Kids get to meet Hometown Heroes

This week’s bouquets go to:

On June 20, the Escanaba Rotary and The Northern Lights YMCA held a a Hometown Heroes event at the YMCA. The event was created as a opportunity for kids from Camp Harstad and the YMCA Day Camp to meet and get to know some real hometown heroes. Approximately 90 kids attended the event in the parking lot of the YMCA.

The event was represented by Escanaba Public Safety, Delta County Sheriff Department’s Search and Rescue Team, Delta County Sheriff Department K-9, Michigan State Police, Gladstone Public Safety, Hannahville Tribal Police Department, Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, Ford River Township Fire Department, UP Health’s Rampart Rescue Squad.

The agencies were gracious about bringing out their equipment for the kids to check out. Besides getting the opportunity to meet the officers the kids got the opportunity to check out Police Cars, Fire Trucks, ORV’s, Ambulance and Boats. The kids were excited at getting the chance to watch a k-9 Demonstration. The whole purpose of the event was to give the kids the opportunity to meet and honor real heroes in their hometown area.

From Chris Jensen:

Even though the school year has come to a close, I would like to send a bouquet to all of the Cameron Elementary School PTO parents who provided baked good treats for the Reading Buddy program this past school year. On behalf of the 30 plus volunteer RSVP reading buddy adults, who volunteer their time for several hours each week to assist in this valuable program, we want the PTO to know we appreciate this simple act of kindness and look forward to it next year.

From Mary Fritz of Escanaba:

A special thank you to Terry Flower of the City of Escanaba for his extra hard work, concern and continued communication to us here at Classic Auto Collision during the recent shutdown of 3rd Avenue North. Being the only “land locked” business on 3rd Avenue, Terry went above and beyond to make sure we were operating as efficiently as possible despite the road closure. It was evident he truly cared and did everything he could to meet the anticipated project timeline of one week despite some unexpected issues and rainy weather. Thank you Terry and all others involved in completing this important project in a timely fashion.


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.

They may also be sent to us by going to our Web site, www.dailypress.net, and clicking on the submit news button. Once there, click on “Bouquets” and follow the simple instructions.