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Sparta’s Old Fashioned Christmas

Sparta’s Old Fashioned Christmas

Sparta’s Old Fashioned Christmas is a month full of memories and experiences for the whole family.  Check out the dates below to see when Santa will be in town taking visitors at his house, the Supper with Santa, or the Shop Sparta Event festivities which include trolley rides and fantastic sales!

Some changes this year include the Santa Parade, which is retired due to changes in ownership by the railroad.  Replacing the Santa Parade in Sparta, we are having a Shop Sparta Event on December 1st!

Sparta is full of tradition, whcih includes our traditional Chrismtas events through town.  These events are hosted and sponsored by the Sparta Downtown Development Authority and the Sparta Chamber of Commerce, making Sparta truely “What a Neighborhood Should Be.”

Printable 2012 Old Fashioned Christmas Events (PDF)

Want to earn $1 for the Sparta Education Foundation MI?

Want to earn $1 for the Sparta Education Foundation MI?

From the Sparta, Michigan Facebook page:

Want to earn $1 for the Sparta Education Foundation MI? Simply visit ChoiceOne Bank facebook page, click like, and ChoiceOne Bank will donate $1 to the Sparta Educaiton Foundation! (Could this be the easiest fundraiser ever?? :) Please share with anyone who might be willing to earn money for the SEF!

Crafts on the Ridge

Crafts on the Ridge

Visit the Manrelund Lutheran Church at 4085 Lutheran Church Road in Kent City on Saturday, October 20th from 9am thru 2pm to check out a variety of handmade arts & crafts, baked goods and concessions, just in time for holiday gift giving. Admission is $1.00 & children, 12 years of age & under are free.

Call: (616) 887-8873 or visit www.onthefruitridge.com for details!

Save Money on Griffins Tickets!

Save Money on Griffins Tickets!

Hockey season is just around the corner! Use your Kent District Library card to get a great deal on Grand Rapids Griffins hockey tickets.

For every Sunday and Wednesday home game during the Grand Rapids Griffins’ 2012-13 regular season, present your Kent District Library card at the Van Andel Arena box office on the night of the game or at The Zone anytime during the store’s regular business hours to save $7 off the price of a Lower Level Faceoff ticket (regularly $18 in advance and $20 day of game). Limit four tickets per card per person, subject to availability. (Offer excludes Dec. 30 outdoor game at Comerica Park.)

Check out the Griffins’ schedule and plan a fun night out for a great deal!

Go Griffins!

Two vehicle crash shuts down highway

SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM)- Police and deputies are investigating a two vehicle crash that shut down a highway.

Just after 7 p.m. Saturday, a pickup truck and car collided on M-37 at O'Connor Street NW in Sparta. It's unclear if there were any injuries.

Kent County deputies and Sparta police officers shut down the highway in both directions for cleanup and investigation. The road has since reopened.

2nd annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning in Sparta!

Spaghetti Dinner – HCNC Fund Raiser

Spaghetti Dinner – HCNC Fund Raiser

Make plans to visit Kent City for the Howard Christian Nature Center Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser taking place on Sunday, October 14 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring the family to 16190 Red Pine Drive NW in Kent City to enjoy good food for a great cause to benefit Howard Christian Nature Center's programs! The menu includes spaghetti, bread and delectable dessert.

Donations: $5/per person, $20/Families of 4 or more.