Ferris State Athletics "Bettering" The Community
Ferris State University student-athletes are not only a source of pride for the institution both on the field and in the classroom, but often they are also recognized for the outstanding way their represent themselves, their teams and the university out in public.
Below are a few short thank-you notes recently received by department and university personnel regarding student-athletes and teams at Ferris State. If you have a story of your own that you would like to add, please email Associate Athletics Director Jon Coles at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add yours to this list.
Ferris State Student-Athletes Truly Are "Bettering The Community"
- THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! The Spring Gala was
incredible....and it couldn't have ever happened without your
wonderful support. Your donation was an important part in helping
us to accomplish our goals and mission to "Bring the Arts to Life"
in the Mecosta County Area. We're all very proud to be part of a
community who supports the Arts and Humanities in the Big Rapids
area. Your patronage area will help Artworks to continue to grow
Submitted by Jeanette Fleury, Artworks
- I just wanted to send you a thank you for inviting Big
Rapids Rocket football to be part of kids day. It was a great
opportunity and the kids had a great time. I also wanted to let you
know that this was the best kids day I have been to. It was nice to
have the kids so involved in the game with all the activities you
had planned for them. I know one of the Rocket kids was on
the sideline with the players and that was all he could talk about.
Thank you for all that you did.
Submitted by Ronald Repke, Ferris State University
- Please accept my heartfelt thanks for the tremendous effort
that you have exerted upon four current football linemen. I
had the genuine pleasure of employing Cody J. Groulx, Samuel H.
Parker, Taylor W. Phillips, and Justin L. Zimmer. They
worked primarily in the Painting Department but they also worked in
the Carpentry Department. This group has a great since of
responsibility, they possess hard work ethics, demonstrated visible
comradery, displayed respect for all people, exhibited respect and
high self-esteem for themselves. I am taken aback by your
tremendous influence beyond your primary charge of winning football
games. Your efforts parallel’s Ferris State
University’s main mission, preparing students for the
challenges of real life. During the group’s summer
employment, they never reeked of alcohol, tobacco, or plain old
musty body order. The medium temperature inside the sealed
work area of Miller Hall was a stiflingly ninety plus
degrees. The team looked silky, sweaty, but never
“funky”. The attributes that the four linemen
demonstrated will make them tremendously successful in real life.
Your effort is the missing keystone that has been lost ever since
the demise of the family farm. Your efforts represent the
rebuilding of American society's core values. Thank you for
your efforts and good luck.
Submitted by Walter Smith, Ferris State University
- That is just wonderful - thank you so very much.
Your kind gesture is greatly appreciated.
Submitted by Barb Peacock, White Cloud High School Teacher
- AWESOME, as usual. Really great guys (five hockey
student-athletes). Be sure and send them our hearfelt thanks. And
you too, Jon (Coles). I love how you work with us in the community
to keep us connected.
Submitted by Lenore Weaver , Big Rapids Middle School Principal
- Coach (Bob) Daniels. I wanted to let you know that on
Saturday, six of your players were at my house for The Big Event.
They were great!! I do not know all of their names but there was an
Andy (Huff) and a Derek (Graham). They were all professional and
willing to work. Thanks for having such great guys!!!
Submitted by Cindy Konrad , FSU Associate Professor Health Information Programs
- To Coach Jeff Pierce and members of the Ferris State
University football team: Thank you so very much for your
unexpected visit and gifts while I was in Dr. Pawl's oncology
clinic. You brought chocolate covered cherries with a pink ribbon
and chocolate dipped pretzels with pink icing. They were all
declicious and were gone before I left the office. The autographed
team poster has a place of honor on our refrigerator. The best gift
was your young, handsome faces and delightful smilies! I will
forever remember your visit. You should read this letter twice,
because last year I failed to thank you for another visit and a
gift of delicate pink and white roses in a crystal vase. I assume
some of you felt awkward being with us hooked up to our medicine
drips, but then so were we. Every patient there has the frightening
realization of why they are there and of what we are going through.
I asked all of you if you knew of any breast cancer in your
families. You all said, "No". Please remember to ask your mom and
every woman over 40 to have an annual digital mammogram so that
they might never have to sit in this chair. Thank you again, and
may God bless you all. Go Dawgs!
Submitted by Barbara Hildebrand, Big Rapids
- Thank-you for sending the athletes. They did a great job
and were perfect role models.
