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Spaghetti dinner and dessert auction to support Velzy Park


Looking for a way to beat the winter blues? Want to treat your honey to a home-cooked meal? Grab your sweetheart, bring your family and join us Saturday, February 9, as Velzy Park hosts its fourth annual spaghetti dinner and dessert auction. 

The popular event features live music from Monique’s Quality Entertainment, a 50-50 raffle, a quality in-house cooked meal and, as ever, the highly competitive dessert auction, featuring some of our local ladies’ most prized recipes, as well as donations from area restaurants. Joe Watson is again lending his talents to the auction with his lively style and wit.  

The fundraiser marks the continuing efforts of Solon Township’s Velzy Park Committee to raise money for construction of the park, an on-going project. A matching fund drive late last year made it possible for the township to begin plans to build a public restroom, which should be completed in the spring or summer of 2019. Construction of a playground will complete phase one of the project. The plan is to complete that this year as well. 

Velzy Park currently offers a community walking trail, gazebo and picnic area. Future plans include a soccer field, baseball diamond and pavilion. 

The event takes place in Solon Township’s community room at 15185 Algoma Avenue. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.with dinner at 6:00 p.m.  The dessert auction follows. Limited tickets can be purchased at the door or from committee members for $10 each or $18 a pair. For questions, please call 616-696-4227 or check out Solon Township’s Velzy Park on facebook.  

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Rogue River Watershed Meeting

Oct. 10: The Rogue River Watershed Partners invites all interested citizens, who live in and care about, the Rogue River Watershed, to attend our monthly board meetings. The next meeting will be on October 10th, starting at 9:30 AM, at Cannon Township Hall, 6878 Belding Road, Rockford, 49341. For more information, go to our website: Rogueriverwp.org or our Facebook page at Rogue River Watershed Partners. #40

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

Oct. 11-13: Sand Lake United Methodist Church will be hosting a Rummage Sale on Oct 11th & 12th from 9 am – 5 pm and on Oct 13th from 9 am to 2 pm. Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. Sand Lake. #40,41b

Faith Fiddles and Fun Festival

Oct. 13:  2nd Chance will be hosting Faith, Fiddles and Fun Festival fundraiser on Saturday, October 13 from 4 pm until done. There will be a chili cook off, bucket auction, door prizes, food and music by Traditional Country and Gospel Band, Pryer Times and Riding for the Brand. 2nd Chance School, 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. The fundraiser is to build the barn and open the doors. For more information, call 616-916-3018 or 616-293-2150. The 2nd Chance Corporation School for troubled teens admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin. #38-41b

Fundraiser for Dennis “Whitey” White

Oct 13: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Dennis “Whitey” White at the Cedar Springs American Legion, 80 S. Main St, from 4 to 9 pm. Dennis is in need of a liver transplant due to liver cancer. He is a life long resident of Cedar Springs, working at Great Day for over 20 years. Cost is $10/over 12, $5/12 and under or $25/family (3 or more). We will have a silent auction, bake sale and 50/50 raffles. We have multiple donations from businesses from Cedar Springs, Kent City, Sparta and surrounding areas. We hope to see you there. #40,41p

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Fire Department purchases life-saving equipment


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Cedar Springs Firefighters show off their new LUCAS automatic chest compression device. Courtesy photo.

By Judy Reed

People living in Cedar Springs who suffer sudden cardiac arrest now have a better chance of survival, thanks to new equipment recently purchased by the Cedar Springs Fire Department.

The CS Fire Department held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on March 8 to raise money for the LUCAS automatic chest compression device, which would help them give CPR to heart attack victims. The device was $15,000.

“This piece of equipment is costly but well worth the price,” noted Fire Chief Marty Fraser.

March 8 was the Wednesday evening that high winds blew through the area, and many areas were without power. That translated to people going out to dinner, including the fundraising spaghetti dinner at Big Boy.

“We had a large crowd and through the generosity of everyone, raised a sizable amount of money,” said Fraser. “We also had several anonymous donors contribute to our cause.”

The Fire Department made enough to purchase the equipment, and they put it into service on Tuesday evening, March 21. “I and the staff at the Fire Department are very grateful to the community and the surrounding areas for their generosity in making this a very successful project,” remarked Fraser.

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Bursting Drama Bubbles


Girl Talk: Seventh grade student, Alyssa Shelagowski, bursts a “drama bubble”.

Girl Talk: Seventh grade student, Alyssa Shelagowski, bursts a “drama bubble”.

Girl Talk is a little more than half way through its third year as an after school club. The group meets 2-3 times per month throughout the school year. They’ve explored topics such as purpose, getting involved in the community, facing depression, exploring personal values, and dismissing drama – just to name a few.

When the girls meet, they do different activities, games, or just as the name implies – talk.

During the dismissing drama meeting this year, things got messy but oh so fun! The girls blew up balloons filling them with confetti and glitter, drew or wrote representations of their drama on the outside and then took turns bursting their drama bubbles. It proved to be a very therapeutic session!

The girls are still planning service projects for the spring.

A few ladies will be involved on February 11 with Solon Township’s Velzey Park Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser and they are hoping to get involved with the new library and other community events.

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Library almost halfway to matching grant


SPAGHETTI DINNER A SUCCESS

After the all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Big Boy Restaurant last Thursday night, the library now has almost $23,000 towards the $50,000 matching grant. They raised $5,551 between the dinner and the tips.

“It was a great evening,” said Library Director Donna Clark. “We’re having fun and that’s important.”

Several door prizes were given away, including a Red Flannel town license plate, license plate frame, pies, books, and other items.

The next Big Boy fundraiser will be a taco bar in April.

HOCKEY AND BROOMBALL 

Come out this Saturday, February 25 and enjoy some fun at the Old Time Family Hockey and Broomball tournament, at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex, 4758 Cornfield Drive, just off Northland Drive. The fun starts at noon, when the Cedar Springs Police take on Kent County Law Enforcement. At 2 p.m. see the Dewey Decimals vs the Book Ends. At 3:30 p.m. it’s time for broomball with the Bureaucrats vs. the Guns and Hoses, and more broomball at 5 p.m. with the Cedar Springs High School Co-ed game. At 6 p.m. is open skate.

There will be door prizes, a shoot-out competition, and chuck-a-puck competition

You can either buy a shirt to support your team for $18 and get in free, or pay $5 at the door.  Some shirts will be available the day of the event at the door. You can see them online at the City of Cedar Springs Facebook page, or call Cedar Springs City Hall (696-1330) for more information. Red Flannel Town license plates and frames will also be available for sale, with plates $12 and frames for $18.

 

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