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Men and Ladies of Honor kickoff

Men and Ladies of Honor will be kicking off a new season on Thursday, October 21, at Red Hawk Elementary from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for 6th through 8th grade students.  

Men and Ladies of Honor teaches moral excellence and courageous leadership using biblical principles.  Middle School students can take the shuttle bus #7211 from the Middle School to Red Hawk after school on Thursdays. High School students can participate as assistant leaders to the adult leaders.  We will continue to meet every Thursday throughout the school year.  Ladies of Honor will meet in Room 9 and Men of Honor will meet in Room 11.  

Please contact Men & Ladies of Honor Regional Director for Randy Badge for more information at randy.badge55@gmail.com or 616.799.5776. Website: www.honorchangeseverything.com

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Paper Walls

As a young married couple, a husband and a wife lived in a cheap housing complex near the military base where he was working.

Their chief complaint was that the walls were paper-thin and that they had no privacy. This was painfully obvious when one morning the husband was upstairs, and the wife was downstairs on the telephone. She was interrupted by the doorbell and went to greet her neighbor.

“Give this to your husband,” he growled, and thrust a roll of toilet paper into her hands. “He’s been yelling for it for 15 minutes!”

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Hometown Happenings 10-14-21

Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name anad phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Oct.14,21,28: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

Community Pumpkin Giveaway

Oct. 16: This year’s Cedar Springs Community Pumpkin Giveaway will be held on Saturday, October 16th at the Heart of Cedar Springs (Maple St. behind the CS Library) from 2 – 6 pm. Costume contest! Games, food, entertainment. This is a FREE event brought to you by City Impact, the CS Chamber of Commerce, and the Green Family and friends. #40,41

Book Sale at Nelson Twp./Sand Lake KDL 

Oct. 21-23: The Nelson Township/Sand Lake Library (88 Eighth St. Sand Lake) will be having a used book sale. October 21 and 22 from 10 am to 6 pm and October 23 from 10 am – 1 pm. Books, CDs, DVDs and more! Donations are appreciated and may be brought to the library. #41,42

Trunk or Treat at East Nelson Church

Oct. 23: Come for Family Fun, Cider, Donuts & Treats! Join East Nelson Church (9024 – 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs) for our Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 23rd from 4 – 6 pm.We ask that one family visit a trunk at a time. As you leave, you will be served cider and donuts. #41,42

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Red Flannel brings back the fun

A sea of red filled the street after the parade. Photo by Suzanne Ader.

By Judy Reed

True to this year’s theme, the Red Flannel Festival brought back the fun to 2021! The last two weekends, and especially Red Flannel Day, October 2, were sun-drenched, fun-filled days where people enjoyed elephant ears, a chicken dinner, carnival rides, crafts, vendors, a lumberjack show, pie eating contest, grand parade, beverage tents, music, and so much more.

“The Red Flannel Festival board felt this year’s event was a huge success,” said Red Flannel Festival President Nancy Deyman. “We were not sure how it would turn out coming out of the pandemic.” 

But people were ready. Thousands flocked to downtown Cedar Springs to enjoy the return of the legendary Red Flannel Festival.

“The Red Flannel Festival would like to thank everyone who attended the festival this year,” said Deyman.  “We hope you all had a wonderful time!”

See gallery below for some of the photos you contributed of this year’s festival.

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Red Flannel Marching Invitational

The Cedar Springs Marching band at the Red Flannel Marching Invitational on Red Flannel Day. Courtesy photo.

On Saturday, October 2, the Red Hawks welcomed nine marching bands from across the region to host the 61st Red Flannel Invitational.

In class B, Otsego took first place with a score of 92.2. Ionia scored 83.7 to place second and Kenowa Hills scored 79.8 to place in third.

In class C Tri-County scored 86.7 to place in first. Whitehall took second with a score of 83.3, Montague came in third with 79.3 and Oakridge placed in fourth with a score of 64.7.

Fulton was the only school in class D to attend and scored 57.4.

Cedar Springs performed their show, The Eternal Circus, for exhibition only.

Following the invitational, Cedar Springs, Fulton and Tri-County participated in the parade.

Senior Drum Major Gabe White says, “It was so nice to see the stadium as full as it was! It’s been amazing to see the community support that we’ve had this year! And a special thanks to all of the band volunteers who made it all possible!” 

The next opportunity to see the band perform is this upcoming Friday, October 8, at the Cedar Springs homecoming football game. The next competition for the marching Red Hawks is October 16, in Portage Northern.

Follow the band on Facebook at Cedar Springs Bands.  

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Hometown Happenings 10-8-21

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Oct.14,21,28: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

Algoma Christian Schools Annual Auction

Oct. 9: You’re invited to join us for Algoma Christian School’s 19th Annual Auction. Saturday, October 9th. The live auction begins at 6 pm. Online Silent Auction from October 1 – October 7. Algoma Christian Gymnasium, 14471 Sparta Ave., Kent City, MI. Doors open at 5 pm. Farmers Market (cash & carry) and Buffet Dinner served. More details at algomachristian.net. #39,40

Community Pumpkin Giveaway

Oct. 16: This year’s Cedar Springs Community Pumpkin Giveaway will be held on Saturday, October 16th at the Heart of Cedar Springs (Maple St. behind the CS Library) from 2 – 6 pm. Costume contest! Games, food, entertainment. This is a FREE event brought to you by City Impact, the CS Chamber of Commerce, and the Green Family and friends. #40,41

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Tauren Wells at Kentwood Community Church

Oct. 21 with Riley Clemmons and Andrew Ripp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eight-time GRAMMY® nominee, CCM Artist of the Year, and platinum-selling, multi-genre recording artist Tauren Wells is kicking off his highly anticipated 23-date CITIZEN OF HEAVEN TOUR 2021 to a Kentwood Community Church, on October 21, with special guests Riley Clemmons and Andrew Ripp. 

