IRON RIVER—A former Iron River resident turned author will donate proceeds from a third book to Kinship of Iron County.
“Memoirs of Richard T. Erickson” by Raymon E. Bisque has arrived at Central Arts and Gifts in Iron River. Two of Bisque’s earlier offerings; “Iron: A River, A Town, A County” and “Unseen Cairns,” are also available at the store.
Bisque and Central Arts and Gifts owner Andy Busakowski have agreed to donate all proceeds from sales of the three books to the Kinship program.
Kinship provides mentoring to more than 20 youths throughout Iron County, according to coordinator Lisa Woods.
Bisque is a 1949 graduate of Iron River High School and has been involved in education and worldwide mineral exploration. He has authored numerous books and was presented the Iron County Kiwanis Native Son Award in 1991.
Kinship was founded in Minneapolis 60 years ago as a non-profit organization and has been active in Iron County for 23 years. It is supported by fundraisers and donations. In November, Bisque and Busakowsi announced that profits from the two previous books would be donated to support Kinship.
Central Arts and Gifts is located at 216 W. Genesee St.