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Ladies Day at fair was special

This week’s bouquets go to:

From Patricia Hoffmeyer of Wilson:

Although I always enjoy Ladies Day at the U.P. State Fair, this year was extra special for me. I was the lucky recipient of the 41st, 2018 annual quilt made from the 2018 quilt block contest. The theme was “Barns.” Living out in Wilson surrounded by barns my husband and I certainly appreciated all 20 of the diverse blocks and the story that went with each one. They go together to make a truly outstanding work of art. Being an amateur quilter myself, I marveled at the skill, design, and hard work that went into each block. I am so grateful to all the ladies that work together to present a quilt like this each. year. Thank you for this beautiful treasure.

From Mike “Chief” Olson of Escanaba:

Just recently another retired Escanaba retired educator passed away. Bob Meyer, 92, from Escanaba, was a long time social sciences teacher at the junior high. Mr. Meyer was a committed professional who held the highest standards in providing education for local students. Bob, for decades, along with his wife and four children, managed the summer operations of Presbytery Point Camp in MIchigamme. It was fitting that Bob died there at the family cottage on Lake Michigamme. Bob also, along with Don McKie, was a longtime Scout Leader of Troop 404. Bob lived his life according to the following Cherokee legend: When he was born he cried and people rejoiced. Bob lived his life so that when he died he rejoiced and we mourned.

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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.

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