State Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column Nov. 4

Categories: News,Vaupel News

I attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Adam Griffith and presented a legislative tribute recognizing his achievement.  Adam’s Eagle Scout Project was to lead others in building nine shelves and two benches for the inside of the Highlander Reading Express book bus.  This mobile library was put into service this past June by Howell Public Schools.  The Highlander Reading Express visited areas around the community to promote summer reading.   Congratulations to Adam on becoming an Eagle Scout.

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The Connection Youth Services recently held their Home for the Holidays annual benefit program.  Thank you to all the staff who does amazing work in helping youth and their families who turn to the Youth Connection for effective guidance and support. I want to thank everyone who supports the Youth Connection by attending their annual event, and those who volunteer and make contributions to help this successful program continue in our community.

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I had the honor of attending the Howell S.C.O.T.S. BOTS FTC competition on Saturday.  I am amazed at the projects these robotics students of all ages are able to build.  Congratulations to all the robotics students who once again showed off their amazing work.

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This week, I was invited to talk to Highlander Way Middle School students about our state government.  I always enjoy spending time with students, and was able to spend time answering some of their questions they had prepared ahead of time on state government issues.

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The Fowlerville Family Impact Center held its annual fall event this past weekend with music performances by Sanctus Real and Mallary Hope in addition to a live art performance by Jared Emerson.  Thank you to Barb Dine and the other Impact Center volunteers for providing an enjoyable evening for the community.  Thank you to everyone who attended and those who donated raffle and door prize items.

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I had the honor of attending the unveiling of the statue for the Zemp Legacy project located at the Howell Carnegie Library.  This statue is to honor the many accomplishments of the late Duane Zemper through his work as a community historian through the many photographs he provided over the years and his military service.

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