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Informational meeting to be held

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s Haunted Hay Ride is getting ready for another fun-filled year full of screams and frights — all while benefiting the community.

In its 11th year of haunting, the Marquette’s HHR will be holding an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Marquette County Fairgrounds office.

Any youth, non-profit, church, athletic or other group interested in making some money and being involved in this great event should come to listen to what the Haunted Hay Ride has to offer.

This is a community-wide fundraiser and tractor-drawn hay ride that lasts approximately 45 minutes ending with a walk through a haunted barn or two. The scary scenes that participants drive by are all designed and manned by area youth or non-profit groups and all the proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships are divided equally between the groups running the scary scenes.

The HHR usually has approximately 18 groups and each earns approximately $1,900 while providing an awesome seasonal event for the community.

Anyone who thinks the HHR sounds like fun but is not involved with a specific group, get some friends together and do a scene and donate earnings to a local group of your choosing.

Applications can be printed from our website www.marquetteshauntedhayride.com and be brought to the meeting Aug. 27. Groups will be selected and notified by Sept. 6.

This year’s Haunted Hay Ride event will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-19. For more information, call 906-361-4655 or go to the event’s Facebook page.

This year’s HHR is being dedicated to Jim Grundstrom and Frei Chevrolet for their many years of service to the Marquette HHR and the community.

People Who Changed the World

MARQUETTE — Without the innovations of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs, the exploration of space would not be possible.

Join Margaret Brumm at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library for the third in a series of talks on People Who Changed the World.

For this presentation, Brumm will talk about her favorite inventor, James Watt. Watt, an 18th century musical instrument maker and inventor was a major contributor to the Industrial Revolution. Known primarily for his innovations that improved the steam engine, Watt also worked on improving the copying process and cleaning chemical glassware.

Brumm is a patent attorney and member of the State Bar of Michigan. She earned her BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School. Currently she works in Private Practice of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law with clients from multinational corporations in the U.S. and law firms in London, England.

Brumm’s program is part of the Library’s Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program for adults. There is no admission charge to attend.

For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.