Submitted by Big Rapids Riverview Elementary Principal Renee Kent
- Thank-you so very much for having us over to watch the
volleyball match. My students had a great time. They loved the
Bulldog so please tell him he did a great job interacting with the
the students. The games were entertaining and my class really got
into the action. They also loved getting a book.
Submitted by Dave Byrnes
- Thank-you for the donation of tickets. Our raffle was a
huge success raising over $500. This money will assist us in
promoting awareness and education on child abuse and neglect to our
Submitted by Heather Streicher and Barbara Holappa, Meceola Children's Council
- "A Michigan Hero paper written by St. Peter's student
Lauren Maginnis" - Drive, determination, athleticism and the
ability to encourage and inspire are just some of the many
qualities my Michigan hero possesses. Ashley Huntey was one of my
Ferris State University volleyball camp instructors. What makes her
my hero? Well there are several things that make this so. When you
play volleyball, there are three positions: middle hitter, outside
hitter and the setter. Before going to camp, I was an outside
hitter, but I really didn't feel that was where I was supposed to
be. Ashley opened another door for me - the door to become a
setter. With Ashley's help, I have found my desired place on the
court. This was a very important step for me in my volleyball
career. Ashley Huntey is my hero because she pushed me harder than
all of the other campers because she knew I could do it. She saw
potential I had for the sport, and helped me develop my volleyball
skills. She saw the areas I needed improvement on, and worked me in
those areas, while also enhancing my stronger areas. She did all
this, while also helping the other campers. That's just really
amazing to me that she can work so much with me, and also help
everybody else too. She makes me want to give it my all to be the
very best I can be. SHe also showed me where hard work can get you.
Ashley had received a scholarship to Ferris. Near the end of the
camp, we got to see the Ferris players scrimmage. Ashley was
amazing! Now with Ferris being tied for first place in their
division, they were a great and hardworking team. They were always
moving; some plays lasting for several minutes. Ashley was a
sophomore and I noticed that she played aggressive, passionate, and
focused. With a little hard work, she got a scholarship and became
a crucial player on the Ferris team. And to top it alll off, she
picked me for the No Ka' Oi' Award at the end of camp. No Ka' Oi'
is Hawaiian for "The Best", so basically, it's the sportsmanship
award for the camp. There were roughly 129 campers that year and
out of the 129, 15 of the campers go the No Ka' Oi' Award and I was
one of them. In that moment, I was so close to tears and I knew I
had found my Michigan hero. With that drive and the ability to
inspire, Ashley Huntey changed the way I play volleyball and my
life. And to this day, Ashley Huntey continues to inspire
Submitted by St. Peter's student Lauren Maginnis
- Thank you so much for your participation in Coach To Cure
MD. Thank you especially on behalf of my son Danny. His whole world
revolves around sports, but he will never be able to play them.
Coach To Cure MD was very special to him. Thank you for
Submitted by Jen, Dan, Timmy & Danny Confront
- Books and Balls Day - I wanted to extend a second thank you
for the prize of a pool party for one of our students. Our winning
student is one whose family has recently been turned upside down by
the economic upheaval that has impacted Michigan. I am sure that
one afternoon in a heated pool this fall will be a much appreciated
respite from what day to day living has become for them of
Submitted by Dan Boyer, Morley Stanwood Middle School
- Your team has done it again! The boys get such a charge out
of having "older guys" pay attention to them and make them feel
special. Not a lot of them have had that positive male bonding. You
have a very generous group.
Submitted by Lisa Spaugh, Eagle Village
- Thank you for all your help in making "Chamber Bowl MMX" a
super fantastic success. If I can even be of help to FSU Athletics,
just let me know! Go Bulldogs.
Submitted by Jim Nostrant, ServiceMaster
- Thank you for your support of our Emeriti Golf Outing.
The prizes were much appreciated.
Submitted by Tom Cook, Ferris State University Emeriti
- Thank you again so much!!! I speak for all of Student
Government when I say we really, really appreciate your
Submitted by Emily Kearney, Committee Chair for the United Way campaign of Student Government
- A huge thank you to Ferris State Athletics for supporting the 1st Annual Jodi Moffit Memorial E.L.E Golf Outing benefiting the Manton Summer Recreation Fund and without you, this event would not have been possible.
Thank your for your participation in the 2010 Many Hearts One Mission Charity Ball. With your support, patients at the United Hospital Cancer Center will have a more comfortable environment to receive their care. Your support will help make a difference in the lives of hundreds of cancer patients now and for many years to come.
