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Benefit Fundraiser “Greenups” Scott & Kare - Pay it Forward

Benefit Fundraiser “Greenups” Scott & Kare - Pay it Forward

Visit Howard Christian Nature Center at 16190 Red Pine Road in Kent City on Sunday, May 6 from 9am to 8pm to benefit Scott Greenup’s Medical Cost due to Cancer!

Make this a day of fun for the whole family with a $5 Pancake Breakfast from 9am to 11am. Then check out the Silent Auction taking place all day long and end the day with a $5 Spaghetti Dinner from 6pm to 8pm or slip-in for your event choices through the day. 

Meet author Adele Bradford Jones May 1st at Sparta Library

Meet author Adele Bradford Jones May 1st at Sparta Library

From: Sparta Township Library

Meet the Author Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30pm
 
Journals available at Sparta Twp Library for $18.00
 
Local Sparta resident Adele Bradford Jones has created a very special journal to easily document your family history.  The purpose of this book is to record your own life events and significant dates as they happen so you can enjoy recalling them in the future.  Journal the first steps of your child, family trips, starting a new job or the thoughts or sayings of the loved ones around you. and your own life changes.
 
A portion of the proceeds from this book will go towards Sparta Twp Library.

Leadership West Michigan Graduates 27 in December 2011

Leadership West Michigan Graduates 27 in December 2011

The 2011 class of Leadership West Michigan (LWM) graduated on December 15, 2011. The class of 27 participated in 8 day sessions over the past 4 months which included a two day bus tour of the region and culminated in Regional Trustee day and graduation.

Patricia Ackerberg - Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce  
Justin Arnold - WMPS  
Charles Ash, Jr. - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP  
Douglas Bagley - Ottawa Area ISD - MTEC  
Michael Brecht - St. Mary's Health Care  
Marlene Brostrom - Michigan Works Ottawa County  
Cindy Brown - Hello West Michigan  
Frederick Bw'Ombongi - Spectrum Health  
Valerie Byrnes - Barry County Chamber of Commerce  
Kyle Dannenberg - Ottawa Area Intermediate School District  
Lori Duff - TrueNorth Community Services  
Kathy Finkler - Davenport University  
Jeffrey Hoerle - Priority Health  
Ammy Johnson - Harbor Hospice  

Sparta Schools - Thank You, Julie McCallum!

Sparta Schools - Thank You, Julie McCallum!

From: http://www.spartaschools.org

After a decade of serving on the Sparta Area Schools' Board of Education, Julie McCallum is stepping down. Julie has been an outstanding Board member for many years always keeping in mind that students come first. Due to increasing professional and personal commitments, she is unable to spend the amount of time and energy that the position requires. The district will surely miss her leadership and commitment. We want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for her service.

In Julie's own words, "I feel the district is on a solid and steady path for the future. Due to the quality, value and character of those who work here and those who serve on this board, I have the utmost confidence the district will go forward with success and excellence".

Get Organized, Support Education AND Save Money!

Get Organized, Support Education AND Save Money!

The Sparta Education Foundation (SEF) has reduced the price of their 16-month community calendar to $5. The monthly calendar (September 2011 to September 2012) features student artwork, school events for ALL grade levels (conferences, MEAP and exam dates, etc.), community events sponsored by the Sparta Chamber of Commerce and much more. The calendar is being sold in school offices, at the Sparta Township Office and at The Club until January 31.

All proceeds from the calendar sale are “returned to the community” through grants that the Foundation provides to teachers and support staff. For twenty years, thanks to many caring donors, teachers who receive SEF grants have been able to purchase “extras” for their students that were not available through the regular school budget. Visit www.spartaschools.org/organizations/spartaeducationfoundation/ to learn more about the Foundation, grants awarded, and other upcoming fundraisers.

Happenin’ Hero: Alycia Wright

Happenin’ Hero: Alycia Wright

By: Brandi Gee