Houghton HS class of 2013 grateful

To the editor:

The Houghton High School Class of 2013 would like to say thank you to the businesses and community members who supported our Alcohol-Free All Night Graduation Party. This event is held each year to give our class one last time together in a safe and alcohol-free environment. It was a fun, memorable night.

Special thanks to Houghton High School, Mrs. Plowe, Mr. Vestich, Mr. Lawson, Dave Hiner, Shelby Turnquist and the rest of the staff who made our evening a success, to Continental Fire Company for their generous support of our event and to Eagles Charter for their transport services. Thank you, City of Houghton, Houghton Volunteer Fire Department and Zumba ladies, Adria Laplander and Melanie Keteri for their generous help in our fundraising efforts.

To the many great local businesses: Auto Pro Glass and Tire, 5th and Elm Coffee House, Allan’s Realty, Ameriprize, Aspirus, Bleachers, Bruno’s, Bryan’s Barbershop, By Nature, Car Quest, Celebrations, Center Ice Skate and Sport, Chickadees, Coca-Cola Bottling, College Avenue Vision Clinic, Dairy Queen, Downtowner Lounge, DP Contracting, Econo Foods, Erickson’s Feed, Seed and Pet Supply, Family Video, Festival Foods, Flowers by Sleeman, Good Times Music, Gundlach Champion, Habanero’s, Hairsmiths, Holiday, Houghton Lions Club, Houghton Power Sports, Joey’s Seafood and Grill, J. Jukuri Spa and Salon, Keweenaw Auto, Keweenaw Community Foundation, Keweenaw Gem and Gift, Keweenaw Title Agency, Kirkish Furniture, Kolehmainen Insurance, Lake Accounting, Lunch Bag, Markham’s Marina, Maurice’s, McGann Building Supply, Michigan Tech Employees Credit Union, MTU-University Images, Midwest Loan Services, Miners State Bank, Mobil-Sharon Express, NV Hair, Orbit, Otter Lake Sportsman Club, Pepsi Cola Bottling, Plowe Funeral Home, Portage Dental Health, Portage Health, Portage Lake United Church, Psychology Associates, Quincy’s, Regis Salon, Rhythm, Rick Kavorik DDS, Rukkila Negro Associates, Saraology Salon, Sayen’s Auto, Sheldon Grill, Sounds and Motion, St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, State Farm (Mike Lahti and Kelly Jepsen), Soumi Restaurant, Superior Lube, Surplus Outlet, Superior Monogramming, Superior Sand and Gravel, Superior Auto Parts/NAPA, Superior Family Chiropractic, Taco Bell, Thermo Analytics, Tropical Escapes, U.P. Engineers and Architects, UPPCO, Victoria’s Kitchen, Vollwerth’s, Walmart, Wells Fargo Bank, Western U.P. Health Department, Western U.P. Substance Abuse, thank you.

As we venture onto the next chapter of our lives, we will always be grateful for this awesome community and your generous support.