Hats off to city workers

This week’s bouquets go to:

From Donna McMahon of Escanaba:

“I would like to send a huge bouquet to our city workers. They have kept our city going through some exceptional weather this year.

We go about thinking this is the worst winter of our lives – snow that doesn’t melt, ice covering every walking space, temperatures so cold for so long and frost just waiting to bite (frostbite).

The workers, those out and those behind the scenes, are working long hours, losing sleep to plow, move snow, salt and sand streets and highways. They are covering more accidents due to slippery conditions that are unavoidable, responding to more house fires caused by various cold weather conditions, fixing broken water pipes by having to dig through asphalt or cement to get to them. Then they deal with the cold water gushing out and fixing them all in extremely cold weather. I’m sure there is more we don’t know about. This is in weather we find extreme just running to the store from our warm car. Thank you.”

From James Cook of Escanaba:

James Cook, a local Vietnam veteran, wants to thank the person who put the following note on his car in the parking lot of Elmer’s County Market recently. It read: “Saw your Vietnam veteran sticker on the back of the window. I would just like to thank you for serving us. My husband was also there. Be proud. Keep your chin up. God bless you.”

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, www.dailypress.net, and clicking on the submit news button. Once there, click on “Bouquets” and follow the simple instructions.