Still Time to Prepare for Rosie the Riverter Day

There is still room on the bus to join a group of “Rosies” headed for the state capital on March 21st.

Hundreds of women and men from across the state will take to the Capital steps for the annual National Rosie the Riveter Day event, including at least about a dozen women who worked in factories during World War II to support the effort. Tanya Blehm, manager of the Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association says the women, who are nearing 100 years old, are being celebrated for their contributions to manufacturing.

She also encourages anyone to dress in period costume regardless of whether it’s as a Rosie the Riveter or a Donut Daisy. Blehm says Donut Daisies would provide donuts to servicemen. A motor coach will leave from Saginaw Valley State University at about 1:15 p.m. on the 21st and return at 6:45 p.m. Seating is limited, so anyone wanting to ride the bus to the capitol should call 989-964-2881, or go to glbma dot org slash events.