Christian Tent event set to begin Sunday

BARK RIVER – An Old Fashioned Christian Tent meeting will take place Sunday, July 27, to Friday, Aug. 1, at the Bark River Township Park.

Meetings will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. EST and Sunday through Friday at 7 p.m. EST. The event will feature “soul-searchin preachin,” inspiring singing, and refreshments.

For more information call Northwoods Baptist Church at (906) 250-2944.

State Employee Retirees Association meets Aug. 4

ESCANABA – The Upper Peninsula Chapter #16 of the State Employee Retires Association will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. It will be held in the conference room of the State Office Building in Escanaba at 1:30 p.m.

VFW Post open to veterans and families

ESCANABA – VFW Post 2998 Hall is open to area residents for various activities tonight at 6 p.m. The organization offers free billiards, as well as cribbage (partners) each Thursday at 7 p.m.

The VFW Hall is available to the public, not only for monthly meetings and activities, but also as a rental for weddings, bridal or baby showers.

VFW is a non-profit organization that helps local veterans and their families. The hall is located at 904 Sheridan Road in Escanaba. For more information, contact Joe at (906) 233-7173.

Veeser Wery Insurance celebrates 50 years

ESCANABA – Veeser Wery Insurance Agency is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Veeser Wery Insurance Agency, 114 N. 25th Street, Escanaba.

From 3 to 6 p.m. there will be food, beverages, and giveaways. Attendees can sign up to win a $100 certificate from U.P. PC Repair and a gold necklace from Darmogray Custom Jewelers. Pasties will be provided courtesy of Gram’s Pasties.

SUVCW to hold Aug. 2 meeting in Marquette

MARQUETTE – The Albert and James Lyon Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) will hold their bi-monthly meeting on Saturday, August 2, at 1 p.m. in the basement board room of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. The SUVCW is the successor organization of the Grand Army of the Republic and exists to perpetuate the memory of those who saved the Union. It is composed of descendants of Union Veterans and those interested in the Civil War.

The Aug. 2 meeting will include a report about the Kenosha Civil War museum and of a recent visit to Gettysburg. More information about the SUVCW is available at