Aug. 3 at noon. Spouses or other companions are welcome.

Call Agnes at (906) 428-3458 if you wish to attend.

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