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Creveling's hosts Teen Night to keep kids safe and off the street

Sparta, MI - Starting Saturday, October 9th, Creveling's Restaurant will be hosting their first Teen Night to help keep kids safe and off the street. From 8 pm to 11 pm they will have karaoke, dancing, food specials and a lot of fun for the teens, pre-teens or the whole family. To ensure a safe environment, they will have sign-in sheets at the door and security.

Visit their Facebook page or call 616-887-8030 for more information.

Sparta edges West Catholic in boys' soccer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - The Sparta boys' varsity soccer team continued it's successful season Tuesday night by edging O.K. Blue Conference rival West Catholic 2-1.

The match was played at West Catholic High School.  With the win, Sparta's record improves to 10-5-0 on the season, while West Catholic's record falls to 4-4-1.

Free Halloween kids carnival and costume contest

Sparta, MI - Sparta Fire is hosting a free Halloween carnival and costume contest for kids on Saturday, October 16th. There will be arts, crafts, games, prizes and more. The event will be held from noon to 3:00 pm with the costume contest taking place at 1:00 pm.

Sparta Farmers Market

Sparta, MI - The downtown Sparta Farmer's Market will be open for just a a few more weeks. There you'll find plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables among other fine goods.

It can be found in the ChoiceOne Bank parking lot from 5:00 pm to dusk on October 6th, 13th and 20th.

Click here for further details and information on how you can become a market vendor to sell hand made crafts or Michigan grown produce.

Taco hero: Man sets eating record at Sparta restaurant

SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man set a new taco-eating record Tuesday night, breaking the gastronomical mark that was set ten years ago at a Sparta restaurant.

Jacob Larry says he did not intend to break any records Tuesday when he went for a meal at Downtown Trini's and Margarita Joe's on Division St.  He says he only planned to eat 20 or 30 tacos.

Instead, Larry ate 38 hard and soft tacos, breaking a ten-year-old record at the restaurant.

"I was just in the mood," he says. "I've been big into eating challenges this year, and this is probably my fifth one."

Fellow diners rooted on Larry as he passed the 30 mark, then cheered when he finished off the last bite of a hard-shell taco to set the new record.

Trini Paiz, co-owner of the Sparta business, says she and friends came up with the idea of a "Taco Wall of Fame" in 1995 as a way to draw attention to the establishment.

Four people hurt in crash on 13 Mile Road in Sparta Township

SPARTW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - A two-car crash at the intersection of Alpine Avenue and 13 Mile Road temporarily closed part of 13 Mile Road earlier this morning.

The accident happened around 8:15 a.m. Monday and involved one car and one mini-van. Both vehicles were headed westbound on 13 Mile.

The mini-van ended up on its side and police had to use the Jaws of life to extricate the driver from the vehicle. Four people in the two vehicles were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.