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Laugh Fest Volunteers still needed

Laugh Fest Volunteers still needed

Gilda's Club on the west side of Grand Rapids is gearing up for a great Laugh Fest from March 10-20th and is in need of many more volunteers to make this event a great one. With over 50 Artists and over 20 locations, you can imagine all of the activity that will be happening mainly in the downtown area. There is a need for many, many positions and if you are interested in helping, go to laughfestgr.org and sign up.

Gilda's Club on Bridge St. NW, is the busiest club in the entire United States. This Laugh Fest event is to celebrate 10 years since the Gilda's Club in this location opened. The club is self sustaining and does not receive any funds from the many agencies that are in existence and they are truly grateful for any and all help they receive from volunteers. If you are able, please make a committment to help them for this great event.

Big Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

Big  Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- Juice Ball returns to West Michigan on Saturday, January 8th.  The proceeds from the fundraising event go to the Juice Ball fund at Kids' Food Basket which provides meals for needy children.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. The first Juice Ball was held last year at the same location with a school lunch lady theme.  This year the International Ballroom will be transformed into a big top circus. 

Guests are encouraged to dress up in circus themed costumes.  They will find carnival games, food booths, a cash bar, face painting, as well as music and entertainment. 


Admission is charged.  Click here to get more information from the event website.

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

NEWS RELEASE:

2 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE TO WIN $1 MILLION TO FIGHT HUNGER IN GREATER GR

GR/Wyoming market holds 5th place position in

Walmart's national "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign

 

WHAT:                  With just over 48 hours until the 7 p.m., Dec. 31st voting deadline, FightHungerGR.org is making a final push to win $1 million for area hunger relief organizations as part of Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign.

New Year's Eve kids overnight party

New Year's Eve kids overnight party

Parents planning to go out to celebrate on New Year's Eve might be interested in the overnight party for kids sponsored by the YMCA. The YMCA will pick up overnight guests at the Downtown and South East locations and bus them to Camp Manitou-lin for an overnight adventure of games, pizza, indoor climbing, crafts and karaoke, New Year's Eve dancing and then a morning brunch.

Call one of the YMCA locations for a reservation.

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

News Release:

FIGHTHUNGERGR.ORG CALLS ON GR-AREA FACEBOOK COMMUNITY TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURES AND VOTE TO BRING $1 MILLION IN HUNGER RELIEF TO COMMUNITY

GR/Wyoming market holds 2nd place position in national contest with 8 days to deadline

 

WHAT:

With just over one week until the Dec.

Shawmut Hills Garden Club decorates Blandford Nature Center

Shawmut Hills Garden Club decorates Blandford Nature Center

It is that time of year again when the ladies from Shawmut Hills Garden Club on the west side of Grand Rapids gather and roll up their sleeves to make swags and wreaths to beautify and enhance Blanford Nature Center on Hillburn NW.

Shawmut Hills Garden Club has been around for 40 years plus and has always taken an interest in Blandford in one way or another. For years they maintained an herb garden that proved beneficial in the fall when the members man a booth making Tussie Mussies to hand out to all the people at the annual Harvest Festival in October.

Stop by Blandford to see how beautiful it looks this time of year. (Photo taken by Kalyn Kamyszek)

Rotary Club of Grand Rapids hosts annual Senior Neighbors Holiday Luncheon

Rotary Club of Grand Rapids hosts annual Senior Neighbors Holiday Luncheon

Thirty Rotarians gathered on Wednesday to serve 175 low-income seniors from all over Kent County at the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids’ annual Senior Neighbors Holiday Luncheon. Members of the Downtown Kent County Senior Neighbors chapter were treated to a delicious lunch, gifts and entertainment as part of a nearly 25-year tradition. The event was made possible by many sponsors and volunteers, including Siegel Jewelers, North Point Christian High School Choir, S. Abraham and Sons, Meijer and several other local businesses.

“The Grand Rapids Rotary Club has always been known for its philanthropy, but this luncheon is one of the most rewarding,” said Coleen Downey, Executive Director of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids. “Being able to serve and celebrate with such deserving individuals truly expresses what the holidays are really about.”

For more information, visit www.grrotary.org.