2019 Lovells Bridge Walk raises record amount of money for emergency services
The 28th Lovells Bridge Walk – an event that began in 1991 as a small scale version of Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge Walk – featured hundreds of participants this year and raised a record amount of money for the Lovells Township Volunteer Fire Department & EMS.
Saturday’s Lovells Bridge Walk event featured its annual Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast, a community luncheon, and a quilt show, in addition to the parade and the walk across the bridge in Lovells.
Event organizers said this year’s Lovells Bridge Walk was a success despite early morning rain showers.
“The day began with cloudy skies and a few sprinkles, but that did not stop 200 from attending the Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast. Skies cleared and nearly 400 walked in the famous Lovells Township 28th Annual Bridge Walk. The event broke all records with over $13,000 in funds raised on Saturday, August 17, benefiting the volunteer Lovells Township Fire & EMS Department,” said Cynthia Infante-Inman, Lovells Township Clerk and Bridge Walk Chair.
Infante-Inman said the department plans to put the money toward a new vehicle.
“Kelloggs Bridge Grocery, Caids Country Store, Dead Bear Brewing Co. and Matt LaFontaine Automotive along with the many other donors made this a truly successful event. The Lovells Township Fire & EMS Department will be purchasing a much needed EMS suburban to replace their 1994 vehicle,” said Infante-Inman.