September 1, 2014

SMMSH celebrates 50 years

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Pastor Christopher Coman of Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church gives a blessing for the hospital.
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State Rep. Joel Johnson reads a dedication signed by Gov. Rick Snyder for the hospital.
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Megan Whitman, 11, of Standish, front, and Sarah Vick, 11, of Houghton Lake, back, draw pictures on the sidewalk.
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A crowd of people gather under the tent as rain falls during the dedication ceremony.
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Board of Directors Chairman Curt Hillman talks about the history of St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital.
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St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital Administrator Sharon Case speaks during the dedication ceremony.
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Tonya Herner gives overall walk/run winner Nick Voise his first-place medal.
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A bounce house was available for children at the celebration.
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Jeffery Wardell crosses the finish line.
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Nick Voise, of Gladwin, crosses the finish line in first with a time of 12 minutes, 58 seconds.
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A long line of over 130 runners and walkers head down Airpark Drive.
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Runners and walkers begin the walk/run.
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Runners take off at the start of the 2-Mile Walk/Run.
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Walk/Run coordinator Tonya Herner talks to participants before the start of the event.
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The Pinconning Cheesetown Mascot leans in for a family photo with (l-r) Karie Cohoee, Kennedy Cohee, 3, and Kerrigan Cohee, 8.
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Runners and walkers gather to sign up for the 2-Mile Walk/Run.
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By James Kuch
News Editor | news@arenacindependent.com
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St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 20. The celebration featured a 5K walk/run, childrens games and a dedication ceremony.

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