As we enter our 51st year, the Manitowish Waters Alliance Foundation is proud to continue to provide 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. In 2021, the Alliance Foundation made monetary donations to Camp Jorn Child Care, the Manitowish Waters Skiing-Skeeters, the Manitowish Waters Fire Department, the GROW! Community Garden, the Koller Library, the Manito Art League, the Discovery Center, WinMan Trails, and many "neighbor" individuals and families in need.
And our members know how to celebrate our accomplishments! Once again this year in July, the "50th Anniversary" Alliance Summer Social event served up fun, food, a champagne toast, libations, and an excellent dance band to celebrate our longevity. 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.
And to wrap up an incredible year on the evening of Saturday, December 4th, the “3rd Annual Mani-Wish Christmas Event” was once again held at the Little Bohemia Lodge to raise money to help give some local children and families a Very Merry Christmas. In the Alliance’s entire 50 year history, we believe this SOLD OUT event was the most successful event - by any measure used - whether participants, sponsors, donors, volunteers or money raised! With this success, we were able to provide over 30 individuals across 6 families with Christmas toys, clothing, a full Turkey dinner, and other items these families needed.
The “Mani-Wish Christmas” event is now a yearly tradition held on the first Saturday of December at Little Bohemia Lodge.
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