05-25-2017 Letters and Commentary


Top Pop Contest… Deadline is noon Friday, June 16

Looking for the area’s

“Top Pop” for 2017

 Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18, and some lucky Tri-City Area dad will be the happy recipient of dozens of great gifts, compliments of the Tri-City Record and its advertisers.

The winner of this year’s “Top Pop” contest will be selected by the staff of the Record from letters written to the paper during the contest period.

Letters to the paper, nominating your “Top Pop,” should tell why he is the greatest. List some of the things he does to deserve the award; and be sure to include his name, your name, and your telephone number.

Send your letter to: Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098 or by email to record@tricityrecord.com. All letters will be published in the Record as close to Father’s Day as possible.

The “Top Pop” will be selected from those letters after the 12:00 noon contest deadline on Friday, June 16. The writer of the winning letter will be notified that afternoon.

Keep an eye out for prizes and complete contest rules in future issues of the Tri-City Record; and start working on that letter today!

BCYF annual dinner/dance fund-raiser a success

Dear Editor,

The Berrien County Youth Fair Fundraising Committee extends a gracious thank you for making the 6th annual fundraiser dinner/dance held on March 18, 2017 at the St. Joe Kicker’s Club a great success.  The committee reported that attendance of fair supporters and volunteers increased as well as donations to help the bottom line.  The event brought in over $17,000 which will be used exclusively to pay exhibitor premiums for the Berrien County Youth Fair held this year August 14-19, 2017.  Plans are underway for the 2018 dinner and dance event as well as additional fund-raisers to raise money for exhibitor premiums! Follow the BCYF on Facebook or online at www.bcyf.org.

Donors to be recognized are:

Amanda Dienes, Ashley White, B.C. Drain Commissioner Christopher Quattrin, Baroda Area Business Association, BCYF Equine Committee, Belle Tire, Berrien County 4-H Leaders Council, Berrien Dental, BH/SJ YMCA, Bill and Sue Baber, Bob Mischke Family, Bruce & Suellen Foster, C&C Ranch, Cathy Reifschneider, Catie Holt, Celebration Cinema, Christine Prillwitz-Huber, Cindy Hall, County Commissioner Teri Freehling, Dablon Vineyards, Dargus Ag, LLC, Dave & Susan Coulston, Dennis & Gail Holmes, Dr. Holly Shafer, Edible Arrangements, Fairmount Santrol, Fernwood Botanical Gardens, Fluff N’ Suds, Four Winds Casino, Frank & Pat Criniti, Fred Canfield, Grand Rapids Griffins, Grand Rapids Public Museum, GreenMark Equipment, Guys & Dolls Styling, Hillview Farms, Home City Ice, Impressive Lettering, James & Amy Hemphill Family, Jeanine Larson, Jerry & Karen Cuthbert, Jessica Balsis, Jessica Sutherland, Jim & Sheri Kesterke, Joe Rydwelski, Jonathon Richards, Kara Sloniker, Kelly Northup, Ken & Karen Klug, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Kristin Albers, Kyle Stahl Treecare, Lafayette Tent & Awning, Lake Michigan Hills, Lemon Creek Winery, McKenzie Renee Photography, Megan Papoi, Michigan Awesome, Oronoko Ironworks, Our Tribe of Five Photography, Outlast Metal Concepts, Paul Ranft of The Outfitters, Potawatomi Zoo, Rachel Scholten,

Rebecca Russell, Romszewicz Concept Designs, Samantha Rydwelski, Sandy’s Floral Boutique, Shannon Kruschel, Shawn & Matt Wolske, Shedd Aquarium, Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, Shine-A-Blind, Sill Laser, Silver Beach Pizza, Silverstone Gardens, Smoke Vision, Soft Touch Car Wash, South Bend Cubs, St. Joe Kicker’s Club, Steve & Jill Hein, Suisse Chalet Bakery, SW MI Symphony Orchestra, The Henry Ford Museum, The Mark III, The Winning Edge, Tidy Car, Tom Gear & Mary Spaulding, Ty-Kat Sugar Shack, Walmart, Weldy Sales and Service, and to anyone else we may have missed!