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Greenville Community dinner to help those who go without

Greenville Community dinner to help those who go without

By: Kelli Ameling
From: The Daily News



GREENVILLE — Opportunities for Success is offering a community dinner for those who go without during the holiday season.

The Community Dinner will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 at the Greenville High School Cafeteria.

“Greenville Public Schools (GPS) will once again offer a community meal during the holiday school break for families that could use a warm meal while school is off for the holidays,” said Linda Van Houten, director of Student Services at GPS.

There are over 100 students that are homeless so far this year and rely on the schools to provide meals for their children during school days, Van Houten said. This number does not include families that have housing but cannot afford three meals a day for their families.

Charity drive assists local food pantry

JX Peterbilt – Grand Rapids presented the Family Network of Wyoming in Wyoming, Mich. a donation of $500 toward the agency’s efforts to help those in need.

“Our Associates are generous and support many local charities year-round and we’re pleased this holiday season they continued to give,” said Larry Raspor, General Manager of JX Peterbilt – Grand Rapids. “Additionally, the generosity of our parent company, JX Enterprises, was very impressive, donating a total of $7,500 to food pantries that serve communities in each of the company’s 15 locations throughout the Great Lakes Region. In monetary contributions alone, the company and its dealerships have donated more than $12,000 to more than a dozen organizations and relief efforts this year.”  

Send us your Christmas morning photos

Send us your Christmas morning photos

Good morning and Merry Christmas!

As you snap photos of your family opening gifts this Christmas morning, show West Michigan your Christmas spirit by sending us a photo for our Christmas Morning photo galley.

Send your photo to news@wzzm13.com. Please include your name, city, and a short caption.

Thank you!

Send us your Midnight Mass photos

Send us your Midnight Mass photos

Good evening and Merry Christmas!

As your family celebrates the holidays, show West Michigan your Christmas spirit by sending us a photo for our Midnight Mass photo galley.

Send your photo to news@wzzm13.com. Please include your name, city, and a short caption.

Thank you!

City of Belding Dial-A-Ride

City of Belding Dial-A-Ride

With the winter weather arriving, the demands on the bus system increase.  Please allow extra time for the bus to arrive, and plan your trips to appointments well in advance so you won't be disappointed.  The bus could take up to 1/2 hour or slightly longer to arrive from the time of your call during peak hours.    
 
PASSENGER FARES
3-18 years               $1.50
19-61 years             $2.00
62+ years                $1.00
Disabled                   $1.00
Children 3 years and younger, when accompanied by an adult, ride free.
 
IONIA ROUTE - JOB ACCESS - Monday thru Friday
Depart Belding 8:30 a.m. - Arrive in Ionia 9 a.m.

Meijer video promises company to stay 'family run'

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Meijer Inc. released a YouTube video Thursday night with a message from Hank and Doug Meijer, the Walker-based company's co-chairmen -- it will stay "family owned and family run."

The company released the video in a Tweet to employees, customers and social media followers.

It opens with the name of late company chairman Fred Meijer, who died on November 25 at the age of 91.  It's followed by a piece of an interview with Meijer: "I would hope that when I die -- and we all die -- someone would say 'The world is a little bit better because he came along.'  If that happens, I would have done my job."

Community Garden Meeting

Community Garden Meeting

From: http://www.ci.belding.mi.us

A Community Garden meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the depot. Please join us as the planning for the garden continues!

Forms to contribute to the Sponsor a Bed, Pave the Path, Build the Garden Donation Campaign are available here on the City website. Or telephone City Hall at 794-1900, Ext. 210 for more information.