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Enter the WZZM 13 'Made in Michigan' giveaway

(WZZM) -- WZZM 13 is highlighting companies that make products here in our state and you could be a winner. Friday we will announce the third winner of our Made in Michigan giveaway.

This week's prize package includes one box of Sweetland chocolate every month for a year, a premium twin mattress set from Jonathon Stevens, and makeup from Artistry cosmetics.

To enter the contest visit the WZZM 13 Grand Rapids Facebook page. You can enter the contest once each day. The winner will be announced Friday during WZZM 13 News at 6 p.m.

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Rain Barrel Workshop

Rain Barrel Workshop

The Village of Sparta invites the community to take part in this educational workshop at the Sparta Civic Center on April 30 at 6pm. This workshop will give points to help decrease your irrigation water bill and learn ways to make differences in waters that flow into the Rogue River, along with how households in Sparta through a small way, can make a difference in the environment.

Call: (616)887-8251 to RSVP for a place in this workshop & to reserve a rain barrel for $20.00 with instructions for use.

Sparta Clean Up Days begin April 18

Spring is here, so let the cleaning begin!

Sparta’s Public Works Department will hold Clean Up Days April 18 through April 20 this year.  At that time, township and village residents may drop off household rubbish and yard waste at the Public Works building, located at  156 E. Division St.

Alpine Golf Club lodge gutted by fire

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Firefighters are on the scene of a structure fire on M-37 near 7 Mile Road NW.

Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, dispatchers received calls that the Alpine Golf Club lodge was fully engulfed in flames. The golf course is located at 6320 Alpine Ave NW.

"We arrived on the scene, and a lot of flames were showing," says Deputy Chief Mike Lasko with the Alpine Township Fire Department.  "It pretty much worked its way through the building before we got here."

Lasko says it's too soon to say what may have caused the fire.

The Alpine Golf Club opened in 1964, according to its website.  The owner was remodeling the clubhouse -- and preparing to open the course for the season on Thursday.

Computer business opens second location in Sparta

Computer business opens second location in Sparta

SPARTA, Mich. – A computer repair and retail business has opened a second store in Sparta.

The Sparta Chamber of Commerce and employees of Geek Worx cut the ribbon on the new site Tuesday.  This is Geek Worx’s second location in West Michigan.

The Sparta store is located at 480 N. Division, next to Tom’s Hometown Bakery and BC Pizza.

Sparta schools prepare for 'The Best Prom Ever'

SPARTA, Mich.—The Sparta school district is getting ready for “The Best Prom Ever.”

The growing service project is designed by adults with disabilities for adults with disabilities.  The free event includes dinner and dancing. This year, it will take place April 20, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at English Hills Terrace, at 5179 West River Drive NE in Comstock Park.  Organizers are aiming for 350 guests.  They hope to offer limo rides, door prizes, gift bags, a photo booth and formal photography.

Organizers say they must have final registration numbers by April 10.  If you’re interested in helping or participating, call Renne Wyman at (616) 887-8213 or RSVP her at renne.wyman@spartaschools.org .

SUN AM Java Chat w/Alex & Alana: Fundraising and Taco Eating

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) -- WZZM 13's Alex Shabad and Alana Nehring chat about a fundraiser that Alana and Madeline went to on Wednesday evening to benefit the Conductive Learning Center through Team CLC.

They also discuss how to get involved and run for a cause if you're participating in the Fifth Third Riverbank Run.

And, Downtown Trini's in Sparta has crowned a new taco-eating champ.