Summer Reading Contest WinnersYesterday, we hosted 12 elementary students at the Capitol for my 2014 “Be a Senator for a Day” reading contest. The winners were selected from over 300 entries we received from students who completed their local library’s summer reading program. While in Lansing they were treated to a pizza lunch, a tour of the Capitol Building, a mock swearing-in as “Junior Senators” and a mock committee hearing about a hypothetical bill to require school uniforms. Our local libraries do a great job with these summer reading programs, and I’m pleased to partner with them on this fun contest to promote a lifetime of reading.
Vets Get Their Own 2-1-1 Phone Line Under New State PartnershipAre you a veteran? If so, there is a new help line to get you connected to services you could be entitled to.
The phone number, 1-800-MICH-VET will work in the same way as the traditional 2-1-1 line. This line was made possible by a partnership of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) and the Michigan 211 system.
For more information please visit www.michiganveterans.com.
Name The New TrailThe Department of Natural Resources wants your name ideas for the new trail that will run from Belle Isle to Ironwood!
The contest runs until October 13, and will be judged on creativity, originality, and the ability to capture the character of Michigan and the trail riding experience.
The winner(s) will be announced in December, and will get a choice of these great vacation packages at locations along the trail: The Henry Ford Museum and Westin Book Cadillac Detroit; The Grand Hotel; and the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Lodge.
You can submit your entry on their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/mdnr.