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Reminder: Saint Mary’s Church White Elephant Sale and Festival this weekend

Saint Mary’s Church’s largest public fundraising event of the year―the annual White Elephant Sale and Festival―will be held July 8 and 9 at the church, 406 East Savidge Street in Spring Lake.  A raffle drawing for $11,500 will highlight the event.  The general public is encouraged and welcome to attend.

New this year will be a public fish boil, plus two children’s games called “The Berry-Go-Round” and “The Tumbler.” The Berry-Go-Round is a giant strawberry that twirls kids around and they control how fast the rides turn.  The Tumbler looks like a hamster wheel, whereby, kids are strapped in and go in circles plus upside down.

Also new will be the headline entertainment in the evening beer tent, featuring local performer Brian Fedewa.  He has performed professionally in Chicago and is a career musician.  In addition, Luke Perfect will perform as a disc jockey in the afternoon to provide musical entertainment.

First Reformed Church Selects Faith in Action International To Help With Feeding Program

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., July 2, 2011 – The plight of the world’s poorest has been increasingly on the heart of First Reformed Church. 

Many of the teachings in the past year have focused on God’s clear and uncompromising call for His Church to come to the aid of those in need.  Members of First Reformed Church also recently read the book, The Hole In Our Gospel as a congregation which deeply impacted many about how they could make a difference in the world. 

The church responded with a special challenge to work for free for one day and give that days’ wages toward building two schools in Africa through Samaritan’s Purse.  The whole church responded and enough money was given to build the schools as well as a church in Bolivia.  Now they are tackling the hunger crisis in Haiti.

Saint Mary’s to kick off “White Elephant” event and festival with thousands of items

SPRING LAKE, Mich., July 1, 2011 – Lori Dinneweth, co-chair of this year’s “White Elephant” event that kicks off the annual Saint Mary’s Festival on Friday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. announced today that thousands of items have already been donated by the general public and hundreds more are coming in each day.

“Literally, there are hundreds of books, alone, that have been donated, along with small appliances, Christmas ornaments, holiday decorations, children’s toys, clothing, men’s items, sporting goods, baskets, and an array of glassware and some of the items are brand, spanking new,” said Dinneweth, adding, “We even have a youth diving suit and pair of flippers available that look like they have never been worn.”

This year’s “White Elephant” event continues on Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as the Festival gets into gear, as well.

Dinneweth and Mary Eplett are serving as co-chairwomen for this year’s White Elephant event.

Reminder: Beach clean-up scheduled for 6:00 pm

Reminder: Beach clean-up scheduled for 6:00 pm

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

The City's Environment and Natural Resources Committee has organized a beach clean-up at the Grand Haven City Beach for Thursday, June 30, at 6:00 p.m. Clean-up volunteers will meet at the city beach parking lot by the picnic table. Help keep beaches in Grand Haven beautiful! Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Joe VanderStel at the Water Treatment Plant at (616) 847-3487.

What restaurant serves the best hamburger in Grand Haven / Spring Lake?

What restaurant serves the best hamburger in Grand Haven / Spring Lake?

Hey Grand Haven / Spring Lake!

WZZM13 wants to know what restaurant serves the best hamburger in your community. Please voice your opinion by completing the poll below. If your favorite isn’t on the list, choose other and enter it into the comment section below.

Then, the week of July 5th, we’ll have a poll on our WZZM13 Facebook page that consists of the top hamburger places from each of our 21 My Town communities.

Throughout the week of July 11th, our very own Lee Van Ameyde will visit each of the top five restaurants to sample their hamburgers for a segment that will air on WZZM13.

Finally, on Friday, July 15, we’ll reveal the restaurant that serves the best hamburger among our My Town communities.

Support your community by placing your vote below!


'Post the Most' to My Town and win tickets to the Muskegon Summer Celebration!

'Post the Most' to My Town and win tickets to the Muskegon Summer Celebration!

WZZM13 is proud to present our second 'Post the Most' contest ... post the most stories to our My Town community websites over the next five days and win a fabulous prize!

The Community Content Provider (CCP) who posts the most stories to My Town over the next week, wins a prize. It's that simple. This offer applies to all existing CCPs, and to all the new CCPs we're hoping to sign up.

If you'd like to become a My Town CCP, just send your name and brief explanation of why you think you should be a CCP in an email to cmorse@wzzm13.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. For more information on becoming a CCP visit www.wzzm13.com/mytown.

The contest starts on Monday, June 27, 2011. Winners will be selected based on the number of stories approved and published by the end of the day on Sunday, July 3, 2011.

There will be two winners:

Rep. Bill Huizenga to read Declaration of Independence during Grand Haven’s 4th of July Celebration

Rep. Bill Huizenga to read Declaration of Independence during Grand Haven’s 4th of July Celebration

GRAND HAVEN -- Representative Bill Huizenga will be the guest reader of the Declaration of Independence, Monday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m. in Grand Haven’s Waterfront Stadium orgainized the Loutit District Library (LDL).

Library officials invite everyone to listen and experience the reading of this document as if it were 1776. At 9:00 p.m., colonial re-enactors from the Brethren of the Great Lakes will escort the Rep. Huizena from the library down Washington Avenue to the stadium. The crowd is asked to follow the colonial townspeople around the speakers’ crates and boxes used as a colonial platform for the reading. Seating is also available in the stadium seating area.

At the conclusion of the reading, the Grand Haven Musical Fountain and Jaycees Fireworks present a patriot tribute to our nation.  

The reading is part of 14 events that complement the John Adams Unbound exhibit on display in the library through August 5.