“I believe that the message of being a citizen of heaven is so timely and critical for us to wrap our hearts and our minds around right now,” says Tauren. “As the events of this past year have unfolded, my identity has been the one thing that has secured me to real, lasting and enduring hope.” 

Due to the pandemic, when no one was able to share in a live concert experience, Wells felt compelled to release Citizen of Heaven LIVE, which includes 15 audio tracks and 4 videos that were recorded during his album launch event in January 2020 at Lakewood Church in his hometown of Houston, TX. To experience what Tauren’s live show is all about, visit https://taurenwells.lnk.to/CitizenofHeavenLive!PRMarch3.

Tickets are available now at www.taurenwells.com/shows/.

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Get into the Halloween spirit with fun family events

While many of the harvest festivals at Michigan’s state parks are for registered campers only and those campgrounds are mostly booked, there are opportunities for noncampers to enjoy some Halloween-themed outdoor family fun, too.

Haunted Lighthouse Weekend at Tawas Point State Park (East Tawas), Oct. 8-9

This year’s schedule includes hay rides, kids’ games, making corn husk dolls, mini golf, skee ball, Plinko, pumpkin painting, corn hole and an opportunity to shop at the museum store.

Mother Nature’s Halloween Trail at Bay City State Park (Bay City), Oct. 9

Take a guided hike along the pumpkin-lit trail, where you will encounter a few of Mother Nature’s favorite Halloween animals such as bats, wolves and spiders (animals are portrayed by talented volunteers). There will also be a variety of activities, treats and presentations. Come dressed in your Halloween best!

Harvest Festival at Higgins Lake Nursery and CCC Museum (Roscommon), Oct. 23

Explore the historic buildings at the CCC Museum and Higgins Lake Nursery and collect candy at each one. Plus, carve a pumpkin, go on a hike and show off your costume. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP to reserve pumpkins for carving.

Be a detective during Micro-Mystery Weekend at the RAM Center

Don’t miss your chance to be a detective during Micro-Mystery Weekend, a unique whodunit event Oct. 22-24 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon. A crime has been committed on Higgins Lake by an aquatic animal! Use your sleuthing skills and knowledge of Michigan’s lakes, rivers and streams to find out which animal is the culprit.

Cost is $150 per person. This package includes two nights of lodging, five meals, two bonfire snacks and all mystery experiences. Spots are limited. This event is suitable for ages 13 and up.

Book your stay by calling 989-821-6200 or emailing MacMullanCenter@Michigan.gov.

Save the date for Michigan Archaeology Day

Have you ever thought about what it’s like to be an archaeologist? Here’s your chance to talk to archaeologists about investigations and buried artifacts that tell the story of 14,000 years of Michigan history!

Michigan Archaeology Day, a popular annual event, returns Saturday, Oct. 23, with a twist: due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most exhibits and activities will take place outside, rain or shine. The event is free for all ages and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Michigan History Center in Lansing. Join us for demonstrations, presentations, artifact displays and fun family activities.

Archaeologists working across Michigan will set up, tailgate-style, in the parking lot, where they will talk about their research, show some of the artifacts they have found and answer questions.

Do you have an artifact that you want to know more about? If it fits in a shoebox, bring it to our “Archaeology Roadshow!” Experts in archaeology, geology and paleontology will assess your finds and teach you how to report sites.

At 1 p.m., stop by the auditorium (face mask required) to hear underwater archaeologist Wayne Lusardi speak about the legacy of the World War II Tuskegee airmen in the Great Lakes, including a pilot and airplane lost in Lake Huron.

For more information on archaeology in Michigan, and details on the event as they become available, visit the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office’s Archaeology Day webpage.

While you’re at the Michigan History Center, check out the special exhibit “I Voted: Michigan’s Struggle for Suffrage” to learn more about the people, protests and policies that have transformed voting in Michigan from the time of statehood in 1837 through today.

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Little Red Flannel royalty

2021 Prince and Princess: (L to R): Sadie Scott and Calvin Saboo.
2020 Prince and Princess: (L to R): Liam Vodry and Everlie Bielecki.

Two sets of Red Flannel Prince and Princesses were chosen last week to represent the Red Flannel Festival. 

One set is from this year’s kindergarteners to represent 2021, and another is from this year’s first graders, to represent 2020.

According to Red Flannel President Nancy Deyman, they had a total of 20 students enter the contest. The prince and princesses were chosen by raffle tickets that were sold by the contestants.

The 2021 Prince and Princess is Calvin Saboo, son of Duke and Dana Saboo; and Sadie Scott, daughter of Jared and Danielle Scott.

The 2020 Prince and Princess is Liam Vodry, son of Scott and Brittany Vodry; and Everlie Bielecki, daughter of Josh and Jenna Bielecki.

A new float has been build by Ken Deyman for the Prince and Princess.  They will be in the main parade right behind the Queen’s float.

Congratulations to our new Red Flannel Prince and Princesses!

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The Rotary grilled chicken dinner is back

Get your grilled chicken dinner on Red Flannel Day from the Cedar Springs Rotary Club at the corner of Main and Cherry Streets from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the chickens are gone. Look for the big white tent. For $10, you get 1/2 grilled chicken, potato salad, roll, cookie and a drink. Proceeds go to support community organizations such as the CS Library, CS Community Food Pantry, ScoutsUSA, North Kent Community Enrichment, Youth Leadership Training, and others. See you then!

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