Posted on 20 May 2016.
Pictured in the photo (from left to right): Grandson Alec Falicki, daughter Soonja Koole, Woman of the Year Carolyn Davis, husband Dan Davis, daughter Kelli Koole Clark.
By Sue Harrison
The May meeting of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club was full of celebrations.
Every year one woman of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club is recognized for her exemplary spirit in the promotion and support of Cedar Springs Women’s Club and her involvement in community activities. This year’s recipient of the 2015-2016 Outstanding Women’s Club Member is Carolyn Davis. Carolyn has been active on the Women’s Club CAN committee, has volunteered at North Kent Service Center, has held the offices of 1st and 2nd Vice President, and served as Club President from 2012-2014. Her husband Dan, daughters Kelli Clark and Soonja Koole, and grandson Alec Falicki, surprised Carolyn at the ceremony and luncheon. Past Woman of the Year recipients, Penny Darling, Caroline Bartlette and Sue Harrison presented Carolyn with a dozen roses (the Club flower), as well as a certificate and wall plaque designating her as the 2015-2016 award winner.
Thelma Morris celebrated her 95th birthday on May 2 and was presented with a bouquet of flowers.
The Cedar Springs Women’s Club celebrated the election of a new Board of Officers for 2016-2017. They are: President Sue Harrison; 1st Vice President Penny Darling; 2nd Vice President Donna Clark; Secretary Caroline Bartlette; Corresponding Secretary Sally Grayvold; Treasurer Char Heim; Directors: Kristina Kornoely, Louise King, and Kathy Anderson. The officer installation ceremony takes place at the June meeting.
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Posted on 14 January 2016.
by Sue Harrison
Each year the Cedar Springs Women’s Club awards a $1000 scholarship to a female of any age who resides in the Cedar Springs Public School District and plans to attend college. The recipient may be considering any type of skill training or degree program. The scholarship is awarded without regard to race, creed, color, religion or national origin. The scholarship is awarded at the June Women’s Club meeting.
Applications for the scholarship are available at the counseling offices at Cedar Springs High School, Creative Technologies Academy, and at the Cedar Springs Library. All applications along with the required attachments must be mailed to the Cedar Springs Women’s Club and postmarked by March 15, 2016.
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Posted on 20 November 2015.
By Judy Reed
The Post recently received an old photo from reader Jennifer Bell. She said that her family has lived in Cedar Springs for many years, and that her grandfather, Orville Moore, recently passed away. Before he died, he passed on quite a few old photos to Jennifer’s sister. One of them is of a building they think is 73 S. Main, where there is currently a pet grooming shop. Jennifer said all she knew was that back when the photo was taken, a woman named Rose ran the store.
“We’re not exactly sure her exact relation to us but it’s pretty neat for us to have a photo this old and thought we would share,” she said.
73 S. Main Street today is the home to Peacock Pet Parlor.
We passed this photo on Sharon Jett at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum, and she agreed that the building looks like 73 S. Main. She directed us to page 211 in the Cedar Springs Story by Sue Harrison and Donna DeJonge, which lists three millinery shops in the building from 1885-1931. From 1908 to 1931, it was run by a Mrs. Rose Dorman, which could be the Rose that Jennifer mentioned.
We thank Jennifer for sending us the photo, and Sharon, of the Cedar Springs Historical Museum, for helping us with the information.
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Posted on 04 June 2015.
The Grand Rapids Sweet Adeline’s Chorus traveled to Cleveland in May, for the Region 17 competition. “We were performing for evaluation only and received two A- and many B +’s on our performance, which prepares us to compete at the International Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada in October,” said Sue Harrison, of Nelson Township.
Pictured are gals from the Cedar Springs and Greenville area (l to r): Judie Wabeke, Sue Harrison, Mary Myers, and Marcia Taft.
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Posted on 18 December 2014.
Pictured (from L to R) is Pastor Steve Lindeman, Commander Bill Gregones, food pantry volunteer Caroline Bartlett, and food pantry volunteer Sue Harrison. Post photo by J. Reed.
By Judy Reed
The Cedar Springs American Legion Glen Hill Post #247 presented checks last week to both the Cedar Springs Ministerial Association and the Cedar Springs Community Food Pantry.
American Legion Commander Bill Gregones presented Pastor Steve Lindeman, representing the Ministerial Association, with a check for $200, to help with the requests they receive at Christmas time.
Gregones presented Sue Harrison with a second check for $100 for the Community food pantry, which is located at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on Main Street, where Lindeman is pastor.
The American Legion makes the presentations annually. “They do quite a bit to make sure the unfortunate have something on the table for the holidays,” noted Gregones.
The Community food pantry serves up to six families per day, up to 30 families per week. The pantry can always use donations. They have needs for personal care products such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, etc. Foods they are currently in need of include dry milk, eggs, milk, butter, margarine and venison. “We received no venison this year,” said volunteer Sue Harrison. Any venison would need to be processed through a commercial processor in order for them to use it.
If you’d like to drop off food, the pantry is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food can also be left near the church office. Anyone wishing to become a client at the center must be referred through North Kent Community Services.
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Posted on 09 September 2011.
Sue Harrison, of Nelson Township, sent us these photos of wildlife that were taken in her yard. “I saw this ‘hummer,’ the butterfly and the praying mantis all in the same day as I was watering my potted flowers,” noted Sue. “I thought they were each beautiful in their own way.”
According to Sue, the praying mantis was stalking a small spider on the handle of her planter and he was successful!
She said the hummingbird and the butterfly were both after the nectar of the Rose-of-Sharon flowers on the bush next to their house.
Great photos! Thanks, Sue!
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