The Mid Michigan Community College Foundation has selected Peggy Lovejoy as the Featured Artist for its annual fundraiser—A Northern Tradition at Jay’s Sporting Goods on April 22, 2018.

This year’s commemorative print features a peaceful woodland scene. Lovejoy was born and raised on a farm in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and moved to Michigan in 2006. Her artistic pursuits began after her retirement from a law firm. She also keeps busy by volunteering at her local library where she serves on the Board of Directors.

“I was searching for something fulfilling to do in retirement,” notes Lovejoy. “I enjoy turning small moments into something beautiful and hope those who view my work leave with feelings of happiness.”

A numbered and signed print of Lovejoy’s original painting, “Michigan Woods,” will be exclusive to ticketholders at A Northern Tradition.

Tickets are now available for the annual fundraiser, which will be held on April 22 at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare. Last year, more than 800 people attended A Northern Tradition, helping the MMCC Foundation raise nearly $103,000 to support the college and programs for local youth. More than $1.4 million has been raised by this event in the last 16 years.

For a $50 ticket, each attendee receives a $25 gift certificate to Jay’s Sporting goods, an exclusive art print, and a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Jay’s. Over ten area restaurants serve free food, and a number of interesting demonstrators make it an evening to remember.

The MMCC Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to enhance Mid Michigan Community College’s services to its students and the community through fund development, scholarships, program development, and improved facilities.

For more information about the A Northern Tradition event, visit or contact Matt Miller at or (989) 386-6600.

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