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School bus drivers go extra mile

May 1, 2010
Daily Press

This week's bouquets go to:

` From Katie Brewer-Berres of Escanaba:

"To Shelly Giese, driver of school bus 19, and Sandy Wanic, driver of school bus 14. When my daughter got on the wrong bus last week, Shelly found out which bus she needed to be on and transferred her to Sandy's bus where she was brought safely home. It is comforting to know that the school bus drivers are looking out for our children. Thank you."

` From the Family Readiness Group:

"The 1434th Eng. Co., and the 1430th Eng.Co. Family Readness Group would like to extend a huge thank you to Saykllys. The soldiers loved the fudge eggs and all the extras in the box. It made for a great day in Iraq. Again thank you also for supporting the troops."

`From Carol Carlson, Right To Life:

"A special thanks go out to all the young artist and their leader or teacher for the 91 entries from Berean Baptist church in Soo Hill, United Evangelical Church in Gladstone, Holy Family C.C.D. classes and the Armata Bianca group in Flat Rock, Calvary Baptist Church in Escanaba, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton C.C.D. in Bark River and the Holy Name Elementary School classes in Escanaba. You are ail winners for life and were very proud of each and every one of you!"

` From Nina Johnson, Escanaba:

"Thanks and kudos to the Delta County Historical Society's program on "History of the House of Ludington," researched and presented by Karen Lindquist and Kathy Brunette at city hall last Wednesday evening.

"The place was packed as Karen's commentary, including many pictures, laid out the true facts about owner Pay Hayes' mysterious background, as well as his unusual personality and demand for perfection.

"Kathy, who interspersed her remarks with scintillating stories of what she observed during her four summers as a waitress at the House of Ludington throughout her college breaks, added a very special touch to their presentation.

"This is such a valuable piece of Escanaba history. It is unfortunate that there wasn't a camera recording every second for posterity. Perhaps there could be some way that this might be accomplished and copies made to sell as a fund-raiser for the Historical Society. It was a most delightful evening and everyone was thankful they we're lucky enough to be there."

` From Wendy Pepin of Escanaba:

"Thank you, fans and supporters of the Blues for a Cause concerts held over the past couple of years. Since the first "Paws for the Blues" in 2006, we've raised over $21,000 for local charities - all of it your money. Charities that have benefited are: Delta Area Animal Society, Carefree Dental Clinic, Northwoods Air Lifeline, the food pantries of the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul Society, Upper Peninsula Diabetes Outreach Network, Delta County Cancer Alliance, and Delta County Search and Rescue. Our final concert of the season was held on April 2 and we netted $4,276 for Delta County Search and Rescue! Also, thank you Mike Pouliot and staff at the Terrace Bay Resort, MC Pat (Tedge) DeBauche, Tami and Kay at Photo Offset, and all the friends that have helped with these events. Please watch for our fund-raising concert series to begin again next fall."


Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals and groups from our area who have had a very positive impact on the way we live.

We identify our bouquet recipients in one of two ways: from Daily Press news pages and from nominations sent in by our readers.

Mail us a postcard or letter identifying your nomination and putting into detail what they've done. Include your name, address, and phone number. Send nominations to Saturday Bouquets, The Daily Press, 600 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829. They may also be sent to us by going to our Web site,



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