Houghton County concert raises funds for Bay Cliff Health Camp

CALUMET, Mich. (WLUC) – The notable women’s barbershop choir sang classics such as Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” in a concert at Calumet United Methodist Church on Sunday.

The concert raised money for Bay Cliff Health Camp through the Copper Country Elks Club.

“Usually we do a Christmas concert, but this year we’re doing an I am thankful concert,” noted director Joan Petrelius said. “The concert is for all the things we are thankful for this year. We are also grateful to Bay Cliff and everything they do for children.”

Julie Vasold is a loyal knight with the Copper Country Elks Club. She says Michigan Elks has a long legacy of helping camps like Bay Cliff.

“For the past 65 years, the Michigan Elks Club has had a large projects fund that goes not only to Bay Cliff Health Camp, but to other camps as well,” Vasold said. “They help children with disabilities and special needs become more independent, more self-sufficient and provide an overall better quality of life in a fun environment,” Vasold said.

Petrelius says she hopes the concert encourages participants to share the things they are grateful for.

“I hope they go away feeling grateful for the many blessings they have,” Petrelius said. “We kind of point out a lot of different blessings that we have in our lives. I just hope when they go home and lie in bed that they also say what they are thankful for.”

Noteworthy’s next concert is this coming spring.

To donate to Bay Cliff Health Camp visit its website and to follow Noteworthy visit its Facebook page.

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