Letter to the Editor – MooseWood Nature Center thanks students


The MooseWood Nature Center offers a heartfelt thank you to all the attendees and volunteers who made the Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe Fund Raiser a success.

First and foremost, thank you to Steve Waller, and Marquette Astronomical Society Club members Roger Meade, Shawn Olsen and Scott Stobbelaar for offering star viewing and sharing their knowledge of the constellations and planets.

We couldn’t have set up, coordinated the event and cleaned up without the help of Northern Michigan University students Keaton Mladic, Justin Nimsgern, Jill Rogers, Andrew Bek, Kerriah Grifka, Logan Vear, Dinele and Jarynn Stewart and Corinne Rockow, MooseWood Naturalist Amanda Grifka, and MooseWood board members Linda O’Brien, Niko Economides, Lynnea McFadden, Sue Payant, and Tiffany Rantanen.

A huge thank you to the door prize donors: Jim and Jackie Winkowski of Snowy Plains Kennel, Marquette Mountain, Dog Whisperer Andrew Bek, and Scot Stewart.

And lastly, another huge thank you to the businesses that supported this event: U.P. Rehab Services of Marquette, CoCo’s, Gopher’s Café and the Rubaiyat. Their contributions to this event made it a truly memorable experience.

We appreciate your support and hope you will join us again in 2011.

MooseWood Nature Center is an independent not-for-profit organization located on Presque Isle Park. The Center is open year round, offers native animals and educational displays, presents monthly programs to the public and is available for school and private programs. For more information, please call 228-6250 or log on to www.moosewood.org.

Scot Stewart
MooseWood Nature Center