'Rocket Fish' weekend in downtown GH

The community got a taste of "Rocket Fish' over the weekend during ArtWalk 2011's "Music, Minnows and Munchies' event. Kelly Gates, ArtWalk 2011 spokesperson, said the "Rocket Fish' event was "a huge success.' "Seven-hundred members of the public voted for ‘Rocket Fish' and ‘minnows' (Saturday) from noon to 3 p.m. along the waterfront in Grand Haven and on Washington Avenue,' she said.
Alex Doty
Sep 26, 2011

 

Winners of the “Rocket Fish” contest were announced at 5 p.m. Saturday at Dee-Lite Bar & Grill.

Six-foot “Rocket Fish” winners won gold-, silver-, and bronze-painted “Rocket Fish minnows,” an acrylic “Rocket Fish” trophy and a can of sardines.

First place was Ray’s Drive-in with 131 votes. Second place went to Brad Patterson with 101 votes and third place was St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with 54 votes.

“Rocket Fish” runners-up received acrylic “Rocket Fish” trophies. They were City Farmer with 40 votes, Just Dogs Gourmet with 35 votes, C2 with 32 votes, Board of Light & Power with 28 votes, Grand Haven Christian School with 26 votes, Borr’s Bootery with 23 votes and Dockside Clothing with 23 votes.

Two-foot “Rocket Fish minnow” winners won gold-, silver- and bronze-painted “minnows,” plus each received an acrylic “Rocket Fish” trophy. First place was Brooke Pitsch with 81 votes, second place was Clover Bar with 78 votes and third place was Shawn Marie Hardie with 73 votes.

Additionally, 27 runners-up received acrylic “Rocket Fish” trophies. They were Stancie McClellan with 65 votes, Lisa Olsen with 62 votes, Chris Olsen with 44 votes, Heather Maloley with 39 votes, Fat Chix with 39 votes, John Bandstra with 33 votes, Joan Thomas with 33 votes, Jill Cusumano with 29 votes, Donna Purkiss with 26 votes, Carol and Sarah Trumbull with 24 votes, Beth Rosema-Hvambsal with 22 votes, Amanda Metternich with 20 votes, United Methodist Church of the Dunes with 19 votes, Balkema Family with 17 votes, Sarah J. Mille with 14 votes, Lilly Mae Dobre with 11 votes, Zawojski with 11 votes, Mindy Jacobs with 10 votes, Kim Cross with 10 votes, Loren Carlson with 10 votes, Ceclia Perkins with nine votes, Ninette Hoorjenga with eight votes, Barbara Spring with eight votes, Constance VanDam with eight votes, Michele Staal with seven votes, Debra Rottschafer with seven votes, and Barbara Spring with six votes.

Following the “Rocket Fish” showing, the second of the two nights of the Indie Rock Festival took place, featuring five bands playing from 7 p.m. until midnight on the first block of Washington Avenue.

Additionally, Mike Westra’s riverfront sculpture — “River Wind” — was named last Thursday. The name was selected from nearly 100 public entries by representatives from Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, North Ottawa Community Health System and Grand Haven ArtWalk.

To see more photos from Saturday, click here.

 

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