Community support for sports teams

This week’s bouquets go to:

From the Gladstone Major Girls All Stars:

The Gladstone Major Girls All Stars team, along with their families and coaches, would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all of the generous local businesses for their financial support and donations of resources during the All Stars tournament. We would also like to thank members of the community for attending or listening to the games and cheering on the team. We are truly grateful for all of the support.

From Sandy and Harlan Smith of Escanaba:

We would like to send congratulations to the Escanaba age 13, 14 Junior Girls Little League All-Stars, Michigan State Champion Softball Team. To all the girls, coaches, officials, parents, fans, little league, media, and all local business people that have made this possible, thank you. These girls are not only building memories, they are building friendships that may last a lifetime. This team is not only representing Escanaba and the U.P., they are representing the whole State of Michigan with class, dignity, and good sportsmanship. Good luck in Ohio.

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.