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Annual Fall Paper Drive Set to Benefit St. Mary's Parish School October 14-16
Annual Fall Paper Drive Set to Benefit St. Mary's Parish School October 14-16

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Sept. 20, 2011 –  Everyone from the community is being encouraged to start collecting their newspapers and phone books for the Saint Mary’s annual fall paper drive, which will be held October 14, 15 and 16 at the church school grounds, 421 E Exchange St., Spring Lake, Michigan.

Any member of the community wishing to collect newspapers and telephone books and donate them to the Saint Mary’s Parish School on the October designated dates is being asked to do so to help in the school’s Home and School Association fundraising efforts.

All newspapers and telephone books should be bundled in paper bags or string.  No plastic bags will be allowed.  They should be brought to Saint Mary’s Church parking lot on the south side of the building and dropped off.  A semi trailer truck will be parked in the lot and paper items will be collected by designated staff.

            Newspaper collection times follow:

  • October 14 – from 4 to 8 p.m.
  • October 15 – from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 16 – from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anyone interested in receiving further information about the Saint Mary’s Parish School Annual Fall Paper Drive should contact the school at:  616/842-1282.

Saint Mary’s Parish School in its current location was opened in 1954 with 150 students enrolled in grades three through eight.  In 1955, grades one and two were added.  Enrollment increased every year up to 1965-66 when 330 students were enrolled.  Since the mid 1970s enrollment has remained steady around 200 students.

Saint Mary’s Catholic Church has served the community for 140 years.  In April 2006, the new 22,000 square foot Parish Center was completed and dedicated by Bishop Walter Hurley during a special ribbon cutting ceremony.  The mission of Saint Mary’s Parish reads:  Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic Christian Community of Saint Mary dedicate ourselves to living the Good News of Jesus Christ, primarily through worship, education, love and service to all.