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My Town Greenville: Montcalm County 4H Fair returns with new event

My Town Greenville: Montcalm County 4H Fair returns with new event

GREENVILLE, Mich.— The Montcalm County 4H Fair will return next week with even more events.

Organizers have added a motorcross series for Wednesday, June 25.  This year’s fair will also include tractor pulls, livestock auctions, a demolition derby, carnival rides and animal showing events.

The Montcalm County 4H Fair runs June 22-28 at the Montcalm County Fairgrounds, located at 8784 Peck Road in Greenville.  For additional information, visit the event website here.

My Town: Greenville Recreation Department needs your jars

My Town: Greenville Recreation Department needs your jars

GREENVILLE, Mich.—The Greenville Recreation Department is looking for empty, clean plastic jars to give new life to.

Donated jars will be used for a craft project during the department’s Sports PLUS Camp.  Peanut butter, mayo and other jars of similar size and shape are needed.  Empty jars can be dropped off during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.) at the Greenville Recreation Department office, located in the upper level of the Greenville Area Community Center. All donations must be dropped off by June 17.

My Town Greenville: Gus Macker registration open

My Town Greenville: Gus Macker registration open

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Registration is now open for the Gus Macker Basketball Tournament.

This year’s tournament will take place July 12 and 13 in downtown Greenville.  Registration packets are available at the Greenville Recreation Department, the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and Macker Headquarters in Belding.  Teams can also register online at www.macker.com. The deadline to mail in registration is June 20; online registrations should be submitted by June 23. 

For additional information, call Macker Headquarters at (616) 794-1445 or visit the event website.

My Town Greenville: Free flights for children during Young Eagles Day June 14

My Town Greenville: Free flights for children during Young Eagles Day June 14

GREENVILLE, Mich.--  Thousands of children will climb into the cockpit and take flight next weekend for the EAA’s annual International Young Eagles Day.

The annual event started a decade ago, launching many kids’ interest in aviation. As part of International Young Eagles Day, the Greenville Area Aviation Association will take children ages 8-17 years old on a free flight after a short on-ground workshop, introducing them to the basics of flight.

The free flights will take place June 14, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Greenville Airport. Each child must have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver form.  Flights are available on a first come, first served basis.  If inclement weather occurs, the flights will be rescheduled for Sunday, June 15.

My Town Greenville: May 25 Bake sale to help purchase life-saving equipment

My Town Greenville: May 25 Bake sale to help purchase life-saving equipment

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Buy something sweet and help save lives during the 21st annual Spring Fling Auto Show next Sunday, May 25.

The Montcalm Township Firefighters Corporation will be holding a bake sale during the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Proceeds from the bake sale will go to purchasing a breathing air compressor for the Montcalm Township Fire Department.

The Spring Fling Auto Show by Damp Productions will take place at the Montcalm Township Hall, located at 1880 S. Greenville Road in Greenville.

My Town: Elementary school in need of clothing donations

My Town: Elementary school in need of clothing donations

GREENVILLE, Mich.--  Baldwin Heights Elementary School is in need of clothing donations for students.

The office is currently accepting used or new girl pants or leggings and boys and girls underwear, sizes 6-8.  Any donations are appreciated. 

Baldwin Heights Elementary is located at 821 West Oak Street in Greenville.  For more information, call (616) 754-3643.

My Town: Whites Bridge cleanup postponed

My Town: Whites Bridge cleanup postponed

KEENE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Plans to clean up debris from a West Michigan landmark destroyed by fire have been postponed.

The Whites Bridge Historical Society planned to have volunteers pull bridge debris that’s floated downriver from the Flat River this Saturday, May 17, but decided to delay the volunteer effort because the river is higher and faster than normal, due to recent rains.

The group now plans to hold the cleanup on Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Volunteers should meet at the north side of the bridge site.  Canoes and kayaks will be provided by the Main Street Inn for those who do not have their own boat.  Heffron Farms, Bilbo Bakeries and other businesses will provide lunch for those helping in the effort.  The Bert Jones Band will provide music during the break.