Local nonprofits will miss Shopko

To the editor:

The South Range Fourth of July Committee really appreciates the support of local sponsors, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the year. The committee would especially like to thank the Houghton Shopko store for allowing us to sell raffle tickets and t-shirts in front of their store to help with our fundraising efforts during the last 10 years.

The cost of our celebration this year is estimated at $10,700. The future absence of the Houghton Shopko store in the coming months will be felt by us and other local nonprofit organizations who utilized their storefront for fundraising purposes over the years.

Mike Renier

South Range