CAWC to host pet photos with Santa

CRIVITZ — The Crivitz Area Woman's Club (CAWC) will host a "Pet Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus" fundraiser Saturday from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the Crivitz Veterinary Hospital, 811 F J St.

People may bring their well-behaved pets on a leash or in a pet carrier to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus and record the moment with one's own camera or smartphone. A $10 donation per pet is suggested (cash only). Documentation of up-to-date rabies immunization (shot record from veterinarian's office) will be required.

People may also donate a non-perishable item of human or pet food during the photo day and the Crivitz Veterinary Hospital will match the total donations pound for pound and donate dog and cat food to the Crivitz Food Pantry.

Chrysler raises money for Stephenson

STEPHENSON — On Sept. 13, Riverside Auto Sales partnered with Stephenson Elementary School raised $2,180 during the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraising initiative. Through Chrysler’s Cars for Classrooms fundraiser, the Chrysler brand contributes up to $3,000 toward the school on behalf of every test drive participant.

“Riverside Auto Sales enjoyed raising funds for a great cause with families and the local community. We always look forward to giving back to the community and the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms initiative is a great way to do it,” said Eric Johnson, Midwest Business Center regional director. “On behalf of the Chrysler brand and the dealership, I would like to personally thank everyone who took the time to participate in this test drive to help us raise money for such a deserving group of students.”

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New MSHDA grant funds available

ESCANABA, Mich. — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency is seeking homeowners who are income-qualified to participate in the Neighborhood Enhancement Program through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) for the most recently announced Neighborhood Enhancement Program. Up to $30,000 each may be used in target communities in Escanaba, Manistique and Menominee.

If a person's gross income falls below $73,300 annually for a family of four and can be verified with appropriate documents, they may be eligible for a home repair loan of up to $15,000. Funds may be used for exterior and interior repairs. Improvements such as siding, roofing, paint, doors and window replacements are part of this program. The funding will be construed as a forgivable non-pro-rated lien on one's property for a period of five years. The lien holder will be MSHDA. The home must be insured, all property taxes current and must be one's primary residence with no renters.

If people are interested, or know someone who might be eligible, they may contact the agency at 906-786-7080, ext. 151, and ask for Naomi. Deadline for pre-applications is Nov. 20.