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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.

 

Red Flannel Festival Scholarship Pageant Meeting

May 22: Attention young women who will be juniors in the fall! The Red Flannel Festival Pageant informational meeting will be held Thursday, May 22 at 2:30 pm at the CSHS Auditorium. All young women living in the Cedar Springs School district are welcome to attend! Also, all Red Flannel Queen and Court members since 1939 are being honored at this year’s Pageant! Please email president@redflannelfestival.org with your contact information or call 616-696-2662 to make sure you are included! #21p

 

3rd Annual Prayer for Farmers

May 24: Local pastors from several area churches will come together with area farmers Saturday, May 24th at 10 am for a non denominational time of prayer and thanksgiving for our upcoming growing season. Any and all are welcome to attend as we ask God to bless our farms, farmers and households this year. Service will be held at Mamrelund Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 4085 Lutheran Church Rd., Kent City. For more information contact Mike Finkler at 616-690-6221 or Katheryn at mrsyapple@gmail.com. #21

 

Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 25: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 14th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 25th at 2 pm. This year we will honor the following representative veterans of all wars; War of 1812, Henry Ralph Phelps; Civil War, Daniel Dove; Spanish American War, Custer Borst; World War I, John Manbeck; World War II, Richard Arnold; Korea, Douglas Hamel; Vietnam, Kenneth Heaton. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each grave site. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist in the presentation. Meet at the museum in Morley Park at 2 pm. Transportation will be provided to Elmwood Cemetery and back to the museum for refreshments. If there are severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In the event of rain we will do the presentations at the museum. #20,21p

 

“God’s Not Dead” at the Kent Theatre

May 27,28: En Gedi will be sponsoring the nationally acclaimed family movie “God’s Not Dead” at the Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs On Tuesday, May 27 and Wednesday, May 28. The first 100 people in the door each night will be FREE! Those after that will pay only $3 per person. Movie starts at 6 pm and is a G-Rated film. #21p

 

Sign Ups for Rocket Cheer Camp

May 27:  Sign ups for Rocket Cheer Camp and Flag and Rocket Cheer Season are being held every Tuesday until June 10th from 6 to 7 pm at the Shaner Ave. Ball Field. Rocket Cheer camp is Saturday, June 21st from 9 am to noon at Cedar Springs Middle School for grades Kindergarten thru 8th grand. Flag Cheer – Ages K thru 2 nd grade. Season is the month of July. Rocket Cheer – ages 3rd thru 8th grade begins in August. Go to www.springsyouthcheerleading.com to download registration forms and for more details. #21,22p

 

Greenville Garden Club Meeting

May 28: Compost is the best form of organic matter to add to your soil. It is a balance of micronutrients using such things as grass clippings, garden waste. And kitchen scraps. Speaker Juliette Cowell will explain what to avoid and what to use, and the difference between a hot pile and a cold pile. Container gardens or large plots alike will flourish with natural composting. Wednesday, May 28 at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 Kent Rd. #21

 

Dinner at the Legion

June 2: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday, June 2nd, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #21p

 

Auditions for August Play 

June 2,3: Call for auditions for Cedar Springs Community Player’s August Production: “Seek Immediate Medical Attention,”  June 2 & 3, 2014 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Synopsis: A lovesick receptionist, a doctor with nagging migraines, a sexy physician’s assistant with an itch that can’t be scratched.  There’s almost nothing that can’t be cured with modern medicine and a little therapy, but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.  Written and directed by local playwright – David Schmuker.  Needed are 5-8 adult men, 4-5 adult women, 1 teen boy and 1 teen girl.  Evening rehearsals start the week of June 16th. Performance dates are August 7, 8 & 9 at the historic Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs.  Questions? Call Jon at 616-263-9363.  www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org.  #20,21p

 

Teddy Bear Clinic

June 3: Bring your teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal friend to the library for a quick check-up. Learn ways to keep them healthy and happy and even get a clean bill of health. For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, June 3 at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/Nelson Township Branch, 88 Eighth St. #21

 

