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(JUHL) -- Hope Lutheran Church hosted more than 140 people during their recent 3rd Annual Benefit Concert for United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. Those in attendance enjoyed performances by four choirs, three soloists, three duets and a mass choir act. Church Pastor Chris Laughlin presented United Hospice Service Director Randy Foco with a check for $1,800. The money raised will assist in providing care to hospice patients and their families.

PICTURED: Hope Lutheran Church Pastor Chris Laughlin (left) presents UHS Director, Randy Foco, LMSW (right) with a check for $1,800.

Monday, 04 November 2013 10:43

Pets-in-Pink Take a Bite Out of Cancer

(AREA) -- Barks and Bubbles Pet Salon in Marlette hosted a Pets-in-Pink fundraiser last month, offering dogs a fun spa day. 28 dogs of many breeds lined up to take a bite out of cancer. The tax-deductible donation of $25 per pet went to the B.C.U.P.S. Program. A total of $1,210 was raised during the fundraiser October 19, which will help provide free mammogram screenings for the uninsured and underinsured. Owner Kelly Rheaume said that 20 volunteers came to the all-day event to bathe and manicure each pet and raise awareness about breast cancer. Also available at the fundraising event were eight donated gift baskets raffled off during a silent auction.

PICTURED: Barks and Bubbles Pet Salon owner Kelly Rheaume recently organized a Pets-in-Pink fundraiser to raise awareness about breast cancer. The fundraiser generated $1,210 for the Marlette Regional Hospital B.C.U.P.S. program, which provides free mammogram screenings for uninsured patients. Photo credit: Joy Lumley Photography, North Branch.

(AREA) -- As part of a long-standing Michigan House tradition, State Representative Dan Lauwers this week provided a gift to fellow lawmakers at the State Capitol in Lansing to honor  the passage of his first bill. Lauwers gave each House representative a package of Yale Bologna made by C. Roy's in Yale. The gift also was in honor of the popular Yale Bologna Festival in Yale. C. Roy's is a family owned and operated meat packing business that was founded in 1924. Representative Lauwers provided the gift after passage of House Bill 5021, which would allow sobriety court interlock programs throughout Michigan to help curb repeat drunken driving.