Grants and donations are
boosting the fund being raised to bring the USS
Charles F. Adams to Bay City for an educational
and tourism site.
On Dec. 24, 2001, the Dow
Corning Foundation committed $25,000 toward our
Michael J. Kegley, president of the
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum Committee.
Meanwhile, the State of
Michigan has agreed to contribute $10,000 through
its Arts, Culture and Quality of Life fund through
the efforts of State Rep. A.T. Frank, D-Saginaw,
who represents part of Bay County. And Brennan
Marine Sales came through with $4,600 representing
$50 per boat storage contract.
Grant requests totaling
$2.4 million have been sent out by grant writer
Joyce Howey, said Richard Janke, director and
co-founder of the committee.
“With the assistance of
Dr. Raymond Keech, of AuGres, retired Maryland and
Michigan educator, we have developed an
educational program that complies with the
Michigan Educational Standards,” said Mr. Kegley.
“We believe this is the key to obtaining more
- from Naval Ship Museum News