Vacation Bible School @ Solon Center Wesleyan Church

June 8: Hey kids! Come for “Jus’ Float My Boat” at Solon Center Wesleyan Church beginning Sunday, June 8th from 6:30 – 8 PM. It’s family Night with a gigantic Noah’s Ark bounce house and a hot dog roast for the whole family. VBS continues through Thursday, June 12th where you’ll make new friends, sing great songs, learn all about Noah’s journey with God in the ark and have hands on with the animals. “Jus’ Float My Boat” is for children 4 years old through the 5th grade. Please pre-register by calling the church office @ 696-3229 or online at scwchurch.org.  The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All children welcome! #21-23b

 

Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet

June 14: The Annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on June 14 at the Sand Lake Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Social hour starts at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm. The banquet is open to anyone who attended Sand Lake School. Please RSVP by June 7th to Dick Braford at 616-984-2077 or Dick Pierce at 616-636-5258

 

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Memorial Day Service in Algoma Township

 

Algoma Township Historical Society is hosting a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 26, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. at Memorial Park (Located on the south end of the Algoma Township Cemetery on Grange Ave., south of 13 Mile Rd.)

The service will include the “3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry Co. F” re-enactment group 21-gun salute, Taps, Algoma Baptist Church Choir, and other participants.

This service will honor all Algoma Township’s Veterans and Active duty servicemen and women.

Following the ceremony Refreshments will be served by the Algoma Township Historical Society.

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Forgetfulness

 
While on a car trip, an old couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. The old woman unfortunately left her glasses on the table, but didn’t miss them until they were back on the highway.
By then, they had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around. The old man grumbled and complained all the way back to the restaurant.
When they finally arrived, the old woman got out of the car to retrieve her glasses. As she walked away, the old man called after her. “While you’re in there, you may as well get my hat, too!”

 

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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.

Gallery Night at Creative Technologies

May 17: Creative Technologies Academy is having its 1st Annual Gallery Night and Open House featuring CTA student artwork. Dessert and punch will be served as you browse artwork inspired from artists studied during the school year. From pottery to pop art to textiles, our students will amaze you! Saturday, May 17 from 3 to 6 pm, 350 Pine St., Cedar Springs. 616-696-4905. #19,20p

 

Garage Sale Benefit

May 17: “Garage” Sale, Saturday, May 17th at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex, from 8 am to 2 pm. Proceeds to benefit Cradles of Grace, an extended care pregnancy support organization dedicated to inspiring life transformation through the love of Christ in women who have chosen life for their unplanned pregnancy. #19,20p

 

Miss Sand Lake Pageant

May 17: Calling all girls for the 2014 “Miss Sand Lake” (ages 16-20) and the “Junior Miss Sand Lake” (ages 11-15) which will be held on Saturday, May 31 at the VFW Hall in Sand Lake. You must attend Tri-County Schools or live in Sand Lake. Get your entry form at Hometown Pizza or Tri-County Schools by May 17. For more information contact Susie Dever at 616-799-1244. #20

 

Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

May 19: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday May 19th at 6 pm. Students must be registered on this date. To register, enter at the South door located on Church Street. Class size is limited to 12 students, first come, first serv. Registration fee is $55. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and supplies are furnished. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 2nd. Classes will provide a time for prayer and devotion. #17-20p

 

Dinner at the Legion

May 19: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Swiss steak dinner on Monday, May 19th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #20p

 

History of Montcalm Heritage Village

May 21: Explore the history of Montcalm Heritage Village, which has grown from two buildings in 1986 to more than 25 today. Learn about the people who lived in and among these structures in days gone by and those who have labored to reconstruct and preserve them, and bring them to life. “History of Heritage Village” meets on May 21 from 6 to 9 pm at the MCC’s Ash TLC in Greenville. The cost is $5.00. Advance registration is required. Visit www.moncalm.edu/careerdevelopment or call MCC’s Greenville Campus at 616-754-7706 for more information. #20

 

Beyblades at KDL

May 24: Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL’s Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library;s equipment. For ages 6 and older. Saturday, May 24th at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St. #20

 

Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 25: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 14th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 25th at 2 pm. This year we will honor the following representative veterans of all wars; War of 1812, Henry Ralph Phelps; Civil War, Daniel Dove; Spanish American War, Custer Borst; World War I, John Manbeck; World War II, Richard Arnold; Korea, Douglas Hamel; Vietnam, Kenneth Heaton. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each grave site. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist in the presentation. Meet at the museum in Morley Park at 2 pm. Transportation will be provided to Elmwood Cemetery and back to the museum for refreshments. If there are severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In the event of rain we will do the presentations at the museum. #20,21p

