Surprise performance was memorable

This week’s bouquets go to:

From Bob Moraski of Bark River:

On Christmas Day, I received from my wife a ticket to see my favorite singer Martina McBride at the Island Resort & Casino. Little did I know that I would see what I now consider the finest singing performance of my life. Irony, it didn’t come from Martina but from a young gal who Martina allowed up on stage to sing “Anyway,” one of Martina’s many hits. I can’t imagine anyone ever performing this song more elegant then Molly did as she sang to Martina and for her mother.

It was the performance of a lifetime not just for Molly and her mother, but for the sold out audience who gave her a standing ovation, many with tears in their eyes. How Martina could have known what a talent Molly is we will probably never know, but Martina if you should ever read this article, thank you so very much for giving us the finest three minutes of singing quality I have ever witness.

Molly, you and your mom are very special people. The very best to you both and please keep singing. You have a incredible talent. If you would like to see this very special performance you can pick it up on the internet under

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See page 1A of today’s Daily Press for a story about Molly Slavinski and her performance

From James T. Jones Elementary School students and staff:

On behalf of the students and staff members of James T. Jones Elementary, I would like to thank the Delta County Sheriff’s Department, the Michigan DNR, the U.S. Forest Service, Gladstone High School, Gladstone Public Safety, and the Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department for sending representatives to our school on Feb. 15. These volunteers participated in the Community Kindness Tunnel as part of the Great Kindness Challenge. Greeting our students, giving them high fives, and reminding them to treat others well was a great way to start their day. Thank you for being a part of this event!


Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals and groups from our area who have had a very positive impact on the way we live.

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