Submitted by The Spectrum Health United Memorial Foundation Board of Directors
- Your support of the Women's Information Service, Inc.
(WISE) and Mystery Dinner Theatre is greatly appeciated.
Mystery Dinner Theatre was very successful this year thanks to your
commitment to WISE. In this difficult economy, we realize
that many organizations are in need of additional support to fund
essential services and WISE is no different. However, with
your continued support we are able to provide the survivors of
domestic violence and sexual assault with continued services.
Your support truly does make a difference!
Submitted by Terri Dodson-Seadorf, Executive Director, Women's Information Service, Inc. (WISE)
- The Board of Directors & Staff and the Autism Society
of Michigan (ASM) would like to thank you for your contribution of
two FSU Hockey tickets for the Rock for Autism Benefit Concert. It
is because of people who care, like you, that make it possible for
ASM to continue providing resources, information, support,
workshops, and conferences to all families and individuals dealing
with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) throughout the state.
Submitted by Kathy Johnson, President, Board of Directors, Autism Society of Michigan
- I just wanted to thank you and your staff for all that you
have done for us this year, we are so grateful to have athletics'
Submitted by FSU Club Lacrosse
- On behalf of the Hospitality Program, we would like to
extend our deepest appreciation to you and your staff for your
silent auction donation. Our gala, "A Night With Willy Wonka", was
held at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center Ballroom in March and
was truly a success with your help!
Submitted by Julie Doyle, CHE, Program Coordinator, FSU College of Business
- Thank you to the FSU Track and Field program for your help
and support of our high school track meet and our team. Champions
are measured on and off the arena of competition and you have
spoken loudly of your honor in both. Thanks again!
Submitted by Brady Flachs, Big Rapids High School Athletic Director
- On behalf of the FLITE Marketing and Promotions Team, I
send a big THANKS! to the FSU Cheerleading Team and Brutus for
joining us for Patron Appreciation Day here at FLITE. You helped
make the day a marvelous success for us - Thanks again so much!
Your visit was so appreciated.
Submitted by FLITE Library
- This is just a brief note to thank you for your kindness in
providing support for the Haiti Relief Effort. Your donation, along
with others, allowed the University to make significant
contributions to the American Red Cross effort. Thank you, we
appreciate your support. The gift from Athletics was truly
significant and assisted our effort greatly. Please thank all of
your staff for the generous contribution.
Submitted by Daniel L. Burcham, Ph.D., FSU Vice President for Student Affairs
- Yoplait and the 2009 United Way Committee would like to say "Thank You" for going that extra mile. Thank you for your generous donation.
- Jon Coles - On behalf of us here at Cran-Hill Ranch we are
so very thankful for your organizations gift in helping make our
two Community WinterFest 2010 Fun days happen. Jon, as you already
know, Cran-Hill Ranch is involved in the lives of thousands each
year and is very dependent on organizations and individuals to come
along side and pitch in and help make this place available and a
reality. What an honor it is to have Ferris State University
partner with us in connecting with the community in this way.
Thanks again for helping us make this a reality this
Submitted by Scott Barger, Cran-Hill Ranch Executive Director
- Keri Becker - I just wanted to let you know that I have had
5 girls come find me this morning and comment on how GREAT the
Indoor Camp was yesterday. They especially like the little clinics
you ran and were impressed with how much you actually talked to
them and the help the players gave them at each individual
station. I know as a player, it was easy to forget that you
are making such a HUGE impact on the high school girls and your
team did a great job staying upbeat and positive all day. THANKS
Submitted by Laura Mumby
- When the parents of Ferris State basketball players sent
their boys to college, did they realize the coach would be teaching
their sons much more than game skills? Mentoring, leadership,
compassion, stewardship and positive role-modeling are just some of
what they are learning. Coach Sall brought the team to host a
basketball clinic for the boys from Eagle Village. They taught some
drills, had them practice what they learned and put together a
scramble to finish out the night. In January, Coach Sall also
arranged for the boys from EV to attend one of Ferris’
basketball games. The boys were treated to lunch with the players
beforehand and even got their faces painted by the cheerleaders.
Some people donate dollars, others donate material goods and some
donate their time by sharing what they love with the kids at Eagle
Village. Some do all three! May the world be different because I
was important in the life of a child.