 

Auditions for August Play 

June 2,3: Call for auditions for Cedar Springs Community Player’s August Production: “Seek Immediate Medical Attention,”  June 2 & 3, 2014 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Synopsis: A lovesick receptionist, a doctor with nagging migraines, a sexy physician’s assistant with an itch that can’t be scratched.  There’s almost nothing that can’t be cured with modern medicine and a little therapy, but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.  Written and directed by local playwright David Schmuker.  Needed are 5-8 adult men, 4-5 adult women, 1 teen boy and 1 teen girl.  Evening rehearsals start the week of June 16th. Performance dates are August 7, 8 & 9 at the historic Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs.  Questions? Call Jon at 616-263-9363.  www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org.  #20,21p

 

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Aquinas College expands summer programs for adults and high school students

 

College preparatory and professional development programs added

ENT-Aquinas-Summer-AcademyAquinas College is expanding its Summer Academy with the addition of pre-college and academic enrichment programs for high school students and professionals. Designed to prepare students for college and professional careers, these new seminars and workshops will accompany the long standing sports and jazz camps, and College for Kids classes.

Designed by Aquinas faculty, the Summer Academy programs will take place at Aquinas’ campus. Attendance is limited and students who wish to participate are encouraged to register for summer programs as early as possible.

Registration deadline for all Summer Academy programs is Friday, May 30. Deadlines for sports, jazz and College for Kids programs vary by class.

Summer Academy Pre-College Programs are designed for highly motivated high school students looking to explore college-level programs. Options include:

Seminars

Essential Concepts and Careers in Health Sciences

Adventurous Accounting and Exciting Economics

War and Peace in the 20th Century

Workshops

Writing for College

Observational Drawing

Summer Academy Academic Enrichment Programs are open to high school students and adults looking to further develop their professional skills. This summer, Aquinas will offer a workshop on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills.

The new Summer Academy programs will be offered in addition to the variety of athletic, music and enrichment programs Aquinas has offered in the past. Those programs include:

• Sports camps – for all ages and genders in basketball, soccer, volleyball and lacrosse

• Jazz camp – open to students in eight grade through college, adult musicians and music educators

• College for Kids – designed for all ages, attendees can choose from subject specific classes that include art, health and fitness, language arts, pet care, performing arts, science, technology and math

Details on all of Aquinas’ summer programs, including registration forms, can be found at www.aquinas.edu/summer. Follow the links on the bottom left sidebar to learn more about each of the programs.

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Open house for Ron McDermed

 

The community is invited to help celebrate the retirement of Cedar Springs Public Schools Superintendent Ron McDermed, on Thursday, May 22, from 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., at Cedar Springs Middle School. Dessert and punch will be served in the Middle School cafeteria. Come out and wish him well!

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Head Start now enrolling

 

Due to the government sequestration handed down at the end of last school year, Head Start was forced to cut some of their programming and North Kent Head Start was one of the sites that was closed to absorb the cut in funding.  They are happy to announce that North Kent Head Start is re-opening it’s doors again for the 2014-15 school year.

Head Start is a unique program that targets the neediest families in the community.  They offer a quality, full day preschool program with lots of other benefits like transportation, social services, health tracking, and much more.  Our program is a free service offered to children to prepare them for success in school.

Head Start for Kent County is now enrolling for full day programming.

Provides:

• A high quality preschool program

• Transportation (in most areas)

• Nutritious Meals and Snacks

• Family Support

• Child screenings in health and development

• Accomodations for special neeeds children

Eligibility: 

• Children must be 4 by October 1st, 2014

• Must meet income guidelines

Qualifying Parent(s) must be involved in one of the following: 

• Working or

• In school or

• In job training or

• The age eligible child must have an IEP

Head Start is located at 14951 White Creek Avenue Cedar Springs. Call 453-4145 for more information.

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Things my mother taught me

My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION…

“Just wait until your father gets home.”

 

My Mother taught me about RECEIVING….

You are going to get it when we get home!”

