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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 and phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable at The Springs Church

Aug. 8,15,22,29: Meals are served every Thursday from 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Aug. 8,15,22,29: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Velzy Park Summer Concerts

Aug. 8: Velzy Park Summer concerts continue Thursday, August 8th featuring The Boyfriends Band, a popular Dance band from the 60’s. Bring your lawn chair and join us from 7:00-9:00 – in case of rain, concert will be held in the Township Community Room – all are welcome! Information about Park events can be found at www.facebook.com/SolonPark #31,32b

CSHS Marching Band Performance

Aug. 9: There will be a community performance on Friday, August 9th at 7pm at Red Hawk Stadium. This is an accumulation of everything the CSHS Marching band kids have learned of their marching show this week of band camp. #32

Community Picnic in Sand Lake

Aug. 10: You are invited to the Sand Lake Community Picnic Saturday, August 10th from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Park. Free food, music and games. The first 100 kids receive school supplies. #31,32b

Summer Survival Herbal Workshop at HCNC

Aug. 10:  Class: A 101 on outdoor summer safety for the family. A discussion of beneficial plants and their uses, including how to make your own sun spray and bug spray. Kit: You can assemble your own survival kit with provided supplies to take home with you. Saturday, Augst 10th from 12 noon to 3 pm. Class – $3 members/ $5 nonmembers. Make and Take Kit – $20. Prerigister online throught our webside www.howardchristensen.org to reserve a kit – supplies limited to 25 kits. Refreshments-Giveaways-Prizes! Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #31,32p

Indoor Yardsale Fundraiser

Aug. 10: Summer clothing sale (sizes newborn thru 7). Saturday, August 10th from 9 am to 3 pm at Cedar Springs First Baptist Gym, 233 S. Main St. Clothing = cash = cribs. Fundraiser for Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs. Proceeds to purchase new cribs. #32

VBS at Sand Lake UMC

Aug. 12-15: 6:00-8:30 pm. Dinner served at 5:30 pm VBS at Sand Lake United Methodist Church. Sand Lake and South Ensley United Methodist Churches invite you to Power Lab-Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power at 65 W. Maple (NW corner of the Park) 616-636-5673. #31,32b

Free Hunter Safety Class

Aug. 13: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs. Classes will be Tuesday, August 13th  from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, August 15th from 6-9pm,  Saturday, August 17th from 8 am-4:00 pm. To register call 616-696-9791 after 5 pm. #31,32b

Giant Annual Church Second Best Sale

Aug. 16,17:  Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is holding its giant annual Second Best Sale on Friday, August 16, from 9 am to 4 pm, and Saturday, August 17, from 9 am to 2 pm.  Friday 8-9 am only: $5 “Early Bird Admission.” Free admission after 9 am.  We have something for everyone!  +4 rooms of gently used treasures.  Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont, MI 49306 (corner of Post and Pine Island drives, just west of US Route 131 exit in Belmont).  More information can be found at www.holyspiritbelmont.org. #32

Keeler Brass Reunion

Aug. 20: The Keeler Brass Reunion will be held on Tuesday, August 20th at 11 am at the Resurrection Lutheran Chruch, 180 South 3rd St., Sand Lake. Bring a dish to pass. Contackt Linda at 616-636-5342 for more information. #32,33p

Auditions for October Play

Aug. 21,22: Auditions will be held for the Cedar Springs Players, October performance of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Auditions will be August 21 and 22nd at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Cedar Springs Public Library. Cast includes 5 men and 4 women. #32

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The Post travels to Ireland


John and Deborah McGann, of Courtland Township, traveled to the town of Doolin, in county Clair, Ireland, and found McGanns Pub along the way! How cool is that? Thanks so much for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Be sure to take along a printed edition of the Post and get someone to snap a photo of you or your family with it. Send it to us along with some info about your trip (where you went, who went along, what you saw) and send the photo and info to news@cedarspringspost.com. We will print as space allows. If you forget the Post, please do not photoshop it into the photo. Just take it with you next time!

