Exchange Club aids community

Geno Angeli, left, past president of the Exchange Club of Marquette County, presents a ceremonial $1,500 check to Jeff Olson, head coach of the Ishpeming High School football team. Team members assisted the club in setting up and tearing down the International Food Fest, which the club sponsors annually to raise funds to assist about two dozen local organizations.
Exchange Club of Marquette County member Jack Reynolds, left, presents a ceremonial $4,000 check to Mike Trickey of American Legion Post 44 In Marquette. Representatives of the post's American Legion baseball program earned the funds by selling wrist bands at the International Food Fest held in Marquette over the Fourth of July holiday. The wrist bands are required to purchase alcohol at the food fest, which is the exchange club sponsors annual and uses profits to make donations to local organizations. Members of the Legion's Blues and Reds baseball teams also volunteer at the food fest.

The Exchange Club of Marquette County presented checks to local organizations.