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Tulip Time Plein Air Paint Fundraiser Auction May 4th -12th

Tulip Time Plein Air Paint Fundraiser Auction May 4th -12th

The Holland Area Arts Council is calling artists of all ages and skill levels to participate in a community art event during the 2012 Tulip Time Festival.

From Friday May 4th through noon May 8th artists are encouraged to paint the sights of the celebration in the Holland area. Participating artists will create new art and return it to the Holland Area Arts Council 150 E. 8th St. Holland, MI for silent auction. The art will be displayed immediately and it can be unframed.

Artists are encouraged to paint recognizable scenes but there no other set guidelines (within reason). The "fresh" art will be auctioned at the Holland Area Arts Council from May 8th - May 12th during Tulip Time Festival by means of a 50/50 silent auction.

Fifty percent of the winning bid will go to the artist and fifty percent to the Arts Council as a fundraiser for arts programming. The artist will set a starting bid and register when they drop off their work.

Downtown Zeeland Welkoms hometown Dutch Dancers

Downtown Zeeland Welkoms hometown Dutch Dancers

Monday, April 30 from 6-7pm downtown Zeeland will roll out a big Welkom for the Tulip Time Festival Dutch Dancers from Zeeland High School. The dancers will perform in their hometown before the official Tulip Time Festival in Holland. This celebration will mark the seventh year that downtown Zeeland has hosted Dutch Dancers from the Zeeland high schools on Main Street.

Community members are invited to bring a lawn chair and visit downtown Zeeland, or grab a spot on the curb and enjoy the festivities put on by the talented Zeeland students. The Tulip Time Festival's Dutch Dancers from Zeeland High School are under the direction of Nicole Prins.

Rising Texas Congressman Headlines GOP Dinner

Rising Texas Congressman Headlines GOP Dinner

A first generation American Congressman, U.S. Rep. Quico Canseco, R-San Antonio, will headline the Ottawa County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner.  The dinner will be held May 24 at the Midtown Center in Holland.

Canseco serves on the House Financial Services Committee with 2nd District U.S. Rep Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.  Canseco, the son of Mexican immigrants, is an attorney, banker, real estate developer, job creator, fiscal conservative and small business owner. 

“Representative Canseco is the embodiment of the American dream. He is a successful business leader, family man, and, since 2010 election, has become a rising political leader in Texas,” said Adam Tountas, Ottawa GOP Chair.

“We couldn’t be prouder to have him keynote this year’s dinner, and hope that everyone takes advantage of the opportunity to hear from an exciting new voice in Congress,” he added.

Tulip Time Festival Parade Grand Marshals Announced

Tulip Time Festival Parade Grand Marshals Announced

Holland, MI - Tulip Time Festival (www.tuliptime.com) is pleased to announce the Grand Marshals for the three 2012 parades.

Volksparade, Wednesday, May 9, Grand Marshal:  Soren Wolff

Soren Wolff served the City of Holland as City Manager from 1988 until his retirement in September 2011.  Mr. Wolff was born in Denmark and immigrated to the United States at the age of 11.  He graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa with a degree in political science and economics, and then went on to Kansas University where he completed a Master of Public Administration degree specializing in city management. 

Festival’s New Street Scrubbing Sponsor is a Perfect Match

Festival’s New Street Scrubbing Sponsor is a Perfect Match

News Release:

A new sponsor of the Tulip Time Festival scrubs the streets using technology!

The Tulip Time Festival is proud to announce that Tennant Company has signed on as a new Tulip Time Festival Sponsor of the Street Scrubbing community tradition held prior to Wednesday’s Volksparade.

Join the dance! Come see Dutch cleanliness, care for community and corporate responsibility unite on Wednesday, as Holland locals come out in traditional Dutch costumes to scrub the streets with water and brush.  Then see how Tennant Company products can bring scrubbing streets, or any other environment, into the 21st Century.

Tennant Company is a recognized leader of revolutionary cleaning equipment and technologies. With a vision to be a global leader in chemical-free cleaning and other technologies, Tennant creates innovative solutions that are changing the way the world cleans.

Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings to Support Mortar Board ADA Project

HOLLAND – When a classmate was paralyzed in the summer of 2011, students at Hope College were inspired to do more to advocate for those with disabilities.  The campus’s Alcor Chapter of the Mortar Board senior national honor society took on the effort, organizing a project to make one of Hope’s cottages American Disability Act-certified.

Buffalo Wild Wings on West Shore Drive in Holland is supporting the effort.  On Monday, April 16, the restaurant will donate 20 percent of purchases to the project when customers present a certificate printed for the event.

The proceeds will support remodeling of the college’s Mayor’s Cottage to make it eligible for ADA certification.  Any surplus that the chapter raises will go to a support fund for students with disabilities at the college.

Belding Hydrant Flushing

Belding Hydrant Flushing

The Belding Department of Public Works will be flushing hydrants throughout the city on April 15, 16, and 17. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the DPW 616-794-1340 weekdays between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Visit http://www.belding.us for additional information.