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Some of the hearty Law Enforcement Torch Runners on a break in Marquette.

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – An annual tradition on Mark and Walt in the Morning returned today with the Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics coming through town.

The Torch Run is an awareness campaign and fund raiser for Special Olympics in Michigan and features a 750-mile relay run from Copper Harbor in the far northern U.P. to the downstate locale of Sterling Heights.  All proceeds raised through this effort go to Special Olympics programs across the state.

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One of the runners makes the approach into Marquette.

We spent the morning talking with the officers who were on the run today and promoted the effort and how listeners could get involved.  The easiest way to do so is to log on to the website for Special Olympics in Michigan.  To log on to the website, please click “HERE“.

You can also log on to www.somi.org to make a donation.

HELLO GANG!  I’M BACK!

LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS LIVE IN CHICAGO!

I see all is well here in radioland.  No blog updates from Mark, though.  TSK, TSK, it’s not that hard to do, but I know he’s busy! (chuckle) It was great to get away even for a couple of days.  I had a ball in Chicago!  Great food, live blues and a few other fun experiences gave me a moment to clear my head and get back into the grown-up world.  And as always, a couple of days away was just good for the soul!  Fun was had by all, but now, it’s time for getting back to work.

THE PINK WARRIOR AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ROLLS ON!

MARCY, CONNIE AND BONNIE IN THE STUDIO.

Thanks to Bonnie Kilpela the creator of this unique an inspirational calendar featuring survivors of breast cancer for turning out such a successful effort.  She was successful on many levels and the effort has resulted in over $10,000 being raised for the Beacon House in Marquette.  She was joined in the studio today by one of the models, Connie Rhoades as well as the executive director of the Beacon House, Marcy Griffen, to talk more about the calendar.  Click “HERE” to listen to the interview and click “HERE” for more about the Pink Warrior Project.


ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MAIN STREET MONDAY!

MARK ON THE MSM VICTORY TOSS!

Congratulations to Sara from Marquette.  She knew we were looking for “THE THING” from the Fantastic Four cartoon.  The clue clip was a short one today, but she recognized his catchphrase “It’s CLOBBERIN’ time!”  As a result, she picked up 2-14″ 3-topping pizzas from Main Street Pizza for her enjoyment! It was a great way to start the week, and you’ll just have to tune in for more fun tomorrow on “Mark & Walt in the Morning”!

Until then–


CHEERS!

-Walt