Blarney Stone Broadcasting (Grayling) and Michigan’s Firemen’s Memorial Festival are partnering to produce the “Real Firefighters of Central/Northern Michigan” 2017 Calendar.
Each month a firefighter from a different community in Northern Michigan will be featured. Nominations are being accepted online at WQON-FM’s website and at various station events through October 2. The 12 winners, each from a different community, will be determined based on their number of nominations.
All net profits from the sale of the calendar will go to Michigan’s Firemen’s Memorial Festival. The Michigan’s Firemen’s Memorial Festival is planning to create a fund to support the families of fallen Michigan Firefighters.
“We are immensely proud of this new partnership that underscores our deepest gratitude to the heroic first-responders who serve our community,” said Sheryl Coyne, President and CEO of Blarney Stone Broadcasting. “We’re so honored to be working with the organizers of the Firemen’s Memorial Festival, who work so tirelessly year-around to bring this remarkable, signature event that draws thousands of visitors each year to our region.”
Nominations will be accepted from the following areas: Cadillac, Clare, Gaylord, Gladwin, Grayling/Frederic, Harrison, Houghton Lake/Prudenville, Kalkaska, Mio, Roscommon/Higgins Lake/St. Helen, Rose City and West Branch.
Calendars will be sold for $15 in various retail locations throughout Northern Michigan beginning in early November.