Bean bag brawl set for Saturday
ISHPEMING — The fourth annual Hometown Battles Bean Bag Brawl is planned Saturday at the Ishpeming VFW, 310 Bank St.
The proceeds of this bean bag toss tournament benefit service men and women. The event is open to 50 two-person teams. Registration is $25 per team. Teams may register at noon with the action starting at 1 p.m. The event will go on, rain or shine.
A cash bar and food will be available.
Hometown Battles is a non-profit charity run by volunteers who provide immediate relief and assistance to veterans suffering from PTSD and other challenges. Visit hometownbattles.org for more information.
To sponsor a bean bag board or to register a team in advance, contact Chris Lajoie at 906-204-5589 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Amarah’s Light event announced
MARQUETTE — Amarah’s Light non-profit announces the third annual Amarah’s Princess Parade: Walk Run Family Fun set for noon Saturday at Presque Isle in Marquette.
Registration starts at 11 a.m., walk starts at noon followed by fun for the whole family. Activities will include kids games, bounce house, T-Shirt Tie dyeing, nail painting, Disney character appearances, prize drawings and more.
The event will wrap up with prize drawings at 1:30 p.m. A press releas states: “Let the kids pick whatever dress/costume they feel special in and bring them down to Presque Isle to take a walk with them around the island and enjoy celebrating the joy of being a child. It’s always a beautiful moment when you can just watch your child be free, innocent, and happy.”
Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy this fun family event while raising awareness of this important non-profit resource.
Participation is by donation. Registration can be done at the event or in advance at Amarahslight.com.
Amarah’s Light is a non-profit organization created to help families dealing with child loss. The hope of Amarah’s Light is that others working through grief can find hope and light through the support of others as they learn to live again.
Amarah’s Light provides care packages and other support to newly grieving families as they begin to navigate the process of loss.
More information about Amarah’s Light or Amarah�s Princess Parade can be found on Memories of Amarah- Amarahs Light Facebook page. Amarah’s Light is a Michigan non-profit and donations to Amarah’s Light may be tax deductible.
American Legion hosting picnic
ISHPEMING — The Lillian Larson American Legion Post 114 of west Ishpeming will be again hosting its Annual Community Picnic from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Games, food and fun including a dunk tank will be available. There is something for everyone.
Profits from this event will go toward the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight to help veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit several of the memorials in their honor.