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My Town Zeeland: Fire Rescue PIG OUT Fundraiser July 17

My Town Zeeland: Fire Rescue PIG OUT Fundraiser July 17

ZEELAND, Mich.-- Zeeland Fire and Rescue invites the community to Lawrence Park Thursday, July 17  to enjoy food, fun and live music.

During this fundraiser of fun, enjoy kids activities from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., sample a delicious barbecue pork dinner and from 4 p.m. to  7 p.m., and listen to the musical guests Delilah Dewylde & the Lost Boys.

Tickets are available at Don’s Flowers & Gifts, Zeeland Fire Rescue Department, ZR Graphics, Zeeland Ace Hardware on West Main Street, City Hall or from any member of Zeeland Fire Rescue. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1424767611097709/

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $31K to volunteer groups

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $31K to volunteer groups

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Dozens of organizations are getting a financial boost from the Consumers Energy Foundation.

The organization recently awarded 64 grants totaling $30,900 to nonprofits across the state.  The Volunteer Investment Program grants are aimed at encouraging volunteering within Consumers Energy by rewarding those who work or have worked for the company.  This year’s recipients include:

Kalamazoo

  • $650 to Girl Scout Junior Troop 80462 (Jim Cottrell)
  • $450 to Mattawan Consolidated Schools Battle of the Books (Hillary Hogarth)
  • $550 to United States Bowling Congress Kalamazoo Area Youth Association/Airway Lanes (Susan Searles)

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My Town Holland: Moose Lodge provides comforting donation for kids

My Town Holland: Moose Lodge provides comforting donation for kids

HOLLAND, Mich.—  Children forced from their Holland area homes because of fire will have something comforting to cling to, thanks to the Tommy Moose program.

Last week, the Loyal Order of the moose Lodge #1116/ Women of the Moose #2087 Holland Lodge donated a dozen Tommy Moose stuffed animals to the Holland City Fire Department.  The plush toys will go to children dealing with trauma, distress or anxiety, to help comfort them.

The local Moose Lodge plans to donate its next batch of stuffed animals to Holland paramedics.

The Holland Moose Lodge was established in the mid-1900s and contributes to the community by hosting a variety of benefits, cleaning area highways and other volunteer programs.

Fourth of July: Find fireworks displays in your area

Fourth of July: Find fireworks displays in your area

 

(WZZM)- The Following is a list of area fireworks displays as found on michiganfireworks.com as well as communities WZZM 13 contacted. Check with local municipalities for details. All times are dusk unless noted.

 

July 1

 

Wyoming - Lamar Park - Concerts in the Park

 

July 2

 

Comstock Park - At Fifth Third Ballpark after the Whitecaps game

 

Hart, Michigan - John Gurney Park Beach over Hart Lake

 

July 3

 

Allegan, Michigan - On the riverfront

 

Comstock Park - At Fifth Third Ballpark after the Whitecaps game

Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.” 

My Town: Finding free meals while school is out

My Town: Finding free meals while school is out

School is out, leaving many children from low-income families without meals during the summer months.

That’s where the Michigan Department of Education’s Summer Food Service program comes in. The program provides nutritious meals to people 18 years of age or younger for free.  All participants need to do is show up.

There are hundreds of participating locations, including places in Walker, Grand Rapids North, Grand Rapids West, Grand Rapids South, Grand Rapids Central, Grandville, Wyoming, Kalamazoo, Kentwood, Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Montague and Greenville. You can find the full list on the state website here.

My Town: Free tickets still available for 'Lets Go to Bat for Kids'

My Town: Free tickets still available for 'Lets Go to Bat for Kids'

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—The Media Giants and Catholic Charities West Michigan Padres will battle it out at Fifth Third Ballpark as “Let’s Go to Bat for Kids” returns this Thursday, June 26 with even more family-friendly events.

More than 1,200 people are expected to fill the ballpark for the fundraiser, which supports Catholic Charities West Michigan.  Tickets are free and can be reserved by visiting the organization’s website.  In addition to the softball game between local priests and media personalities, families may take part in a Lego building station, face painting, crafts, a doughnut dunking station and meet Crash of the West Michigan Whitecaps.