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Muskegon River clean up


The 8th Annual Muskegon River Clean-up, sponsored by Muskegon River Clean-up Company, LLC is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2019. This is a free event, however parking fees will be collected. Registration and launch is between 9am and noon at the Bridgeton Township Launch Site and culminates at the Maple Island Launch Site throughout the day. Upon arriving at Maple Island, registered participants, that have collected trash from the river, will be given a ticket for a hot dog lunch, while supplies last and a prize ticket. At 5pm sharp, at the Maple Island Launch Site, we will give away at least 10 kayaks, along with other items. Last year we had 519 people participate in this event. 

Over the past 7 years we have removed 20,583 beverage containers, 50 to 60 tires, a few tons of green treated lumber, over 500 flip flops, and countless phones, sunglasses and lighters from the river.  Some of the stranger items removed were 2 sewing machines, a bowling ball, a large electric motor, a 9.8hp outboard and a metal bed. Last year alone, we removed 4326 beverage containers, 1 chair, 1 milk can, 114 flip flops, 25 pairs of goggles and glasses, 18 lighters, 1 cell phone, 12 tires, 1 garbage can, miscellaneous animal bones, scrap iron and treated wood, along with general trash.  We recycle what items we can and that money is used to help fund the followings year’s event. The most discouraging thing is that we have cleaned this area for 7 years now and still continue to get a dump truck full of trash each year. 

We would like to thank the Bridgeton Township Board, West Michigan Wildlife Association and Muskegon Watershed Assembly for their support over the years.

Won’t you join us on Saturday, August 3rd for an enjoyable day on the Muskegon River and help us keep it clean? For additional information or to donate, please contact Jerry at 231-578-5465.

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Airplane ride


A farmer and his wife went to the fair. The farmer was fascinated by the airplanes and asked a pilot how much a ride would cost.

“$10 for 3 minutes,” replied the pilot. 

“That’s too much,” said the farmer.

The pilot thought for a second and then said, “I’ll make you a deal. If you and your wife ride for 3 minutes without uttering a sound, the ride will be free. But if you make a sound, you’ll have to pay $10.” 

The farmer and his wife agreed and went for a wild ride. After they landed, the pilot said to the farmer, “I want to congratulate you for not making a sound. You are a brave man.” 

“Maybe so,” said the farmer, “But I gotta tell ya, I almost screamed when my wife fell out!”

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Hometown Happenings

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 and phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable at The Springs Church

Aug. 1: theTable will not be serving meals this week on August 1st due to VBS. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see you again next week. #31

Celebrate Recovery

Aug.1,8,15,22,29: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Rummage Sales in Sand Lake

Aug. 2,3, Rummage Sale to benefit the newly created Sand Lake Historical Society witll be held on Friday, August 2 from 9 am – 7pm, and Saturday, August 3 from 9 am – 5 pm. 106 Maple St in the Pole Barn. Make it a day visiting Sand Lake Townwide Rummage Sale Weekend. #31

Vacation Bible School at Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Aug. 4-8: Vacation Bible School starts Sunday, August 4th – Thursday, August 8th from 6-8 pm. Hey kids! Bring your parents and come experience The Incredible Race! Sunday Night is Family Night (check-in at 5:30) when the whole family can experience VBS. Games, stories, music and a race unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before! VBS is for kids ages 3 yrs. through the 6th grade. Please PRE-REGISTER at www.scwchurch.org or call 616-696-3229 ext. 1. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #29-31b

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Aug. 6,13,20,27: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #31

Quilt & Crafts at the Cedar Springs Library 

Aug. 7,14,21,28: Bring your fiber-based projects and work along with your friends. Lots of fun! Everyone welcome! Every Wednesday from 10 am-6 pm at the Cedar Springs Library, 107 N. Main St. #31

Velzy Park Summer Concerts

Aug. 8: Velzy Park Summer concerts continue Thursday, August 8th featuring The Boyfriends Band, a popular Dance band from the 60’s. Bring your lawn chair and join us from 7:00-9:00 – in case of rain, concert will be held in the Township Community Room – all are welcome! Information about Park events can be found at www.facebook.com/SolonPark #31,32b

Community Picnic in Sand Lake

Aug. 10: You are invited to the Sand Lake Community Picnic Saturday, August 10th from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Park. Free food, music and games. The first 100 kids receive school supplies. #31,32b

