Alpena Longbeards awards scholarships

Courtesy Photo Recent recipients of an Alpena Longbeards Scholarship to Alpena Community College were Courtney Krentz, left, and Dakota Gersewski, right.

The Alpena Longbeards recently awarded two $500 scholarships to Alpena Community College students Dakota Gersewski and Courtney Krentz for the 2017-18 academic year. The Alpena Longbeards established the scholarship fund with the ACC Foundation in 2010 and annually provides scholarships to students pursuing an education in the field of natural resources.

The Alpena Longbeards actively promotes wildlife conservation and education for area youth. Club activities are varied and include a catch and release fishing day, a shooting day, and a day for youth to build bird houses. Members of the Alpena Longbeards also purchase and distribute corn for wild turkeys to aid with their winter survival.

The club also provides various seeds for planting to assist in habitat improvement. The club conducts an annual membership banquet to raise funds to support the many programs they sponsor.

For more information about the Alpena Longbeards contact at Tim Haske at 727-3646 or Edith Utecht at 354-4964.