Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thermal Imaging Equipment for Paradise

Despite severe winds and rains, the 2016 Wild Blueberry Festival held last August, raised sufficient funds to make two donations on behalf of the Wild Blueberry Festival Chair-people and volunteers.  Pictured above, left to right: Wendy Skeans, Wild Blueberry Festival Chairperson; Steve Guidebeck, Whitefish Township Fire Chief; Duanne Craig, Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce Treasurer.   Monday, November 7, Wendy Skeans handed Chief Guidebeck a check for $2,000.  The Whitefish Township Fire Department will be combining these funds with money raised selling raffle tickets, stickers, food and other grants to purchase thermal imaging equipment to assist in fire rescue.   A second donation of $281 was granted to Music on the Bay, a summer concert series held at the Whitefish Township Community Center, Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM.  For more information about Music on the Bay visit their website at www.ParadiseMusicOnTheBay.org.

Grant recipients are designated by the Wild Blueberry Festival Steering Committee. Wendy Skeans expressed sincere appreciation to all the people that contributed to the success of the Wild Blueberry Festival including festival attendees from throughout the upper and lower peninsulas.  The Wild Blueberry Festival is one of several Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored events.  The 2017 Wild Blueberry Festival is scheduled for August 18 – 20, 2017 and promises to be a family fun packed activity in its 33rd year.  For more details about the Wild Blueberry Festival go to www.WildBlueberryFestival.org.

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