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Volunteers needed for Gilda's LaughFest

Volunteers needed for Gilda's LaughFest

NEWS RELEASE:

Volunteers needed for Gilda’s LaughFest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 3, 2011 –  Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids will hold 3 informational meetings this week for individuals wishing to volunteer during Gilda’s LaughFest. The inaugural event is being held in Grand Rapids March 10 through March 20. Over 400 hundred individuals have already shown interest in volunteering. More information regarding volunteer opportunities can be found at laughfestgr.org.

What: Volunteer Informational Meetings

When: Jan.4, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and Jan.5, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. or Noon – 1:30pm

Where: Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St.

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.

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.

Homestead Holiday at Blandford Nature Center

From: http://www.blandfordnaturecenter.org/

Our annual festival filled with fun family acitivities.  Come enjoy the stress-free times of the holidays during the Pioneer Days.  You'll make nature crafts, take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the snow covered trails, play snow games, and of course enjoy some hot chocolate and treats.

Our log cabin and blacksmith shop will be open and decorated and our general store will be selling Blandford Maple Syrup.  Great for holiday gifts!

Saturday, December 11th, 12-5 pm

$5 per person, kids 3 and under are free

Blandford Nature Center presents "Super Yooper" with author Mark Newman

Come learn about invasive species impacting the great lakes through the eyes of a super-hero. Using his book "Sooper Yooper", Mark Newman will share stories about the great lakes and its treasures. Stop in any time between Noon and 5:00 pm to see what's in his treasure chest and to see invasive species up close. Great for all ages, especially kids.

Visit http://blandfordnaturecenter.org/ for additional information.

Dark days in Northern Michigan-November 18, 1958

Recently I have read about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald but I too have a story to tell about the sinking of the Carl D. Bradley in Lake Michigan, November 18, 1958. I am an import to Grand Rapids’ Northwest side, from Rogers City, MI, a shipping town in Northern Michigan of approximately 4000 residents.

In 1958 I was a wife and young mother, whose late husband Don Kamyszek sailed the great lakes along with my Dad, siblings and uncles.  Sailing was a way of life in the town we grew up in. My Uncle Mac was captain of the fleet owned by Bradley Transportation. Tons and tons of limestone were transported to many ports on the Great Lakes from the huge limestone quarry in Rogers City.

Late evening, on November 18, 1958, I received a call that one of the ships had sunk and my husband was out on one of those ships. I gathered my daughter and went to my parents home to be with family.