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Lakers hold canned food drive during Saturday game

Lakers hold canned food drive during Saturday game

ALLENDALE, Mich.-- The Grand Valley State University Lakers encourage the community to come out to support their team while helping hungry families during Saturday's game against Kentucky Wesleyan.

Tip-off is at 1 p.m. in the Fieldhouse Arena on GVSU's Allendale campus.  

Original ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adults: $9 each
  • Children ages 4-17: $5 each
  • Seniors ages 55 or over:  $5 each
  • Children ages three and under: Free

Bring two non-perishable food items and get tnto the game for free!

For more information, call (616)331-3200 or visit www.grandrapids.org/community-calendar .

Coopersville manufacturer to add more workers

Coopersville manufacturer to add more workers

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Keyser's Port City Racing is expanding. 

During the city council meeting Monday, October 14, owner Scott Keyser plans to present his request for a tax break for more than $641,000 in manufacturing equipment the Coopersville racing parts manufacturer bought this year.  In a memo sent to the city clerk, Keyser says the new equipment will keep more of the company's production process in house, leading to eight new jobs at the facility, located at 540 Danforth St. 

Approximately 75 percent of annual sales by Keyser's Port City Racing come from parts built in Coopersville.  The remaining 25 percent is from items sold out of its warehouse. 

Pre-Game Military Event at Grand Valley State University

Pre-Game Military Event at Grand Valley State University

Military Appreciation! That is the theme for the pre-football game event at Grand Valley State University on Saturday, September 21st from 1 – 5pm. WGVU Engage will present a Veterans Salute at the Kelly Family Sports Center.

Military Displays and vehicles, along with a Medal of Honor Tribute will take place during this event. There will be a family area to enjoy also. To learn more please go to wgvu.org/engage

Tickets for the Football Game that follows at 7:00pm between GVSU & Tiffin at Lubbers Stadium can be purchased by calling 616-331-3200.

Hunter Safety Class Time

Hunter Safety Class Time

It’s that time of year again and people are lining up to take a Hunter Safety Course to be prepared for hunting this fall.

Marne Conservation Club at 1719 Johnson Street in Marne, MI is offering this class that is limited to 24 students. Classes begin on August 22nd and run through the 24th. Students must attend all three classes to earn their hunter’s safety certificate. Classes on Thursday & Friday run from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, 8am to Noon.

Registration available by contacting Bill Walters, 616-583-1968 or Harold Montgomery at 616-942-7784.

Libraries offer free passes to state parks

Libraries offer free passes to state parks
 

Now’s your chance to enjoy the “MI Big Green Gym” by picking up free state park passes at your local library.

The Michigan Recreation and Parks Association is teaming up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to offer free passes, allowing visitors to experience free recreation  programs many of the parks offer.

'Gran Fondo' in West Michigan Saturday, June 29

'Gran Fondo' in West Michigan Saturday, June 29

There will be some “Gran Fondo” in West Michigan this Saturday, June 29.

Roughly 1,500 cyclists have registered to ride in the inaugural Gran Fondo, which will benefit skin cancer research by the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Participants are coming from Canada and 15 states, including Oregon.

 Riders will choose between three courses spanning 12 miles, 40 miles and 80 miles. The 80-mile route takes cyclists through the Grand River Valley, which cuts through My Town Grand Rapids Central, My Town Walker, My Town Grandville and My Town Coopersville.  They’ll turn around near Lake Michigan at North Ottawa Beach.

Registration for fall youth sports begins June 20

Registration for fall youth sports begins June 20

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—Summer officially starts in one day, but now is actually the time to sign up for fall youth sports.

Registration meetings for fall youth sports will take place June 20, June 27 and July 11, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. upstairs at Coopersville City Hall.  Late registrations will cost an additional $10 per child and will only be allowed if space is available. 

Sports programs include youth tackle football ($35 for residents, $50 for non-residents), youth flag football ($35 for residents, $50 for non-residents), soccer ($40 for residents, $55 for non-residents), and archery (free).  Age restrictions apply.

For more information about fall sports programs, call the city recreation department at (616) 997-2123 or email Dave Alderink at dalderin@cityofcoopersville.com