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Lions Club holds its annual hunting and sports dinner

(provided photo) Club President Karen LaBonte and Mary Yeo, who was the big winner with two tickets to the Green Bay Packer-Detroit Lions game, two nights lodging in Appleton, and a basket full of goodies.

CALUMET — Calumet Lions Club held its 17th annual Hunting and Sports Dinner Sept. 19 at the beautiful Siskiwit Reception Hall in Calumet, catered by the Kangas Cafe, in Hancock. This is the Club’s largest fundraiser which is held yearly in the fall. Once again the event was sold out early and hosted 41 sponsors. All of the event’s proceeds are returned to the local community to help the many programs and projects of the Lions Club, including CLK HS Scholarships, dictionaries, and eye exams, just to name a few. In addition, the ongoing key project is the Calumet Lake’s Park which now includes a disc golf course, lavatory facilities with a pavilion.

In addition to the sponsors, donations of gift certificates; food items; hotel gift baskets with weekend getaways; sports memorabilia; golf items; tools and many outdoor items were donated from the hundreds of local merchants from Houghton to Copper Harbor and raffled throughout the evening.

The Lions Club wants to extend their gratitude to all the local business’s that contributed to our event. In addition, we would like to acknowledge the following 41 sponsors who commit to continue their support to our event.

Aalto Woodworking; Aspirus Keweenaw; Bella Vista Motel, Inc.; Calumet Electronics Corporation; Calumet Machine; Copper Country Ford; Darnell Construction, Up North Cabinetry; Dirtworks Contracting; Door Solutions & Glass; Edward Jones-Shelly Larson; Edward Jones-Steve Zutter; Erickson-Crawley-Peterson Funeral Home; G and J Site Solutions Inc.; Gundlach Champion Inc.; Harter’s Party Store; InSight Eyecare; JP’s Fast Track Lube Center & Tire; Keweenaw Auto Body ; Keweenaw Chevrolet; Keweenaw Petroleum Service; Keweenaw Title Agency; Larry Chopp; Lassila Insurance Agency: Leveque Agency; Loading Zone 11; Paul Malnar Woodturning, North Star BP/Laurium; Pat’s Foods; People’s Choice Hair Salon; Range Bank NA;. River Valley Bank; REL Inc., Royal Inc; Sickler Industries, State Farm Agency-Dean Kangus; Sub-Surface Exploration-Rudy Kastelic; Superior National Bank, Trust and Financial Services; Toni’s Country Kitchen; UP Engineers and Architects; U.P. Health System-Portage; and Vic’s Cabins.

Please support all of these businesses as they are committed to community-minded efforts. Without their support our event would not be possible. Again, thank you from the Calumet Lions Club.