Spring carnival packed them in

To the editor:

After a long winter, where terms like Polar Vortex and Storm Seneca became household names, the Houghton Elementary School annual spring carnival, held on Saturday, April 12, was packed with families in search of good, old fashioned, snow-free fun. Houghton-Portage Township Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) sincerely thanks the local community for once again supporting the event our biggest fundraiser of the year.

Houghton Elementary PTO fundraises so our young learners don’t have to. Each year, PTO helps to fund field trips, purchase school equipment, books, and more.

A huge Houghton thank you goes out to the following businesses and helping hands for making this year’s carnival our best yet:

Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority at Michigan Tech

Chassell Carpentry and Woodworking

Country Inn and Suites

Craig Waddell

Keweenaw Roller Girls

Dairy Queen

Dennis-O’Neill Funeral Home

Econo Foods

Family Video

Habaeros Fresh Mexican Kitchen

Houghton High School Key Club

Houghton High School National Honor Society

Joey’s Only Seafood and Grill

Lauren Schwartz of Monte Consulting


Michigan Technological University ROTC

Michigan Technological University Technology Department

Mix 93.5 FM and Dirk Hembroff

Pizza Hut

Principal Anders Hill

Shelby Turnquist

Steve Elenich of Copper Country Intermediate School District


Thanks again to all who helped and came out in support of our event!


Houghton Elementary PTO

Amy Schrank