MANISTEE — When Bob Crowell, of Kaleva, decided to put together a student art exhibition honoring the nation’s first responders, he did not have a hard time convincing Manistee County art teachers to get on board.
“Back in November I went around and I banged on all the art instructors’ doors,” Crowell said. “… I did not go to the principal or administration — I went directly to the teachers and asked if they would volunteer to do this, and 100%, all the schools in the county said yes. It’s all coming from their heart. This is up and above the normal load that the state puts on them.”