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Lakeshore Middle School Walk G.H. event is May 26th
Lakeshore Middle School Walk G.H. event is May 26th

News Release:

Grand Haven, MI (May 2011) - For the fourth year, the Chamber of Commerce and Lakeshore Middle School are providing an opportunity for the 7th grade students to explore Grand Haven in an all day event Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Walk Grand Haven is a day for students to see and experience the rich history and culture of Grand Haven on-foot and in-person.  Students will visit the Tri-Cities Historical Museums, Loutit District Library, United States Coast Guard Station, the County Courthouse, Musical Fountain, and the Story and Clark Piano Factory.  Historical fun-facts will be shared with the students, such as Central Park was the first cemetery and the location of the Mineral Springs was originally where 5/3 Bank sits on Washington Avenue.  Exploration of trains and bullet holes will be put into historical context of Grand Haven.  Students will gain insight and appreciation into what it takes to run a city as well as the support systems unique to our area through participation in a mock City Council Meeting and visiting the Grand Haven Water Filtration Plant.  They will have presentations on the subjects of Art Walk, boater safety, the Recycle Grand Haven project, and bicycle safety.  Additionally, the 7th grade students have been fundraising for the Fallen Hero Monument in Central Park and will have the opportunity to learn more about the monument from the American Legion.

The Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Lakeshore Middle School to put on this educational event in which over 250 people will be involved, and would like to thank all local businesses and individuals who will help make this a fun and exciting day in our community.  Thank you to the Eagles, Grand Haven Pizza Hut, and Dairy Treat for sponsoring this event.