It was 142 years ago, Monday, March 18, 1871, that the state legislature officially recognized Cedar Springs as a village (though we were in existence before that). The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating this anniversary with a Founders Day Weekend, March 16-18.
The weekend will kick off Saturday, March 16, with the Lions Club pancake breakfast. Other activities include pioneer Crafts for kids at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum, a dance extravaganza at The Kent Theatre, a Founders Day concert and barbecue, a play at the Kent, and a historic storytelling time on Monday. There will be a big tent set up for the concert and barbecue at Main and Ash Streets, so no need to worry about the weather! It will even be heated if necessary. Food and drink will be available to purchase. The meat is being grilled by local grillers, and specialty beer and hard cider will be available in a limited quantity, along with soft drinks, water and coffee.