Letter to the editor

Dear Editor,

The Board of Directors of MooseWood Nature Center would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s 18th Annual Haunted Bog Walk Fundraiser held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14.

The event was a huge success. All proceeds will be used to operate your year-round nature center, updating exhibits, keeping the resident educational animals well cared for and fed and providing public programming and school field trips to the greater Marquette and surrounding areas.

The weather is not always in our favor, but this year it was spectacular for both nights and our participants were able to view the Northern Lights on Friday night.
Your outstanding support confirms that the people of Marquette County are supportive of their local nature center and our mission, to celebrate nature through education and action in the Upper Peninsula.

We especially want to thank our sponsors for their overwhelming support. They included: mBank, Essential Chiropractic, Econo Foods, Third Street Bagel, Marquette Food Co-op, Togo’s, Main Street Pizza, Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill, Down Wind Sports, Jilbert Dairy, Mares-Z-Doats and Marquette Baking Co.

This event would not be possible without the time and energy of our spectacular volunteers who made this event truly a success. Northern Michigan University’s Honor Society, Weightlifting OTC, ROTC, Mu Beta Psi, Phi Sigma Sigma, Cold Logic, Van Antwerp Hall; TV6; Ian Bek; MooseWood board members and their spouses; along with Jamie Whiting, this years volunteer coordinator, were all able to come together and support this community organization. Thank you again to everyone who did not get named in this list.

Thank you for supporting your local nature center and adding the Haunted Bog Walk to your community Halloween activities.

—Board of Directors and Staff
MooseWood Nature Center