Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mayor Warba Speaks About Bond Between Ferris, Big Rapids

BIG RAPIDS - On Tuesday, Sept. 1, City of Big Rapids Mayor Mark Warba delivered a great speech about the relationship between Ferris State University and the Big Rapids community on Founders' Day.

Mayor Warba was joined by Ferris State University President David L. Eisler and other local dignitaries including State Rep. Darwin Booher to pay tribute to the founders of Ferris State University, Woodbridge Nathan Ferris and Helen Gillespie Ferris.

The wreath-laying ceremony took place at The Highland View Cemetery in Big Rapids with a great turnout. Among the local dignitaries who offered remarks were President Eisler, Rep. Booher and Mayor Warba as well as Jon Fleming and Jerena Keys from the United Church of Big Rapids.

Another thanks to all who were on hand to make it a special event honoring the founders of Ferris State University.


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