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Holiday Craft Show & Bazaar Returns

Holiday Craft Show & Bazaar Returns

With the change of the seasons & the upcoming holidays quickly approaching, a favorite past time is around the corner.

Holy Family Parish located at 425 S. State Street in Sparta invites the public to their annual Craft Show & Bazaar to visit 34 craft booths for one-of-a-kind gift ideas or for your own collection. There will be handmade crafts - like ornaments, jewelry, wood, quilts and more, along with baked goods, raffles & door prizes.

Holiday Pie Making

Holiday Pie Making

Register soon to join this make, take and bake class, offered by Chef Dave. Learn the technique of creating holiday pies & other baked good to take home and freeze for the holidays.

This exciting Pie Making opportunity takes place on Thursday, November 12 from 6pm-8pm at Howard Christian Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Dr. NW in Kent City.

Hunters Chili Dinner & “Stuck in a Rut” Presentation

Hunters Chili Dinner & “Stuck in a Rut” Presentation

Register soon to enjoy the some comforting Chili & the chance to learn basic biology details of Michigan’s favorite mammal, the white tailed deer from presenter, David Kieft.

This presentation & Chili Dinner takes place on Thursday, November 5, 6-8pm at Howard Christian Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Dr. NW in Kent City. Chili is served at 6pm and the presentation follows at 7pm.

A $5.00 donation is encouraged for the Chili dinner & $5.00 donation for the presentation, or $8.00 for both.

Register at www.lilysfrogpad.com.

Food for Thought Event on November 2

Food for Thought Event on November 2

The community is invited for the enjoyment of Mexican cuisine to benefit the Sparta Education Foundation.

This Foodie event is an opportunity to meet & greet incredible teachers, aides & administrators of the Sparta Public Schools System, while enjoying favorite Mexican dishes where all tips will be donated to the Sparta Education Foundation.

1 killed when pickup travels into oncoming semi's path


SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- One person is dead after a crash between a semi and a pickup truck on M-37 in northern Kent County.

Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, emergency crews were called to M-37 north of 15 Mile Road. A northbound pickup truck coming out of a curve went across the center line and into the path of an oncoming, southbound semi truck. The pickup's driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The semi's driver was not hurt.

The semi caught fire and leaked diesel fuel after the crash, but crews were able to put the fire out within a half-hour.

The crash is still under investigation. The road re-opened just after 3 a.m. Saturday.

Halloween Carnival on Saturday

Halloween Carnival on Saturday

Community families are invited to a fun experience on Halloween this Saturday, October 31 in Sparta!

From 11am – 1pm on Saturday, the Sparta Fire Department will showcase kid’s games, arts & crafts, along with Trick or Treat goodies. Don’t forget to wear your spooky or sweet character costume for a whole lot of entertaining fun.

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

If your family likes carving pumpkins and hiking lit pumpkin trails, Kent City is the place to be.

Registered guests are welcome on Friday, October 30th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm to the Howard Christian Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Drive NW in Kent City. Pumpkin carving takes place from 5-6:30pm and guided pumpkin lit hikes are scheduled promptly for 7:00pm & 7:45pm.