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Ottawa GOP Lincoln Day right around the corner

Ottawa GOP Lincoln Day right around the corner

This year's special guest at the Ottawa County Republican’s Annual Lincoln Day dinner will be Congressman Quico Canseco, who represents the 23rd District of Texas. The dinner, to be held on July 26, will take place at the Midtown Center in Holland.

Congressman Canseco serves on the House Financial Services Committee with local Congressman Bill Huizenga. A first generation American, Congressman Canseco is an entrepreneur, attorney, banker, real estate developer, fiscal conservative and small business owner.

Adam Tountas, Chairman of the Ottawa county Republicans, said of Canseco: “Representative Canseco is an embodiment of the American dream. We couldn’t be prouder to have him keynote this years dinner, and hope that everyone takes advantage of the opportunity to hear form an exciting new voice in Congress.”

Zummerfest

Zummerfest

Sidewalk Sales -  July 12 – 14.  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday downtown Zeeland.

Car Cruise – Join the 5th annual car cruise Friday, July 13th.  To be part of the cruise meet at the Zeeland Stadium parking lot accessed on 100th Avenue south of Riley at 5:30pm to begin the cruise.  The cruise will weave its way through town. Watch for it down Main Street between Franklin and Fairview approximately between 6:00 –6:15pm. The cruise will end at Vande Luyster square with oldies music, chicken BBQ, and root beer floats.

Rotary Chicken BBQ – Friday, July 13th between 4:00 – 7:00pm at Vande Luyster square.  Dinner prices will be 1/4 chicken dinner - $8.00 and 1/2 chicken dinner-$9.00, this will include two sides and a drink.

Welcome home Mr. Kirk Cousins

Welcome home Mr. Kirk Cousins

Redskins quarterback and Holland Christian High School graduate Kirk Cousins will help raise money for People Helping People at Crown (Honda-Buick-Cadillac-Mazda) Motors on Tuesday, July 10th at 6:30pm.

The Father & Son Pig Out costs $5 a ticket, but will include autographs and photos with Kirk, ice cream, a father/son contest, and great prizes. 100% of the proceeds will go to People Helping People. There is a limited number of tickets, so get them immediately.

If you have any questions, please visit www.crownmotors.com/events or call 888-466-7000.

Kirk Cousins MSU Career Notes:

Children's Performance Troupe at Hope College Readies Next Show

Children's Performance Troupe at Hope College Readies Next Show

The Studio Theatre in the DeWitt Cultural Center at Hope College is being transformed into a winter wonderland for Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s (HSRT) production of Allison Gregory’s Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells!, based on the books by Barbara Park. With the help of Junie B. Jones and her friends, holiday cheer abounds with the opening on Monday, July 9th at 10:30 a.m. Additional performances are at 10:30 a.m. on July 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, August 1, 6, & 10 and at 1:30 p.m. on August 3 & 8. General admission is $12. With performances already selling out, purchase your tickets today and put a little jolly in your summer plans.

Chef Series continues this week with 84 East Restaurant chef Patrick McMahon

Chef Series continues this week with 84 East Restaurant chef Patrick McMahon

Head down to the Farmers Market this Saturday for somefinger-lickin’ good food from 84 East Restaurant chef, Patrick McMahon. He will be preparing a delicious potato salad, from scratch, using all fresh, market goods. This recipe is sure to impress, and is a perfect side dish for your July 4th festivities!

Schedule of American Red Cross blood drives in Kent and Ottawa Counties

Schedule of American Red Cross blood drives in Kent and Ottawa Counties

The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region is pleased to announce that employees represented by Teamsters Local 580 and OPEIU Local 459 returned to work on June 21 and have been busy preparing to get the Region running at full capacity again.

Beginning July 6, the Great Lakes Region will hold regularly-scheduled blood drives, giving loyal Red Cross blood donors an opportunity to donate blood.  Nationally, the American Red Cross issued an emergency need for blood donations, encouraging all eligible donors to make an appointment to donate blood.

Tumbling Twosome to appear at the Downtown Holland Street Performer Series this Thursday

Tumbling Twosome to appear at the Downtown Holland Street Performer Series this Thursday

The 2012 Street Performer Series in Downtown Holland, sponsored by Gentex Corporation, continues with plenty of fun and entertaining performances this week. With over 90 artists and groups performing on a rotating basis, each week of the Series is different from the next.  As usual, the next installment of the weekly Series will take place on Thursday, June 28, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm between River and Columbia Avenues.