Summer Survival Herbal Workshop at HCNC

Aug. 10:  Class: A 101 on outdoor summer safety for the family. A discussion of beneficial plants and their uses, including how to make your own sun spray and bug spray. Kit: You can assemble your own survival kit with provided supplies to take home with you. Saturday, Augst 10th from 12 noon to 3 pm. Class – $3 members/ $5 nonmembers. Make and Take Kit – $20. Prerigister online throught our webside www.howardchristensen.org to reserve a kit – supplies limited to 25 kits. Refreshments-Giveaways-Prizes! Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #31,32p

VBS at Sand Lake UMC

Aug. 12-15: 6:00-8:30 pm. Dinner served at 5:30 pm VBS at Sand Lake United Methodist Church. Sand Lake and South Ensley United Methodist Churches invite you to Power Lab-Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power at 65 W. Maple (NW corner of the Park) 616-636-5673. #31,32b

Free Hunter Safety Class

Aug. 13: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs. Classes will be Tuesday, August 13th  from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, August 15th from 6-9pm,  Saturday, August 17th from 8 am-4:00 pm. To register call 616-696-9791 after 5 pm. #31,32b

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The Post travels to Montana


The Post recently traveled to Missoula, Montana with Tom Robinson of Sand Lake, where he was running his 40th marathon. It is his 36th different state to run a marathon in. “I am a member of the 50 state marathon club,” he explained. 

The photo was taken in Montana at Glacier National Park, Swiftcurrent Pass Trail.

Thank you, Tom, for taking us with you to Montana!

Are you going on vacation? Be sure to take along a printed edition of the Post and get someone to snap a photo of you or your family with it. Send it to us along with some info about your trip (where you went, who went along, what you saw) and send the photo and info to news@cedarspringspost.com. We will print as space allows. If you forget the Post, please do not photoshop it into the photo. Just take it with you next time!


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Some of the best two line jokes


1. Parallel lines have so much in common. 

It’s a shame they’ll never meet.

2. My wife accused me of being immature. 

I told her to get out of my fort.

3. Women only call me ugly until they find out how much money I make. 

Then they call me ugly and poor.

5. What do you call a dog with no legs? 

It doesn’t matter; it’s not going to come.

6. Someone stole my Microsoft Office and they’re gonna pay.

You have my Word.

7. Someone in London gets stabbed every 52 seconds.

Poor guy.

8. How do you find Will Smith in the snow? 

You look for the fresh prints.

9. I went to a really emotional wedding the other day.

Even the cake was in tiers.

10. We have a genetic predisposition for diarrhea. 

Runs in our jeans.

11. Want to hear a word I just made up? 

Plagiarism.

12. Why do cows wear bells?

Because their horns don’t work.

13. What did the pirate say when he turned 80?

Aye Matey.

14. I took the shell off my racing snail, thinking it would make him run faster.

If anything, it made him more sluggish.

15. How do you think the unthinkable? 

With an itheberg.

16. Someone stole my mood ring,

I don’t know how I feel about that.

17. I tried to catch fog yesterday…

Mist.

18. The first rule of Alzheimer’s club…

Is don’t talk about chess club.

19. Why does a chicken coop have two doors?

If it had four doors it would be a chicken sedan.

20. I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows too high. 

She looked surprised.

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Hometown Happenings

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 and phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable at The Springs Church

July 25, Aug.1: Meals are served every Thursday from 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

July 25 , Aug.1: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Brothers Walker at Solon Ctr Wesleyan

July 28: You might recognize them from having participated with Team Usher on NBC’s the Voice. The twin duo of Coty and Clinton Walker from Bernie, Missouri will be leading worship in the church service on Sunday, July 28th at 10:00 am at SCWC and give a mini concert following the service. Brothers Walker sing contemporary Christian and country music, write their own songs, and have a love for God and entertaining. A free-will offering will be taken. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs, just N. of 19 Mile Road. Here’s a link to one of their newest songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg2N5fVSmGs. All Welcome! #29,30b

