NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WZMQ) – On Labor Day, along with union workers, the Upper Peninsula Building Trades Summer Camp was getting some recognition. Two farmers market stands, built by the Building Trades Summer Camp students, were dedicated and given to the city of Negaunee.
Every day, the students who worked on them can now drive by Jackson Mine Park and view their displayed work every day. Students comment that it’s amazing to have their summer projects on display for years to come and city leaders said it helps future generations put pride into the work that goes into the communities of the UP.
“Just feels great they have a part in the community and just overall the teamwork everybody just being in there and hanging out together,” commented UPCC Building Trades Student Pearce Ross.
“We’re still working out those details they won’t be used this year per se. We might use them during Tinsel Town. Primarily was to use them in the farmers market so maybe tie it up here and there depending on the circumstance with those,” commented Negaunee City Manager Nate Heffron.
The City Manager said even though its purpose is for the farmers market, the city has plans to utilize the stands for multiple different functions.