Month-long fundraiser to occur

For the month of March, River Cities Community Pool and The Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA are challenging each other to a penny war challenge in the pool to raise funds for both organizations as well the M&M Area Community Foundation’s Future Fund.

The future fund is a long-term savings account designed to assist with post-high school training or education expenses. Each and every student throughout Marinette and Menominee counties will automatically receive a Future Fund account when they enroll in kindergarten

Participants are suggested to donate one penny for every minute they utilize the pool. Silver coins and bills will also be accepted. On March 31, the donations will be added and the bragging rights will go to the pool with the most money raised.

Nominations for philanthropist sought

MENOMINEE — Nominations are open for the M&M Area Community Foundation’s Young Philanthropist Award. Students, youth clubs and school organizations residing in Marinette and Menominee counties are eligible for nomination. The volunteer efforts must benefit nonprofit organizations as well as the nominees' school. A student may not be nominated if they have accepted a premium from the charitable organization as a reward for their philanthropic efforts.

The recipient will be given the opportunity to direct a $500 grant to the nonprofit of their choice. The award funding is provided by the Youth Field of Interest Endowed Fund held at the M&M Area Community Foundation along with The Stephenson National Bank & Trust.

Nominations must be submitted between March 16 and April 13 online at Questions may be directed to Kerri Weigal at the Community Foundation office at 906-864-3599.

Badger State delegates chosen

PESHTIGO — Adam Bauman, son of Vicki and Jeffrey Bauman; and Kyle Goneau, son of Leslie Hosten and Joe Goneau, are delegates from Peshtigo High School to attend Badger Boys State June 13-20 at Ripon College.

The Badger Boys State delegates are sponsored by the American Legion Post 312 of Peshtigo and the Peshtigo Lions Club.

The Badger Boy candidates are selected by the high school faculty using certain criteria. Boys are selected from the upper third of the junior class and should demonstrate leadership, courage, honor, loyalty and service. Good students, particularly of Civics and American History receive special consideration.