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Coopersville Varsity Basketball to face Allendale tonight

Coopersville Varsity Basketball to face Allendale tonight

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. - Come join the Coopersville High School Varsity Basketball teams this evening as they face the Allendale Falcons at 6:00 pm. The Massey Match-Ups have the Broncos over the Falcons 57 to 48 so it should be an exciting game.

Also attending tonight's game will be Coopersville's 2001 State Runner-Up Boys Basketball Team.

Visit http://www.highschoolsports.net to see additional team schedules and Massey Match-Ups.

Comstock Park Lions travel to Muir to pick up latest member

Comstock Park Lions travel to Muir to pick up latest member

The Comstock Park Lions witnessed its latest member getting sworn in by District Governor Fran Osborne during last night's visit to the Muir Lions Club. Craig Wheeler, who is employed in the vincinity of Muir, lives in nearby Coopersville and is anxious to get involved in community service.

The Comstock Park Lions were chartered last year. They currently meet at 5:30 PM every first Tuesday of the month at the R & R. Coffeehouse and Cafe at 3922 West River Drive N.E. across from Dwight Lydell Park. The Comstock Park Lions Club is currently in the progress of conducting a fundraiser with the Alpine Ave, Applebees, which committed  to donating 20% of the bill of any party presenting a copy of the attached coupon all day Sunday, February 20th. 100% of the proceeds will be used to send visually impaired youth to Bear Lake Camp this summer.

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Outhouse 500 to be held Saturday, Feb. 26

Outhouse 500 to be held Saturday, Feb. 26

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. - If you've got a case of cabin fever and need something fun to do with your fellow Coopersville residents, the Outhouse 500, taking place this Saturday, might be just the event that you're looking for.

This year's festivities feature a parade, chili cook-off, 5-K run, kids games, toilet lid decorating contest and more.

Additional event information and sign up forms can be found by clicking here. You'll also find a couple of links to videos that should get you in the mood for what's to come.

Meet the Artist reception honoring Linda Foley

Meet the Artist reception honoring Linda Foley

From: Coopersville

A Meet the Artist reception honors Linda Foley at the Coopersville United Methodist Church, 105 N. 68th Avenue, Coopersville, Michigan on Sunday, January 30, 2011, from 6pm – 7pm.

The Coopersville United Methodist Church is pleased to offer local artists the opportunity to share their work and would like to invite the public to view the latest exhibit. Foley’s watercolor paintings are located in the Fellowship Room where more than 15 pieces will remain on display for the next couple months.

Foley has studied with nationally known artists – Sal Harris, Roland Roycraft, Joe Fettingis, Nita Engle, Liam Chen and Tony Couch – to find solid ways to interpret the glow in her soul. A happy blend of talent, she now revisits music from a different angle.

Friday Night Line Dancing

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. - The Coopersville Farm Museum will be hosting Friday Night Line Dancing every Friday night through February 18th.

Dancing starts at 7:00 pm and admission is just $5 per person or $3 per member. Kids can enter for half price with an adult.

Visit http://www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org for additional information.

Hero Central: Coopersville's 10-year-old 'Citizen of the Year'

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. - Every year, the mayor of Coopersville hands out a "Citizen of the Year" award to a person who has made an impact on the community.

This year's distinction was given to Shelby Lynn Meintsma -- a 10-year-old fifth-grader.

"She's an incredible young lady," said Coopersville Mayor Kenneth Bush.

And everyone in town will tell you, Shelby is no ordinary 10-year-old.

"I just try to work my hardest do get my work done, do the stuff I have to do," Meinstsma said. "And then if I have free time, that's the free time I can have."

She finds that free time, but it's often not much. On Thursday, Mayor Bush presented her with a plaque for winning the honor.

She received it in an empty media center during her scheduled recess.

Coopersville Christmas Parade also promotes breast cancer awareness

Coopersville Christmas Parade also promotes breast cancer awareness

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. - It's one of the longest-running nighttime Christmas parades in Michigan, and the 30th annual parade in Coopersville Friday night was even more special for many because it was dedicated to breast cancer awareness.

Before the start of the parade, a pink Christmas tree was lit by a father who lost his daughter to breast cancer.

Everyone coming to Coopersville is encouraged to put a pink decoration on what's called "Lori's Tree."

"Holidays are hard for anyone who's lost a loved one," says David Lantz, who created the tree in memory of his daughter, Lori. "We have to continue to fight this ugly disease, but I see it as a way to park your sorrows for a while. I'd just love to see it spread."

The pink theme continued in the parade.