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City Candidate Forum


 

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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Beyond the Walls to hit the streets


Members of a Beyond the Walls team worked on trimming shrubbery at the Post last year. Post photo by J. Reed.

Members of a Beyond the Walls team worked on trimming shrubbery at the Post last year. Post photo by J. Reed.

By Judy Reed

 

Three area churches will join together to take their service beyond the walls this Sunday and reach out into the community.

Both The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant, and Solon Center Wesleyan, located at 19 Mile and Algoma, have done separate events in the past, and decided this year to join forces. Hillcrest Community, located on 18 Mile in Nelson Township, is also joining the event. Not only will all three churches do projects on the same day but they will be on the same teams.

“We just thought it would be good for the churches to do one day together—meet   others, work together and make an impact on the community,” explained Cherri’ Kerr, local missions pastor at The Springs Church.

Projects the teams plan to work on include visiting patients at Metron; roadside cleanup; city sign maintenance; planting flowers; greeting customers at the Wesco gas stations in Cedar Springs and Sand Lake; working at Alpha Family Center; visiting three Hope Network homes; building a sandbox for a family; handing out freezer pops to people; and more.

Leaders will meet at The Springs Church at 9 a.m. Sunday to get to know each other and what is expected, and then will head to Morley Park at 10:30 a.m., where all three congregations will do a short worship time together and divide up into their teams. They will then go out into the community to complete their projects, and return afterward to the park for a free lunch.

Kerr said that anyone from the community who would like to help should come to Morley Park at 10:30 a.m. and they can join a team. “Everyone is welcome,” she said. Anyone coming may want to bring lawn chairs, or a blanket, and sunscreen.

“I’m so excited we’ve been able to pull this together,” remarked Kerr. “I’m looking forward to it.”

The event will be held rain or shine. If it is dangerous—if there is severe weather—it will be canceled. In the event of rain, the lunch will be held at The Springs Church. For more info email Kerr at office@thespringschurch.info.

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Cub Scouts make Christmas brighter for elderly


-N-Cub-scoutsThe wolf and Webelos, two dens of Cedar Springs Cub Scout pack 3222, visited the Metron home in Cedar Springs on Wednesday, December 19. The boys gave each resident a handmade Christmas card.

“The residents and the Cub Scouts both enjoyed the experience,” said Cub Scout leader Daniel Menefee. “I am proud of the boys for their involvement in the community.” He was also thankful to the home for letting them visit.

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Family fun day


Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffery, would like to invite the community to our annual Fun Day on August 6, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Activities for the day include: cake walk, face painting, sand storm, sucker tree, ring toss, bucket bonanza, duck pond, bounce house and an obstacle course.  Entertainment will be the Firestorm Professional Demo Team at noon and the Gitchell’s at 1:00 p.m. Raffle tickets will be sold from 11-2. Drawing will begin at 2:15.  There will also be plenty of food for all to enjoy! This is a great opportunity for the family to have fun and also visit with our residents. Hope to see you August 6.

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