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Family Fair support appreciated

May 2, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

The Kiwanis Club of the Copper Country would like to thank the numerous individuals, organizations and businesses that made our 20th Annual Family Fun Fair April 14 at the Copper Country Mall another successful event for young children and families. More than 600 people attended this year's event, and seeing families come out together to have fun and learn more about our community resources is proof this event is worthwhile and valued in our community.

Thank you to our exhibitors and vendors who informed and entertained throughout the day: BHK Child Development/Head Start/Great Start, Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home, Copper Country Early On, DIAL Help and Tobacco Free Coalition, Family Support Services, Keweenaw Bay Fire Department, Good Will Farm, Great Start Collaborative, Copper Country Humane Society, Keweenaw Spay Neuter Assistance Group, Keweenaw Family Resource Center, Life Outreach Center, Operation Christmas Child, Portage Lake District Library, Amee Ryding, Houghton County Sheriff's Department, Superior Aquatics Pet Shop, Copper Country Suzuki Association, Upper Peninsula Power Co., Superior Pipes and Drums, the Sharp Mandolin Trio and Jim Grathoff/J.T. Stafford Illusions.

We also are indebted to our generous sponsors who provided financial support, gift certificates and/or books for our book give-away: Arby's, Boojiebunny, Book World, C-8 Timber, Copper Range Abstract & Title, Copper World, The Daily Mining Gazette, Dairy Queen, Dunham's, Grandpa's Barn, Hardee's, Homer Productivity LLC, McDonald's, Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union, Pat's Foods, Portage Health, Upper Peninsula Power Co., Range Bank, River Valley Bank, Shopko, Superior Smiles, Taco Bell, Robert Veeser and Walmart.

Thank you also to members of Michigan Tech Circle K and Houghton High School Key Club for volunteering their time at the fair, and to WOLV-FM and The Daily Mining Gazette for promoting this event. If we have inadvertently left anyone out, please accept our apologies.

Our programs to help families and children in the Copper Country could not succeed without the support of a very generous community and we are thankful for all of you.


Kiwanis Club of the Copper Country




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