By RENEE PRUSI
Journal Staff Writer
ISHPEMING - The crowd at the Thursday night Old Ish Concert Series cheered with approval as the Ishpeming Business Association honored two local fire departments by presenting them each with a donation.
From left, Cheryl Kellow and Charlie Anderson present checks to David Neuffer and Andy Lusardi Thursday night in Ishpeming. Kellow and Anderson were representing the Ishpeming Business Association in making donations to the Ishpeming Fire Department, represented by Neuffer, and the Ishpeming Township Fire Department, represented by Lusardi. (Journal photo by Renee Prusi)
During a pause in the concert by the Slamtones, the IBA presented checks for $1,524 each to the Ishpeming Fire Department and the Ishpeming Township Fire Department.
"The Ishpeming Business Association has four or five events each year we put on," said Charlie Anderson, IBA chair. "Every year, we donate the proceeds from the events to a different cause. We find a worthy group to receive the money we made from Aug. 1 of last year to Aug. 1 of this year.
"This year, we selected the fire departments," Anderson said. "They will receive some $1,500 each in gratitude for what they do for the association and what they do for the community in general."
Cheryl Kellow, IBA treasurer, said two businesses were at the top of the money list in contributing toward the IBA's total: Elaine's Place with $823.36 and Congress Pizza with $242.95.
"We all are thrilled to be able to do this," Kellow said.
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