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Residents help visitors in need

September 1, 2012
Daily Press

This week's bouquets go to:

From Nancy J. Burk of Harbor Springs, Mich.:

"I would like to thank all the wonderful people who came to my aid when my motor home burned on Aug. 7 in their neighborhood in Gladstone. The lady who took my dog, those that brought boxes and bags for the items I was able to rescue, those who took the contents of the refrigerator that were useful to keep for me. Those that brought me supper while I waited for my brother to come and get me from Sayner, Wis. The young lady that brought us lemonade. God bless you all and I love you.

I was looking forward to spending that night in your great park. I did get to my class reunion in Eagle River on Aug. 11."

From Jenny Olson of Iron River:

"On Aug. 16 my 14 year old son went to Escanaba to enjoy a day of fair and fun with two friends. Somehow along the way, he lost his IPod touch. Well, being that we live in Iron River and not really knowing what had happened to the IPod, we didn't think we would ever get it back.

"Well, someone had turned it in to the lost and found at the fair. I would just like to say thank you to whoever turned it in and a thank you to Sgt. Erickson for mailing it to us. I just wanted to share that story. I hope someone sees this and knows that we appreciate everything that has been done!"

From Patricia Rudden of the League of Women Voters:

"I would like to thank the generous members of the community for their donations of books and other items for our annual used book sale. The money raised will help cover the cost voter services, such as our published Voters Guide. Thanks also to the Daily Press for publishing the notices of our need for books."

From the 2012 minor girls (9 and 10 year olds) All-Star Softball Team, coaches and their families:

"We would like to thank all the area businesses and individuals who contributed to our state championship run!"

From Norma and Roger Kulas and Noah of Gladstone:

"A special thank you to Camp Harstad Director Michelle Carne and her staff: Becky, Tara, Kristi, John and PJ following the successful completion of a wondrous eight weeks with special needs campers from the area. Additional thanks and appreciation go to the Rotary Club, who are faithful in providing these services and the facility near the shores of Lake Michigan, to say nothing of those highly-anticipated pasty lunches they provide to the campers twice each summer. No one knows more than the families of these kids just how much this means: to hang out with friends in a safe environment, to laugh contagiously, to self-choose leisure activities, to share outings and to experience highly-anticipated themed weeks is truly a treasure."


Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals and groups from our area who have had a very positive impact on the way we live.

We identify our bouquet recipients in one of two ways: from Daily Press news pages and from nominations sent in by our readers.

Mail us a postcard or letter identifying your nomination and putting into detail what they've done. Include your name, address, and phone number. Send nominations to Saturday Bouquets, The Daily Press, 600 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.

They may also be sent to us by going to our Web site,, and clicking on the submit news button. Once there, click on "Bouquets" and follow the simple instructions.



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