To the editor:
On March 4, the fourth annual Glide N Gorge took place at the Maasto Hiihto ski trails in Hancock. It was a beautiful sunny day with our trails in excellent condition.
Participants enjoyed a 3.5-mile ski/snowshoe along the trails with stops for appetizers, a main course, and then back to the chalet for desserts, entertainment and door prizes.
We were pleased to have 117 participants who helped us raise approximately $1,500. This money will be used to purchase and maintain equipment in order to keep the trails in the best condition possible.
The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, would like to thank the following for helping to make this event such a big success: Down Wind Sports, Cross Country Sports, Peterson's Fish Market, Keweenaw Co-op, Kangas Caf, The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub, Econo Foods, Walmart, 5th & Elm Coffee House and Eatery, Shopko, Jim's Foodmart, Norm Kendall, Sue Ellen Kingsley, Phyllis Fredendall, McGann Building Supply, Evan Kane, Karen Tischler, Blair Orr, Don Savera, Superior Monogramming, Dave's BP, Kukkakauppa Flower Shop, Karen Fenton, Peggy Maatta, Susan Rosemurgy and her CLK Schools art class, Betty Archer, Joan Chadde, Eileen Stordahl, Jeanne Diebel, Jack Condon, Dr. Jean Kempe and the Engineering Fundamentals Department at Michigan Technological University, Advance Tec Body Repair, Teresa Shoup, Hunter Houle, Spencer Silvola, Mackenzie Brunet, Ryan Holt, Dean Tim Schulz and the Michigan Tech College of Engineering, Dr. Dan Furhmann and the Michigan Tech Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mark Johnson and the Michigan Tech Campus Store, Kurt Hauglie and Garrett Neese at The Daily Mining Gazette, Mitch and Mary Anne at WKMJ Mix 93, Arlyn and Sandy Aronson, the City of Hancock including the Hancock Fire Department and the Department of Public Works, WLUC-TV 6, and anyone else I may have unintentionally omitted.
Last, but certainly not least, we'd like to thank all the participants for coming out and supporting our club's efforts. Seeing all of the smiling faces and hearing all of the positive comments made putting on an event like this all the more enjoyable. If anyone would like to become more involved with our club, please check out our KNSC website at keweenawnordic.org.
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We hope to see you all back next year at the 5th Annual Glide N Gorge.
KNSC Board Member and Event Organizer