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Literacy Lives – April 30, 2019

Thank you to the following sponsors and donors for contributing to another successful fundraising event!


Past Events:


Literacy Lives – April 30, 2019

Barrel and Beam, Marquette Township
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Thank you attendees for purchasing your tickets through Eventbrite

Back by popular request, this event will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and features hors d’oeuvres, beer tastings, and entry into a drawing for a door prize. In addition, there will be many baskets for a bucket raffle and an opportunity to hear briefly from 2018 grant recipients.

Two U.P. authors, Adam Berger (historical articles for the Mining Journal) and Bonnie Kilburn (author of Just imagine) will be available for conversations about their writings.

We are grateful for the generous support of the following sponsors : Range Bank, UP Health System, UP Health Plan, Mark Aho Financial Group, Steward & Sheridan, Bell Financial, Pomp’s, MBank.


Read Between the Wines – November 8, 2018

Marquette Regional History Center

Our most recent fundraiser “Read Between the Wines”, held on November 8, 2018, was a collaborative fundraiser to support literacy & local history education (Marquette Regional History Center).  TV6 Upper Michigan Source interview – watch.  And, view a few event highlights here.

This event is sponsored by: Cowell & LaPointe, LaDolce Video & Design, Mark Aho Financial Group, River Valley Bank, Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP), Jim LaJoie (MRHC Board Member), Vast, Graybill & Mead, PLLC and Pride Printing


Literacy Lives! – April 10, 2018

Barrel and Beam, Marquette Township

We are grateful to our sponsors (listed below), Barrel + Beam and all attendees!  The proceeds from this event will support literacy initiatives in Marquette County.  Photos

Thank you for your support!

UP Health System                         UPHP (Upper Peninsula Health Plan)

Mark Aho Financial Group           Animal Medical Center of Marquette

Superior Dental Care                      Range Bank

There were many door Prizes, including a Stay at Nestledown B & B and Dinner at a local restaurant