Chicken on the grill at Walt's house!

MARQUETTE, MI – The 4th of July holiday weekend has come and gone.  Overall, it seemed fairly quiet around Marquette County, which is definitely good news.

Yes, there were a few traffic accidents and a capsized boat in Marquette’s Lower Harbor, but that was about it.  There were concerns and even fears that with the hot weather and the extremely crowded beaches there would be water tragedies like last year.  Luckily, that was not the case.  Kudos to all who followed the rules and to all who patrolled the lake shore and the public beaches, keeping everybody safe.

I spent the Fourth walking in two parades, one in Ishpeming and the other in Marquette.  Then a few hours of relaxation, followed by the grilling of a bunch of chicken for dinner.  That was followed by the Marquette fireworks display and a good night’s sleep.

Ahhhh, the Fourth of July.


Debra Nance, Marquette Area 4th of July Committee

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Debra Nance with the Marquette Area Fourth of July Committee joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to give an update about the planned festivities  for  the Fourth of July in the Marquette area.

Previously, when Nance was on the program a few weeks ago, she discussed several of the financial challenges the committee was facing as the parade and fireworks approached.  Since then, several area businesses and individual residents have stepped up to make financial contributions that alleviated a major portion of the pressures.

To listen to the interview with Nance, please click “HERE“.  For more about the Marquette Area Fourth of July Committee and the activities planned for the 4th, please click “HERE“.

Deb Nance

(MARQUETTE, MI) – Although it’s colder out than it should be for this time of year, planning is in full swing for the annual 4th of July celebration in the City of Marquette.  The final touches are being put into place for another great parade, fireworks and all kinds of other fun activities.

Marquette Area 4th of July Committee spokesperson Deb Nance stopped in at the Sunny Studios today to discuss the schedule of events.  She also told us that the all-volunteer committee is still raising funds for all of the events and they are always happy to meet up with new volunteers.  She said that all events will be held on the 4th of July and if there is a rain out, the fireworks will be held on the night of the 5-th.

To listen to the conversation with Deb Nance and find out the latest about the 4-th in Marquette, please click “HERE“.  To visit the website for the committee, please click “HERE“.