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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

3rd Annual Labor Day Paw Paw Bridge Walk

From: http://www.ci.zeeland.mi.us/

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Paw Paw Bridge Walk this Labor Day. The walk will start at approximately 9:30 AM - or after the Truck Parade leaves Zeeland - whichever is later (for more info on the Michigan Works Labor Day Truck Parade, please see below). This spoof walk will be complete with a mock stretching station before departure and a refreshing water station mid-way through the walk. Participants will enjoy punch and cookies upon completion of the walk. Certificates will be awarded to the first 29 participants (1 for each yard of the Paw Paw Bridge).

Event Hosts: Al & Barb Dannenber

Holland Rotary Benefit 5K Run/Walk

From: Rotary Club of Holland

These may be the DOG DAYS of summer, but it's not too early to plan for one of Holland's biggest events, our annual 5K Run. Saturday, September 4 is THIS WEEK-END. Click HERE for on-line registration.

Plan on enjoying a beautiful Saturday morning walking or running with your Holland Rotary friends while you're supporting the youth of the area and the world. Proceeds help support the Youth Exchange Program, Life Leadership, Leaders of the 21st Century Project, and other youth-focused programs of Holland Noon Rotary. Show your encouragement to our youth by donning your exercise shoes on Saturday, September 4 for the Holland Rotary 5k Run/Walk at Smallenburg Park. Race begins at 8:30 am. See Todd Whiteman or Deb VanderJagt for more information.