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Thermometer creeps up as library fund grows

All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner tonight

Who knew that raising money to build a new library could be so much fun? There have recently been numerous activities to support a $50,000 matching grant towards a new library, and the next couple of weeks are no exception.

SPAGHETTI DINNER Tonight, Thursday, February 16, Big Boy of Cedar Springs is hosting another all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 5-8 p.m. It’s $9 for adults, and $6 for those under 18. Get tickets at Big Boy.

HOCKEY AND BROOMBALL Come out and enjoy some fun at the Old Time Family Hockey and Broomball tournament on February 25, which will also benefit the Cedar Springs Public Library’s construction fund. It’s one more event to get the library closer to a $50,000 match grant challenge.

The event will be held at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex, 4758 Cornfield Drive, just off Northland Drive. The fun starts at noon, when the Cedar Springs Police take on Kent County Law Enforcement. At 2 p.m. see the Squirts (Dewey Decimals vs the Book Ends). At 3:30 p.m. it’s time for broomball with the Bureaucrats vs. the Guns and Hoses, and more broomball at 5 p.m. with the Cedar Springs High School Co-ed game. At 6 p.m. is open skate.

There will be door prizes, a shoot-out competition, and chuck-a-puck competition

You can either buy a shirt to support your team for $18 and get in free, or pay $5 at the door.  Some shirts will be available the day of the event at the door. You can see them online at the City of Cedar Springs Facebook page, or call Cedar Springs City Hall (696-1330) for more information.

POUND OF GROUND If you drink coffee, you might try out the “Pound of Ground”fundraiser. Get your ground coffee at Alpha Omega Coffee and Games in Cedar Springs, and Kelly and Jarvis will donate $1 per every pound you buy. Offer ends Feb. 28!

JARS You can also find colorful fundraising jars in area businesses where you can make a donation. Note that the jar that was originally at Tractor Supply has been moved to the Amish Warehouse.

Watch the thermometer rise at the corner of Main and Ash Streets, as the money comes in to support the library. We only need to raise $32,243 more to get the matching grant!


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