MICHIGAMME — Three local nonprofits benefited from the Michigamme Sesquicentennial Committees budget surplus.
MSC members Virginia Olson and Julie Leake made rounds on March 4 to deliver nearly $4,300 to three community programs.
The Michigamme-Spurr 4th of July Committee was given $2,267 to help pay for this year’s events.
Michigamme is well-known for its 4th-of July festivities which draw hundreds into the community.
The Michigamme Museum received $2,000 to go toward building repairs and upgrades.
The Michigamme Library, which is housed in a re purposed church, was given $1,000. The library will use the funds to help pay for building improvements.
Leake, who serves as treasurer of the MSC, said Michigamme’s Sesquicentennial celebration last year was a great success, mostly because of all the generous donations the event received.
The committee raised more than $16,000 and spent just over $11,000 for the Sesquicentennial event.
Once the committee ensured all the bills from the 4-day 150th anniversary celebration had been paid, they donated to three causes that are representative of the heart the tiny town.