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Area ‘lighting contest’ returns until Jan. 6

MANISTIQUE – Local residents and businesses are invited to participate once again in the annual “Christmas Lighting Contest”, sponsored by the Schoolcraft County Chamber of Commerce.

Home and business owners across the county have until Dec.17, to register for the contest. To sign up, pay the $5 entry fee at the chamber office located on U.S. 2 in Manistique.

A ballot listing all entries in both residential and commercial categories will be available Dec. 23.

Area residents can complete ballots until Jan. 6. Ballots can be dropped off at the Advisor and the chamber.

First, second and third prizes will be awarded in both categories. Winners will receive Manistique Merchants Association “Merchant Bucks” gift certificates.

For more information, stop by the chamber office or call 341- 5010.

Float winners named for Christmas parade

MANISTIQUE – Winners in the 2013 Manistique Merchants Christmas Parade which took place Friday are as follows: Business – Commercial Class

First place: State Savings Bank

Second place: mBank Non-Profit Organizations

First place: Boy Scouts Christmas Spirit

First place: mBank

Second place: Clyde’s Drive In Emergency Service

First place: Manistique EMS

Second place: Hiawatha Fire Dept. Judge’s Choice

State Savings Bank

Merchants draw first Christmas cash wins

MANISTIQUE – The annual Manistique Merchants Association Christmas Cash drawing is back. Area shoppers can enter the giveaway by visiting any participating business and registering. No purchase is necessary.

On Dec. 20, one entrant will win a 32-inch Toshiba LED TV or a Wii game system.

Weekly drawings are held each Wednesday. The winners in this week’s drawing were:


Vicki Hill (6032 Cutting Crew), Sherri Krause (Manistique Radio Center).


Edna Phillips (Putvin Drug), Mike Setterlind (Apple Barrel), Mary McCune (Ben Franklin), Barb Lenzi (Flower Cottage).


Bob Barr (Paul’s Plumbing), Bryon Johnson (State Savings Bank), Kristy Mattson (Jack’s Fresh Market), Belinda Clark (mBank), Flo Demers (Save-ALot).

Winners may pick up their MMA gift certificates at mBank.

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