Rep. Friske presented local Northern Michigan hero Pat Rickley with a tribute on Saturday, May 20, after it had been announced that Rickley was retiring after 30 years of service with the Mackinac Bridge Authority. As a toll collector, Pat has been a beloved icon of the bridge for three decades and is well known to all those who frequently cross.
Before working at the bridge, the St. Ignace native served honorably in the 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army, a division affectionately dubbed The Big Red One ever since the First World War. Rickley spent four years on active duty and four years in the reserves before being discharged from the military.
“Pat dedicated 30 years to not just collecting tolls but bringing joy and humor to the thousands of travelers across the bridge,” said Rep. Friske. “Thank you for 30 years, Pat, and I wish you blessings in your retirement!”
State Rep. Neil Friske, R-Charlevoix, will soon host a local office hour in Boyne City. The meeting will take place at the following time and location: Saturday, March 16 Red Mesa Grill; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 117 Water St. in Boyne City. No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those who are unable […]