Before there was an emergency shelter for victims of sexual and domestic abuse, Liz Schmidt opened her home to them. The Superior woman has been an advocate for the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse for more than 20 years. During the annual Speak Out Superior event April 16, Schmidt will be recognized with the center’s first Community Helping Hand Award.
In less than a year, the Superior-Douglas County Tavern League has pumped more than $20,000 into local nonprofit organizations through its new foundation. Next week, the league will hand an additional $5,000 check to the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse.
The following is another “Have Fun or Get Out of the Way” column by award-winning Don Leighton and Mike Granlund and their alter egos, Lance Boyle and Billy Pirkola, which runs occasionally in The Superior Telegram.
By Don Leighton, For The Telegram
, September 07, 2011
There’s a spot for everyone – and their produce – at the Broadway Gardens in Superior’s North End. For the past five years, garden boxes have been available to community members, but the resource has been underutilized.
“We have had at the most up to six people rent boxes, and we have 15 boxes,” said Chris Watten, a member of the Superior Council for the Arts, which organizes the gardens. So in past years, they have used some of the extra boxes to grow food for the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA).
Inter City Oil Company announced Thursday that it will match dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 for money raised at the silent auction for CASDA which will be held with its “Dance to End Abuse” on New Year’s Eve on Barker’s Island in Superior.
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