2018-09-13 / Lifestyles

GFWC Manistique has busy summer


The GFWC Manistique Women’s Club had a busy summer, participating in and donating to various events and organizations. Above, some of the GFWC members are shown at Folk Fest. At right, GFWC brought some “wizardry” to the Independence Day parade. Courtesy photos The GFWC Manistique Women’s Club had a busy summer, participating in and donating to various events and organizations. Above, some of the GFWC members are shown at Folk Fest. At right, GFWC brought some “wizardry” to the Independence Day parade. Courtesy photos MANISTIQUE – GFWC Manistique Women’s Club may not have had any business meetings or programs this summer, but the ladies remained busy.

The “Emerald City” came alive during the Independence Day celebration with the characters from “The Wizard of Oz”. GFWC members used the “discover” theme of the parade to emphasize the emerald city and to “discover” the GFWC Manistique Women’s Club.

Members also provided lunch, for one week, to the art group that painted the “discover” mural.

During the Folk Fest, GFWC members again sold pies in support of the maintenance of the fountain at Triangle Park. They also sold used and refurbished jewelry and donated to Operation Smile, an international group that does operations for cleft pallets.

GFWC Manistique Women’s Club, in appreciation of area teachers, put together some “survival packets”. The packets were delivered to the school on teacher orientation day.

Labor Day weekend brought the car show and again GFWC Manistique Women’s Club had a presence with jewelry for Operation Smile.

They also sold “paw prints” in support of Canine Companions for Independence. GFWC Michigan and GFWC International has partnered with CCI to raise funds to assist with the training of specialty service dogs. For more information on this partnership, see CCI. org or gfwc.org (click “what we do” then click on “partnerships”, and “Home Life”).

The monthly Medicare birthday parties continued through the summer and so has the GFWC’s community improvement project – the flower/tree planters downtown.

The group also has a Free Little Library near the new campground. More free Little Libraries are being installed at The Grind and Pioneer Park soon.

GFWC is seeking members and meets the second Tuesday of the month, Sept. through May, at 12 p.m. at the Comfort Inn in Manistique.

For more information, call 341- 6701.

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