ESCANABA — At the March 18 meeting of the UP State Fair Authority, Kenneth Meshigaud, Tribal Chairman of the Hannahville Indian Community, presented the Fair Board with a check for $55,000 as Grand Champion Presenter.
“The Indian community of Hannahville is very proud to be able to sponsor the UP State Fair, Michigan’s only state fair,” said Meshigaud. “We continue to support our community and all of South Central UP. We are very pleased to partner with the communities and wish the UP State Fair all the success it deserves.”
Emma Cook, Enbridge Community Engagement Advisor Emma Cook, also spoke at the meeting and presented the Fair Authority with a check for $10,000 as the Champion Sponsor of the UP State Fair 2022. “We are thrilled to once again be sponsoring the UP State Fair,” said Cook. “The fair is a celebration of all the communities in the Upper Peninsula, which is why it suits us perfectly given that our footprint is across UP”
The Island Resort and Casino and Enbridge will both have exhibit booths midway through the UP State Fair, and would like to encourage everyone to visit their booths.
“On behalf of the UP State Fair Authority, we are thrilled and grateful to the Indian community of Hannahville, Enbridge and all of our generous sponsors for their continued support of the UP State Fair,” said Vickie Micheau, management officer of the UP State Fair. “I believe this partnership with us signals our sponsors’ continued commitment to family and community, fun and education, and to the great agricultural roots of Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Their support will continue the centuries-old tradition of events and activities associated with the fairgrounds.
The UP State Fair Authority held its first in-person meeting of 2022 on March 18 at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce multi-purpose building.