Don’t forget to come to the Manistique Senior Center Open House, which is scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 6. Karaoke will begin at 11 a.m. and there will be drawings for gifts all day long. To sign up for Belinda’s famous BBQ ribs, call 341-5085. You must be preregistered to eat, allowing them time to get enough food ordered.
A great big thank you goes out to the many, many individuals and businesses that make this day possible. If by chance you win a prize, please take the time to thank the donator which will encourage them to make a donation again for our next open house. Let me clue you in on what we have received in assistance and gifts so far:
Let’s start out with the City Crew. These guys drop off bleachers, garbage cans and cones to block the driveway. While setting up, you will find my husband Joe and Guy Bowman from Bowman’s Gas & Oil setting up tents, which are donated by Guy each year. Community Corrections, under the direction of Tony Grahovac, is seen throughout the day setting up tables and chairs, and at the end of the day you see these same guys tearing everything down. The event wouldn’t be possible without this crew as they are the back bones.
Mary LaFleur, a very valued volunteer, has spent hours placing calls for donations and boy has it paid off. We have some awesome gifts to give away. Mary and her husband, Len are also often seen decorating the Center. Dennis and Sally Cook, owners of Holiday Helpers, gave the Center a discount on balloons as part of the decorations.
The party wouldn’t be complete without “snackies”. Bill Eimmerman from Toby’s who drops by with his usual donation of chips and dips. Nick, owner of Manistique Ice delivers his donation of ice for the day and Bink’s Coca- Cola, BG’s Mini Market, Save A Lot, Apple Barrel and Jack’s Fresh Market fill the totes with pop and water for all to enjoy!
We are ready! Karaoke is throughout the day. A great big thank you to Mary Larson of Rapid River, for making this possible and for the use of all her musical equipment. Volunteers come out of the wood work to show off their talent. If you sing, and would like to be included, just drop by and we will see to it we find time to let you share your talents. The more the merrier!
Now for what you have been waiting for. Drawings throughout the day will include the following:
• Lakeshore Shell - $25 gift card
• Fresh From the Farm - $25 gift certificate
• Gulliver Crossroads – two certificates for a large sub of your choice
• Pizza Hut – Pizza of your choice
• Clydes Drive-In – Cheeseburger Basket
• Flower Cottage - $15 gift certificate
• 6032 Cutting Crew - $15 gift certificate
• Paul’s Plumbing and Appliance - $25 gift certificate
• Manistique Rentals –red and blue garbage bag giveaways
• Schoolcraft Memorial Fitness Center – Two $30 gift certificates
• Main Street Pizza – One large pizza of your choice
• Emerald City Espresso Café – Two $5 gift certificates
• Manistique Oil Company - $25 gift certificate
• Curran Chevrolet – oil change
• Chuck Renze Ford – oil change
• Dairy Kream – ten $1 gift certificates
• Hardee’s – two thick burgers two breakfast sandwiches
• Mustard Seed – garden bud flower stake
• Suzy’s Shadow Box – Sayklly’s chocolates
• Brazda’s Heating and Refrigeration – monetary donation towards cake
• Buckshot’s Bar – monetary donation towards cake
• Big Boy – Big Boy coffee cups and bobbie heads
• NAPPA –socket and bit set
• Malloy Insurance and Real Estate – atlas, tote bags and bag of goodies
• Manistique Papers, Inc. – envelopes
• The Hair Connection - $10 gift certificate
• Superior State Agency and Design on A Tee – three Senior Citizen throws
• Apple Barrel – bottle of wine
• Cinema I – eight theatre tickets
• State Savings Bank – duffle bag, coffee cups and martini glasses
• Putvin’s Health Mart – bug ornament
• People’s Store - $15 gift certificate
• Ben Franklin Store - $15 gift certificate
• The Flower Shop of Ben Franklin - $15 gift certificate
• Corner Cutz Salon – bag of hair products
• Limestone Federal Credit Union – two tote bags, coffee mugs, sticky pads, key chain, sewing kit, pens
• MBank – coffee mug, sticky pads, pens, golf tees and coasters
• Burger King – two whoppers and soft cone certificates
• Marley’s Bar and Grill – koozies, two miller necklaces
• Subway – sandwich certificates
• Manistique Radio Center – Nat King Cole CD set
• Carmeuse Lime & Stone – generous monetary donation
• The 40 Bar & Grill – pizza certificate
• Cedar Street Café - $10 gift certificate
• Manistique Federal Credit union – bag of goodies
• The Upper Crust - $10 gift certificate
• MDS – CAA – 20 Noon meal tickets
• DesJarden Excavating – generous monetary donation
• Mary Lou Arnold – assorted bags of goodies
• Kim Chartier – handmade slippers
• Cathy Wise – floral wreath
• Clarice Becks – alarm clock and body powder
• Mary LaFleur – handmade kitchen towel and dish cloth set
• Carl and Vi Sundling – two $5 Big Boy certificates – two $5 Subway certificates
• Kristin Anderson – 3-piece fleece hat/scarf/mittens set
• Rita Rossier – crocheted hat
• Nancy and Bill Cheney – (Straight from their garden) pickled beets, pineapple zucchini marmalade, strawberry jam, sweet relish, blackberry jelly and red raspberry jelly
• Guerda Frenette – two $10 cash envelopes
Who doesn’t like food? The following made the snack table possible: Eris Webb – cheese tray; Rosemary Sablack – crackers; Bibi Duquette - crackers; Mary Burns – dip; Toby’s – chips/dip; Rita Rossier – deviled eggs; Mary LaFleur – taco dip; Pam Beaudre – cucumber sandwiches
When arriving, you will definitely want to check out the raffle area, as we have some great giveaways there also, which include:
• Two wooden jewelry boxes – donated by Mary Burns
• Old barn wood planter bench – donated by Lane and Deb Blandford
• Chip-In Island Resort & Casino – one night stay at casino
• Chip-In Island Resort & Casino – two tickets to “The Spirit of Christmas”
• Assorted baskets two – donated by Carl and Jean Louis
• Framed wolf picture – Donated by Carl and Jean Louis
• Wood lily picture – (oops! We missed getting the name of the donor)
• Throw – donated by Superior State Agency and Design on a Tee
Volunteers you will see scurrying around the day of the event are Sharon Fish, Jean Louis, Mary LaFleur, Kristin Anderson, Mary Burns, Kristin Anderson, Jean Louis and Eris Webb. We couldn’t do it without you girls! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
If we missed listing any individual or business, please do not hesitate to contact the Center at 341- 5923. We appreciate and sincerely wish to thank each and every one of you for making this day possible. We will be looking forward to seeing you!
A quick reminder, the Senior Center Board has agreed to “treat” those who ride Public Transit to and from the Open House by purchasing their ride ticket. Call 341- 2111, ahead of time, if possible, to make arrangements.
And last but not least, a great big thank you goes out to The Pioneer Tribune and The Advisor for their support in advertising our upcoming events.
A monetary donation has been received in memory of:
• Gregory Voss from Pat and Larry Clark.
Birthdays this week: Sept. 1-Fronia McKenzie and Ken Wilson, Sept. 2-Annette Anderson, Sept. 4-Goerge Robere and Joanne Hastings, Sept. 5-Connie Letson Helen Johnson. Happy birthday wishes to all!