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Holy Spirit Parish Community Festival, September 19th & 20th

Holy Spirit Parish Community Festival, September 19th & 20th

Holy Spirit Parish at 2230 Lake Michigan Dr. NW in Grand Rapids, MI is once again holding their Community Festival on Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20. Saturday hours are 7 – 10pm and Sunday is 12 Noon until 6pm. Everyone is welcome at this festival.

Saturday evening will feature a Euchre Tournament with a $10 entrance fee to be paid before the tournament begins. Many raffles held between games at no extra charge. 1st & 2nd place prize money payout to be determined by the number of players. You can sign up by calling the parish office, leave your name and phone number to reserve a seat. Seats will go fast. Ph: 616-453-6369.

Come and join your neighbors for good music, good food and games.

Glow Ball Golf Fundraiser Event at the Pines

Glow Ball Golf Fundraiser Event at the Pines

Terry Hunt is heading up a Charity event on September 11th and then again on September 18th for his sister in law Monica Hunt, 53 years of age, who is suffering from cancer.

This will be an unusual event; it’s Glow Ball Golf, to be held at the Pines located at 5050 Byron Center Ave, phone number 616-538-8380. Terry and his family are paying for all the equipment to be used for this unusual event and all the equipment will remain at the golf course for charity events to be held in the future, thereby saving participants a lot of money.

This event is scheduled to start at dusk on both dates but participants are asked to be at the golf course one hour earlier. The cost for this event is $35 on September 11th and $25 on September 18th. It will be 4-man teams but if you do not have a team to play with, don’t let that stop you. You will be paired up with other people so you can play. Terry can be reached at 616-406-7701.

Davenport Alumni Event at John Ball Zoo

Davenport Alumni Event at John Ball Zoo

Members of the Davenport University Alumni are planning a day of fun and activities at John Ball Zoo Saturday, September 12th from 11am – 2pm. Join them in seeing some exciting exhibits such as the Tigers of the Realm, Living Shores Aquarium, Treetops Outpost and the Children’s Nature Play Zone.

Tickets are limited, so please register at: davenport.edu/GRZoo. Tickets include family friendly activities, lunch and entrance to the zoo. Cost: Adult $10; Child $5; Child under 2 years of age and under FREE. Meet at the Pond Pavilion within the Zoo grounds.

Construction closes Bridge St. in G.R.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- If you use Bridge St. to get between downtown Grand Rapids and the West Side, you will need to find another route.

Crews are improving Bridge between Winter and Summer avenues. They're putting in new stoplights and pavement, in addition to expanding the sidewalks.

Detours are posted in the area.

That section of Bridge Street will re-open at the end of next month.

Second GR park's renovations unveiled

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- We're seeing the results of a park millage approved by Grand Rapids voters.

Thursday morning, the city unveiled the second of eight parks undergoing reconstruction. Westown Commons Park received $384,000 worth of renovations.

City officials, neighborhood residents, and local skateboarders attended the grand re-opening. There's a new skate park there, giving skateboarders a chance to show off their skills. Other new features include concrete sidewalks, benches, bike loops, a drinking fountain, and landscaping.

"It's a gathering place; it's a place where people come to enjoy the park and enjoy each other," said Kurt Reppart. "What these improvements have done is really open it up and make it more safe, and there's something for each age so the whole family can come together -- there's something for everybody."

G.R. workers create West Side green space

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Some Grand Rapids city employees have decided to pitch in to make one neighborhood more green.

About 20 members of govern:GR and other city employees planted perennials at Tremont Green Space on the city's West Side. The city created the green space after tearing down homes either on or near that site, which is along Tremont southwest of the Covell Ave. and 7th St. intersection. Repeated flooding problems prompted the homes' demolition.

"The plants are going to be used to help take care of a water problem that they had in this area," said GR Environmental Services intern Megan Knight. "There was a lot of flooding going on for quite a long time, and the plants are going to help soak up a lot of that water and keep this area from having that problem again."

A federal grant helped fund the removal of the homes.

Fund Raiser for The Dave Weykamp Family

Fund Raiser for The Dave Weykamp Family

A fund raiser is being planned for the Dave Weykamp Family, to be held at St. Peter & Paul’s School Gym, in Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday, October 17th at 5:30pm.

Dave Weykamp, age 52, passed away on December 28, 2014 after months of treatment for AML Leukemia. His wife Jill has been fighting Multiple Myeloma since April of 2013, while still caring for their two sons, Anthony & Nicholas. Right now she is in a state of remission, thanks to all the medical treatments and prayers from many people.

 As any family knows who has been touched by this disease, treatment costs are staggering, leaving families in dire straits. Thus, the reason behind this fund raiser event, being put together by the Boy Scout Troop that both Weykamp boys belong to.

More information can be obtained by calling Jennifer Schaffer at 616-581-8358 or going to this website, schaf2420@aol.com.