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Car show draws crowds


The Cosplay Crusaders were a big hit at the museum car show last Saturday.

This car was shown in its original condition. Post photo by J. Reed.

By Judy Reed

The annual car show at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum was a huge success last Saturday, July 28, bringing in lots of vehicles and people to their biggest fundraising event of the year. 

“We made $5,000 this year, the best we’ve ever done,” said Sharon Jett, Director at the Museum.

Steve Quigley won best of show, with a 1987 Buick.

Special guests included the Cedar Springs Fire Department, and DJ JoJo Girard from radio station WFGR 98.7. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office also was on hand with one of their tactical vehicles.

Also on hand were the Cosplay Crusaders, as part of a fundraiser organized by Ryan Hess, 8, and Cub Scout pack 3220. Kids were excited to see Thor, the Black Panther, and the Dark Knight of Michigan with his bat bike. For a donation, anyone could sit in the bat bike. Proceeds raised will go to Howard Christensen Nature Center, as will the proceeds from the Cub Scouts beef stick sale, and Ryan’s pop can drive.

“It looks like we will be donating a little over $400 to the nature center,” said Dana Hess, Ryan’s mom.

“Everyone loved the superheroes and the cub scouts sold all their beef sticks,” noted Jett. She also said that Maranatha Baptist Church gave out almost 600 hot dog lunches and dozens of donuts. 

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Book sale nets funds for Friends of Library 


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On Friday and Saturday, November 11-12, the Friends of the Cedar Springs Library had a huge, blow-out, let-it-go, fundraising book sale! All books were $0.25 or $1 for a bag, including hardcovers. Local citizens poured into the Senior Center on Park and Elm Streets to scoop up the bargains. The regular Red Flannel Day book sale, postponed due to rainy weather, had to happen at some point to unload the overburdened storage unit before winter set in. With the blessing of a sunny day and unusually warm temperatures, over one-half of the books were sold, bringing in $375 for the 15-hour sale. The Friends saw many smiles as some walked out of the building with their $1 bag stuffed with 6-9 paperbacks. Many readers are set for the winter!

Saturday, March 18, is the Friends next fundraising event for the new library—their annual Quilt Show held at the Cedar Springs Middle School. Raffle tickets are on sale at the Library, $1 for one ticket or $5 for 6. If you are thinking about Christmas, the Library has 4×8 bricks for sale for $50, 8×8 bricks for $100 and larger retaining wall blocks on sale for $1,000. Think about getting a brick or block in the name or memory of your family or friends, a gift that will keep on giving. Contact the Library for more information (616-696-1910) or print out an application form from the Library’s website: cedarspringslibrary.org.

 

 

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