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SPARTA - (WZZM) - Our Allendale Hot Shot got us video on the road at Sparta Friday.  Watch the attached video for highlights.

2012 Barn Raisin' sculpture auction

2012 Barn Raisin' sculpture auction

From the Sparta, Michigan Facebook page:

The auction of the 2012 Barn Raisin' sculptures in downtown Sparta will be Wednesday, Oct. 17 online at www.orbitbidcharity.com. All proceeds of these sculptures will fund the 2013 Street Art Review art competition. Hmmm, wonder what the 2013 art sculptures theme will be?

Try It Before You Buy It: Perfect Tortilla pan

SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM) -- When you go to a restaurant, taco salad in an edible shell is always something special you can't get at home. But the Perfect Tortilla pan says you CAN make them at home in your own kitchen.

I took the Perfect Tortilla pans to Downtown Trini's in Sparta where owner Trini Paiz helped me test it out. Trini showed me how they deep fry their taco salad shells. The Perfect Tortilla shells are baked, so there's less fat.

At first we thought the Perfect Tortilla pans were small, but we used the same 10-inch flour tortillas that Trini uses. We baked them for 10 minutes and they came out crispy and ready to fill with toppings and were the same size as the restaurant's.

Sparta leaf pick-up for 2012

Sparta leaf pick-up for 2012

VILLAGE – WIDE LEAF PICK-UP FOR FALL 2012 IS SCHEDULED TO START MONDAY, OCTOBER 8TH THROUGH THE END OF NOVEMBER

Residents are asked to rake their leaves into piles between the curb and sidewalk or area next to street if there is no curb and sidewalk.

PLEASE DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE STREETS.

If you put your leaves in the street you will be asked to remove them. If you mix pet waste in your leaves they will not be picked up. If you prefer an alternative to the Village picking up your leaves you may bring them to the Village Garage at 276 w. Division. If you chose to bring them to the garage please remove from plastic bags.

THIS IS A LEAF PICK-UP ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT SET OUT BRUSH, ROOTS, STUMPS OR GARDEN WASTE AS THE LEAF VAC CAN NOT EXCEPT THESE ITEMS.
 

Car strikes bicyclist in Algoma Twp.

ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - A bicyclist is injured following a collision with a vehicle in northern Kent County.  The accident happened around 7:55 p.m. at 13 Mile Road and Edgerton Avenue NE.

Kent County Central Dispatch tells WZZM 13 the bicyclist had head and facial injuries. He was conscious when emergency crews arrived on the scene.

The man was taken by ambulance to Spectrum Health Butterworth in Grand Rapids.

The intersection has since reopened.

County Wide Food Drive

County Wide Food Drive

Access of West Michigan is having a County Wide Food Drive from October 8-13, 2012  to benefit Kent County food pantries. Your donation of non-perishable food & personal care items will help those in need in over 60 Kent County food pantries. Here are suggested donations & drop-off locations.

Suggested Items for Donation

Cereal
Soup
Rice
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned meats (tuna, chicken, stew, etc.)
Pasta and pasta sauce
Peanut butter
Soap: dish, laundry, bar
Toilet paper
Diapers
Shampoo and conditioner
Toothbrushes and toothpaste

Drop-Off Locations

Family Fare Grocery Stores
D&W Grocery Stores
Duthler Family Foods
Fulton Heights Foods
Forest Hills Foods
Aldi
Walgreens
Mercantile Bank branches
Fifth Third Bank branches

Sparta Senior Bash Rummage & Bake Goods Sale

Sparta Senior Bash Rummage & Bake Goods Sale

Are you doing your fall cleaning? Donate your items to the Class of 2013 Senior Bash Rummage & Bake Goods Sale.

DROP OF INFORMATION

Call to schedule pick up / drop off – Kristen Anible, 616-784-3897

Drop them off Friday, November 2nd, from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the High School

SALE INFORMATION

Saturday, November 3rd, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sparta High School, 475 W. Spartan Dr