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Keweenaw Holiday Hoopla slated for December 7

November 16, 2023 | By Admin

Mark your calendar and join us on Thursday, December 7, 2023 for the ninth annual collaborative holiday celebration with a cause! The Keweenaw Holiday Hoopla will be on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at the Bonfire (408 E Montezuma Avenue; Houghton), beginning at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is $30 and guests are encouraged to pre-register through the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce. 

Final Holiday Hoopla 23In addition to the event, there will also be an online auction that can be accessed starting Friday, December 1, 2023 and ending at the event at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023. Bidding can be done online or in-person on the night of the event. This year’s auction will have over 50+ items including several unique items crafted by the CCISD and High School CTE students. 

“It is through the generosity of all the businesses in Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties that we can continue to offer this scholarship,” KEDA Executive Director Jeff Ratcliffe said.

All funds raised through the auction benefit the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation-Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance CTE Scholarship Program to help students pursue a certificate, one- or two-year career technical education program. Copper Shores has committed to managing and providing the scholarships and KEDA has committed to continue to raise funds annually for the education scholarship endowment that Copper Shores has established.

“This event is a great opportunity to come together and celebrate the season and our community. Attendees will have the opportunity to capture some memories at Keweenaw Young Professional’s holiday photo booth, enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, listen to music and connect with local community members,” said Katie Schlief of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce. “It’s great to see the community support of this event over the years and the commitment to raising funds to support local trades scholarships.”

The Bonfire has agreed to host the fundraiser again this year and the event will feature delicious hors d’ oeuvres, and desserts. The event will be held in the upper-level bar. A cash bar will be available and there will be live music throughout the night, sponsored by the Copper Shores.  Guests are encouraged to pre-register through the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce.