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Christmas Coloring Contest 2019

Hurry deadline is MONDAY by 5pm!

Hey kids, 

It’s time for our annual Christmas Coloring Contest and your chance to win one of three $50 gift cards, one for each age group. Winners choose their own prize and get what they really want!

Please click here to download and color the picture above with crayons, markers or colored pencils. Our judges will choose the three winners – one from each age group: 4-5 years, 6-7 years; and 8-10 years.

Good luck and remember to be creative but follow the rules! Please no help from parents or older siblings/helpers.

Rules: 

1. Only one entry per child. 

2. Only one winner per family. 

3. We are not responsible for lost mail. 

4. All entries must be at our office by December 17 5. Use only crayons, markers or colored pencils.

Winners will be announced in the December 19th issue of The Cedar Springs Post. Don’t delay, get your entry in as soon as possible – deadline is Monday, December 16 by 5:00 p.m. but we’d like to display your entry on our windows throughout the month. Our office hours are 10am to 5pm Monday-Thursday, and 10am to 2pm on Fridays. We’re closed this Thursday & Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Please deliver entries to: 

36 E. Maple St., Cedar Springs.

Or mail to: Christmas Coloring Contest

P.O. Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319

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Holiday happenings


Check out some of the fun, family activities going on in the area for the holiday season.

CEDAR SPRINGS

Dec.5: Cedar Springs Mingle and Shop Late  (see event on Facebook). Participating businesses will be open until 8 p.m. with added attractions from 5-8 p.m. Specials, refreshments, entertainment, drawings/giveaways, caroling, and more.

Dec.7: A Cedar Springs Christmas “Mingle with Kris Kringle”

9-noon: A day of Christmas in Cedar Springs on December 7 will start with the Cedar Springs Public Library hosting their Annual Holiday Open House: Winter Wonderland A Frozen Adventure on Saturday, December 7, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  Join Anna and Elsa for storytime occurring every 20 minutes throughout the event, take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, make ornaments/crafts/Christmas cards, decorate cookies, check out the Friends of the Library bake sale and more. All ages are welcome to attend and everything is free. Join us for some great family fun as we enter into the holiday season!  

12-2 p.m.: Christmas Cookie Decorating at The Rustic Roof with the Rustic Roof and City Impact. 

2-3 p.m.: Story Time with Mrs. Claus at Perry’s Placellc for herbs, teas, and more…

3 p.m.: Ornament hanging with High School Cheerleaders at the new Cedar Springs  Christmas Tree in the Heart of Cedar Springs.

4 p.m.: Celebrating Christmas in the Heart of Cedar Springs. Visit the petting barn with Double K Farms, buy some goodies from the Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale, and sip on some hot chocolate at the Cedar Springs Library, all at 4 p.m.

4 p.m.: Christmas parade line up south end of White Pine Trail Staging Area.

4:30 p.m.: Kris Kringle Parade starting at Cherry Street by the White Pine Trail east to Second Street then North to Maple and west towards staging area 

4:45 p.m.: Nativity Scene Reenactment by Calvary Church in the Heart of Cedar Springs. 

4:50 p.m.: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

4:55 p.m.: Mingle with Kris Kringle in the new amphitheater (picture taking and candy canes) directly after tree lighting. There will be Kringle Coloring Activities and Crafts in the Library while waiting to see Santa, directly after tree lighting 

4:55 p.m.: Letters to Santa with the Cedar Springs Post at the Library, directly after tree lighting. 

Dec. 9: A Cedar Springs Christmas Carriage Rides December 9 from 5-8 p.m. Our second year of free carriage rides for the public (first come first served) starting at the White Pine Trail Staging Area. Hot Chocolate and Christmas Caroling/Music.

Dec. 12: Cedar Springs Mingle and Shop Late. Participating businesses will be open until 8 p.m. with added attractions from 5-8 p.m. Specials, Refreshments, Entertainment, Drawings/Giveaways, Caroling, and more.

Dec.14: Annual Kent Theatre Christmas Concert December 3-5 p.m. An annual tradition at the historic Kent Theatre showcasing local musicians live on stage for $3 a person.

Dec.14: Kent Theatre Christmas Karaoke 6-8 p.m. A new event at the historic Kent Theatre set up for a family-friendly time singing Karaoke with friends and family. $5 gets you a ticket in the door with a small drink (with one free refill) and small popcorn (with one free refill) 

Dec.15: Annual Kent Theatre Christmas Dance Extravaganza 3-5 p.m. An annual tradition at the historic Kent Theatre showcasing local dancers live on stage as a family-friendly holiday event for $3 a person.

