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Inform. Educate. Spark Action.

“In this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions.”   

Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858

This website concerns the dispute between the Residents of Peninsula Township, Michigan- (located on Old Mission Peninsula-OMP) represented by its duly-elected Board of Supervisors—and the Owners of 11 businesses operating in Peninsula Township under permits and licenses issued by government authorities.  These wineries seek to become more than modest scale grape growers & processors/sellers of wine, to become large scale Entertainment/Retail/Food & Beverage/Meeting businesses which–if successful–would destroy the character of OMP as we know it today.

These businesses are involved in the

  • growing of grapes on OMP
  • the purchase, transportation and receipt of grapes from non-OMP sources
  • the processing of grapes into wine
  • the commercial marketing and selling of wine and other goods
  • associated entertainment activities
  • lodging
  • food & beverage services

This update of the Friends website includes new FAQs where we address questions and opinions that have appeared in recent media.    We have also started to number the FAQs for reader convenience.    As events unfold, we will continue to add to the FAQs, so please return often and feel free to pose questions you would like us to address through the Contact Us tab.   We continue to pledge we will try our best to always take the High Road in our efforts to Inform-Educate-Spark Action.