 

My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE…

“What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you! Don’t talk back to me!”

 

My Mother taught me LOGIC…

“If you fall out off that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”

 

My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE…

“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”

 

My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD…

“If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job.”

 

My Mother taught me HUMOR…

“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

 

My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT…

“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

 

My Mother taught me about GENETICS…

“You’re just like your father.”

 

My Mother taught me about my ROOTS…

“Do you think you were born in a barn?”

 

My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE…

“When you get to be my age, you will understand.”

 

My Mother taught me about JUSTICE…

“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you…Then you’ll see what it’s like!”

 

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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.

West Michigan Snowmobile Museum Motorsport Swap

May 10: The West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library will host a monthly Motorsport Swap on the 2nd Saturday of every month until Fall. All motorcycles, go karts, snowmobiles, mini bikes etc. are welcomed. May 10th is the first swap. Starts at 9 am to 4 pm. $10 to swap. Coffee, drinks and some food provided for a donation. 13969 Francis Way, Cedar Springs. Museum is located west of Meijer on 17 Mile Rd. For more info contact Ron Knapp 616-636-7232. #19p

 

Eco-Friendly Garden Projects

May 10: Craft earth-friendly spring garden projects using upcycled household containers and supplies from nature’s bounty. Saturday, May 10th at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #19

 

Gardening from Soil to Bloom

May 10: Love of gardening is a seed that, once sown, never dies. Jeanne Hawkins of The Secret Ingredient will teach gardening fundamentals, including the basics of soil, plants, planting, weeks and how to tell good bugs from bad. Saturday, May 10th at 10 am at eh Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #19

 

Mother’s Day Tea and Silent Auction

May 10: The Tri County Jr. Eagles #4467 is hosting a Mother’s Day Tea and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 10th at  2 pm at the Sand Lake VFW on Lake Street. Tickets are $5 each. Proceeds will go to the Make A Wish Foundation of Michigan. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than be helping children with life threatening illnesses have their wishes come true. To purchase tickets contact Lynn Rapson at 616-240-3871. #19

 

Cub Scout Flower Sale

May 10,11: The Cub Scouts are having their annual flower sale. The dates of the flower sale are May 10 and possibly the 11th from 9 am to 5 pm. The location will be a White Creek Lumber. If there are any questions you can contact Daniel Menefee 616-232-5931. #19p

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

May 13: 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! Join us for dinner every Tuesday. Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Blessed John Paul II Church, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #19

 

TOPS weight loss support group

May 13: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #19

 

Spring Brings Very Hungry Caterpillars

May 13: Enjoy stories and crafts featuring “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and other familiar characters from the works of Eric Carle. For ages 6 and under. Tuesday, May 13 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #19

 

Michigan Blood Drive at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

May 15: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a Michigan Blood Drive on Thursday, May 15th from 2 to 7 pm at 310 E. Division, Rockford in the Fellowship Hall. Please call 866-MIBLOOD for more information or to make an appointment. Walk Ins welcome. #18,19p

 

Community Luncheon

May 15: The Community Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 15 at 11:30 am to the Ceder Springs Public Schools District Office (Hilltop). The cost is just $7 and includes a catered lunch. Speakers will be local foreign exchange students. You will learn about their countries, what they liked about their stay in the states, what foods they learned to love and hate and more. Reservations are due by Tuesday, May 12 at noon by calling the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department at 616-696-7320. #19

 

CS Varsity Wrestling Alumni Bowling

May 15: Relive the glory days and support the future! Cedar Springs Varsity Wrestling, Alumni Bowling Fundraiser will be held May 15 at Westgate Lanes at 7 pm. $20 or $35 per couple. Coach Emery, 616-799-0163 or Mark and Cheri Edwards 616-225-1545. Don’t forget the scrap metal drive pick up or delivery. All proceeds benefit current Red Hawk Wrestlers with clubs, camps, gear etc. #19

 

Used Book Sale

May 15-17: The Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library will host a used book sale on Thursday, May 15 from 10 am to 7 pm,  Friday, May 16 from 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, May 17 from 10 am to 1 pm in the Library Community Room. #19

 

