2013-11-07 / Lifestyles

Lifestyles Briefs

Spaghetti benefit for Strasser set for Nov. 9

MANISTIQUE – A spaghetti benefit is planned for area resident Cayla Strasser on Saturday. The event will take place at the VFW from 4 – 7 p.m.

Strasser was recently diagnosed with ALL Leukemia, an acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which affects the blood and bone marrow. She is currently being treated at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, where she will undergo weekly chemotherapy treatments for six to eight months, followed by two years of maintenance.

The benefit will feature a silent auction, as well as a 50/50 raffle. One of the silent auction items is a Mackinac Bridge tour, donated by the Mackinac Bridge Authority. The authority donates six of these a year, and they cannot be purchased.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Foster grandparents plan in-service meet

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft County Foster Grandparent program will be having an in-service meeting on Nov. 8 at 11:15 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Manistique Senior Center.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.

The Foster Grandparent Program is administered by M.D.S. Community Action Agency.

For more information, contact Mary Bunnin or Peggy Ramsden at (906) 786-7080.

MARSP to hold meet in Manistique Nov. 10

MANSITIQUE – The Schoolcraft and Eastern Delta Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet on Nov. 13 at the VFW hall in Manistique.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with a brunch.

Jon Johnson, executive vice president of FutureMark, will be the speaker.

He will update what is happening at FutureMark, formerly Manistique Papers, Inc., along with the manufacturer’s upcoming plans.

A business meeting will follow brunch.

Amity group will host ‘homemade’ auction

MANISTIQUE – The Manistique Amity Group will conduct a “Homemade Items Auction” on Nov. 13. The event will take place at the Presbyterian Church at 9:30 a.m.

Members are asked to bring two homemade items or two baked goods. Members may also give a $5 donation in lieu of items.

Members are also asked to bring extra Christmas cards or postcards, which will be written out to the troops.

For more information call 341- 7444.

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