Many helped spread holiday cheer

This week’s bouquets go to:

From the Free Community Christmas Day Dinner Committee:

The Free Community Christmas Day Dinner Committee would like to thank all who made the free community meal possible. There were dozens of volunteers who in advance of Christmas Day helped prepare the food, carve many turkeys, and make the fellowship hall a lovely place to dine. On Christmas Day, many more volunteers readied the food to be served, packed and delivered meals to those who for health or lack of transportation were unable to dine at the church, and many others who greeted and served with Christmas hospitality those who dined in. Many others stayed to clean. Most of volunteers were persons who volunteer annually and others just showed up looking for an opportunity to help. Others helped financially by buying turkeys, making pies or dinners rolls. Financial assistance was also provided by the Rotary club of Escanaba and Thrivent Financial. Thanks to the generosity of many, 485 persons received a delicious free Christmas Day meal. Two-hundred five persons dined at the church, 221 meals were delivered to shut-ins and public safety, and another 59 meals were take-out. Thank you to all!

From the All Saints Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society:

The All Saints Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank the Gladstone Fire department for so generously having the fireman’s candy cane drive. Because of their time and effort and the overwhelming generosity of the Gladstone community, we are able to better help our friends in need.

From Judy Deloria of Wells:

I would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Christian Park Village for providing a Christmas party for their residents. Food, beverages and music was enjoyed by all. Santa arrived and gave each resident a Christmas gift. Residents in nursing homes do not always have family near by to visit them at Christmas. The staff and volunteers are very dedicated to their residents and their well being.


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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