Delta County has a whole bunch of visitors this week - about 1,500. The Michigan State Rally of Harley Davidson Owners Group (HOG) arrived in Escanaba Wednesday for its "Da Moonlight Rally."
The group has a wide variety of events planned during their stay in the area. Local residents are welcome at many of these events including last night's street party, the Wall of Death Motorcycle Show today and Saturday, and the parade HOG rally participants will stage for local residents Saturday.
To the Harley Davidson Owners Group - we are glad you are here. We think that you have chosen one of the best possible locations to hold your rally at. While you are here, we think you will enjoy many of the things that have lured us "locals" to call Delta County home.
Natural beauty surrounds us here. We have everything from scenic Lake Michigan coastlines to pristine forests. We have more miles of coastline here than any other county in Michigan. And - if you care to drop a line in the water - the Bays de Noc are one of the top fishing destinations in the country. Just ask the professional bass fishing tournament participants who were here a couple of weeks ago from all over the Midwest. They loved it.
You will find a wide array of merchants and businesses here in Delta County. They value their customers and will make you feel welcome when you patronize their business. You are valued and appreciated. Please take the time to stop and shop in our stores or enjoy a meal at one of our restaurants. We think you will be glad you did.
We do think, though, the thing you will remember most about our area is the people you will meet here. You will find some of the most kind, friendly and generous people right here in Delta County. After spending a few days here, we think you will agree.
So enjoy your stay - we are happy you are here.