The Knights of Columbus Council 640 of Escanaba recently distributed funds from its annual M.I. (Tootsie Roll) Drive. Several local organizations were each presented with a check for $325.50. At right, K of C drive co-chair, James Gallagher, center, presented donations to Lourie Schuenke and Cindy Vader of U.P. Down Syndrome Association, at left, and Marie Maniaci and Kelvin Smyth of the Rotary Trust for Children With Special Needs.
Justin Thompson of Touchtone Programs, at left. accepts a check from K of C co-chair, Allan Blahnik. Also receiving a donation were Carl Leonard and mike Leonard of Bridgewood Central.
At left, Allan Blahnik makes a presentation to Cheryl Starnes of Adult Learning Systems, and Kris Olson of Community Handicap Awareness Team (C.H.A.T.). Also receiving funds but not pictured are representatives from Bay Cliff Health Camp and The Proud Equestrian Program of the Delta County 4-H.