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2011 Summerfest Community Garage Sale Map

2011 Summerfest Community Garage Sale Map

The 2011 Coopersville Sumerfest is almost here and with it comes the annual Community Garage Sales. They'll be located throughout the entire city and will run August 10 through August 13.

Click Here to see the official 2011 Garage Sale Map.

Pulled Pork Dinners

Pulled Pork  Dinners

COOPERSVILLE MI ~ Friday August 12th, 2011. Don't cook in this heat! Come out to the Pulled Pork Dinner sponsored by the Coopersville Band Boosters at the High School Cafeteria from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Just in time to watch the Del Shannon Car Cruise (at 6:00 p.m ending at the High School) and then stay for the Del Shannon Runaway tribute Concert at 7:30 at Centerstage Theater - tickets $10 at the door. But WAIT you are not done yet! Stay for the My Personal Credit Union 3-D Fireworks show at the newly remodeled Bronco Stadium! 

Concerts in the Park continue Thursday with Alley Cats Jazz Band

Concerts in the Park continue Thursday with Alley Cats Jazz Band

Thursday, August 4, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Veteran's Park

The Coopersville Alumni Alley Cats Jazz Band will fill Veteran's Park with music on August 4. Come out with your family and friends, bring chairs and a cooler and listen to some great music. Free Concerts are brought to you by Coopersville Area Arts Council. This is the final concert in the series. Donations will be accepted to help cover costs. Thank you for supporting the arts!

Visit http://www.cvillearts.blogspot.com/ for additional information.

Voters unseat longtime Coopersville councilman

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) Long time city councilman in lost his bid for re-election.

With 100% of the precincts reporting Roger Whitman finished last among the 7 candidates running. He received 10% of the vote.   Charlie VanderKolk finished in first place. 

The remaining six people will face-off for three seats in the November election.

Click here for complete election results.

Voters to decide city commission, millage races

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Voters in five counties will go to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots in city commission and council races, millage requests, and -- in Newaygo County -- the recall of two township officials.

Kent County

One of the higher profile races is for the Ward 1 seat on the Grand Rapids City Commission.  Ward 1 covers the city's west side.  Incumbent commissioner Walt Gutowski is running against three challengers: Scott Giese, Rina Sala-Baker, and write-in candidate Jim Burkholder.  If someone receives more than 50% of the vote on Tuesday, that person will be elected to the commission.  If no one gets a majority of the votes, the top two candidates will face off in the November general election.

Kentwood is holding a race for its Ward 1 city commission seat.  Incumbent Robert Coughlin is facing challenges from Scott Bailey and Peter Hickley.

Mural to honor Coopersville's Del Shannon

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Community members are celebrating a home town singer's success with a giant tribute on Main Street.

Artists from Raap Signs are transforming the side of a real estate office into a mural for Del Shannon, who died in 1990.

A contributor to My Town Coopersville tipped us off to the work.

The final piece will include a 1961 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, a record, and Del Shannon's guitar.

It's been 50 years since the former Coopersville resident's song "Runaway" became a number one hit.

The project should be finished in time for the Del Shannon Memorial Car Cruise and Show, which starts August 12.

Authentic Pontiac sign to be auctioned off during Summerfest

Authentic Pontiac sign to be auctioned off during Summerfest

An authentic Pontiac sign will be auctioned off during next month's Summerfest & Del Shannon Memorial Car show that runs August 9-13. The sign is wired for lighting and stands almost 4 feet tall.

Donated by Betten Baker Chevrolet Buick dealer in Coopersville, the Pontiac sign has become a significant collectors item since the Pontiac brand was discontinued in 2010. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the economic development programming of the Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The sign can be bid on at www.coopersville.com/auction beginning Friday, August 12th at 9pm. The auction ends on Monday, August 22nd at 9pm.