Dec. 19: Cedar Springs Mingle and Shop Late. Participating businesses will be open until 8 p.m. with added attractions from 5-8 p.m. Specials, Refreshments, Entertainment, Drawings/Giveaways, Caroling, and more.

GREENVILLE

Dec. 6: Come join the fun in downtown Greenville on Friday, December 7. The Santa park party will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. at Lafayette park (210 S. Lafayette). Enjoy holiday treats, games, activities & holiday merriment, then watch while Santa magically lights the Christmas Tree at 5:45 p.m. The parade will start at 6:00 p.m. on Lafayette Street. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun!

Dec. 7: Make a gift. All ages are invited to stop by the Flat River Library anytime between 10 a,m, and 12 p.m. to make some thoughtful and simple gifts this holiday season. There will be several gift ideas for you to make and we’ll even wrap them up for you! 

HOWARD CITY

Dec. 14: Santa and activities 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library. Santa will be there so take pictures with him, decorate a cookie and do Christmas Crafts.

2-4 p.m.: Annual Tree Lighting and parade. Come enjoy the festive time of year and enjoy the Village of Howard City’s Annual Tree Lighting ceremony at the Depot by the library. There will be a parade at 2 p.m. down Edgerton Street with Santa Claus making his annual appearance. Join the many downtown businesses who are hosting crafts, enjoy the festive lights, and find out which business will win the decorating contest! There will be something for everyone!

ROCKFORD

Discover a Rockford Christmas 2019. 

Dec. 6: Holiday Lighting Ceremony – Peppler Park on the Dam Overlook, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Free carriage rides from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion.

Dec. 7: Santa Parade – Downtown Rockford from 10:45 am until noon. 

Noon to 2 p.m.: Santa Visits – Rotary Pavilion immediately following the parade. Enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies!

Noon to 2 p.m.: Carriage Rides (FREE) – Rotary Pavilion immediately following the parade.

Dec. 11: Santa Visits and Free Cocoa & Cookies at the Rotary Pavilion from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

6-8 p.m.: Santa’s LIVE Reindeer at the Rotary Pavilion. 

Dec. 12-13: Carriage Rides (FREE) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion.

Dec. 18: Santa Visits and Free Cocoa & Cookies at the Rotary Pavilion from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

6-8 p.m.: Santa’s LIVE Reindeer at the Rotary Pavilion. 

Dec. 19-20: Carriage Rides (FREE) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion.

Dec. 20: Live Nativity – corner of Bridge and Main Streets (Speed Merchants) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Also enjoy Christmas caroling strolling from Rockford Baptist Church down Bridge Street to Live Nativity.

SAND LAKE

Sand Lake Christmas events 2019.

Dec. 1: Tree lighting and caroling at the SE Corner of the Park (5th & Lake) from 5:30-6:00 p.m. Resurrection Lutheran Preschool will sing some of their Christmas songs and we can all join in with our favorite carols. 

4:30p.m. to 7 p.m.: Come early to Mary Queen of Apostles Hall (5th & Maple) for Children’s Activities & Dinner Fund Raiser. Games, Face Painting, and Sloppy Joe Fund Raiser proceeds to Alpha Center. 

Dec.6-7: Live indoor nativity at United Methodist Church (6th & Maple) from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 6, and from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 7. Live animals will greet you. Come inside to see and talk to Shepherds, Soldiers, Town Merchants, Angles, Wise men, Mary Joseph and the Christ child. Enjoy the refreshments and stay a while! 

Dec. 7: Christmas Craft Show at Resurrection Lutheran (180 South 3rd –Northland Dr) from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Dec. 12: Advent by Candlelight (dinner included) at Mary Queen of Apostles Church from 6-9 p.m. RSVP by Dec. 7 to 616-636-5671 for dinner.

Dec. 13: Christmas bake sale at Independent Bank from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Homemade goodies for your Christmas gatherings or just for your sweet tooth. Offered by United Methodist Women. 

Dec.14: Santa’s coming to town! At the VFW (5th & Lake) 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fun for the whole family. Bring your cameras. Hot Chocolate & Cookies, Crafts, & Prizes. Then from 10 a.m. to noon there will be free Horse Drawn Carriage Ridesat Salisbury Park.

