ENRICHING MANISTEE COUNTY

Your giving helps support arts and culture throughout our Manistee County community.

The Spirit of Giving Fund helped make possible the Dewey Blocksma sculpture, commissioned by the Arts and Culture Alliance of Manistee County, which honors the contributions of migrant workers who have been active in area fields since the 1930s. The Fund also made it possible for students in the Tri-School Drama Program, involving students from Onekama Consolidated Schools, Bear Lake Schools, and Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools, to experience the Broadway sensation Wicked at the Wharton Center in East Lansing.

The restoration of stained glass windows within the 120-year-old Manistee United Church of Christ, which is on the National Register of Historic Buildings, was made possible by the Glass Sticks and Bricks Fund, and the Brethren Heritage Association was awarded a grant to help restore the Settlement House Museum Building. The Doug Schlaff Youth Fund helped make it possible for more families to participate in Manistee Recreation Association swimming programs and for area youth to learn about all aspects of theatre through the Children’s Theatre Workshop. Enhancements to lighting and new equipment for the Paine Aquatic Center were provided through the Corey Van Fleet Perpetual Swimming Fund.

The Lighthouse Park Project Fund was established to provide support for ongoing maintenance at the recently renovated park and the Manistee County Council on Aging Endowment Fund was established to support their efforts into the future.

Through your generosity, we are working to expand horizons and provide new experiences. Let’s keep going!