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    Marquette, MI December 16, 2016 Santa Claus visited the Mill Creek Senior Living Community during their Christmas party for residents from assisted living, the memory care unit, and independent living, along with staff and all their families in Marquette today.

    The biggest event of the year for Mill Creek, their Christmas party, saw about 250 people in the Mill Creek Commons area to celebrate Christmas together. Guests enjoyed the big cake, delicious Christmas cookies and hors d’ouevres from the large buffet table.

    Throughout the year, Mill Creek residents participate in a “Caught Caring” program. Every month residents nominate a staff member and then the employee who is caught caring the most throughout the year wins a special “Caught Caring” award, which was given out during the party!

    Everyone loved the photo booth and had a lot of fun posing with props for pictures. The band Playing Jacks played Christmas music for everyone and when Santa Claus came, he brought presents for all of the residents.

    Residents at Mill Creek enjoy a variety of social events and the highly trained staff focuses on helping residents remain as independent and active as possible. If your loved one needs help with every day tasks or if they need memory care, Mill Creek offers a full spectrum of services to assist every individual’s specific needs.

    Call Mill Creek today at 906-225-5512 to set up a tour of the grounds and see how they can help keep your mom and dad safe, independent and happy.

    Check out the live audio below!

          Walt Lindala live from Mill Creek Assisted Living

          Sarah and Walt discuss the benefits of Mill Creek

          Administrator Kristine chats with Colonel Lindala

          There are lots of activities for every resident at Mill Creek Assisted Living

          Walt getting in the Christmas mood

          Assistant Admin Brenda shares some Mill Creek Stories

          Walt enjoying the Mill Creek Christmas Party

          Colonel Lindala says goodbye from Mill Creek Assisted Living

    Take a look at our photo gallery!


    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: GTO Weekend Theme

    Gwinn Comunity Members Help Clean Up Gilbert Elementary School

    Gwinn Comunity Members Help Clean Up Gilbert Elementary School

    Volunteers help clean up Gilbert Elementary School in Gwinn

    Volunteers help clean up Gilbert Elementary School in Gwinn

    Gwinn, MI – Gwinn parents, teachers and community members all gathered to clean up Gilbert Elementary School during a Work Bee to prepare for the upcoming school year.

    Many people expressed generosity and community spirit by donating a bit of their time to help make Gilbert better than ever for all the kids here in Gwinn!

    A lot of work was done during the Work Bee on Wednesday. Volunteers painted playground equipment, removed shrubs, added a new sandbox, replanted flowers around the building, spread new woodchips, painted doors, and overall just spruced Gilbert up!

    Gwinn Superintendent Tom Jayne Helps Landscape At Gilbert Elementary School

    Gwinn Superintendent Tom Jayne Helps Landscape At Gilbert Elementary School

    Gwinn’s new Superintendent Tom Jayne was on hand, and helped the team landscape the front yard of the school.

    Volunteers arrived around 4pm, with many staying until it started getting dark out.

    With all that work, we had some hungry volunteers. Good thing the grill was loaded with hot dogs ready for the hard-working friends. There was plenty of food and great music, and many happy faces helped improved the school for the upcoming year!



    Thank you to all that came out and supported Gwinn Area Community Schools, the heart of the Model Town!

    Below you listen to the interviews Gordy from Great Lakes Radio did on site, and in the gallery below see great pictures from the event:

          Gordy & Major Discount discuss the Work Bee Cleanup at Gilbert
          Gordy speaks with Bryan Heath - Treasurer for GACS
          Gordy talks with AJ Filizetti from the GACS about the cleanup
          Gordy talks with new Gwinn Superintendent Tom Jayne

    Don’t forget to mark your calendars! The Sawyer School Cleanup is scheduled for August 19th, 2015!



    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Contests

    Brian Lillie, Winner of the $6,000 Dream Bedroom Giveaway!

    Brian Lillie (Center), Winner of the $6,000 Dream Bedroom Giveaway!

    Everybody lined up outside of Red Rock Lanes

    Everybody lined up outside of Red Rock Lanes

    Ishpeming, MichiganApril 2, 2015 – Everyone knows Great Lakes Radio loves to party! Our latest Grand Prize Winner is Brian Lillie! Brian Lillie won the White Cedar Dream Bedroom Suite, a $6,500 value from Gwinn Furniture Outlet at our giveaway party at Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center in Ishpeming.

    Amy and Dennis registered all the guests and kept the line moving quickly. It was nice to see people smiling and chatting while they waited to get to their seats.

    Once everyone was in the banquet center, Walt Lindala welcomed everyone and started the party right giving out a few door prizes! DeeDee released the tables for dinner, and everyone lined up again for some delicious food from Mama Russo’s!

    The friendly folks from Mama Russo fed everyone!

    The friendly folks from Mama Russo fed everyone!


    The staff from Mama Russo’s is always so friendly, and they serve the best Italian food! Everyone has their favorites and there is always plenty to go around.

    With bellies full of Mama Russo’s wonderful food, our potential winners got to play a bean bag toss to get their finalist tickets! There were so many gifts given away and BioLife Plasma Services gave away a a $50 Visa Gift Card to Tony Laurin.

    After the game, we gave away a few more door prizes and started picking finalists. Six lucky finalists stood up at the front of the room holding the station envelope they chose and hoped that the Grand Prize was in their envelope.

    On cue, the finalists opened their envelopes! Many great gifts were inside, including two Super One Foods gift baskets, a $225 Pro-Package from Hoover’s Auto Body in Marquette, an awesome Leinenkugel’s fire pit from Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, and a $200 gift certificate from Meyer Yamaha in Ishpeming. Brian Lillie chose the Sunny FM envelope and won the GRAND PRIZE! Congraulations, Brian Lillie.

    What a great night. We love to meet our loyal listeners and it’s so much fun to give prizes out and see everyone having a good time.

    Thanks to the following sponsors for helping to make our giveaway a success: Dale at Gwinn Furniture Outlet, Honor Credit Union (Negaunee, Marquette & Gwinn), Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center, BioLife Plasma Services, Synergy Fitness, Venice Pub & Pizzeria, the Bayou and Chocolay River Brewery, Big Valley Ford in Ewen, Hudson’s Classic Grill, Mama Russo’s Homemade Products & Catering, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, a division of Bayside Beverages, Meyer Yamaha in Ishpeming, Super One Foods, Hoover’s Auto Body, Auto Armor of Marquette, and special thanks to MC Sports for donating the games.

          LISTEN - Major Discount talks to Brian Lillie - winner of the Dream Bedroom Giveaway!

    CLICK HERE to see the pictures from the party!