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Bay Ambulance is accepting applications from fifth and sixth graders for Camp 911, which will be held on June 17th and 18th. The application deadline is June 12th, and no more than 30 kids can take part. There is no charge. To sign your kids up, or get additional information, call 353-6196 between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm, or visit their Facebook page.
The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department is offering an ORV safety class at the Dollar Bay Fire Hall from 9:00 until 3:00 on Saturday, May 30th. Kids must be at least 10 years of age to attend. Space is limited to 20 participants, and advance registration is required. Call 482-0055 to sign up. Bring a lunch with you.
The Ottawa Sportsmen’s Club will hold its 15th annual Junior Shooting Sports Camp from June 15th through 19th at the clubhouse in Pelkie. Participants will receive instruction in competitive (Olympic) style rifle, pistol and shotgun shooting. Camp costs $25.00, and is limited to 16 participants between the ages of 14 and 18. Early sign-up is encouraged. For more information, contact Mark Wuori at 228-5471, or click here.
The North Woods Conservancy is holding a photo contest. Amateur photographers are invited to submit photos taken at Dore Woods, Seven Mile Point, Gratiot River North, Merganser Pond, Conglomerate Falls, or Gratiot River County Park. Photos can be taken at any time. Online submission will be open from July 1st to August 3rd. There are cash prizes for top photos, and many submissions will be included in an exhibit at the Keweenaw National Historic Park’s Visitor Center in Calumet. For details about the contest, click here. To learn how to submit photos, visit the NWC website here.
Applications are now being accepted in the Houghton County Fair Queen Pageant. The Fair will be held August 27th through 30th. The Queen Pageant application deadline is July 18th. Link to the rules and application here.
The Calumet Theatre is holding a Grand Raffle to raise money for building maintenance and the elevator project. No more than 500 tickets will be sold, at $100.00 each. If all are sold, $34,000 in prize money will be awarded to 15 winners, including a $20,000 grand prize. Winning tickets will be drawn at the “Whispers of the North” Gordon Lightfoot tribute concert on Saturday, July 11th. Tickets are available at Ace Hardware in Calumet, Miller’s Lanes in Laurium, Pizza Works in Houghton, and River Valley Bank in Calumet and Houghton. License #R30648.
Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is holding a cash raffle. Tickets are $25.00, and may be purchased at the Little Brothers office in Hancock. First prize is $5,000, second prize is $1,500, and third prize is $1,000. The drawing will take place on Saturday, June 6th, at 11:00 am. Proceeds will support Little Brothers’ services to the elderly.