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

July 31:  Strolled by the kitchen tuther day to find Cook takin a gander at the wide variety of options ta cook up for all our friends age 60 or more.  Didn’t stay there long nuff so can’t rightly tell ya just what she decided.  Come join us at Senior Café at Noon the 31st of July.  We’ll find out together what it be, Cook’s final decision.  Follow the aroma wafting from our kitchen here on the Northwest corner of M-82 and the Avenue of Beech. #30

Montcalm College’s Annual Heritage Festival

Aug. 1-3: Montcalm Community College’s 33rd Annual Heritage Festival is August 1-3 from 10 am. to 4 pm. daily at Montcalm Heritage Village on MCC’s Sidney campus. The three-day celebration features historical displays, events, refreshments and music for all ages. Visit www.montcalm.edu/heritage-festival for more information. #30

Vacation Bible School at Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Aug. 4-8: Vacation Bible School starts Sunday, August 4th – Thursday, August 8th from 6-8 pm. Hey kids! Bring your parents and come experience The Incredible Race! Sunday Night is Family Night (check-in at 5:30) when the whole family can experience VBS. Games, stories, music and a race unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before! VBS is for kids ages 3 yrs. through the 6th grade. Please PRE-REGISTER at www.scwchurch.org or call 616-696-3229 ext. 1. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #29-31b

Senior All Night Party at the White Caps

Aug. 27: We are teaming with the West Michigan White Caps and selling tickets for the August 27th game which is also their Dime Dogs (10 cents a hot dog) and a fire works show. Tickets are $14 for reserved seats but must be purchased from the SANP Committee before August 13th. Those who are interested in purchasing tickets can reach Stephanie Morris at sjmorris2085@gmail.com for more details. #30

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Post travels out East


The Post recently traveled with Noah Gorby, of Cedar Springs, when he went on a weeklong trip with his grandparents, Dave and Jan Malmo,. out East. He was excited to design a You Tube stop motion video with a former Disney animator in Massachusetts; get totally wet at Niagara Falls; and visit Plimouth Plantation with a day drive down Cape Cod. He also fed carrots to llamas, buffalo, fallow deer and zebras at the African Safari Wildlife drive-through park in Ohio. 

“This was the best week of my life!” he exclaimed.

Are you going on vacation? Be sure to take along a printed edition of the Post and get someone to snap a photo of you or your family with it. Send it to us along with some info about your trip (where you went, who went along, what you saw) and send the photo and info to news@cedarspringspost.com. We will print as space allows. If you forget the Post, please do not photoshop it into the photo. Just take it with you next time!

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Where is the BC?


A rather old-fashioned lady was planning a vacation in the Upper Peninsula. She wrote a letter to the campground asking for a reservation. She wanted to make sure the campground was fully equipped but didn’t know quite how to ask about the toilet facilities. She just couldn’t bring herself to write the word “toilet” in her letter.

 After much deliberation, she finally came up with the old fashioned term “Bathroom Commode,” but when she wrote that down, she still thought she was being too forward. So she rewrote the entire letter and referred to the “Bathroom Commode” simply as the “B.C.”

Does the campground have its own “B.C.?” is what she actually wrote. 

Well, the campground owner wasn’t old fashioned at all, and when he got the letter, he couldn’t figure out what the lady was talking about. That term “B.C.” really stumped him.

After worrying about it for several days, the campground owner finally came to the conclusion that the lady must be asking about the location of the local Baptist Church. 

So he sat down and wrote the following reply:

“Dear Madam,

I regret the delay in answering your letter, but I now take the pleasure in informing you that the BC is located nine miles north of the campground and is capable of seating 250 people at one time. I admit it is quite a distance away if you are in the habit of going regularly, but no doubt you will be pleased to know that a great number of people take their lunches along and make a day of it. They usually arrive early and stay late.

The last time my wife and I went was six years ago, and it was so crowded we had to stand up the whole time we were there. It may interest you to know that right now there is a supper planned to raise money to buy more seats. They are going to hold it in the basement of the BC.

I would like to say that it pains me very much not to be able to go more regularly, but it is surely no lack of desire on my part. As we grow older, it seems to be more of an effort, particularly in cold weather. If you decide to come down to our campground, perhaps I could go with you the first time, sit with you, and introduce you to all the folks. This is really a very friendly community.”

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