Around Cook County
WTIP received tremendous support during our “All Welcome” Membership Drive. In four and a half days, we welcomed 56 new members and 215 renewing members. Altogether, we received 271 pledges of support and raised a total of $22,921!
Thank you to each of our members ~ your support strengthens our services and makes WTIP possible.
Thanks also to all our wonderful volunteers, both on and off the air, everyone who brought in food, and the talented musicians who performed live in our studios. Thanks also to Karie Wrich, who designed the artwork. It was a community effort, and many people came together to make our “All Welcome” Membership Drive a success ~ thank you!
The Grand Marais Playhouse is excited to announce its latest youth and community collaboration—Captain Louie, Jr. The play is based on the popular picture book The Trip by Ezra Jack Keats. There is delightful music by Stephen Schwartz and it spins the tale of young Louie, the “new kid” in town.
Feeling lonely and friendless after his family moves to a new neighborhood, Louie looks for something to cheer himself up on Halloween. He takes an imaginary journey to visit his old neighborhood friends on the wings of his favorite toy, his little red plane.
A Membership Drive is being held at the American Legion lounge on Saturday, October 26. Members and those interested in becoming members of American Legion Post 413, the Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of the American Legion are encouraged to attend.
Members of the Legion, Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion will be treated to a delicious chicken dinner free. Non-members are welcome to enjoy dinner for a cost of $7. There will be cake for dessert. There will also be door prizes for members.
Wednesday is "Friends Day" on Arrowhead Transit in Cook County. WTIP volunteer Tracy Benson spoke with Arrowhead Transit marketing coordinator Larry Rodgers about a special offer in Cook County enabling friends to ride free on Wednesdays.
Arrowhead Transit provides public transportation in all 8 counties of Minnesota's Arrowhead region. The service is provided by the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) and is the largest rural public transportation system in Minnesota. To learn more, visit http://arrowheadtransit.com/services/cook-county/
(Click on link to WTIP below to hear the interview.)
Wednesday is Friends Day
Bring a friend with you on the bus on Wednesday, and your friend rides free! You and your friend need to be picked up at the same place and dropped off at the same place to qualify for this free ride.
Dial-A-Ride in Grand Marais 218-370-1515
M-F 9 am – 12 noon & 1 pm – 4 pm
Sun 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Contact Arrowhead Transit at least an hour in advance to schedule a pick up time and specific drop off site.
The dispatcher will ask for:
- Name and phone number.
- Time and exact location of pickup.
- Destination address. (where you want to go)
- Number of people traveling with you.
- The exact time of any appointments.
- Return trip information.