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Leader Dogs for the Blind presentation

WELLS — The public is welcome to hear a presentation about Leader Dogs for the Blind from Gretchen Preston, president of the Marquette Lions Club, Wednesday, May 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Wells Township Hall.

Leader Dogs for the Blind is an organization based in Rochester Hills, Mich. that provides leader dogs at no charge to those who need them.

Preston, who is visually impaired, will be presenting with her leader dog Floyd. In addition to being a representative for Leader Dogs for the Blind with Preston, Floyd is an honorary member of the Marquette Lions Club.

Leader Dogs for the Blind is also seeking foster families and puppy raisers. More information will be presented at the meeting.

The presentation is brought to the local community by the Bay de Noc Lions Club, a community service-oriented Lions Club. The club is the first of its kind in the area and seeks ideas from the public for ways to improve or better the community. The group is looking for charter members to assist in its development and hopes to officially charter in July of this year.

Placing of flags on ­veteran graves

MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft All Vets announce the placing of flags on veteran graves in the dozen Schoolcraft cemeteries will take place Saturday, May 18. Members of the public are welcome to take part. Those interested are asked to meet at the VFW Post on Maple Street at 9 a.m. for assignments.

In the event of bad weather, the posting will take place on Saturday, May 25 at the same time and place.

The Schoolcraft All Vets is a loose organization of The American Legion Post 83, the Disabled American Legion Chapter 26, and the Veterans of Foreign War Post 4420.

Lions Club breakfast

POWERS — The Powers-Spalding Lions Club will host their annual pancake breakfast and bake sale May 19. Serving will be from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the St. John Neumann Parish Hall.

The Lions will honor the North Central senior class and their advisors with a free breakfast.

Birthday calendars may also be picked up at this time.

RSVP Advisory Council meeting Thursday

ESCANABA — The Delta County Advisory Council of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will hold its meeting on Thursday, May 16 at 4 p.m. (EST) at Community Action Agency, 507 1st Avenue North in Escanaba.

RSVP is sponsored by the Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency & Human Resources Authority, Inc. The meeting is open to the public. If interested, call Lori Giuliani at 906-786-7080, ext. 136 on or before Tuesday, May 14.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

RSVP is funded by The Corporation for National and Community Service, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services/Aging and Adult Services Agency and the United Way of Delta County.

Memorial Day military ceremonies planned

ESCANABA — The Delta County Veteran Council will be holding Memorial Day ceremonies on May 27 at area cemeteries and monuments.

Ceremonies will take place at Holy Cross at 9 a.m., Lakeview Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., and at the Ludington Park veterans monument at 10 a.m. The laying of the wreath for the soldiers and sailors lost at sea ceremony, presented by the Ladies Auxiliary of Marine Corps League 444, will also take place at Ludington Park.

At 11 a.m., the Veteran Council will travel to Gardens of Rest Ceremony for its military service, honoring the veterans who have passed away since last Memorial Day.

The Garden Of Rest ceremony will be held outside at 11 a.m. Craig Woerpel will be the master of ceremonies, and Jeffery A. Sierpien, retired USMC and the Delta County Airport manager, will be the speaker. Laura Sliva, Escanaba High School junior, will be singing the National Anthem and also playing Taps to end the ceremony.

Amvets Post 123 of Escanaba will be performing the rifle salute at all the ceremonies.

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