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VanderFest 2010

Spring Lake, MI - Vander Mill Cider Mill & Winery will be hosting their first annual VanderFest on Saturday, October 9th. The festival will feature fall craft beer and cider as well as local restaurateurs showcasing new products with a fall theme.

All proceeds for the event will go to the Grand Haven Chapter of Ambucs. Ambucus is a non-profit organization who's focus is "Creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities."

Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/128115

For questions call 616-842-4337 or visit http://www.vandermill.com/


NOYSA to host fundraiser car wash

Spring Lake, MI - The North Ottawa Youth Softball Association will be hosting a fundraiser car wash on Saturday, October 2nd to benefit girls softball in the Spring Lake/Grand Haven area. The car wash will take place from 2:30pm to 4:30pm in the Chase Bank and ATM parking lot at 101 W Savidge Street in Spring Lake. Visit http://makesomenoysa.com for more information.

Grand Haven Earns Community Excellence Award


DEARBORN, Mich. (Sept. 27, 2010) – The city of Grand Haven has won the 2010 Community Excellence Award in the Race for the Cup, by a statewide vote of Michigan Municipal League members.

The annual statewide competition recognizes outstanding community services, projects and programs. It’s the highest award bestowed on a community by the Michigan Municipal League.

Seven finalists – one from each of the League’s seven regions – were chosen as inspiring examples of what Michigan communities can accomplish through dynamic leadership, creative vision and collaborative effort. Grand Haven was selected by popular vote in the Race for the Cup competition during the League’s 112th Annual Convention, Sept. 21-24 in Dearborn.

Grand Haven won for its creative graphic design approach to communicating its annual city goals to both staff and the public at large.

Yoga500 - Will you come to the mat for cancer?

October 10, 2010
Trillium Banquet Center 2-4pm

Suggested donation $20 – all proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Yoga500 is a two hour yoga class. All levels are welcome. Our goal is to fill the room with 500 people, all coming together in a spirit of healing for a single cause. Leading the class will be Pam Fenton, owner of Lakeshore Yoga and the capable staff of the center will be walking the room, assisting and making adjustments. Will you come to the mat for cancer?

Eastown Grand Haven - Fallfest

Grand Haven, MI - This year's Eastown Grand Haven Fallfest will take place Saturday, October 2nd and will include the following events:

  • 5K Run - Register at www.goracego.com
  • Pancake Breakfast - 1102 Grant Grand Haven Christian School
  • Kids Events - East Grand River Park
  • Parade a Palooza & Big Wheel Race sponsored by WGHN
  • Mustang Rally - East Grand River Park
  • Eastown Sounds Family Picnic - East Grand River Park

As the Eastown Grand Haven website says, "Come for the Run...and Stay for the Fun!"

You're Invited - Harvest Bible Chapel - Spring Lake

If you are at all interested in the ministry of Harvest Bible Chapel Spring Lake, please come to our upcoming open house! The open house will be a time where we will give you a brief history of the church, the vision of Harvest Bible Chapel, and an opportunity for you to consider being a part of our Launch Team. We are currently in the process of building and equipping our Launch Team and would love for you to come and check us out. Prayerfully consider being part of what the Lord is doing at Harvest Bible Chapel Spring Lake!

Monday Oct.

A Typical Week at International Aid:

Content provided by: Katherine Averill

On the Web: www.internationalaid.org

When people ask me what I like about working at International Aid, my common response is this: “I love working at a place where I can see God’s moving every single day.”

While some people might believe me, most people usually give a “That’s cute—did you steal that from a Hallmark card” type of look and then quietly excuse themselves from the conversation. But even though it might seem cheesy, it’s true.