This week's bouquets go to:
From the Bays de Noc Maritime Festival Committee:
The committee that organized the 2nd Annual bays de Noc Maritime Festival would like to thank everyone involved for our wonderful event. We are already securing vessels for next year's Maritime Festival, July 12-13, as part of the nine-day "Esky 150" celebration. Watch for our sailing announcements.
From Ribfest organizers:
Ribfest was a huge success. The number of people downtown was a very positive sign that the downtown is alive and doing well. So many people commented on how nice everything looked and the many new facades. The comments on the ribs were just as positive. We saw lots of familiar faces and we had people just passing through that stopped in for ribs and ended up shopping for a couple hours. We asked a lot of our guests how they enjoyed the ribs and they said the problem was too much to eat and too many good ribs to pick a winner. The comments were consistently positive all day long.
Voters agree that it was tough to pick a winner with Crispigna's gaining the most votes with Rosy's Diner a close second, Ludington Grill and the Highland tied for third, The Terrace Bay and Schooners also prepared ribs. Again this year the voting was extremely close meaning we have no shortage of excellent ribs in the area. I want to thank each of the prepares for doing such a great job and encourage Daily Press readers visit their restaurants. Comments we also made about the band, Resolution played from 3 to 6 p.m. to a large crowd of old and new fans, while guest shopped, dined, and enjoyed the race vehicle display outside Ernie's Irish Pub. The night concluded with a race wrap up party for BBBS where fans won race tickets to Bark River Off Road races Aug. 10-12. The sidewalk sales were good, the ribs were good, all in all I'd say the entire day was a big success and next year should be even better.
From Randy Daigneault, director of Perspectives Adult Care Center:
"A big bouquet to the Escanaba International Raceway volunteers, Kathy Rose and Kathy Winling, for selecting Perspectives Adult Care Center to be the recipients of the 50/50 raffle on Saturday, July 28. We were able to collect $795 for our program from this night. Thanks to all the race fans who bought raffle tickets."
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.