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Pumpkin Lit Walk

Pumpkin Lit Walk

Howard Christian Nature Center at 16190 Red Pine Drive NW in Kent City is hosting a Pumpkin Lit 2 mile Walk/Hike on Saturday, 10/27/12 from 5pm to 8:30pm.

Bring the family at 5pm to carve your own pumpkin or one will be given to you by the Center. After carving the pumpkins, they’ll be placed on the trails at 6:30pm. The fun walk/hike will begin at 7pm where your family has the opportunity to see all the pumpkin carving creations along the way. The evening will end with hot chocolate & brownies. Dressing up in costume is optional.

Cost: $5.00 Donation per person or $20.00 per family of four or more.

Call: (616)675-3158 or on-line at www.lilysfrogpad.com for more information.

Milestones on Mainstreet: I Remember

Milestones on Mainstreet: I Remember

There was a time in the 1960’s, maybe some of you remember, when the Sentinel Leader featured a column written by Arzie Pickney called “I Remember.” As a young girl I looked forward to Arzie’s stories of days gone by. His stories told of life in Sparta at the turn of the last century. I thought it might be fun to share a few “I Remembers” from the mid to later part of the last century. It makes me feel a bit old, but here goes...

Shop Sparta Event – Christmas!

Shop Sparta Event – Christmas!

Remember the tradition of shopping in your home town for your family for Christmas?  Stopping in the local stores, where they call you by your first name, and remember the important events in your life?

Consider a night of traditional Christmas shopping in downtown Sparta this year.  Join us on Friday, November 16th for a Sparta Christmas Shopping Event as we celebrate the tradition of shopping in your own hometown.  The Sparta Shopping Event will include sales, free gift wrapping, and an experience of tradition in Sparta.

Merchants in Sparta will be hosting sales and specials on November 16th you will not want to miss!

Comstock Park 44, Sparta 8

SPARTA (WZZM) -- The Comstock Park Panthers tuned up for their playoff run (7-1) at Sparta Spartans (2-6) Friday night.

And this was all Panthers, winning this one 44-8.

Congratulations Sparta High School Marching Band!

Congratulations Sparta High School Marching Band!

From the Sparta High School Facebook page:

Our Marching Band earned straight ones last night (10/17) at Grand Haven. The sun always shines on the Sparta High School Marching Band! Great job to Mrs. Cordell and the Spartans! Best of luck at Jenison on Saturday.

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!