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Volunteers pitch in to help community

April 23, 2012
Daily Press

This week's bouquets go to:

From the MDS CAA Early Childhood program:

"We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our families, parents, and volunteers. You keep our program going strong and without you, we could not do our jobs."

From the Gladstone High School Girls Basketball Team:

"The Gladstone High School Girls Basketball Team would like to thank their coaches, parents, fans, and community for their support and encouragement throughout the season. We truly enjoyed the dinners and decorations made, and also appreciated the many miles you traveled to cheer us on. We couldn't have done it without the unending support of our parents. In addition, thanks to our great administrators and the Athletic Department, specifically Mrs. Potvin and Mr. Houle, for their constant support. We are proud to represent our school and community!"

From the Rapid River Lions Club:

"On Thursday, April 12, the Rapid River Lions Club held its annual fundraising dinner for Bay Cliff Health Camp. There were 146 who attended including five past campers. The dinner raised $6,467 that was given to Tom Bennett, director of Bay Cliff. We would like to thank everyone who helped make this event a success again by helping with the dinner, along with those who attended this event along with all business, individuals, and organizations who donated food, or items that was used for our live auction and raffles. Thanks again for supporting the kids at BayCliff."

From Paul Mitchell the School:

"Paul Mitchell the School - Escanaba sends a bouquet to all businesses who made a donation to our annual Fun Raising campaign. Your commitment to helping in our community is sincerely appreciated. With all your generous donations we were able to reach our three month goal of $15,000."

From the Rapid River Elementary School:

"The Rapid River Elementary School would like to send special thanks to our Parent Teacher Club (P.T.C.) who organized another successful Book Fair to kick off March Reading Month. The theme was "Hawaiian Luau," and besides the book fair, families came to enjoy games, dance the limbo, have smoothies, and try to Hula Hoop. They raised even more money than their goal, so our students have received brand new Accelerated Reading Books for their classrooms. Thanks also go to teachers, staff, and parents who decorated the hallways in our theme, helped with games, prepared a special breakfast with books for students and families, and did many extra things to make the month memorable. Our students are very fortunate to have such wonderful volunteers."


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.



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