No shortage of local talent

This week’s bouquets go to:

From Janet Lindstrom of Escanaba:

I would like to thank Bay College and all the people that were involved in the Wizard of Oz for giving our community a wonderful performance that was so professional and well done from the actors, music, community effort I know and we should be so proud of it. To the children that were in this play you were terrific! You were so focused and well behaved and just a joy to watch. Thanks to all of you for all the hours and dedication you gave to this play.

To the Escanaba high school that presented the play Elf, it was terrific too. We have so much talent among our young people in our community and we should be very proud of them. To all the adults that work with the students and the parents I thank you because without your care and support things like this would not be possible.

Now it is the season that we are gifted with so much beautiful music among various groups that will perform for us and I hope our community will take advantage of all the performances that will be done. We need these things to keep us mindful of what is really important in our lives. We need them to give us hope that all the world is not dark and that we do have a purpose. I am grateful for all the people in our community that bring joy and peace.

From Mike Olson of :Ford RIver/Escanaba

In the past few weeks, both Bay College and Escanaba High School have presented two excellent musicals, the Wizard of Oz and Elf respectively. Both were well cast, directed superbly and included great sets and costumes, the usual staple great dancing and singing (and orchestra), and included lots of children and elves. The packed audiences enjoyed and applauded. Thanks go to the directors and all the backstage people in all categories who made the “on stage” actors shine. The fine arts in this area continuously soar. Congratulations to all! The Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man supported Dorothy (Kyra Beck) wonderfully, and Garrett Johnson in Elf — well, he “was” and “made” Elf — a superb rendition of Will Ferrell’s role in the movie. Laura Silva and Megan Fritz (only a freshman) and the super serious Ben Campbell shone. Macy Leisenring kept us in stitches. They were both Christmas magic.


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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