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2013 Mural Contest

2013 Mural Contest

The Art in SpARTa Street Art Review Committee, on behalf of the Sparta Downtown Development Authority, is now calling on artists to submit concepts for murals to be raised during the 2013 summer in downtown Sparta. Continue Reading →

Local Rotarians Help Provide Clean Water by Drilling a Well

Local Rotarians Help Provide Clean Water by Drilling a Well

Rotarians believe in "Service Above Self" and that service is not restricted to the local communities but extends world wide.  That was recently demonstrated when the Cedar Springs, Comstock Park and Sparta Rotaries paid for a clean water well for residents in a small community near Aca Jutla, El Salvador. They also helped sponsor a team of local Rotarians to help with the installation of the well and the training of hygiene a few weeks ago. 

Comstock Park Rotarians Todd Vanden Toorn, wife Patti, Dan Clark, wife Ellen and Sparta Rotarian Lou Knooihuizen  were on hand Thursday to give a first hand account of their experiences.  The group worked through an organization called "Living Water International" which has completed more than 10,000 water projects for communities in 26 countries. 783 million people lack access to an improved source of drinking water.

Artists Wanted For Sparta Murels

Artists Wanted For Sparta Murels

The Art in SpARTa Art Review Committee, on behalf of the Sparta Downtown Development Authority, is now calling on artists to submit concepts for murals to be raised during the 2013 summer in downtown Sparta.

Murals selected by the Art in SpARTa Review Committee are chosen based on their coherence in design and relevance to Sparta.

Sparta Chamber of Commerce Offers Newsletter

Sparta Chamber of Commerce Offers Newsletter

The Sparta TODAY is a publication printed quarterly by the Sparta Chamber of Commerce for all homes and businesses in Sparta, Kent City, and Casnovia. You can also access a pdf version of it online

Help Build the Sparta Community Recreational Complex

 

 

Sparta Community Recreational Complex  

The Township is purchasing property  for a park with trails, restrooms, athletic fields and more.  This is a joint project of Sparta Township, the Village of Sparta, and S.A.R.A. (a group of community members who formed the "Sparta Area Recreation Association").

Groundhog Day fun!

Groundhog Day fun!
Ground Hogs Are they out there? February 2nd Saturday                                             Donation $5.00 per person – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Come learn about this creature they call the Groundhog! What family he is from? Is he a nuisance or is he a wonderful little creature?

Request for 2013 Garden Bed Maintenance Bids

Request for 2013 Garden Bed Maintenance Bids

 

The Village of Sparta DDA is publishing a Request for Bids on the 2013 Garden Bed Maintenance Contract. Duration of the agreement is from March 15 through November 10, 2013 and includes Spring Clean Up, Annual Planting, Regular Ongoing Maintenance, and Fall Clean Up. The full RFB can be found here. Please forward any questions about the bid to the Sparta DDA Office at 616-887-2454.

Courtesy Village of Sparta