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The New Beginnings Angel Mission in Calumet is looking for prom dresses. Any sizes are welcome, but they particularly need sizes 10 and larger. The dresses will be donated to young ladies who might otherwise not be able to attend their prom. The Mission store in Calumet is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information, call Terry at 370-9240, or Lynn at 934-3602.
The Ottawa Sportsmen’s Club will hold its annual Junior Shooting Sports Camp from June 13th through 17th. Girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 18 will receive instruction in Olympic-style rifle, pistol and shotgun shooting. Attendance is limited to 16 students. The cost is $25.00. Advance registration is required, and must be completed by June 6th. For information, contact Mark Wuori at (906) 228-5471, or click here.
The L’Anse Downtown Development Authority is taking applications for this year’s Facade Grant Program. Businesses within the DDA boundaries may qualify for up to $2,500 for projects such as remodeling, restoration of historic elements, siding and painting, window replacement and masonry cleaning and repair. Applications are due by June 10th, and are available at the Village Office. Winners will be announced June 15th.
The first Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck will be held on Saturday, October 8th, in Houghton. The Ruck will consist of a hike through the city, followed by an extended opportunity to walk at Michigan Tech. Participants are asked to wear a backpack, to honor soldiers who have committed suicide following their service in war zones. Participants are also encouraged to raise money to support Active Heroes, which works to assist veterans who are experiencing depression. To set up your fundraising effort, or make a donation, click here. If you have questions about the event, or would like to become a business supporter, call Grant Beatus at 630-270-7907, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first Houghton County Fair Craft Show will be held on Saturday, August 27th, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Crafters who would like to sign up may do so online here. The cost is $25.00, which includes a table, a chair, and a one-day pass to the fair.
If you have books you don’t need, bring them to the Bookworm in Houghton, and donate them to the Big Brothers Big Sisters account. When the books are sold, the money is credited to BBBS, to be used for free books for their kids.