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Red Flannel Day talent show


Do not miss the Red Flannel Day Talent Show at the Kent Theatre! Always an entertaining event, this annual show highlights talent from Cedar Springs and the surrounding areas. Former RFDTS performers have gone on to touring professionally and every year we get a new crop of talent with dreams of greatness.

This year we have a few artists returning, including the talented pianist/vocalist Rylie Tate, Ballet Dancer Veronica Smelik, Pianist Andrew Langley, Poi Dancer Seira Kovach, and Magician Phil Mann, and among the newcomers we have pianist/singer Matthew Rainwater, Ventriloquist Erika Thomas, and more. We have space for a couple more newcomers so contact Len Allington at Len@LAphoto or text or call 231-750-2337.  We have tryouts yet on Thursday, September 27 and Wednesday, October 3 at the Kent Theatre from 7-9 p.m.

So visit the Kent Theatre this year directly after the Red Flannel Grand Parade for another great show. All seats $3.00.

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Red Flannel rocks despite weather


This photo was taken by Natalie Kieda as she rode in the helicopter over the town on Red Flannel Day last Saturday.

This photo was taken by Natalie Kieda as she rode in the helicopter over the town on Red Flannel Day last Saturday.



Natalie Kieda won a complimentary helicopter ride on Red Flannel Day.

Natalie Kieda won a complimentary helicopter ride on Red Flannel Day.

By Judy Reed


The weather held true to the spirit of the Red Flannel Festival Saturday, with temperatures in the 40s. The nip in the air and the sporadic sprinkles didn’t put a damper on the festivities, however, as thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate the Red Flannel Festival’s 75th anniversary.

Helicopter rides were one of the highlights of the day, and the helicopter could be seen and heard buzzing over the town all day long. Courtland Township resident Natalie Kieda was one of the people who took advantage of the attraction. Kieda, who works at Cedar Springs Public Schools, said she won the ride as a door prize the school gave away.

“I really enjoyed it,” remarked Kieda. “I had never ridden in a helicopter before. I was a little nervous, but it was an amazing view. It was nice to see the town from the air.” She took some aerial photos, which she shared with us.

She said the helicopter took off from Red Hawk Elementary, went north of town, out over the highway, and circled back to Red Hawk. “It was a nice experience. A pretty smooth ride, too,” she added.

Events and attractions could be found all day, up and down Main Street, on side streets, at the schools, in Morley Park and up on 17 Mile in the Tractor Supply parking lot (the car show was there). People were able to take the trolley to various locations.

As usual, the Grand Parade was a big hit, with Cedar Springs TV production teacher Justin Harnden and crew filming a live lip dub production during the parade, and the Scottville Clown band entertaining at the end of the parade, and in a concert afterward. Activities continued on into the evening, with the Red Flannel Talent show, a movie at the Kent Theatre, a powder puff football game, and live music at the Grand Lodge and at the American Legion.

To see the lip dub, go to youtube.com and type in Red Flannel lip dub.

Many people submitted their Red Flannel photos to the Post Facebook page this week. We couldn’t fit them all in, but download this week’s Red Flannel Post and see if you can find yours!


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