Friday's rain didn't dampen spirits in Coopersville.
About 350 people braved the weather in an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records of "most people dancing with a Hula-Hoop." It happened on the Coopersville High School football field.
The Grand Haven library's fixation on pirates started a few years ago with Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is Sept. 19 this year. It's bloomed into a full-blown post-Coast Guard Festival week in August that's moved around each year.
The Lakeshore Cougars, the semi-pro football team that plays its home games at Grand Haven's Buccaneer Stadium, will be hosting a special "Cancer Awareness' game on Saturday against the visitinig Illinois Blitzing Cowboys.