SL Rotary to host Snow Jam

Marie Havenga • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:20 AM

The event will include a beer and wine tent, live music, open skating, cross-country skiing, bonfire, and a hockey game between Grand Haven and Spring Lake residents.

“There’s going to be a lot of activity for a variety of folks,” Rotary spokesman Barry Kram said. “We want to try to involve all of the local communities.”

Rotary members have dual sets of plans for whether or not there’s snow. The winter agenda includes cross-country skiing and a snowman building contest at the Spring Lake Country Club.

If snow is a no-go, the schedule flips to a hay ride and closest-to-the-hole golf challenge.

“We have a lot of activities, so various ages can get involved in this,” Kram said. “We’ll have bands throughout the event. We wanted to do something this time of year because there seems to be a lull in club activities. We did not want to compete with the Winterfest in Grand Haven (Jan. 26-29). We moved the date several times so we wouldn’t compete with other activities.”

The club’s spring raffle benefits local projects — such as the Central Park picnic shelters, ice rink and baseball field lights.

Snow Jam proceeds are earmarked as international resources and will be used to provide water to a hospital in Honduras, according to Kram, chairman of the club’s world community service committee.

Events run from 2-9 p.m. A schedule will be released closer to the event.

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