GFWC members gear up for Charity Ball

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Lorna Charlevoix of Upper Peninsula State Bank, at right, and Dianne Lahtinen, president of the GFWC Women’s Club, show off the wreath that will be auctioned off, along with several other wreaths, at the annual GFWC Charity Ball scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Convention Center of the Island Resort and Casino. The wreath, created by Delta Floral, and additional wreaths are on display at a number of other local banks and credit unions. The annual Charity Ball is a major fund-raiser for the GFWC and proceeds from the event go back to the community to provide clothing and basic needs for area residents in need. Funds are also donated to Bay Cliff, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the YMCA, libraries, shelters, Bay College scholarships, music programs, Bonifas, and many other organizations.