June 14, 2014 | Vol. 95, No. 140

Locals enjoy sweets, conversation at holiday social

BESSEMER - Local residents dined on decadent sweets during the annual benefit coffee social in honor of Flag Day Friday in Bessemer

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CYNDEE CARLSON, left, of Ironwood, and Marianne Johnson, of Hurley, browse the desserts during the annual benefit coffee social in honor of Flag Day Friday at the Bessemer City Hall auditorium. The event is hosted by the Bessemer Woman\'s Club.

The social, hosted by the Bessemer Woman's Club, has been going on for more than 20 years.

According to Barbara Karpus, club member, the event is something people look forward to each year.

"They look forward to it because of the decorations and the time put into it," Karpus said.

Each year, the theme is red, white and blue, in honor of Old Glory.

Karpus said the event is usually held on Flag Day, but with the holiday falling on a Saturday this year, it had to be moved up.

Attendees to the social were able to eat as many sweets as they wanted for only $2.

"They can choose what they want, and how much they want," Karpus said. "People come and sit and visit with each other, and it makes for a nice afternoon."

Proceeds from the event benefit local programs, clubs and organizations, including the Bessemer Public Library, scholarships to Gogebic Community College and Relay for Life.

"People have a nice time at this event," Karpus said. "We hope people will come, because they will enjoy it."