Sandra Hage of Buckley slid into a snowbank on 17 Road on her way to work about 6 a.m. on Jan. 11, during one of the many bad storms that have plagued the area this winter.
“I called for towing service, but was informed that no one was available and to try back at 9 a.m.,” Sandra wrote. “Several people stopped, but only to let me know that they wouldn’t be able to help in fear of going off the road also, which I totally understood.”
About 8 a.m., a “wonderful man” named Abraham stopped and, after several attempts while slip-sliding on the ice, was able to pull Sandra out.
“After sitting alone in the dark for almost two hours, he certainly was a blessing that I will never forget. Thanks again, Angel Abraham!” Sandra wrote.
Rose Scharmen of Traverse City wrote to thank all the Good Samaritans who stopped to help when they got stuck in a snowbank shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, while turning left off High Lake Road into Supply Road.
“Every passing car stopped and asked if they could help and less than five minutes later a very nice gentleman in a black Jeep Liberty (we think) with a yellow tow rope pulled us out,” Rose wrote. “We did not catch his name, but plan to pass his kindness on the next time we see someone stuck.”
Donna Martin of Kingsley wrote on behalf of Summit City Grange 672 Kingsley to thank the merchants and individuals who donated items for their Hunters Supper raffle in November.
She went on to thank all the people who attended the supper and bought raffle tickets.
“We also want to thank everyone who attends our monthly dances held on the fourth Saturday of the month,” she continued. “Our Grange building is over 100 years old and we want to keep it.”
Donna added that new members are always welcome and anyone interested in becoming a member can call 263-4499 for details.
My Sisters House Director Cristy Allen wrote to thank Attorneys Title Agency for their support and recent financial contribution.
“Many thanks for your help in guiding young women to independence and changed lives,” Cristy wrote.
My Sisters House transitional home provides a safe, family-like environment for young women who are homeless, at high risk of becoming homeless or who have “aged out” of the foster care system in Grand Traverse and Wexford counties. To learn more, visit www.mysistershouseonline.org.
The Barnett family of Cedar, including Janna and Eric Blakely, would like to thank the staff at The Traverse Manor assisted living facility for 10 years of consistent, considerate care for their mother.
“We really appreciate having such a great facility and wonderful staff in the Traverse City area and are pleased to see the nice expansion of the facility,” the family wrote.
Delta Kappa Gamma Phi Chapter would like to thank the following donors for making its Scholarship Auction a great success.
Donors include the Dennos Museum Center, the State Theatre, Higher Grounds Trading Company, Mullaly’s 128 Gallery & Studio, Wild Bird Unlimited, Terrarium Bar, Twin Bay Clinical Massage, Nickels Automotive Woodworking, Moomers, Nogginz Hairshop, Grand Traverse Insider, Back Around Again, Pine Hill Nursery, Between Friends, Jim Berta, and Simply Cupcakes.
“Due to the generosity of members and donors, the chapter exceeded its goal,” wrote Phi Chapter Communications Chair Rita Sleeman. “Proceeds are used for scholarships for college students pursuing careers in education, and practicing teachers for classroom projects and assistance with continuing education.”