Posted on 23 April 2015.
The Red Flannel Queen and Court and the Cedar Springs Fire Department were both present at Community Night last week.
There was a lot to see last Thursday, April 16, at the annual Community Night, sponsored by the Community Action Network. Their partnership with the school to also make it a Fine Arts night has added another dimension to exploring what the Cedar Springs area has to offer.
Amanda Gerhardt, of CAN, estimated 1,000 to 1,500 people visited the event. “We felt like it was a great turnout, especially going at the same time as the Hazel Soccer game,” she said, referring to the purple game played in memory of former teacher and coach Scott Hazel.
A martial arts demonstration was performed by students of American Martial Arts.
Community Night featured various businesses, churches, and other non-profits in the community, demonstrations of martial arts and Zumba, music and artwork of Cedar Springs students, face painting, the Cedar Springs Fire Department, Red Flannel Queen and Court and more.
If you missed it, be sure to join us next year!
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Posted on 30 October 2014.
About 30 people turned out Tuesday evening for the Cedar Springs City Council Candidate Forum hosted by the Community Action Network and The Cedar Springs Post newspaper.
Six of the seven candidates running for City Council were on hand to answer questions from the emcee and the audience. Candidate Ashley Bremmer was missing due to illness.
The Post and the Community Action Network would like to thank all who attended, and both Metron and Alpha Omega Coffee and Games for their donations of refreshments and other supplies for the evening.
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Posted on 17 October 2014.
Please note location change
Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 p.m. in the Cedar Springs Hilltop Boardroom, 204 E. Muskegon
The November election is right around the corner, and there are seven people vying for four positions on the Cedar Springs City Council. There will be a candidate forum open to the public on Tuesday, October 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hilltop 3rd floor Boardroom, at Cedar Springs Public Schools. The forum will be hosted by the Community Action Network and the Cedar Springs Post.
The candidates will be asked several questions, and the public will also have a chance to ask some questions through the moderator. There will also be time to talk one on one with the candidates at the end.
Ken Benham, who served for 8 years, is not running again, so his position his open, along with incumbent Mark Fankhauser’s, who is running again. Fankhauser, former council member Pamela Conley, and DDA Chair Perry Hopkins, are all competing for those two seats. As part of the recall side of the election, incumbent Ashley Bremmer is running against Molly Nixon, and incumbent Patricia Troost is running against Rose Powell.
Check out next week’s paper for more election info.
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Posted on 10 April 2014.
Community Night is a place to try out something new and meet the people who live, work and play in our community.
April 17 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could go to ONE spot and shop for a place to get your hair done, check out a church you’ve been thinking about attending, buy some jewelry, win a door prize, find a new insurance agent, check out educational opportunities, meet others in the community, and be entertained all at the same time? You can! Just come to the annual Cedar Springs Community Night, on Thursday, April 17, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Cedar Springs High School. Admission is free.
The event, put on annually by the Community Action Network, has become a tradition for many businesses, organizations, churches, and school groups to show the community what they have to offer. And each year, hundreds of visitors visit the 100-plus booths set up throughout the school.
This year, the Cedar Springs Public Schools Fine Arts Department has decided to merge their Fine Arts Night with Community Night.
What does this mean? It means music in the auditorium, art on the walls, and improv drama groups mingling with attendees throughout the building. It means more activities and more fun!
Come on out and enjoy the fun!
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Posted on 12 April 2012.
Community Night is a place to try out something new and meet the people who live, work and play in our community. Post photo by J. Reed.
April 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could go to ONE spot and shop for a place to get your hair done, check out a church you’ve been thinking about attending, buy some jewelry, win a door prize, find a new insurance agent, check out educational opportunities, meet others in the community and more? You can! Just come to the 26th annual Cedar Springs Community Night, on Thursday, April 19, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Cedar Springs High School. Admission is free.
The event, put on annually by the Community Action Network, has become a tradition for many businesses, organizations, churches, and school groups to show the community what they have to offer. And each year, hundreds of visitors visit the 120 booths set up throughout the school.
Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters will have food available at a concession stand for purchase, and they will be offering hot dogs, pizza, popcorn and beverages. (There will be no free supper this year to keep costs down.)
If you are a business or part of an organization that would like to get a booth, please call 696-7320.
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Posted on 13 January 2011.
The Community Action Network honored Rep. Tom Pearce last week. Pictured (L to R)is Isabelle Brace, Rep. Tom Pearce, Sandy Waite, and Carolyn Davis
The Cedar Springs Community Action Network (CAN) honored former 73rd District Representative Tom Pearce at its monthly meeting last week.
The group honored him for his six years serving as our state legislator in the Michigan House of Representatives. Pearce spoke to the group, and they later presented him with a plaque. Before serving as our legislator, he was Executive Director at the North Kent Service Center, now known as North Kent Community Services.
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