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Volunteers Needed for Fall Tulip Bulb Planting Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOLLAND, MI – September 15, 2010, The Tulip Time Festival, in conjunction with the City of Holland Parks Department, will host a “Tulip Bulb Planting Day” on October 16, 2010 at Window on the Waterfront Park, located on 6th Street between Columbia and College Avenues, from 8am-12:30pm.  Rain date will be October 23, 2010, same time and place. Volunteers will be needed in two shifts 8am-10am and 10:30am-12:30pm.

Crane’s In The City Restaurant will provide snacks and beverages for all volunteers from 10am-10:30am and a Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener will also be on hand to provide educational resources and answer general tulip planting questions. Jonker’s Garden will be donating prizes for volunteers.

Volunteers are encouraged to sign up online at tuliptime.com by creating a new account under “Volunteer Login” or call Sue Schurman, Volunteer Coordinator at 616.396.4221 x. 108.

113th Hope Pull Tug-of-War is Saturday, Sept. 25

HOLLAND - The Hope College Pull tug-of-war, a 113-year tradition, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. on the banks of the Black River (near U.S. 31 and M-21). The public is invited. Admission is free.

The Pull, first held in 1898, is an annual fall highlight at Hope. In the competition, freshman and sophomore teams, entrenched in shallow pits on opposite sides of the river, attempt to gain the most rope through their strength and stamina.

Each team has 18 students on the rope as "pullers" and another 18 acting as guides and morale boosters, or "moralers." The freshmen are coached by the junior class while the sophomores are instructed by the seniors.

Inaugural Walk for Water Holland Event Set to Educate, Draw at Least 500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Holland, MI  - Instead of turning on the tap in your house, imagine collecting your drinking water in a bucket from Lake Macatawa, and then carrying it a mile and a half for your family’s use.  On September 25, the first ever Holland Walk for Water will allow participants to experience just that, raising awareness of the global water crisis and funds to help bring clean water to people in third world, earthquake- and hurricane-stricken countries.     

Holland Walk for Water will take place at Kollen Park on Saturday, September 25 at 10:00 am.  Walkers will travel three total miles, dipping their five-gallon buckets into Lake Macatawa at the half way point of the walk, then returning to Kollen Park to dump their collected water into a solar-powered water filtration system, as used all over the world by Water Missions International to purify water.  One of these systems produce

Hope Students Give Back to Holland Community thru "Time to Serve"

HOLLAND - Some 375 Hope College students will participate in service projects throughout the area through the college's "Time to Serve" program on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Most of the students will be members of the newly arrived freshman Class of 2014.  The students signed up shortly after their arrival at Hope, during "New Student Orientation," for the mass volunteer effort.

The students will be working in groups of six to 12 at more than three dozen sites from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Projects are scheduled throughout the greater Holland area, and will range from sorting at Bibles for Mexico and Goodwill Industries, to spreading wood chips at the Critter Barn, to groundskeeping and cleaning at many area churches.

The "Time to Serve" program is designed to help new students learn about service while helping and getting to know their community and becoming better acquainted with one another.

Scott VanderStoep Chosen for National Leadership Development Program

HOLLAND – Dr. Scott VanderStoep, professor of psychology and chairperson of the department at Hope College, is one of only 42 faculty or administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy.

The purpose of the academy is to prepare faculty and administrators for senior leadership positions in any division—including academic affairs, student affairs, finance, enrollment management, and advancement—in independent higher education.  As a participant, VanderStoep will attend two seminars, one in the fall in Williamsburg, Va., on Friday-Sunday, Nov. 5–7, and one in the spring in Washington, D.C.

Hundreds of Students to Spend Day Volunteering

HOLLAND – Some 375 Hope College students will participate in service projects throughout the area through the college’s “Time to Serve” program on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Most of the students will be members of the newly arrived freshman Class of 2014.  The students signed up shortly after their arrival at Hope, during “New Student Orientation,” for the mass volunteer effort.

The students will be working in groups of six to 12 at more than three dozen sites from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Projects are scheduled throughout the greater Holland area, and will range from sorting at Bibles for Mexico and Goodwill Industries, to spreading wood chips at the Critter Barn, to groundskeeping and cleaning at many area churches.

The “Time to Serve” program is designed to help new students learn about service while helping and getting to know their community and becoming better acquainted with one another.

Holland - Live Mannequin Night

Friday, September 17, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

During the fifth annual Live Mannequin Night, Downtown Holland businesses display live mannequins in their storefronts! Gather your friends and family and head Downtown from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm to see the creative ways the mannequins interpret this year’s theme…music!

Sure, this popular event is a lot of fun, but there is a competition at stake too. A team of judges from the community will award prizes to the best live mannequin and storefront, while you have an opportunity to vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice competition!

Questions? E-mail info@livemannequinnight.com.

Admission: Free

Organized by: Downtown Holland
Contact: Principal Shopping District
616.988.6187
http://www.downtownholland.com