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Lending A Hand: Sam's Club Volunteers give up Saturday to help IA

Lending A Hand: Sam's Club Volunteers give up Saturday to help IA

One of International Aid’s greatest blessings is that our ministry is surrounded by a community of socially-minded corporations that desire to see healing brought to a hurting world.

Some of these corporations help our ministry by providing the aid we send to our partners — the medical equipment, the health products, the medicines, the nutritional supplements. Other businesses provide the funds that enable us to continuing reconditioning medical equipment and distributing aid to nonprofits worldwide.

Then there are some companies—like the Muskegon, Mich. Sam’s Club —that help International Aid by getting their hands dirty.

Spring Lake High School band, choir fundraiser planned for Nov. 11

Spring Lake High School band, choir fundraiser planned for Nov. 11

SPRING LAKE, MI — Rhythm That Moves, a fundraising gala for Spring Lake High School bands and choirs, will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with initial entertainment being provided by student band and choir groups. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and music by area favorite, The Hip Pocket, featuring Spring Lake High School band director Mike Truszkowski, will start at 8:30 p.m. There will also be a cash bar.

Alabama Tornado Responder Featured at IA Today Event

Alabama Tornado Responder Featured at IA Today Event

This Tuesday night at 7pm is the final installment of the 3 part series at International Aid. Come and hear a personal testimony of Pastor Frank Griffith about the tornado disaster in Alabama this past summer.

Pastor Frank was one of many responders to help those in need along with International Aid.

You won't want to miss this event.

If you can't make it to our building we will be streaming this event live at http://www.livestream.com/internationalaid

 

 

1st Annual Grand Haven Zombie Walk

1st Annual Grand Haven Zombie Walk

Central Park Players and Tri-Cities Historical Museum are teaming up to host the first annual Zombie Walk In Downtown Grand Haven!!

October 29th at 4:00 pm

This night of fun will benefit the Tri-Cities Food Pantry, part of Love, Inc. The participation "fee" is to bring a non-perishable food item (or 2, or 3, or 4) to donate to the food pantry. What a neat way to give back during a time when food pantries really need to re-stock before the busy holidays! A list of recommended items will be posted shortly but anything would be appreciated!

This is an ALL ages event - bring the whole family!!

Zombie Rules of Conduct

1. Use the "haunted house" rule in that you are not to touch anyone.

2. Do NOT harass anyone who isn't getting a kick out of the experience! Avoid confrontations!

Tri-Cities Unity Auction Held on Saturday, November 5 at Saint Mary's

Tri-Cities Unity Auction Held on Saturday, November 5 at Saint Mary's

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Oct. 13, 2011 -- A gourmet dinner, raffle items, hundreds of live and silent auction items and entertainment await guests who plan to attend and bid on a variety of things during the Tri-Cities Unity Auction set for Saturday, November 5, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Saint Mary’s Church Activity Center in Spring Lake.

Tickets are $50 per person and may be obtained by calling Saint Mary’s Parish School at: 616/842-1282.

This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the annual Tri-Cities Unity Auction. Theme for this year’s event is “Frost.” Co-chairwomen for the event are Aimee Alban and Claudine VanDuinen.

The Unity Auction is the largest fundraising event benefiting Saint Mary’s Parish School and Church, plus Saint Patrick’s Church. Funds go to parishioners needing tuition assistance in order to receive a Catholic education in the Tri-Cities.

Candace Dugan Selected as the 2011 Lakeshore Athena Award Recepient

Candace Dugan Selected as the 2011 Lakeshore Athena Award Recepient

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Candace Dugan has been selected as this year’s Lakeshore ATHENA Award recipient.  The announcement was made today at the Lakeshore ATHENA Award luncheon celebration at the Trillium Gilmore Collection Banquet and Conference Center, Spring Lake.   Dugan is the Director of Gift Planning for Grand Valley State University.

Gwen Auwerda, chairperson for the Lakeshore ATHENA Award program, said 25 nominee applications were considered for the award.   “We are honored to have so many women from our region that have made significant contributions in the communities where they live and work. 

The Lakeshore ATHENA Awards program is a collaboration of The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, Holland Area Chamber of Commerce, and Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.

Pets Big and Small Invited to Saint Mary's School for Blessing Ceremony on October 5

Pets Big and Small Invited to Saint Mary's School for Blessing Ceremony on October 5

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Sept. 29, 2011 – Mike Devitt, principal with Saint Mary’s Parish School in Spring Lake, is inviting community members to bring their pets large and small to the upcoming “Blessing of the Pets” on Wednesday, October 5, at 9 a.m.

The ceremony will be held in the Saint Mary’s Parish School parking lot “green space” at 421 east Exchange St., Spring Lake.  Father Dan DePew, pastor of Saint Mary’s Church, will preside over the gathering.  The event is free and open to the general public.

The blessing of the pets is a tradition that follows in St. Francis’s footsteps as a day to honor the special love humans have for animals.  It is a day set aside to have pets blessed as people of all ages reflect on the gift of companionship they provide throughout everyone’s lives.