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A special thank you to everyone that told us what good you could do with $1,000! Our 6th annual Summer of Sharing campaign received 366 wonderful stories about the great work being done by charities, community and education groups in the cities around us.  Community Financial is proud to have donated $1,000 to the sixty-five organizations shown below.  Thank you all for the work you do to enrich our communities!

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Pigeon River Forest - Discovery Center

Posted By: Patricia Lunden (June 15, 2016)
We are creating a “Discovery Center” in the Pigeon River Country State Forest near Gaylord. This forest is wild, primitive and covers 100,000+ acres. There are a variety of eco-systems here; the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi; 3 world class trout streams; a large variety of plants (some carnivorous; different forest types; sink holes; a population of cuddly looking Pine Martin; bike trails. One can sit quietly by a river and hear 17 different kinds of birds in 10 minutes, feel the breeze, smell the pines and find peace. We need to preserve these kinds of places.
Our goal with the “Discovery Center” is to inspire visitors to learn about this wild forest, to love it and become impassioned to preserve these places we have been given. Perhaps your $1000 can help tell one more story – especially to a child –