Gov. Snyder may visit area

ESCANABA – Gov. Rick Snyder is tentatively scheduled to visit Escanaba during its sesquicentennial celebration, a 10-day event that begins today.

The governor anticipates making a trip to the city where he is expected to take part in the Bay de Noc Maritime Festival on Friday, announced Snyder’s Northern Michigan representative Dave Nyberg this morning.

City Manager Jim O’Toole commented today that Escanaba welcomes the governor to the Esky150 Celebration which marks a milestone in the city’s history.

“We’re pleased that the governor is coming to visit the city to kick off the maritime festival on July 12 down at Escanaba’s marina. We look forward to his visit and his discussion about Escanaba and its prosperity,” stated O’Toole.

The governor is expected to present a proclamation on the city’s anniversary celebration.

Escanaba is commemorating its 150th anniversary with a variety of activities beginning today. Tonight’s festivities include a parade which starts at 7 p.m. from the civic center and travels down Ludington Street.

The celebration continues throughout the week and into next weekend. The maritime festival takes place at the marina on Friday and Saturday.