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Teacher of the Week


Congratulations to CTA Kindergarten teacher, 

Lauren Bostic!

Fox TV 17 Teacher of the Week, April 4!

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Year in Review: Kent Theatre and Library make headlines


Fox 17 Meteorologist Kevin Craig does the weather from Cedar Springs. Post photo by J. Reed.

Fox 17 Meteorologist Kevin Craig does the weather from Cedar Springs. Post photo by J. Reed.

The Kent Theatre, Cedar Springs Public Library, and area residents received some positive publicity from a local television station in February last year.

Fox 17 meteorologist Kevin Craig did a story on Cedar Springs for the channel’s West Michigan Stories segment. He did the interviews a month prior to airing, and then did live teasers from The Kent Theatre during the news segment. He started out by doing the weather outside of the Kent, and then talked to people inside before each segment.

Craig called Cedar Springs “the epitome of giving” for the way the residents pulled together to raise $50,000 towards the new library, as well as funding the $60,000 for the digital projector at the Kent Theatre. He also talked about the donations that were raised for Veterans Park. Librarian Donna Clark talked about the library in the segment, and both Len Allington and Jack Clark were interviewed about the Theatre.

The Red Flannel Festival Queen and Court and Cindy Patin were interviewed for a segment on the Festival.

A few dozen people showed up at the Kent for the live segment, despite the snow. The Kent handed out free popcorn, and the Red Flannel Festival gave away t-shirts and buttons.

 

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Red Flannel pirates invade Cedar Springs


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Thousands of people “buttoned down the hatches” last weekend and rocked Red Flannel Day in lots of red and even dressed in Red Flannel pirate garb.

Red Flannel Festival President Michele Andres said that the mild, mostly dry weather brought thousands of people downtown. “Anytime we can have warm, dry weather the attendance soars. All events indicated attendance up from last year,” she said.

Andres said that the earlier time of the Firefighter Memorial Parade generated a lot of visitors downtown on Friday evening, with the highest attendance of the carnival on any previous Friday evening.

“For the first year, the Festival had television commercials on FOX 17 (instead of Charter) and we believe that boosted attendance as well,” explained Andres.

N-RedFlannel-crowd-webSeveral food vendors sold out and the Marketplace and Car Show was well attended.

New this year was a trolley to move people to different venues. “The trolley was well utilized, and since it is a new event this year, we believe the awareness will increase next year,” noted Andres. “It made a large loop around the City with several stops at different venues until the Parade started.”

“The trolley was a fun addition to the Festival and those who rode it appreciated having that service,” added RFF second Vice President Anna Nozkowski.

N-RF-Pirate-girl-webMissing this year was the Cedar Springs Fire Department’s old Model A fire engine. According to Fire Chief Marty Fraser, it is being restored and was not available for use. Instead of the Fire engine, Keystone Cops used golf carts and the Trolley to haul people to jail for not wearing red.

On the down side, the tractor pulls were canceled due to the condition of the track (too much rain).

Andres said that overall, the Red Flannel Board of Directors received several compliments on a great Festival and believe it all went extremely well. “Nine volunteer board members (4 of them new this year) did an outstanding job!” she remarked.

The Board will take a hiatus until the end of January, when planning for the 75th Festival will begin.

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Community’s generosity highlighted on local TV station


Fox 17 Meteorologist Kevin Craig does the weather from Cedar Springs.

Fox 17 Meteorologist Kevin Craig does the weather from Cedar Springs.

By Judy Reed

 

Cedar Springs got some positive publicity this week from a Grand Rapids area television station.

Fox 17 meteorologist Kevin Craig did a story on Cedar Springs Tuesday evening for the channel’s West Michigan Stories segment. He did the interviews about a month ago, and then did live teasers from The Kent Theatre Tuesday evening. He started out by doing the weather outside of the Kent, and then talked to people inside before each segment.

Kevin Craig interviews both Rose Powell (right wearing granny cap) and her mother-in-law Alice Powell (left wearing top hat) about their Red flannel wear.

Kevin Craig interviews both Rose Powell (right wearing granny cap) and her mother-in-law Alice Powell (left wearing top hat) about their Red flannel wear.

Craig called Cedar Springs “the epitome of giving” for the way the residents pulled together to raise $50,000 towards the new library this year, as well as funding the $60,000 for the digital projector at the Kent Theatre. He also talked about the donations that were raised for Veterans Park. Librarian Donna Clark talked about the library in the segment, and both Len Allington and Jack Clark were interviewed about the Theatre.

The Red Flannel Festival Queen and Court and Cindy Patin were interviewed for a segment on the Festival.

Kevin Craig at the Kent Theatre ticket booth.

Kevin Craig at the Kent Theatre ticket booth.

A few dozen people showed up despite the snow to be a part of the festivities. The Kent handed out free popcorn, and the Red Flannel Festival gave away t-shirts and buttons.

You can find the stories online at Fox 17’s website at www.fox17online.com.

 

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