Taking time to celebrate
The 39th Annual Independence Day Celebration was held on Saturday in downtown Curtis. Festivities included over 50 arts and crafts booths, the Lions’ Famous Chicken BBQ, and the “Biggest Little Town Parade in Michigan”. Above, left, spectators watch as the Petoskey Steel Band plays a tune while passing by. Pioneer Days also took place Saturday in Pioneer Park in Manistique. Features throughout the day included musical entertainment; an early American encampment with demonstrations and music; special “Christmas Tree Ship” exhibits; and a Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce bake sale. At top right, a visitor walks past a tent housing an exhibit. At bottom right, Bill Reid (right) discusses a piece of antique equipment with Nick Hoholik.