It’s a ‘wrap’ for Foster Grandparents

ESCANABA – The Upper Peninsula Foster Grandparent Foundation’s 29th fund-raiser is a wrap and, according to Foundation spokesperson, Cindy Brock, it has proved to be a successful event and its success was due to the efforts of participating schools.

The 13 schools in the three county area covered by the Foster Grandparent Program contributed over $10,000 in donations. According to Brock, the schools held special events during the fund-raising period of October and came up with some neat ideas for collections.

“The Foundation takes pride in announcing that through all the fund-raising effort, $16,300 will be awarded to the Menominee-Delta- Schoolcraft Foster Grandparent Program administered by the Community Action Agency,” said Brock. “These funds assist the program with its local in-kind amount and lets the federal and state funding sources know that this program has community support.”

Schools recognized for their fund-raising and given monetary awards are: Bark River-Harris with a gift of $500; Menominee Central, $300; Gladstone’s Cameron, $200; and Escanaba’s Lemmer Elementary, $100