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Appreciation event held for foster families


May 18, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

FOSTER FAMILIES launched sky lanterns at Depot Park during the Great Lakes Recovery Center's foster parent appreciation day.


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IRONWOOD - Families from Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon counties sent 63 paper lanterns hurtling skyward during an appreciation event for Great Lakes Recovery Center's foster care program at Depot Park Thursday.

Mandy Harris, the program's regional resource team specialist, said each lantern symbolizes a foster family in the tri-county region.

"It's through events like this that we can train, provide support and recruit foster families," she said.

Foster parent Michelle Niemi said she and her husband have two children of their own and are currentl...

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