Dec. 21: Gingerbread Lane – Jump into the holiday spirit with some family-friendly festivities starting at 10 a.m. at the Nelson Twp/Sand Lake Branch of KDL (88 Eighth St.). Listen to seasonal music while each child builds their own simple gingerbread house. Pre-registration required.

Dec. 28: Holiday Craft Extravaganza at 10:30 a.m. Create fun, festive holiday crafts! A variety of crafts will allow children of all ages to make something wonderful. Drop in and get creative at the Nelson Twp/Sand Lake Branch of KDL (88 Eighth St., Sand Lake).

Dec. 31: Countdown to Happy Noon-Year starting at 11:30 a.m. We’re giving kids an exciting way to ring in 2020 with a countdown, noisemakers, crafts and fun – at an hour that won’t keep them up way past their bedtimes, at the Nelson Twp/Sand Lake Branch of KDL (88 Eighth St., Sand Lake).

SPARTA

Sparta Christmas Schedule 2019.

Nov. 28: Sparta Turkey Trot at 9:00 a.m. 5K walk/run starts at Sparta Civic Center, 75 N. Union.

Dec. 3: Santa Party – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Crafts, snacks, & Santa at Maddy Laroue’s, 126 Division, Sparta.

Dec. 7: Pancake Breakfast $5, 8:30-11:00 a.m. in Sparta Civic Center.

10 a.m.: Christmas Candy Hunt at Rogers Park 

3-5 p.m.: Pet Night with Santa at 80 N. Union. Bring your own camera, pet donations welcome.

Dec. 14: Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit the Library from 10-11 a.m. Cookie decorating & take your photo with Santa at 80 N. Union St.

1-2:30 p.m.: Santa in Santa House – bring your own camera to 80 N. Union.

Dec. 19: Santa in Santa House – bring your own camera to 80 N. Union. 6-7:30 p.m.

Dec. 21: Santa in Santa House – bring your own camera to 80 N. Union. 10:30 to noon. 

Dec. 21, 22, 23: The Living Nativity at Ballard Church of Christ, 6:30-8 p.m.

SPENCER TOWNSHIP

The following events take place at the Kent District Library, Spencer Township Branch at 14960 Meddler Ave NE, Gowen, MI 49326

Dec. 12: Gingerbread Lane – Jump into the holiday spirit with some family-friendly festivities starting at 6:30 p.m. Listen to seasonal music while each child builds their own simple gingerbread house. Pre-registration required.

Dec. 19: Ready for Reindeer and Royal Arrivals – 6:30 p.m. Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library. Royal Arrivals princesses Anna and Elsa will also make a guest appearance. Dress warmly and don’t forget your camera!

Jan. 11: Snowflake Studio – Explore winter with your creative side! Drop in between 11:00 AM and noon for snowflake-themed arts and crafts for the whole family.

TYRONE TOWNSHIP

The following events take place at the Kent District Library, Tyrone Township Branch at 43 S. Main St., Kent City, MI 49330 

Dec. 10: Ready for Reindeer! Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library at 3:00 p.m. Dress warmly and don’t forget your camera!

Dec. 14: Gingerbread Lane – Jump into the holiday spirit with some family-friendly festivities starting at 11:00 a.m. Listen to seasonal music while each child builds their own simple gingerbread house. Seating is limited; first come, first served. 

Dec. 18: Jingle Mingle Holiday Storytime at 10 a.m. Visit the library for a special holiday storytime. Mingle and make new friends while listening to stories and creating art together.

Dec. 31: Countdown to Happy Noon-Year from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We’re giving kids an exciting way to ring in 2020 with a countdown, noisemakers, crafts and fun – at an hour that won’t keep them up way past their bedtimes.

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Thanksgiving fun


Q: Why did the police arrest the turkey?

A: They suspected it of fowl play.

Q: Why did they let the turkey join the band?

A: Because he had the drumsticks

Q: What happened to the Pilgrim who was shot at by an Indian?

A: He had an arrow escape.

Q: What’s the best dance to do on Thanksgiving?

A: The turkey trot

Q: What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?

A: Plymouth Rock.

Q: Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving?

A: The turkey because he’s already stuffed!

Q: Why can’t you take a turkey to church?

A: Because they use such fowl language.

Q: How do you keep a turkey in suspense?

A: I’ll let you know next week.

