The community enjoyed a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon yesterday in Chassell at Centennial Park. The Portage Health Foundation held the group’s first Family Barbecue, to bring the community together and highlight the work being done by the many organizations the foundation has helped over the years. Kids and families enjoyed some hot dogs, brats and hamburgers cooked up by PHF’s executive director and friends. As some enjoyed games and a swim in the Portage Lake. If you tuned into 97.7 The Wolf, you heard Kevin Ericson talk with each organization about what they’re up to and how the Portage Health Foundation has helped them connect and make a difference in communities. And even the sheriff’s mobile Project Lifesaver unit and Superior Search and Rescue stopped by to show off their new tech and projects that wouldn’t be possible without the help of the Portage Health Foundation.
Participating organizations featured at PHF Family Barbecue this year were; UP Kids, Superior Educators, Simple Kindess for Youth, the Phoenix House, PHF Food Initiative, New Day Treatment Center, Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, Great Lakes Recovery Center, Keweenaw Family Resource Center, Giving Tuesday, Girl Scouts, From the Ground Farmer’s Market Collaborative, Dial Help, Copper Harbor Trails Club, Copper Country Senior Meals, Copper Country Great Start Collaborative, Copper Country Cycling Club, Communities That Care, Chassell Township Recreation Committee, Chassell Lion’s Club, Camp Josh, Brody Strong Foundation, 31 Backpacks. Houghton County Sheriff demonstrated how they search for people using Project Lifesaver. And Superior Search and Rescue showed off their new drone, and mobile command center.