Submitted by Eagle Village Staff
- Keri (Becker)- Just a note to congratulate you, your staff,
and players for a very informative camp today. Great to see Amanda
again! I thought everyone communicated extremely well with the
campers explaining the drills and why you do them. Pitching and
hitting! My biggest surprise was your players ability to share
their knowledge and put it in terms that a much lower level player
could understand. Very impressive! I know my pitchers were better
when they walked out of the camp. I know I walked out a better
coach! I am sure you will be hearing from them and will be seeing
them at your camp this summer. Many thanks again, and wish you and
the Bulldogs a most successful 2010.
Submitted by Yogi Mort
- I truly enjoyed attending the DigPink Volleyball fundraiser
that supported our Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness
Center. The game was full of action and fun to watch!
With your support, we are able to expand our services to help those
diagnosed with cancer. To explain our services, we are
currently updating our website. I hope you'll look us up and
see how you are helping so many people. With sincere
appreciation and personal thanks.
Submitted by Susan P. Wheatlake, Susan P. Wheatlake Women's Cancer and Wellness Fund
- Thank-you for helping to make Sheridan Community Hospital's
Silent & Live Auction fund-raiser, themed "It's Game Time," a
huge success. Your auction item(s) donation was very
much appreciated. On Friday, November 6, 150 SCH friends
and neighbors gathered at this ninth annual event and together
raised $17,600. These funds
will be added to the Three of Lights' year-end campaign, which has
a minimum goal of $40,000 by December 31, 2009. One hundred
percent of these funds will go in providing for the purchase of new
medical equipment. It may also help with healthcare costs for
at-risk children and families who cannot afford hospital
services. The entire evening was truly a great community
mixer. The crowd seemed to enjoy the 122 auction items on
display and showed enthusiasm and excitement through their auction
bidding. In addition to the silent auction, everyone had a
lot of fun with our live auction. Carl Wall, auctioneer,
seems to have a real "gift of gab" and is such an asset to this
event. Again, thank you and I look forward to seeing you and
working with you in the future.
Submitted by Susan Wyckoff McFarland, Community Relations Sheridan Community Hospital
- Thank you for all your help. All of the football
players were well mannered and a big treat for the kids.
Submitted by Tyler Schuberg
- Thank you for all your help with the Blues & BBQ event.
We were able to raise enough money for a student scholarship. We
appreciate your willingness to work with Student Government. Thank
Submitted by FSU Student Government
- What a GREAT group of young men you sent over. I was so
impressed. They were fun, mature, interactive, and just...fun! They
seemed sincerely interested in trying to get our kids involved and
doing something. Please pass on to the coach and the young men that
they represented FSU well that night, and themselves. They are
welcome back at our Activity Night any time.
Submitted by Lenore Weaver, Big Rapids Middle School
- Thank you for allowing us an opportunity
to sell our shirts and handout information. We greatly
appreciate all that you have done for us and hope we can continue
to work with you in the future. Thanks again.
Submitted by FSU Colleges Against Cancer
- Coach Sall & Coach Anderson - Thanks for all
the effort to get your players here on a Sunday evening. We really
appreciate what you did for the kids. We could tell it meant the
world to them. These are kids who often have had no adult in their
past lives that will teach, guide or encourge them in any way.
Thanks for making their stay here at Eagle Village a bit
brighter! Looking forward to attending the game that Coach
Sall invited us to attend!
Submitted by Casey Salminen, Development Officer at Eagle Village
- I just wanted to let you know how impressed we were with
the softball camp you and your staff and players put on yesterday
(Feb. 13). My daughter, being only a seventh-grader, learned so
much and gained a lot from working with your players. It was a
positive experience and we will definitely participate in the
future. Thank you for an outstanding camp.
Submitted by Johna Thatcher
- St. Peter's Lutheran School would like to thank you for
contributing to our Annual Fall Fashion Show this year. This
is our only fundraiser for the year and this year was another
success! The Show raised $10,200! The fundraising money
will go towards the school to use for computer equipment,
playground equipment, and educational supplies. The Silent
Auction Committee, school children, parents, and school
administrators would like to especially thank you for your
donation. Without your assistance our event would not have
been as successful. Thank you very much for your support of
Submitted by Susan Jones, St. Peter's Lutheran Church & School Silent Auction Committee
- Thank you for the generous donation by Ferris State
University Athletics, in the amount of $195, from activities at the
October 9th "Dig Pink" women's volleyball game. The
continuing support and friendship of FSU and its sports teams is
gratifying and rewarding. It is our belief that taking part
in charity events provides strong fundamental values for student
athletes as well. As requested, the funds will be placed in the
Susan P. Wheatlake Women's Cancer and Wellness Fund where they will
help support the work of the Wheatlake Center in assisting people
facing cancer. Best of the season, and best of luck to our athletes
in the coming year.