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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

Nov. 28, Dec.5,12,19: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th at 1 pm. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Tree Lighting and Caroling in Sand Lake

Dec. 1: You are invited to Sand Lake’s Tree Lighting and Caroling at the SE corner of the Park (5th and Lake St.) on Sunday, December 1st from 5:30 to 6 pm. Resurrection Lutheran Preschool will sing some of their Christmas songs and we can all join in with our favorite carols. Come early to Mary Queen of Apostles (5th and Maple St.) for Children’s activities and Dinner Fund Raiser, 4:30 to 7 pm. Games, face painting and Sloppy Joe Fund Raiser proceeds to Alpha Center. #47,48b

Mondays at the KDL Library

Dec.2-Feb.25: Our Family Storytime is moving to Mondays! Start your week off right – Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. Ages 6 and younger. Mondays Dec. 2 – Feb. 25 at 10:30 am. Also enjoy Monday Night Mixers from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. High-school teens and adults build community and good sportsmanship with Board Games (starting December 2) and Dungeons & Dragons ® (starting December 9), each taking place every other week. Pre-registration required for D&D.
Nelson Twp./Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 8th Street. #47,48p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

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Napoleon and zhe Battle of zhe Water Loo at the Kent


The R.A.T. Troupe is bringing “Napoleon and zhe Battle of zhe Water Loo” to the Kent Theatre on December 6 and 7.

This fun-filled performance begins in a feudal mansion where the beneficiaries of the family estate are to meet for the reading of a patriarchal will.

However, Napoleon is ‘miraculously’ the only claimant to arrive and by meeting the requirements within the Will, takes possession of the mansion, a new wife, a couple of homely wards, a crusty old German butler and two poor pretty maids. 

Napoleon soon finds himself with the soul crushing weight of matrimonial responsibility and realizes that in order to fulfill both his domestic commitments and his own ruthless ambitions, he must set upon a never-ending quest to expand his wealth and influence. 

But, as that expansion of wealth and power grew, so also grew the distance between himself and his household. Homefront contentment grows into discontentment, accord into discord, ease into unease, and tranquility into boredom, lending credence to the saying, “While the cat’s away, the mice will play” and for Napoleon the Great, this truth is proven to be no different.

Napoleon’s new wife, Josephine, hires the fancy and fantabulous Dandy N Dale dancers to entertain her idle and zhe bored mind. But in the middle of their dance party, they discover that she does not have a glorious interior loo like the other decent folks do, leading to her embarrassment and threats of “No cookies!” for Napoleon until one installed.

Whether it was a sledgehammer in the toilet bowl, or uncured porcelain from the factory that caused the loo to fail, only zhe Battle of zhe Water Loo can render final verdict.

Their performance is at 7:30pm on Dec. 6th and 7th at the Kent Theater, 8 North Main St., Cedar Springs. Tickets: $8-12yrs and younger, $12-13yrs and up.  

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New convert help


Tom was not well-educated and rather rough and crude around the edges, but he was recently converted and now on fire for the Lord.

He was constantly pestering the pastor to give him some work that would be helpful to the church. Finally the pastor agreed. He gave Tom a list of ten people who hadn’t been in church for years nor made any financial contribution. Some of these were quite prominent in the community.

The pastor said, “What I want you to do is get these people back to church, however you can. You can use church stationery if you want, but get these people back to church.”

Three weeks later the pastor got an envelope in the mail from a prominent doctor whose name had been on the list, along with a check for $1,000 and a note that read, “Dear Pastor, Please excuse my inactivity at church. I really have no excuse. Accept this check as a partial contribution for all the Sundays I’ve missed, and be assured I will never, by choice, miss worship again. 

Sincerely, J.  B.  Jones, M.D.

P.S.  – Will you kindly tell your secretary that there is only one ‘t’ in dirty and no ‘c’ in skunk?”

