This week's bouquets go to:
From Paul Fix, committee chairman of the Escanaba Noon Kiwanis Club:
"The Escanaba 'Noon' Kiwanis Club would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2011 Upper Peninsula Special Olympics Basketball Tournament a huge success."
From Michael O'Neal of Rock:
"On Feb. 19, the Gladstone Indians American Legion Baseball teams held their annual spaghetti feed. On behalf of the parents and players of the teams I would like to thank the Gladstone American Legion Auxiliary for all of their help, encouragement and expertise in the kitchen. The can raffles were a huge success. Thank you for all the wonderful donations. To everyone who came and ate, wasn't it wonderful? Thank you all so much."
From the American Red Cross:
"The American Red Cross would like to thank the all the donors who took the time to donate 154 units of blood during last week's blood drive. Their generous gift of life will make a difference in up to 462 people's lives! A thank you also goes to the organizations and businesses which provided locations for the drive and refreshments. We also could not have the blood drive without the help of all our wonderful volunteers."
From the Altrusa Club of Escanaba:
"The Altrusa Club of Escanaba would like to send a giant bouquet to the third and fourth grade classes at Webster School. They collected over 500 books for our "Book Box" Literacy project. How great that our students are sharing the gift of reading with the children of Delta County! Great going kids!"
From Maxine Adenau of Escanaba:
"Thank you for the interesting story on Hanna Marksman (Feb. 26 Lifestyles). I always wondered where the name Hannahville came from. I will be looking forward to the next Hall of Fame person."
From the Sixth Grade Xplosion girls:
"A huge thank you to Chris Saunders, Ross Rahoi and Tyson Ferrari for all the time and effort put into the recent Escanaba Xplosion basketball tournament which was a huge success. This tournament was not only run well but it brought in 52 teams from various places to our city to play, eat and sleep. The self-less hours and effort invested is noticed and appreciated - not only for the tournament but for the coaching season. Thank you."
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, www.dailypress.net, and clicking on the submit news button. Once there, click on "Bouquets" and follow the simple instructions.