GFWC hosts Tri-Safe Harbor advocate

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Samantha Bell, at right, Children’s Advocate for the Tri-Safe Harbor (former Abuse Shelter), was the guest speaker at a recent luncheon hosted by the GFWC Escanaba Women’s Club. Following her presentation, she was presented with a donation from GFWC President Dianne Lahtinen to help pay for a new sign at the shelter. GFWC will host its annual Charity Ball at the Island Resort and Casino Convention Center on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event is a major fund-raiser for the club and helps support community projects with a large emphasis on children in the area, including Bay Cliff, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA, libraries, Bay College scholarships, music programs, and the Bonifas Arts Center.