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Supporters helped make Vino at the Casino a success

November 12, 2011
Daily Press

This week's bouquets go to:

From the Rotary Club of Escanaba:

"The Rotary Club of Escanaba would like to thank all of the sponsors, attendees, support staff and all fellow Rotarians for making this years Vino at the Casino a huge success. Also a special thank you to the Bark River Lions for their generous contribution. We are looking forward to another successful event next year for our 10th anniversary of Vino at the Casino."

From Joe Kaplan of Escanaba:

"The Escanaba Migratory Bird Enhancement Initiative got off to a successful start this past weekend with an enthusiastic turnout of volunteers - 45 in total - that spent the morning planting over 150 potted trees, shrubs, and perennials on Aronson Island for the benefit of migratory birds. Thanks to the many community members representing a diversity of organizations including Boy Scouts, Wild Ones, Master Gardeners, Audubon, and three student organizations - the Bay College Math and Science Club and the bird clubs from Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech. Special thanks is in order to Glenn Vande Water and Larry Gravatt for traveling to Menominee County to pick up hundreds of donated trees and shrubs from Mr. McGregor's Garden and for arranging logistics for the substantial planting. Additional plants for the project were generously donated by Wildlife Unlimited of Delta County, Wild Turkey Federation, and Brian Black at the Greenhouse at Bay College. Bay College also loaned shovels, rakes, and a wheelbarrow for the planting. The city of Escanaba also deserve our thanks for supporting for this initiative and for its willingness to work with us to enhance wildlife habitat in Escanaba City Parks."

From the Foster Grandparents of the Bark River-Harris School:

"We would like to say thank you to the staff, students and everyone else who helped to make our penny drive a great success!"

From The Bay's de Noc Gobbler Wheelin Sportsmen Program:

"We would like to express our sincere thank you to John and Judy DeGrand (owners of Cat-Man-Do's), Bob Gasparick and the Rogers Bros. (Cooks) and all the volunteers and community support that helped make our Sept. 18 fund-raiser at Cat-Ma-Do's a hug success."


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,, and clicking on the Virtual Newsroom button. Once there, click on "Bouquets" and follow the simple instructions.



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