Save the Menominee River
The 2nd Annual Water Celebration is in the books!
We are very proud of the Coalition! Everyone was geared up and ready to handle the masses. We witnessed an outpouring of work, shouldering of responsibilities, and labor of love for the Menominee River that filled our hearts with appreciation for everyone’s assistance for the Coalition’s major fundraiser.
We look forward to the 5K Walk-A-Thon on August 28th for our next large event.
It was heartwarming to present “Trailblazer” awards to Ron and Carol Henriksen (Front 40) and Mary Hansen, recognizing current and previous work on behalf of the Menominee River.
“Thank You” is barely enough, but let it be known, it comes from the bottom of our hearts
how much we appreciate each and every person for your work.
MC: Erin Davisson
Music: Good Fellas
Sound: Jim Meek Audio
Wally: Pam Meek
Patio Umbrella: furnished by Ron Burie
Guest Speakers: David Grignon
Sayokla Kindness Willaims
Dr. Al Gedicks
Guests: Ellen Vial. Michigan Environmental Council, Lansing, MI.
Tim Cordon, Building Unity, Madison, WI.
Gary and Betty Seymour, Return to Familiar Waters books by Scott Seymour
Pastor Ken and Joanne Michaelis
Karen Fischer, Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Sales: Mary Hansen (crafts), Kathy and Rick Prusak, Lori Paitl
Menominee River Song: Mary Hansen
Raffle Tickets: Warren and Judie McKenney (also donation of the “Foxy” Guitar,
case and strap) and Ron Burie (sales)
and ALL the people who purchased raffle tickets to support our
Information (brochures, handouts, buttons): Nancy Stencil, Elaine LeMere,
Corn Hole Champion Contest: Jody Korch
Jeff “Budda” Budish
Attorney: Ted Warpinski and his wife Kelly
Website Administrator: Michael Rock and his wife Amy.
Merchandise Sales: Diane Woods
Ed and Sally Draze
Children’s Activities: Natalie Lashmet
Tent Assembly: Ron Burie, Luke Zastrow, Warren McKenney, J.C., Mark Fleury,
Bay Cities Radio: Michael Wolfe: Radio Personality / Interviews
Melissa Ebsch, News Director
Camille Sowle, Promotion Coordinator
News Media: Matt, TV 6, Marquette, MI
Alex, Peshtigo Times
Menominee County Journal
Mark and Karen Doremus, Documentarians
Please forgive us if we have missed anyone who donated your time
and talents to help with the Water Celebration.
Challenges are in front of us. Let’s be grateful for our past accomplishments and
stay the course as we defend the Menominee River from sulfide mining.
We are sincerely thankful to all of you,
Dale and Lea Jane Burie
**Editors Note: We all thank Dale and Lea Jane Burie. Their dedication is beyond measure.