Gallery Night at Creative Technologies

May 17: Creative Technologies Academy is having its 1st Annual Gallery Night and Open House featuring CTA student artwork. Dessert and punch will be served as you browse artwork inspired from artists studied during the school year. From pottery to pop art to textiles, our students will amaze you! Saturday, May 17 from 3 to 6 pm, 350 Pine St., Cedar Springs. 616-696-4905. #19,20p

 

Garage Sale Benefit

May 17: “Garage” Sale, Saturday, May 17th at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex, from 8 am to 2 pm. Proceeds to benefit Cradles of Grace, an extended care pregnancy support organization dedicated to inspiring life transformation through the love of Christ in women who have chosen life for their unplanned pregnancy. #19,20p

 

Morel Mushroom Hunting

May 18: Join a seasoned Mushroom Hunter and let us see how many of these tasty morel mushrooms we can find! We will be going off trails – this is why a guide is best! Starting the night with a mushroom presentation on the where, why and how’s of mushroom, then go on a hunt for the tasty morels, and at the end of our hunt receive some refreshments. Sunday May 18th from 1 to 3 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. Donation of $4 per person. #18

 

Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

May 19: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday May 19th at 6 pm. Students must be registered on this date. To register, enter at the South door located on Church Street. Class size is limited to 12 students, first come, first serv. Registration fee is $55. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and supplies are furnished. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 2nd. Classes will provide a time for prayer and devotion. #17-20p

 

Danish Festival Art @ the Green 

July 29: Greenville Danish Festival Art @ the Green invites all area artists to enter the Art @ the Green contest. This is the third annual contest for Art @ the Green and we are pleased to be a part of Danish Festival’s 50th Annual celebration! The contest runs from July 29th through August 16th, the Saturday of Danish Festival. Artists’ works will be seen and voted on by both our local community members, and by the tens of thousands Festival goers who visit each year. Juried prizes are $500 for first place 2D and $100 for second place 2D, $500 for first place 3D and $100 for second place 3D. In addition there is a public vote prize of $500. For more information and application forms please go to the Danish Festival website, www.danishfestival.org or call the Festival office at 616-754-6369. #19

 

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Detroit Lions players coming to Cedar Springs

Current and former Detroit Lions players to compete against local players in basketball game to raise money for teacher’s cancer treatment and expenses

Scotty Hazel

Scotty Hazel

On Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m., current and former Detroit Lions football players will take on local members of “Team Hazel,” a group of community members who have come together to show their support of Cedar Springs High School teacher and soccer coach, Scotty Hazel. Hazel is undergoing treatment for liposarcoma. This is his second fight against cancer.

The game will be in the Cedar Springs High School gym. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door. Half time will feature player autographs and a silent auction.

More than 700 tickets have already been sold to the “Team Hazel versus Detroit Lions” game. A large portion of ticket sales have come from the students he’s inspired over the years. The public outpouring of support is evident on the “Purple Haze Page” on facebook. It has more than 1,700 members.

The following Detroit Lions players will be in attendance:

Herman Moore, 11-year NFL WR and 4-time Pro Bowler. He is currently the Lions career leader in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.

Bill Bentley, a second-year CB out of Louisiana-Lafayette. He was a third-round draft pick in 2012 and has over 40 tackles in his short career.

Cory Schlesinger, 12-year NFL FB and 3-time Pro Bowl alternate. He was a bruising back, scoring over 14 career touchdowns and is most famous for helping open holes for Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders

Rob Rubick, a 7-year NFL TE and Grand Valley State University football standout. He now does color commentary and broadcast work for the team.

Devin Taylor, at 6’ 7” and 270 lbs. this DE is a player to watch.

Theo Riddick, former Notre Dame star for coach Brian Kelly, figures to see a lot of action this year at both WR and KR.

Tahir Whitehead, a second-year LB and special teams standout. Last year, he won the Yale Larry Special Teams Most Valuable Player Award, recording nine tackles and a forced fumble.

Local players include many Cedar Springs teachers, residents, and alumni, including Austin Thornton, a former member of the MSU basketball team. The event will be announced Trey Reed, another Cedar Springs graduate.

If you would like to make a donation, make checks payable to Cliffton Young and mail to 6487 Blythefield Ave NE, Rockford MI 49341. All funds will be deposited into a special fund set-up for Scott Hazel at Lake Michigan Credit Union.

 

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