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Thanks to many for party

July 17, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

We would like to thank all the local businesses, organizations and individuals that helped support the Houghton Senior Class of 2012 Alcohol Free Party.

First, thank you to the Houghton-Portage Township School District for the use of the school the night of the party and Kathy Plowe for all her help.

Next, The Continental Fire Hall for allowing the students to go and dance in the new beautiful facility. Don Sawaski, for the annual SWA games.

Thanks to the City of Houghton and Mark Zenner for the opportunity to clean up areas around the city.

We would also like to thank all of the others who donated for the party: 5th & Elm Coffee House and Eatery, Aire Care, Ambassador, Aspirus Keweenaw, Houghton Medical Arts - Dr Mark Shebuski, Bike Shop of Houghton, Bryan's, Celebrations, Center Ice, Coca Cola Bottling, Computer Mechanix, Copper Country Ford, The Daily Mining Gazette, Dairy Queen, Downtowner Lounge, Eagle Radio and Mark Wilcox, Econo Foods, Erickson Feed and Seed and Pet Supply, Family Video, Festival Foods, Flowers by Sleeman, Gitzen's, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Gundlach Champion, David Harris, Houghton Lions Club, Houghton Rotary Club, Joey's Seafood and Grill, Kaleva Caf, Kangas Caf, Keweenaw Community Foundation, Keweenaw Gem and Gift, Keweenaw Title Agency, Kolehmainen Insurance, Library Restaurant and Brew Pub, Maggie's Massage and Spa, Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn, Maurice's, McDonald's, McGann Building Supply, Meemic Insurance - Bob Hager Agency, MTU University Images, Midwest Loan, Mine Shaft, Miners' State Bank, Mobil - Sharon Express Mart , Office Max, Mike Lahti, Ojibwa Casino, Otter Lake Sportsmens Club, Pepsi Cola Bottling, Pilgrim River Steakhouse, Plowe Funeral Home, Lifeguards Katie Peltier and Jolene Kneebone, Portage Dental Health - Dr Richards, Portage Health, Portage Lake United Church, Psychology Associates, Quincy's Restaurant, Quizno's, R&A Transportation, Regis Salon, Shopko, Kelly Jepsen - State Farm Insurance, Suomi Restaurant, Superior Monogramming, Superior Sand and Gravel, Surplus Outlet, Taco Bell, Tervo Agency, Superior Family Chiropractic, Shelden Grill, The Mirror, Tranquility, Travel Lodge, Tropical Escapes, U.P. Engineers and Architects Inc., Walmart, Western U.P. Health Department, Western U.P. Substance Abuse Council, Wickley Agency, Wilderness Car Wash, Thermo Analytics Inc. and Rukkila-Negro Associates.

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Houghton High Senior Class of 2012

And Parents of the Students



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