Exchange Club donates to local organizations

Above, Exchange Club member Ron Plotezka, left, presents a ceremonial $1,200 check to Mike Trickey of American Legion Post No. 44 for the post’s baseball teams. The Exchange Club has been a longtime supporter of American Legion baseball, using funds raised at the International Food Fest held each Fourth of July holiday in Marquette. Members of Post No. 44’s Blues and Reds baseball teams volunteer each year at the food festival. At left, Beth Casady of the Harbor House in Marquette receives a ceremonial $3,000 check from Robin Trembath of the Exchange Club of Marquette County. The Exchange Club sponsors the annual International Food Fest over the July Fourth holiday to raise funds to make donations to about two dozen local organizations. More than $800,000 in grants have been presented by the club over the past three decades.