Program sends an important message

This week’s bouquets go to:

From Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties:

“Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties would like to send a bouquet to everyone who participated for partnering in the Sticker Shock program on Nov. 10, 11, and 12. This campaign is intended to remind people of the Michigan Law, ‘it’s a crime for any person to sell or provide alcohol to a minor with up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to 60 days in jail for a first time conviction’. Please don’t provide alcohol to minors! Our appreciation goes to our partners in the program.”

From Brad and Deb Nedeau:

“It is our pleasure to announce that local youth at the Escanaba High School and Mid Peninsula Schools collected 130 pounds of candy and wrote letters and cards to the troops. Our community donated $286 to pay for shipping the candy. By donating to our project you’ve 1, helped us reduced childhood obesity; 2, made kids, parents, and service members smile; and 3, set a great example for the next generation to give back! Thank you for your support.”

From Right to Life of Delta County:

“Right to Life of Delta County is grateful to all those who sponsored and supported prolife outreach in our area this fall; the 40 Days for Life Campaign team and St. Anne parish family, the local Life Chain.Net (work), Coordinator and contacts, the 180 representative, the showing of the film, “October Baby” at the Evangelical Covenant church in Gladstone and all the registered voters who signed the Opt-Out petition Drive to keep Michigan tax dollars and insurance premiums from paying for abortions. May God bless you all for your efforts and witness for Life in our area.”

From Kathleen Creten, Escanaba:

“Thank you, U.P. Action Shoppers’ Guide for publishing a Celebration OF 50 Years of Escanaba Area Public High School Musicals. A great effort resulted in a wonderful walk down memory lane. Ann Wood’s article included the names of people who not only laid the foundation of musical experience, but those who built upon it over the years, beginning with Clare Garrard, John Romstad, Conrad Beck, Clara Embs, John and Ruth Chown, and Dave Laakso. Currently, Ann Wood, Lynn Soderberg, John and Kim Beck, Laura Robinson, Bruce Cassell and Janet MacKenzie continue to enrich the lives of our students and community.

Take time to read this wonderful tribute which includes personal profiles, photographs, memories and ads by the many businesses and community members who support the arts.

Escanaba than you for supporting our music department. I’m looking forward to attending “Joseph” tomorrow evening. Break a leg!”

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.