Spreading beauty

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Congratulations to the Northwoods Garden Club for 25 years of spreading beauty in the Dickinson County area.

The Northwoods Garden Club has four main goals: the continuing beautification of the community; keeping gardens healthy throughout the season by weeding, fertilizing, watering, and mulching; supporting members with encouragement and continuing education; challenging one another and appreciating each individual’s perspective.

“We work hard as a group,” said Marie Anderson, club president. “We are dedicated, passionate, and experience joy in gardening.”

Club develops and maintains eight garden sites in the area: Chapin Pit berm, Dickinson County Courthouse, Carpenter Avenue and B Street green space, Kingsford City Hall, Kimberly Corner, the gazebo on the corner of Balsam Street and Woodward Avenue; the Dickinson County Chamber of Commerce; and the entrance to Lake Antoine Park.

The club is sustained through community business contributions and individual donations. Donations may be made to Northwoods Garden Club, P.O. Box 104, Iron Mountain, MI 49801.

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Applause to teams and volunteers involved in the 2014 Dickinson-Iron County Relay for Life.

It is started at 2 p.m. Friday and continues until 2 p.m. today at the Iron Mountain High School Mountaineer Stadium.

It is the American Cancer Society’s biggest fund-raiser.

Area high school bands will perform at 10 a.m. today, and the relay’s closing ceremony will take place at 2 p.m.

Additionally, there are concessions, games, music, face painting, bucket rides, a dunk tank, bounce houses, beer goggle games, and a seat belt crash simulator available on the grounds.