Senior citizens get special day at Coast Guard Festival

Senior citizens have joined the ranks of those being honored during Grand Haven's Coast Guard Festival. Festival organizers and leaders of the North Ottawa County Council on Aging have combined resources and dedicated next Wednesday as "Senior Day' for the 2011 festival. Events will include a pickleball tournament, line dancing, a Living Well Expo, live performances and bingo.
Marie Havenga
Jul 28, 2011


“We’ll have a full day of events for all different interests and abilities,” said Madonna Kramer, the festival’s director of marketing. “We have a Kids Day and family events, but we didn’t have anything for seniors. We called the Council on Aging and asked if they wanted to partner with us.”

The fun kicks off with an 8 a.m. pickleball tournament at the Spring Lake High School’s Fitness and Aquatic Center on 148th Avenue, just north of Leonard Road in Spring Lake Township. Beginning at 10 a.m., seniors can learn line dancing at Mulligan’s Hollow in Grand Haven or explore senior resources at the Living Well Expo — which will feature information on hearing assistance, home health care, vision and orthopedics.

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company and the Weidemann Family Band will perform, and seniors will be treated to a free box lunch at noon, followed by bingo from 12:45-2 p.m.

The Ransom Street Band will perform variety music at 7 p.m. at Waterfront Stadium. Admission is free.

Harbor Transit will provide free transportation from area senior apartments and the west parking lot at Loutit District Library and the upper parking lot of the Community Center.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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