THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
From our readers
Issue Date: May 6, 2020
It is with great sadness that the Logging and Heritage Festival Committee has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Logging and Heritage Festival. The decision weighed heavily on the committee but with the Covid-19 Pandemic being a huge concern and making the health and welfare of the community our first priority, it was a decision that had to be made.
Also, taking into consideration the hard times some of our main supporters may be going through we needed to make the best decision for everyone. We greatly appreciate every business that donates and every vendor that works so hard to make the great items to attract people to the festival.
Thank you to every volunteer that works so hard to make this event a huge success, we could not do it without each end every one of you. With that being said, we are looking to the future and planning an even bigger and better 2021 Logging and Heritage Festival.
Thank You and Stay Safe.
Logging & Heritage Festival Committee
Marinette-Menominee is a generous commUNITY
Over the last few weeks we have learned again what is most important, and what we can do without. St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marinette could not do without this commUNITY. We are grateful for the generous support we have received from organizations, businesses, and individuals. We would have not been able to provide 21,660 pounds of food without the generous food and monetary donations we received in the month of April.
We call all donations generous, as we understand people have chosen to share what they have which at the moment is limited. Generosity is not greater when you give more. Generosity gives you joy because you give joy to others.
We received a donation all the way from Guam. It is an island and unincorporated territory of the United States in the North Pacific Ocean only 7,230 miles away from Marinette.
The Gentleman that donated wrote, "My wife is from Menominee, we have family in Marinette. I've been to your thrift store many times. I love that place! Last Christmas, me and my wife decided to start donating to St. Vinny's because we wanted to give back to a community we love, one that feel a strong connection to, and one where we knew it could do a lot of good."
As the country continues in this new reality of social distancing and impending scarcity, at St. Vincent de Paul we are aware of the need for our services now more than ever. We maintain our physical distance, but we feel socially closer to this wonderful Marinette-Menominee community.
We do not know what May will look like, buT we know we will continue to provide joy in the form of food to every individual that knocks on our door.