Former Standish resident Ralph Brabaw will celebrate his 100th birthday on June 1, 2009 with an open house celebration at the Lee Township Hall, Midland County, from 3-5 p.m. on May 31. Ralph was born in Whittemore in 1909 and lived in the Standish area for 20 years, from the 1970s until the 1990s, after spending much of his life in Midland and before relocating to Midland, where he currently lives. Friends and family are asked to celebrate with Ralph at the open house. For more information or directions, call 989-846-6267.
Standish-Sterling Central HS band members Aaron Colamarino, Cherie Scheall and Samantha Poirier auditioned and were accepted into this year's 2009 District 9 All Star Band. The students had two days of rehearsals and put on a concert on Jan. 17 at Standish-Sterling Central High School.
Ann Schmidt, left, and Brenda Matt, right, smile for the camera. JoAnne Rohn, not pictured, says Good News Ministries organized the giveaway while the Kiwanis Club, Lions Club and an anonymous donor, who provided the $600 to pay for the food truck from the Eastern Michigan Food Bank in Flint, paid for the event.
Steve Caverly stands near the grains section of the food bank giveaway on May 19.
Evelyn Toms monitored the canned food section during the food bank giveaway in which 9,186 lbs. of food was passed out to area residents.