Honor Escort

*** 344pm– The procession is going through Mass City.  Their next stop is Baraga***

An Honor Escort will be bringing the two Beartown Wildland Firefighters, AJ Swartz and Jimmy Shelifoe, home to Baraga.. The procession route is beginning at the Thomas-Dougherty Funeral Home, 2535 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN at 6:30 a.m. CST.

The route is as follows:

• Begining in Minneapolis, head North on I-35
• Travel East on I-35 towards Superior, MN then take US-2 over the Bong Bridge through Belknap Street and on to East 2nd Street/US-2
• From there stay on US-2 through Ashland, Wisconsin
• Continue on US-2 through Wisconsin, proceed through Ironwood on the Wisconsin/Michigan Border
• Through Michigan stay on US-2 through Bessemer to Wakefield
• In Wakefield turn on to M-28, travel through Bergland to Bruce Crossing
• Then turn on to US-45 North, turn East on to M-26 through Mass City
• From there head on M-38 to Baraga, turn on to Superior Avenue, travel through downtown Baraga, turn on to US-41 to L’Anse, MI to Reid’s Funeral home.

Please, if you are able, show your support for these two fallen Firefighters and their families by lining the streets in your community as they pass through.

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Fire Fighter Benefit

fullA Spaghetti dinner fundraiser and 50/50 raffle will be held at the L’Anse VFW on Monday August 29th from 5:30 – 8 pm to assist the Beartown Firefighters and their families.  Tickets are $7 for Adults and $4 for 12 and younger.  Take out will be available.

The L’Anse, Baraga, Arvon, Covington and Chassell Fire Departments will be holding a “Fill the Boot” campaign Monday from 1 – 6 pm to help the Beartown Firefighters and their families.

Baraga Fire Department–The boot will be outside Eagle Radio on US 41

L’Anse Fire Department– The boot will be in front of the Fire Hall downtown

Arvon Fire Department– The boot will be at The Finn’s

Covington Fire Department- The boot will be at the Covington Steak House

Chassell Fire Department will be holding their “Fill The Boot” from 4pm-8pm at the Chassell Fire Hall.

Please donate what you can as every penny helps.

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For more information on how to sign up, please contact the Baraga County Community Foundation at 353-7898

For more information on how to sign up, please contact the Baraga County Community Foundation at 353-7898

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