Submitted by Thomas J. Hogenson, RN, Executive Director Mecosta County Medical Center Foundation
- Just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to participate
in the Books and Balls Day at FSU. It was really wonderful to see
another "slice of life" with the school children's enthusiasm along
with the excitement of the volleyball tournament. I hope you were
pleased with the day! I did receive a personal phone call from Mrs.
Kent at Riverview Elementary to thank me for the contribution of
the books. It's heartwarming to know it was appreciated. Thanks
again, it was fun. I look forward to working with you on more
projects in the future.
Submitted by Kathryn Wildermuth, General Manager Country Inn Suites
- With the help of our Campus Community and the
American Cancer Society FSU Relay for Life Team, your FSU Team
raised $11,800. Mecosta County Total is $65,000 and money is
still coming in. Thank-you very much!!! Many thanks to
all of the area/people below -- without them, we couldn't
accomplish much of what we do at the Relay: Vice President-Jerry
Scoby; Sports, Entertainment and Hospitality Management-Matt
Pinter, Diane Maguire, and Annette Keyt; Physical Plant-Mike
Hughes, Will Gasper, Jim A. White, Glen Zobel & Students,
Annette Erler; Copy Center-Jane Pedelty; College of Prefessional
& Technological Studies; College of Business-Dave Nicol;
Custodial Supervisors-Kevin Jackson and Gary Gawne; Dining
Services-Lori Helmer and Gary Schneider; Timme Center-Terri
Bloomquist & Jim Lindsey; Hockey-Bob Daniels; Men's
Basketball-Bill Sall; Softball-Keri Becker; Volleyball-Tia
Brandel-Wilhelm; Tennis-Alex Palladino; Cross Country and
Track-Steve Picucci, and Women's Basketball-Tracey Dorow.
Submitted by Debby Buck, FSU Relay For Life Coordinator
- What a hoot!! The kids had a GREAT time with the
FSU athletes. It was like we had superstars on the premises. I
don't know if your young men realize the impact of their presence.
They are big and strong and fast ... and cool. We had some very IN
AWE middle schoolers that day. Thank you for sending them over. It
was truly a great experience for our kids. We look forward to your
continued sharing activities with us in the future.
Submitted by Lenore Weaver, Big Rapids Public Schools
- On Feb.6, your basketball team visited the
Hillsdale McDonald's for breakfast. While they were there, my
mother was there also with some lady friends celebrating her 87th
birthday. Someway, these young men heard this and they began
singing Happy Birthday to her. This really was very special to her
for many reasons. One being that our youngest son, Ben Jones
graduated from Ferris State, in 2003 from the GM Automotive
Program. Ben was very close to"Grandma Chickie", when he lost his
life in 2005 in a car accident and it was very difficult for all of
us. I want to thank you and your team for making this a very
special day for my mom. You have a great team of young men. Please
pass on our appreciation to them for us.
Submitted by Nancy Jones
- I received the most fabulous telephone call last
Friday afternoon and need to share it with you. Sue Glover called
to relay a story from her elderly parents. They were traveling and
stayed at the same motel as the Ferris men's and women's tennis
teams last week in Indianapolis. Apparently the breakfast area was
full when this couple walked in. The coach jumped up, found seating
for them and helped them. A little later, another couple walked in
and received the same kindness. These people were so impressed that
they shared with Sue, who was so touched by the gesture that she
called our office - choking back tears (which, of course, made me
cry). I expressed gratitude that she would take the time to call
and told her that our coaches not only teach their sport, but teach
courtesy and civic engagement to our students. She said that our
tennis coaches certainly lead by example. We are so fortunate to
have good people all around us! The good Ferris name lives on
Submitted by Elaine Kamptner, FSU Executive Secretary to the President
- On behalf of myself, the staff and board of
directors of Project Starburst, I would like to thank you for your
very generous donation. Your support helps to maintain services to
our most needy neighbors. Thank you for making a positive
difference in our ability to offer much needed services to needy
families in Mecosta and Osceola Counties.
