K of C gives $2,200 to seminarians

The Alpena Knights of Columbus Council 529 made a $2,200 donation to the Gaylord Diocese seminarians from a special fish dinner held on Feb. 21 at the K of C Hall.

Three locals seminarians each received $550, and the remaining $550 was to be divided among the remaining seminarians.

The Council was appreciative of the community support from those who attended the fish dinner, those who baked a dessert, and those who worked the event.

The Alpena Knights of Columbus Council 529, and all K of C Councils, make very generous donations to charities and other worthy causes in their community, state, and through the national and international organization.

Hillman VFW held March meeting

The Hillman VFW Post 2356 held its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on March 5, with nine officers and a total of 10 members present for the meeting.

The group voted to allow AA to hold their future meetings at the Post building. They had quite a discussion about helping veterans in need. Many people know of help available that others may not be aware of.

V-J Day Celebration will be Aug. 8 this year. A parade starts at noon with food, music, and fireworks at dusk. Last year, the V-J Day fireworks cost $3,000. This year, the VFW is planning on ordering a $3,500 show. A donation drive is planned for this spring. Any donations are greatly appreciated. Please make sure donations are marked “V-J Day Fireworks.”

VFW Friday night fish fries are temporarily canceled until further notice, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The VFW sells polyester 3’x5′ American flags for $25.

Medical supplies are available for loan. Please call Marv at 989-255-2072, or Wayne at 989-255-4412, to rent supplies, or if you have medical supplies you are no longer using. For Post hall rentals, please call Bob Hunt at 989-657-1162.A lot of clubs are having trouble getting members, and even some VFW Posts are closing. If any qualified veterans are looking for a home, please contact the Post. Community service time is appreciated. The next regular meeting is currently scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 2.

Senior center cribbage results noted

The Alpena Senior Citizens Center Cribbage League wrapped up their 2020 season on March 9, with a nice dinner, prizes and a tournament.

Winners of the regular season were: First Place: A-Ho (Deb Homant and Norma Agius); Second Place: Ramjac Corp. (Bill LaMarre and Ken Yachcik); Third Place: His Knobs/Her Heels (Rod and Denise Borchard); Fourth Place: Oliver’s Twist (Oliver DeRocher and Kaelie Smith).

Winners of the season finale tournament were: First Place: Ho-Ke (Ed Homant and Jeff Kenne); Second Place: Grand Wizards (Dave Frary and Melinda Ritter); Third Place: Oliver’s Twist (Oliver DeRocher and Kaelie Smith).

March is National Nutrition Month

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to eat more fruits and vegetables. If you establish healthy eating habits in March, which is National Nutrition Month, you will be more likely to continue those habits throughout the year. For tips, recipes and more healthy advice, visit eatright.org.


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