Lots of last-minute participants swelled the ranks of area residents walking to raise funds and awareness of the hunger problems locally and throughout the world.
Organizers of this year’s walk for hunger hope to exceed the $55,000 raised locally last year.
As more than 700 volunteers roamed Ottawa County Thursday, working on more than 50 projects for those in need — everything from landscaping to fix-ups – there's more at stake then what helpful hands can accomplish in one day.
The 14th annual Salmon Festival wrapped up Sunday afternoon with a hike at Kitchel Lindquist Dunes.
POLKTON TWP. — The history of a 150-year-old Coopersville-area landmark will be celebrated from 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.
Save the Catwalk organizers received some much-needed support from the Rotary Club of Grand Haven to help them reach their $1 million goal.
A local non-profit group is collecting goods to ship to Houston flood victims.
Kirk and Gina Olson took top honors in the 11th Annual Smith’s Bayou Chili Cookoff on Saturday.
FERRYSBURG — Ten cooks will provide samples of mild, spicy and white chili in a competition to win the 11th annual Smith’s Bayou Chili Cookoff on Saturday.
“We’ve raised over $780,000 and we just keep going,” campaign chairwoman Erin Turrell said. “There’s still really good, positive momentum.”
Grand Haven officials continue to make progress in making the July 4 fireworks fund at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation a self-sustaining fund.
SPRING LAKE VILLAGE — The annual St. Mary’s Festival took place on Saturday, bringing families, food and music together for a day of fun.
Three Western Michigan Christian High School graduates used a senior class project to raise money for the Graceland Farms Foundation.
At its quarterly meeting in April, the 100 Men Who Give group voted to fund Courtyard Concerts projects, including its new initiative, Market Music.
POLKTON TWP. — Volunteers are needed to help with barn-style raising of a picnic shelter on July 8 at a Coopersville-area park.