Submitted by Mary Doran, Project Starburst
- Thank you for your support in the planning and
advertising of the inaugural Blues and BBQ festival. Because of
your help, we had over 500 people in attendance despite the rain
and raised $2,300 for need-based scholarships. Many of those in
attendance were community members and I did not speak to a single
person who did not have a great time. Without your help, this could
not have been possible. Thanks again and I hope next year will be
Submitted by Joe Viviano, Blues & BBQ Festival
- Thank you so much for helping our group. We were
able to raise awareness for the relay and over $1,000 between the
raffle and shirt sales. We appreciate the opportunity to be able to
generate awareness of cancer-related issues. Thank you for the
opportunity and we look forward to any that may exist in the
Submitted by FSU Colleges Against Cancer
- The Festival of the Arts has become a wonderful
event for our University and the local community. Thank you for
taking time to support, guide and facilitate this year's Festival
of the Arts. Your efforts combined with the efforts of so many in
our Ferris community helped make this a truly extraordinary
experience. We look forward to next year's Festival as we celebrate
the 125th anniversary of the founding of Ferris State University.
On behalf of everyone in our campus community, thank you for your
work with the Festival of the Arts.
Submitted by David L. Eisler, Ferris State University President
- We thank you and the basketball players for their
participation in our activity night last Friday. Your players
conducted themselves very well. It's been my tendency to 'overplan'
gym activities during these nights, and I left it very flexible for
the kids this year. Your guys did great. Thanks again.
Submitted by Jeff Kigar, Big Rapids Public Schools
- I am writing to express thanks for the generosity
and stewardship you have shown through your contribution of
$1,028.00 to the Mecosta County Medical Center Foundation, Susan P.
Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness Fund. Through your donation, we will
build a strong and effective means for supporting the healing
mission of MCMC. It is especially gratifying to know that a valued
friend, such as yourself has chosen to be an active partner in this
enterprise. We will work all the harder to make certain that the
MCMC Foundation creates the maximum benefit from your gift on
behalf of our community's health resource. Again, many thanks for
your thoughtful generosity.
Submitted by Tom Hogenson, Mecosta County Medical Center Foundation Public Relations Manager
- Thank you for organizing the volunteer effort with
your football and hockey programs to help us move during our
renovation. The young men who helped us out were fabulous workers.
They offered their assistance when we move back as well. Thanks
Submitted by Pat Heeter, Artworks
- Just wanted to drop you a note to say how much fun
the group of people had when we came up to the Ferris
State-Michigan hockey game back in February. Our group of people
consisted of six alumni (of the eight parents) and our kids had so
much fun at the game. It is great to see that the University and
the hockey program continue to grow and become great institutions.
Our group had so much fun that we are planning to do it again this
year (schedules permitting due to the boys hockey schedule). They
now want to stay for both games of a weekend, not just one game. It
should also be noted that the alumni who returned were very
impressed. A couple of them had not been back in years and were
truly proud to see the changes that had been made.
Submitted by Craig Lisko, Former FSU Hockey Student-Athlete and Ascension Health Information Services Project Manager
- I just wanted to send you and your girls a short
e-mail to say "Thanks!" You folks put on an awesome one day camp
for these girls. My daughter, Makenna, learned a ton and really
enjoyed herself. We were fortunate to bring two other girls with us
for the day and they were delighted to have gone as well. We so
appreciated that you were able to be on the field offering one on
one instruction for them. You seem to have a team of girls behind
you that are second to none. They all carried themselves very
professionally and were so good working with the younger set. It is
always nice to see young women take an active and positive role in
working with younger girls. I know that Makenna came away with a
great deal more than just softball skills from the day. She talked
about wanting to attend college and "be like those older girls".
Having graduated from Ferris I was so proud of my fellow Bulldogs!
Again, what a great clinic you ran and what great role models you
have there! Way to go and thank you.
Submitted by Denneen Smith, Little Traverse Bay Bands Social Services Program Director
- Thank you so much for the donation of 110 items of
food, which was received by the Manna Pantry on June 3rd. Although
you contributed the food to a local elementary school, please rest
assured that the food will go to a needy family. We serve 80-100
families a month, the majority of which have children. Thanks for
your help in feeding the hungry of Mecosta County.
Submitted by Isabel Kenyrton, Pantry Coordinator
- I wanted to let you know the fellows who came out
to help us setup for our event were a great bunch of guys. They
were a big help with the take down and set up. Mr. Sobers (City
Manager) said it was fantastic to have some young men helping us
Submitted by Wendy Nystrom, Community Resident