2013-06-20 / News

Foundation launches new ‘live’ fundraiser

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation is looking to begin an annual tradition by selling live Maine lobsters during Fourth of July activities.

The “Maine Event” – a fundraiser for the foundation – will bring in live lobsters that were swimming in the ocean on July 4 and arrive for pick-up at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manistique on July 5.

In existence since 1994, the foundation will use proceeds from the event to increase the amount of endowed funds that serve as the principal for grant-making in Schoolcraft County. Earnings from the endowment funds are used to sponsor grants to local organizations and individuals.

The most recent grant recipients included Lake Effect Community Art Center, the U.S. Forest Service, Emerald Elementary and Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility.

The community foundation awards grants twice a year, in May and November. Deadlines for applications are March 31 and Sept. 30.

Lobsters live weight will be between 1.35 and 1.37 pounds and are $20 each. Order deadline is June 30.

Payment must be made in advance and can be mailed to Schoolcraft County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 452, Manistique, MI 49854. Orders can be placed by contacting Marilyn Pitts-Johnson at 341-6815 or by email at rmpjson@gmail.com. An order form appears on page A8 of this edition.

Orders can also be placed by contacting the following board members: Dean Wood, Barb wood, Bob Panek, Lisa Demers, Carol Hollenbeck, Rick Wodzinski, Charlie Richey, Jack MacFarlane, Rob Schwartz, Steve Haarman, Vicki Hill, Lisa Lauzon and Laurie Jasmin.

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