This week's bouquets go to:
From Bill Dubord and Cathy Pearson of the Community Action Agency in Escanaba:
"Growth in our local economy is negligible, if nonexistent. With that in mind, it's comforting to know local residents continue to be there for their friends and neighbors in need. A case in point are the Walk for Warmth benefits that raise funds for residents who have trouble paying their home heating bills. Once again we are humbled by the generosity and care of residents who step up and help others. The walks, which take place in Menominee and Delta counties in February, are mostly symbolic, drawing attention to home heating problems faced by many in our region.
"The real giving comes in the form of donations of food, prizes, money, time and effort and by those participating in the walks or buying a brat at our Big Brat Sale in Escanaba or Brats for Breakfast sale in Menominee.
"In addition to the brat sales and the walks, we were also supported by Ron Lundberg and the folks at the Rusty Rail who once again hosted the Ride for Warmth. Much thanks to our great sponsors: WJMN/WFRV TV, Radio Results Network and the Island Resort and Casino. Additionally, Edward Jones Investments and DSTech sponsored our Big Brat Sale. Viau's Market stepped up and donated many of the brats sold for the brat sale. To date we've raised just over $31,000 to help our Delta County neighbors and $16,000 to help our Menominee County neighbors with heat assistance. We could not do this without all of the support we get from our very generous communities. It was house-warming and heartwarming all at the same time. Thanks to all who helped."
From Joe Russell, hunter safety instructor coordinator from the Natural Resources- Escanaba field office:
"I would like to thank some of the sport and hunting clubs around Delta county for sponsoring lunch for the hunter safety classes held at the DNR Pocket Park over the years. Ken Bucholtz, NWTF; Wildlife unlimited of Delta Co; U.P. Whitetails of Delta Co; Moe Sanderson from the Hostess Outlet Store, the Great Lakes Sports and Recreation club, Elmers County Market, and everyone else associated that I may have forgotten. The students in the classes are all grateful for the free meals. Also, thanks very much to S.O.R.V.A. of Delta County for supplying lunch for the ORV classes."
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 submit news button. Once there, click on "Bouquets" and follow the simple instructions.