In the 49 years since its founding, the Manitowish Waters Alliance has provided the structure for creating social connections that continue to support a strong, growing community. Generations of families from Manitowish Waters and nearby communities have been, and still are, represented in our membership ranks.
Through membership dues, multiple fundraising events and the efforts of member/volunteers throughout each year, the Alliance is able to contribute funding and support to valuable community causes and groups. So far in 2020, the Alliance Foundation has made monetary donations to Camp Jorn Child Care, the Manitowish Waters Skiing-Skeeters, the Manitowish Waters Fire Department, the GROW! Community Garden, and the WinMan Trails.
And our members know how to celebrate our accomplishments! Once again this year in July, the Alliance Summer Social event served up fun, food, and libations to its members and guests in a "socially distanced" and safe manner - via DINE IN or TAKE OUT options. New and current members, alike, continue to comment that this gathering is one of the best community events of the year to get to know their neighbors and others in the area.
Despite a challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've been able to successfully conduct all the events we'd planned. And on the evening of Saturday, December 5th, the “2nd Annual Mani-Wish Christmas Event” will once again be held at the Little Bohemia Lodge to raise money to help give some local families a Very Merry Christmas. In the Alliance’s entire history, we believe last year's inaugural event was one of our most successful events - by any measure used - whether participants, sponsors, donors, volunteers or money raised! With this success, we were able to provide 26 local children with Christmas Gifts and 3 families with toys, clothing, Christmas dinner, and gas cards.
The “Mani-Wish Christmas” event is now a yearly tradition held on the first Saturday of December at Little Bohemia Lodge and Restaurant.
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