The SAIL Chocolate Festival is this Saturday.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An annual fundraiser for SAIL, or the Superior Alliance for Independent Living, that features a chocolate theme is coming to Marquette this weekend.

The 3rd Annual CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL is going to be held this Saturday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the UpFront & Company banquet hall.  The event will feature chocolate-themed treats from several area restaurants, confectioners and chefs.

Sarah Peura, Program Director at SAIL, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today to discuss the event and where the proceeds are going.  To listen to a portion of Sarah’s interview, click on the audio link below:

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To visit the official SAIL website, please click HERE.

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Samantha Collins.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A special fund raising event is coming up very soon at Marquette Mountain Ski Hill in Marquette, MI.

The Northern Michigan University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is presenting the 5th Annual Jam for Love Ski and Snowboard Competition.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 4th, with pre-registration at 5:30 pm, and the event will start at 7 pm.

Brian Price and Samantha Collins stopped in at the SUNNY studios recently to talk with Mark Evans and preview the event and chat about where the proceeds are going.

Brian Price.

To listen to the interview with Brian and Samantha, please click on the audio link below:

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SNOWFLAKE returns to Marquette, MI.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A special evening combining live music and performance art is coming up tomorrow night in Marquette to help the homeless.

“Snowflake”, a performance piece created and portrayed by Gayle LaJoye of Marquette, is being performed along with sets from three local music groups at Kaufman Auditorium.

The show’s proceeds are going to benefit the “Room at the Inn” homeless assistance agency.  Robin Roy, the program co-ordinator for the group joined Mark & Walt in the Morning today to promote the show.

To find out more about the show, listen to the interview with Robin by clicking on the audio link below:

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For more about “Room at the Inn” please click “HERE” to visit their website.

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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.

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Ann-Brownell with UPAWS

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News– The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s Ann Brownell joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to promote the annual “Strut Your Mutt” fundraiser coming up on Saturday, September 10-th at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette with registration at 9-am and “Strut Time” at 10-am.

Ann explained that every registered walker gets a goody bag & every dog gets a strut bandana. If you register by Sept. 3-rd your dog could be the “Leader of the Pack” & start the walk! There will be prizes for the 3 top fundraisers in Adult & Junior categories PLUS a great team prize. All proceeds go to help shelter pets.

To listen to the interview with Ann, please click below:

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To visit the UPAWS website, please click “HERE“.

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Joe Lubig with the MAPS Education Foundation.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Supporters of the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation have a great opportunity during this extended heat wave to stay cool and help out the Foundation.  This Sunday, a benefit for the MAPS Education Foundation is being held at Elizabeth’s Chop House in Marquette from 5pm to 8pm.  The event is called “Ice Cream and Gelato in July” and all proceeds raised will go to in support of scholarships.

Joe Lubig, with the MAPS Education Foundation, joined Mark Evans and Walt Lindala this morning to discuss the details of the event.  He also discussed what the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation is all about and how it benefits students in the Marquette school system.

To listen to the interview with Joe Lubig, please click “HERE“.  For more about the Marquette Area Public Schools, please click “HERE“.

Folks from GLR, Willow Farms and Flanigan's Bar in the Sunny Studio.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The 10-th Annual Great Lakes Radio/Flanigan’s Bar/BioLife Plasma Charity Golf Outing was held recently here in Marquette County.  Today, we had the opportunity to  follow through with a check presentation to this year’s recipient, the Willow Farms Therapeutic Riding Program in Harvey, MI

Great Lakes Radio Sales Guru Bill Tibor joined Don Marple, owner of  Flanigan’s Bar and Julie Frazier from Willow Farms all joined Mark Evans today on the big program  for a formal presentation of a check with all of the proceeds raised to the therapeutic  riding prgram.  Over 2300 dollars was raised to benefit the effort and help with scholarships for kids to take part.  Some of the money came from an additional donation from Kohl’s and their support is greatly appreciated.

To listen to the interview from this morning, please click “HERE“.

Dawn Johnson from Cruise-N-Coffee

MARQUETTE, MI (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County’s Cruise -N- Coffee has announced the results of their recent Charity Week effort to benefit Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, MI.

Dawn Johnson, spokesperson for Cruise N-Coffee joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to let the listeners know how much money was taken in over the week.  According to Johnson,  $508.00 was raised in the effort.  All of the proceeds will go to fund youth program assistance at Bay Cliff Health Camp.

To listen to the interview with Dawn and to hear more about where the money is going and how the local community helped out this great cause , please click “HERE“.  For more on Cruise -N-Coffee, please click “HERE“.

 

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Don Marple and Bill Tibor, event organizers.

(MARQUETTE, MI) – Golfers looking for a fun and laid back golf outing for a good cause need to look no further.  The 10th annual Flanigan’s/Great Lakes Radio/Biolife Plasma Services golf outing is coming next weekend.  This event puts the “fun” in Fund raising and is being held at Gentz Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township.

Event co-ordinators Don Marple from Flanigan’s Bar in Marquette and our very own Bill Tibor joined Mark Evans in the Sunny 101.9 Studios today to discuss the event.  It gets going with a 9-am shotgun start on Saturday, June 4th and all proceeds raised will benefit the therapeutic riding program at Willow Farms in Harvey, MI.

Listen in to the interview with Don and Bill by clicking “HERE“. Log on to the website for Willow Farms, please click “HERE“.

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Mike Smith and Rich Rossway of Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan

(MARQUETTE, MI) – Get on your bikes and Tour Da U.P.!!  Enjoy the beautiful Upper Peninsula on your bike this summer and help out Yooper kids and families at the same time.  Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan is presenting the annual “Tour Da U.P.” this August.

Mike Smith and Rich Rossway with Teaching Family Homes stopped by the Sunny 101.9 studios this morning to chat with Mark Evans about event that will run from August 7th to the 11th.  They explained how the event is set up for riders of all ages and all skill levels and will start in Harvey, head to Munising, then to Grand Marais and finally back to Harvey.

The event works as a fund raiser for Teaching Family Homes by having the riders pay a fee to take part and they also solicit pledges for financial donations to the agency.  The agency then uses all proceeds to fund their various programs and activities.

To listen to the entire interview with Mike and Rich, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the Teaching Family Homes website and find out more about the event and the agency, please click “HERE“.