Donations Accepted to Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Fund
The Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant, which is entering its 81st year, is now taking donations to its Scholarship Fund.
Pageant director Tracy Urbanski of the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, and members of the Pageant Executive Committee welcomed 14 young women, who attended the recent orientation social held at Dowagiac Area History Museum. Contestants of the upcoming Feb. 6 pageant are shown above.
When $60,000 is on the table and available to downtown property owners, who renovate their upper levels into residential apartments, it definitely attracts attention.
Eighteen building owners and contractors attended the Rental Rehab orientation, held at City Hall earlier this month. Marilyn Smith, of Smith Housing, provided the briefing on the program that uses Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the development and rehabilitation of quality and affordable rental housing within the central business district.
People, businesses and organizations that care for our community resonated throughout the evening at the Chamber's Annual Dinner & Celebration of its Members.
More than 125 people gathered for the annual event Wednesday at the Elks Lodge, where Chamber officials paid tribute to Lifestyle Nutrition; Kyle Belew, owner of The Wounded Minnow; Dowagiac Union Schools; Joe Odenwald, Southwestern Michigan College incoming president; and Domestic And Sexual Assault Services (DASAS). Presdient Kim MacGregor is shown above with the award recipients.