After more than 40 years in the Village of Copemish, MI, the employees at MR CHAIN celebrated the Company's 50th Anniversary by giving back to the local community. First, there was a Bake Sale to benefit the Copemish Village Library, organized by Annabelle Strong, one of the machine operators on the first shift.
Then, in early September, the managers of the Copemish Flea Market gave us some space, and we sold home made baked goods; household items, hand-made greeting cards, and clothing. Several employees baked cookies, pies, bread, etc., and a few worked the booth for the weekend.
Finally, we ran a Charity Poker Bike Run, that started at our factory, and ran about 100 miles, mostly along the scenic M-22, along Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. It was a rainy day, but those who participated were enthusiastic. After stops at the Empire Village Inn, , Jodi's Tangled Antler, and the Cabbage Shed in Elberta, the final stop was at the Laughing Horse Saloon in Thompsonville, where all the riders enjoyed tacos, and played out their poker hands. All three of the winning prizes ended up going to MR CHAIN employees, and the proceeds from both the Flea Market and the Bike Run went to benefit the St. Joseph Food Pantry, in Onekama, MI.