Community made Thanksgiving dinner possible

This week’s bouquets go to:

From the Community Thanksgiving Dinner Board:

Thank you to the whole of Delta County for once again supporting the Community Thanksgiving Dinner and giving so much back to our wonderful community. There were many things to be thankful for and enjoy as we shared friendships and food together.

From Mary and Ned Crawford:

A huge bouquet of applause for the Esky Pops concert on Nov. 15. Another bouquet to director Travis DuBord for pulling together the singers and Pops band into a terrific concert. It was a real pleasure to see the mix of generations both on stage and in the audience. Thank you, Esky Pops!

From Delta County Right to Life:

Right to Life of Delta County is grateful to John Molony and Sue Tackman for their efforts in organizing the local Life Chain in Escanaba on Sunday, Sept. 9. This national prayerful event is usually held in October across the country in support of the Sanctity of life for the unborn who cannot speak for themselves. Thanks to all who took part by carrying crosses and posters and their prayerful support and donations. May God bless you all for your powerful witness for life in our area.

From Mike Olson of Escanaba

In November of 1963, John Chown and Con Beck, musician teachers par excellence, chose to begin the tradition of musicals at Escanaba HIgh School with Oklahoma. 54 Broadway hits followed, this year’s grand show being Annie. Con’s son, John, directed the music this year and his daughter, Kyra, was Annie. (Conrad looked down and smiled.) In ’63, the likes of Kaiser, Helms, Lindstrom, Neumeier, Horchner, Bissell and dozens of others of us traipsed across the stage and sang our hearts out, enjoying camaraderie that the Annie cast and crew enjoyed. Staging and highlights are better now — acting and singing still superb. Mark Ammel, John Beck and Laura Robinson made Annie come together. Kyra and bald Gabe Smith were excellent leads. The performances of Rachel Bessonen, Jacob Beckon and Charlie Tackman stuck out—well. Tech crew, orchestra, adult production staff, chorus, servants and Hooverville residents made it all click. John Chown’s dog almost stole the show. Dream on now about November 2019 — another winner will arrive. Way to go, EHS drama and music! Be sure to catch December EHS music concerts, elementary through high school. Become a Fine Arts Patron and join Spotlights.


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.

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