CRYSTAL FALLS—At its regular meeting on Nov. 21, the 100+ Women of Iron County voted to give their third donation to Locker Lunches.
Twenty-three nominations were made and three organizations were given the chance to speak, the Salvation Army, the Bearded Apple and Locker Lunches.
The Salvation Army shared with the women how they helped people this past year. They have helped provide shoes to children, money for gas, helped pay utility bills and provided Thanksgiving and Christmas for many families in Iron County.
The Bearded Apple is a small co-op coffee shop in Iron River that wants to be able to support local businesses with the idea of helping Iron County to become a self-sustaining county.
Their plans are to help assist local businesses including help with applying for grants and microloans with the money that is made from the coffee shop and the sale of coffee around the county.
Locker Lunches provides food to students who receive free lunch to take home over the weekend. Forty-one students are receiving food right now. The goal is to expand to Forest Park as well. Each meal costs approximately $6 and all of the money to provide these meals is coming strictly from donations.
The 100+ WWC awarded $5,700 to Locker Lunches. This donation will help make 1,016 lunches.
After the presentations, the group voted and listened to a short update from the last winner, the Crystal Falls Contemporary Center.
The center brought in an expert from WPPI Energy to assess the building and they are working on installing a new water heater, replaced a faucet and toilet and they are exploring bids for fixing the roof and the windows.
The next 100+ Women of Iron County meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, at the George Young Recreational Complex.
Registration and social hour will begin at 5 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to join may attend the meeting and register as an individual or as a team. Teams can be two - four women.
Check out the Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/ic100women or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.