To the editor:
The Houghton Spring Art and Music Festival, now in its 11th year, is an annual outreach event and celebration organized by the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock to help promote a community where the arts and people grow together. The festival is hosted by the City of Houghton with support from numerous businesses, individuals, and volunteers.
The Copper Country Community Arts Center would sincerely like to thank the festival business supporters: Keweenaw Brewing Company, Swift True Value Hardware, The Lunch Bag, and 5th & Elm Coffee House and Eatery along with the Frog Hop participating businesses: Surplus Outlet, Wicker and Willow, Down Wind Sports, The Blue Iris, The Bike Shop, Good Times Music, Chickadee's, and Victoria's Kitchen. Thanks also to The Marketing Department and Industrial Graphics for last minute help.
A very special thanks also goes out to: Adam Johnson and Meghan McKilligan of Brockit Inc.; Dan Komarzec and Todd Brassard for amazing sound; our emcee, Eric Hinsch; Scott MacInnes, Ann Vollrath, and the City of Houghton for their enthusiasm and support; and all of the volunteers, artists, and musicians who shared their talent to help make it a great event for everyone.
Thanks also to WOLV-FM, WGLI-FM, Minnesota Public Radio, Keweenaw Now and The Daily Mining Gazette that helped publicize the event. We are extremely grateful for our caring community that is supportive of the arts.
BONNIE LOUKUS, Assistant Director
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