Pink Pumpkin 5K set for today
GLADSTONE — The Seventh Annual Pink Pumpkin 5K Walk/Run will be held today at the Gladstone East End Pavilion located at 901 Lake Shore Drive. The breast cancer awareness event, usually held in Ludington Park in Escanaba, raises funds for residents undergoing breast cancer treatment. Registration starts at 9 a.m. in the pavilion and the walk/run starts at 10 a.m. Pink painted pumpkins will mark the route from the pavilion.
Participants registering online will receive a T-shirt before the event. Registrants the day of the event may not receive a T-shirt due to availability.
“In previous years we have had a lot of left over T-shirts after the event,” said Pink Pumpkin of Delta County Team Member Mallory Westerberg. “The only way to make sure you get a T-shirt is to register online. They will be limited the day of the event.”
The 5K route will be marked with pink pumpkins. There will be mile markers along the way so participants can easily see where to turn around if they do not want to complete the full five-kilometer route. Attendees can purchase a pink pumpkin in honor of a loved one and take it home with them after the event.
Man rescued from burning home
MANISTIQUE — A Manistique man escaped injury after he was rescued from a burning home Wednesday.
Manistique Public Safety and volunteer firefighters were called to 217 New Elm St., Manistique, after a report of a house on fire with a person inside at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday.
Upon arrival on scene, officers observed heavy smoke billowing from the rear of the home with the occupant, Todd Lalonde, 53, visible from a window in the southeast rear side of the home.
Firefighters immediately entered the burning home and brought Lalonde out. Officers said Lalonde was checked for injuries by Manistique EMS.
Once Lalonde was out of the home, officers were able to bring the blaze under control in a short time.
Officers said the home is owned by Tom and Brenda Smith of Manistique and was being rented by Lalonde.
The inside of the home suffered heavy smoke and fire damage and may be considered a total loss, according to Manistique Public Safety.
There were no injuries reported.