Township July News Update

50/50 raffle ticket sales are in full swing.  While our ticket sellers are frequenting various establishments, our main point of sale is by the new “Reform” business building, which is the old Country Corner, located on the corner of Prospect Drive and US highway 2 under the white tent.  Proceeds of the sales by these dedicated volunteers help to facilitate the fantastic celebration of our freedom which includes the fireworks display over the Ramsay Memorial Park and Keystone Bridge.

Bessemer Township Memorial Park (in Ramsay) will be closing early on the day of the Bessemer Township celebration at 4:00 PM in order to ensure the safety of our volunteer fire department as they are setting up for the light display, as well as our guests in attendance.  Until that time, on July 2, we invite you to enjoy the park and visit some of the new features within.  The park continues to be a focus of the future vision of Bessemer Township for its residents, visitors, and friends.

The Bessemer Township Board of Trustees, our employees, and community volunteers wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!

In news-work continues in the Bessemer Township (Ramsay) Memorial Field to facilitate the Bessemer Area Schools Girls Softball team.  The field will be their new home field, and we are excited to share their enthusiasm and dedication to the sport.  It will be our honor to hear “play ball” sounded again as we welcome the team to Ramsay.

The lighting project for the tennis/basketball court is well underway.  After a COVID delay, the Board of Trustees has accepted a bid from Reform and is anticipating installation of lights for the courts so that folks can enjoy playing the game into the evening hours.  Thanks to the generosity of the 4th of July committee and the class of Val Tadlock-who made a donation in memorial of Val.  We share in the excitement and welcome the use of our newly renovated court.  Pickleball is a widely enjoyed sport as well, and we have quite a few folks utilizing our court and enjoying the beautiful setting!  The board recently discussed installation of benches courtside so those enjoying our facilities have a nice place to take a break, take in a game, or wait on a turn.  In other exciting news, the restrooms will now have electronically timed locks so that visitors to the park can utilize the facilities during park hours.  We invite you all to enjoy the sights and surrounding of the magnificent Keystone Bridge and the Black River as it winds through our Bessemer Township Memorial Park in Ramsay.  We even have a zip line on our playground equipment that is sure to entertain your littles for quite a while.

The road is temporarily closed on Main St. (first left by “Buzzy’s” old junkyard).  There are alternate routes to access new location.  The bridge has developed notable damage, and until deemed safe by a bridge inspector, the township -alongn with the Gogebic County Road Commission-has closed access for safety.

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