Hope/Holland Community Day to include picnic, football game, concert

A picnic at Windmill Island Gardens and a home football game will be among the features of Hope College's 46th annual Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 10. The picnic will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets include the picnic, admission to Windmill Island Gardens from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, and the Hope College football game with Wisconsin Lutheran College at Holland Municipal Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Aug 30, 2011


The picnic will consist of bratwurst, hamburger, sliced turkey breast, vegetarian croissants, salads, chips, cookies, beverages and other picnic fare. The picnic will also feature door prizes and live music provided by the Holland American Legion Band.

The West Ottawa High School marching band will be playing at the game. The 10th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, will be commemorated during a pre-game ceremony.

Community Day celebrates the long-standing relationship between Holland residents and the faculty, students and staff of Hope College. The event debuted in October 1966 as a Community Ox Roast, held in conjunction with the Hope College centennial celebration. Like the first event, which was the idea of former mayor Nelson Bosman, subsequent Community Days have provided an opportunity for Holland and Hope to come together.

Tickets for Community Day cost $8 for regular admission and $4 for children ages 5-11, with admission free for children under age 5. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, which is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be called at 616-395-7890. Tickets will also be sold at the picnic site on the day of the event.

At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, the college will host a concert featuring Blind Boys of Alabama in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. Separate tickets will be required for the concert; and cost $18 for regular admission, $13 for senior citizens, and $6 for children under age 18 and Hope students. Tickets for the concert are available in the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse.


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