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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

Nov. 21,28: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th at 1 pm. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Nov. 21: 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, 6:30-8 pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Tree of Hope for North Kent Connect

Nov. 20,21,25,26: There will be a Tree of Hope as part of North Kent Connect’s Holiday Drive located at H&R Block Cedar Springs. Please stop in our office, 14111 White Creek Ave., Nov. 14, 20, 21, 25 26 and Dec. 4th from 10 am to 5 pm to select an item tag to purchase needed items for our area families. All unwrapped purchases must be returned to the H&R Block office by close on Dec. 5th. Please call us at 616-696-3702 for questions or information. #46,47p  

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Nov. 21: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam session hosted by the Gitchel’s on Thursday, November 21st from 6:30 to 9 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). Join us for an evening of playing or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School. Jam sessions are tentatively planned every other week. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. 3 jam room available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #46,47b

Pine Ridge Bible Camp Fundraiser

Nov. 23: Pine Ridge Bible Camp invites the public to their annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 23rd at the Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria, 204 E. Muskegon St. Registration begins at 5:30 pm followed by a large silent auction. The evening ends with a live auction. All adults welcome. For more information, please call Pine Ridge Bible Camp at 616-696-8675 or visit our Facebook Event Page: Pine Ridge Live & Silent Auction. #45-47b

Benefit for Ron Paige Sr.

Nov. 23: Please come and join us on November 23rd at the VFW in Sand Lake at 1 pm for a benefit to help offset unexpected living and medical costs for Ron and his wife while he fights a rare form of Sarcoma (bone cancer). Taco Bar, salad and dessert, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Donation at the door. Ron has touched so many lives with his generosity so let’s help return that generosity to help suppliment the family. If you would like to help by donating or provide baked goods for the bake sale, please text/call Ronny Paige Jr. at 616-788-5606. #46,47p

Tree Lighting and Caroling in Sand Lake

Dec. 1: You are invited to Sand Lake’s Tree Lighting and Caroling at the SE corner of the Park (5th and Lake St.) on Sunday, December 1st from 5:30 to 6 pm. Resurrection Lutheran Preschool will sing some of their Christmas songs and we can all join in with our favorite carols. Come early to Mary Queen of Apostles (5th and Maple St.) for Children’s activities and Dinner Fund Raiser, 4:30 to 7 pm. Games, face painting and Sloppy Joe Fund Raiser proceeds to Alpha Center. #47,48b

Mondays at the KDL Library

Dec.2-Feb.25: Our Family Storytime is moving to Mondays! Start your week off right – Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. Ages 6 and younger. Mondays Dec. 2 – Feb. 25 at 10:30 am. Also enjoy Monday Night Mixers from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. High-school teens and adults build community and good sportsmanship with Board Games (starting December 2) and Dungeons & Dragons ® (starting December 9), each taking place every other week. Pre-registration required for D&D.
Nelson Twp./Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 8th Street. #47,48p

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The Post travels to the Bahamas


The Post recently took a tour of the Bahamas with Josh and Rachel (Reed) Hunt, of Martin. The couple left Miami on a five-day cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line and made stops at Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s own island), Nassau, Freeport (on Grand Bahama Island), and then back to Great Stirrup Cay. That island is the one shown in the background of the photo.

Thank you, Rachel and Josh, 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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Holiday gingerbread house contest

Plan now to enter the “Sweetest Christmas” holiday gingerbread house contest hosted by Double K Farms and the Cedar Springs Public Library.

There will be three categories: 5-8 years; 9-12 years; and a group/family entry. Participants will drop off entries at the Cedar Springs Public Library on Saturday, November 30 between 9 a.m. and noon. Entries will be on display until December 30.

The community will be invited to judge entries December 2 through December 14. Winners will be posted in the Cedar Springs Post and on the Cedar Springs Library’s website on Thursday, December 19, 2019.

Awards will be given to first place participants in each category.

Registration forms are available at the library.

For more information, contact Cynthia Karafa at 616-696-2604 or email her at cindy-k-13@hotmail.com. 

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Sand Lake Lions offers A1C screening


420 million people worldwide have diabetes. 1.3 million of those people are in Michigan. Find out if you are headed for diabetes and don’t even know it.

The Center for Disease Control has reported that more than one-third of Americans have pre-diabetes and they are not aware of it. The Lions of Michigan Clubs and the Lions Clubs International Foundation are working with the “Defense against Diabetes” (D.A.D.) program to provide funding and collaboration with the Sand Lake Lions Club to offer a free A1C screening walk-in at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, Education building, on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is also the location of the Lions Club variety sale.

The screening is free, with individual results being provided following. The blood test can identify if you are pre-diabetic and at a higher risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A1C can also diagnose Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as monitor your diabetes treatment plan. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating, physical ability, and stress management. Learn more about diabetes and resources for diabetes education in Michigan at michiganlionsdiabetes.org and www.nmdiabetes.org. 

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