To the editor:
On behalf of the Calumet Theatre Board of Directors & Staff, we would like to thank the following for making our Lift Us Up - fundraiser gala a huge success: Silent & Live Auction Contributors: Ace Hardware, AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Aspirus Keweenaw Fitness Center, Auto Value of Calumet, Carole Baranowski, Charles Bonini Family, Bird's Eye Creations, Calumet Golf Course, Carmelita's, Chickadees, Copper Country Veterinary Clinic, Country Inn & Suites of Houghton, Daily Mining Gazette, Edward Jones-Steve Zutter, Einerlei, Clarence & Yvonne Fisher, Felix and Virginia Fournier, Identity Designs Photography, InSight EyeCare, Isle Royale Queen IV, Joe Kirkish, Joey's Seafood & Grill, Art Limback, Made Arrangements, Joe Masini, Michigan House Caf, Michigan Tech University Huskies Hockey Team, Laura Miller, Finlandia University, Pilgrim River Steak House, Phil Roberts, Michelle Saxton, Shelden Grill & Franklin Square Tap, Soothing Hands Massage, The Shottle Bop, Toni's Country Kitchen, Wood 'n Spoon, Steve and Jane Zutter Sponsors: Aramark Uniform Services, Care's The Idea Shop, Crown Cleaners, Econo Foods, L & L Bar, McCabe Distributing, Miscowaubik Club, Miller's Recreation, Pat's Foods, Peterlin Distributing, Shopko, the WOLF 97.7 FM.
Donations: Grace Ala, Jill Auger, Copper Range Abstract & Title Agency, Clarence and Yvonne Fisher, Jane and Hazen Culley, Marilynn Hamar, J.B. Harris, Marlene Houle, David & Barbara King, Barbara Kinnunen, Larry and Rachel Lankton, June and Thomas Landre, Kevin Mackey, John and Margaret Malone, Robert and Mary Masnado, Jeannette Medlyn, Leonard and Marcia Miller, Jamie and Jim Plowe, Robert and Teresa Nelson, Scott and Lori Nicklas, Jane Roose, Ruth Sablich, Alyce Thorpe.
Gala Committee: Jane Zutter and Michelle Saxton co-chairs, Caroline Erkkila, Barbara King, Art Limback, Laura Miller Volunteers: Grace Ala, Renee Baroni, Susan Burack, Mary Ellen Crider, Theresa Cherubini, Carolyn Erkkila, Adele Hill, Marilyn Lightfoot, Mu Beta Psi Fraternity, Charlene Pearce, Lilly Szilagyi, and Sharon Turovaara.
Special Thanks to: guest speaker Jeremiah Mason for his historic presentation about the Theatre; to Rachel Freeman of Identity Designs Photography for photographing the event; to Houghton Community Broadcasting and J & J Broadcasting for their assistance in promotion of the event; and to all the gala attendees that helped to make "Lift Us Up" a success!