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'Post the Most' to My Town and win!

'Post the Most' to My Town and win!

WZZM13 is proud to present our first-ever 'Post the Most' contest ... post the most stories to our My Town community websites over the next two weeks and win a fabulous prize!

Jeffers Earth Kids

Jeffers Earth Kids

From: http://www.springlakeschools.org

Jeffers Elementary has been participating in the TerraCycle recyling program. This organization recycles garbage and turns it into new items. Since we started we have collected and kept out of the landfill 16,354 juice pouches, 3092 chip bags, 1087 glue sticks and 2964 zip lock bags. TerraCycle then pays Jeffers Earth Kids $.02 for each one. Jeffers Earth Kids group currently has 50 student members. The Earth Kids this year have collected and sorted the recycling, made bird ornaments, planted seeds, made seed bombs, tried many healthy earth friendly recipes, learned about the importance of bees, learned about the Grand River Greenway Project from Ryan Cotton, and participated in many other green topics.

On Earth Day the entire school designed grocery bags for Orchard Market to use on Earth day. Also, Green Smoothies were made in the lunch room for everyone to try.

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 we

City of Grand Haven Environment & Natural Resources Committee Organizes Beach Clean-up

City of Grand Haven Environment & Natural Resources Committee Organizes Beach Clean-up

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, May 26, 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.

SLHS Class of 2011 Senior Scholars

SLHS Class of 2011 Senior Scholars

By: Maria Love
From: http://www.springlakeschools.org


Michael Gilchrist, Principal of Spring Lake High School, announces the 25 students designated as Senior Scholars in the Classof 2011. Senior Scholars have earned the highest honors awarded in their graduating class using a formula combining test scores and grade point average to determine district rank.

United Methodist Church of the Dunes' Knitting Ministry Provides Items to Persons in Need

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan, May 15, 2011 - What started out ten years' ago as a leisurely "craft circle" for women to get together, share their talents and love of knitting within the United Methodist Church of the Dunes (UMC-DUNES) in Grand Haven, has evolved into a full-blown outreach ministry that serves a growing need of people in the community experiencing life-changing illnesses, death or living with persons who are ill and dying.

Since 2006, women who worship at UMC-DUNES, at 717 Sheldon Road in Grand Haven, have received ongoing requests for knitted items to help in the healing process after illnesses, deaths or grieving.  Over 20 volunteers at the church have created, completed and distributed more than 650 knitted and crocheted afghans, prayer shawls and scarves to persons who have requested them in the Tri-Cities region.

Saint Mary's Church Ministry raises $66,000 for Security Wall at St. Martin's Orphanage

SPRING LAKE, Mich., May 15, 2011—Father Dan DePew, pastor of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church at 406 East Savidge Street in Spring Lake, announced that $66,000 in funds has been raised by the St. Martin’s Kids Ministry toward the building of a 2,400-foot security wall—that will help keep animals and thieves out and the children in— safe and sound at St. Martin De Porres Orphanage Centre in Tanzania, Africa.

“Part of these funds raised included a $15,000 grant from the Koch Foundation and we are hoping for another grant,” said Fr. DePew.

Funding raised so far by the St. Martin’s Kids Ministry, coupled with the grant from the Koch Foundation, represents two-thirds of the overall goal of raising $90,000 in donations.  That leaves $24,000 more to go in order to reach the goal.