Old Mission News & Photos – Library News, OMPS Kids, Historical Tree-Planters & More

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Here’s a round-up of recent news and photos from around the Old Mission Peninsula. As always, there’s a lot going on in our community.

Peninsula Community Library recently celebrated reaching their fundraising goal of $2.5 Million to build the new library, currently under construction at the corner of Center Road and Island View Road. They are still fundraising for things like furniture, the Children’s Garden and more. Click here to learn how you can be part of the new library.

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Peninsula Community Library Celebrates Fundraising Goal on the Old Mission Peninsula
Peninsula Community Library celebrates reaching their fundraising goal of $2.5 Million. Pictured, left to right, back row: Brit Eaton, Nancy Davy, Lorraine Brickman, Barb Wunsch, Carol Olson, Gretchen Soutear, Cathy Adams, Vicki Shurly, Carol Sullivan (TADL Trustee), Gail Parsons Juett (TADL Director); front row, John Bercini, Nikki Sobkowski, Heatherlyn Reamer, Fred Zwemer | Jane Boursaw Photo

OMPS Kids Clean Up the Lighthouse. The kids from Old Mission Peninsula School recently spent a morning helping to clean up around Mission Point Lighthouse. The activity was part of Better World Day, an initiative of EL Education to encourage kids to make the world a safer, stronger, and better place, both locally and globally.

Kids from Old Mission Peninsula School Help Clean up Mission Point Lighthouse on the Old Mission Peninsula
Kids from Old Mission Peninsula School help clean up Mission Point Lighthouse on the Old Mission Peninsula | Scott Conaway Photo

The Old Mission Women’s Club recently gathered for their spring luncheon at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club. A few days beforehand, the hostess committee met in Linda and Dave Sanger’s garage to plant beautiful pansies for the luncheon centerpieces.

Ladies from the Old Mission Women's Club plant pansies for centerpieces at their Spring Luncheon at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club
Ladies from the Old Mission Women’s Club plant pansies for centerpieces at their Spring Luncheon at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club. Pictured left to right, Ginny Coulter, Linda Sanger, Linda Carlson, Sharon Edson, Dee Kelly and Judy Shoskey | Jane Boursaw Photo

If you’ve noticed new trees on Center Road heading out towards the Lighthouse, you can thank the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society, who quietly plants trees along our roadsides from year to year. Here are a few recently-planted trees near the corner of Center Road and Swaney Road.

Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society plants trees on the Old Mission Peninsula
Newly-planted trees at the corner of Center Road and Swaney Road courtesy of the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society | Jane Boursaw Photo

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