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4th annual Ducky Dash at Buck Creek


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- One of the more unique events this holiday weekend took place at Wedgewood Park in Grandville.

The fourth annual Ducky Dash involved thousands of rubber ducks going into Buck Creek.

People were able to adopt a rubber duck for one dollar. The owners of the first ten ducks to cross the finish line received prizes from local merchants.

Money raised from the Ducky Dash goes to the Ryan Fischer Scholarship Foundation and the Grandville swim teams.


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Hudsonville fire damages home, garage


HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A home in Hudsonville is damaged after a fire Saturday afternoon.

It happened around 3 p.m. on Sunningdale Drive, just south of Port Sheldon Street.

Investigators say no one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Grandville fire, police depts. square off in "Badges vs. Hoses"


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- What do you get when you pit police officers against firefighters in a friendly competition? In Grandville: the Badges vs. the Hoses.

It's part of Grandville's 4th of July celebration.

Friday night, there was a city-wide barbecue that included a softball game between Grandville's Police Department and Fire Department.

The annual game took a few years off, as the Police Department played the district's teachers.

But this year they continued the rivalry.

"It's been a few years since we had this game. We dusted off the trophy and we'll see who takes it home tonight," Grandville's Police Chief Dan Steere said ahead of time.

In the end, Grandville Police walked away with the win. The final score was 12-6.


Racial slur painted on Grandville church


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - A racial slur was spray-painted this week on the rear door of a Grandville church whose members are largely black.

The N-word was painted on the back of the One Church Empowerment Center at 3075 30th St. SW. The church has been there about two and a half years. it was formed after moving from Lake Drive in Grand Rapids, where it was known as the Bethel Abundant Life Center.

Pastor Jathan Austin Wednesday said the congregation's experience has been "incredible" since moving in. After seeing the N-word Tuesday, he said he was disappointed. "It just heightens the awareness that we've got a long road still ahead of us - it just shows us that our work is not done."

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Beer, Bands and BBQ start the Celebration July 3rd in Grandville for the 4th of July

Beer, Bands and BBQ start the Celebration July 3rd in Grandville for the 4th of July

July 3rd starts the celebration for the 4th of July in Grandville, MI when the 2nd Annual Beer, Band and BBQ kicks off in downtown Grandville, near the Library parking lot from 4:00 – 11:00pm.

People of all ages are welcome to join in with the live music and dinner served from 4:00 – 8:00pm with a variety of BBQ food items from $2.00 - $10.00. The live music will continue until 11:00pm but you must be 21 years of age to be in the Beer Tent after 8:00pm. Feel free to bring along a lawn chair to sit around the outside of the tent.

A variety of beer, wine coolers and Osgood Brewing will offer Sol Seeker and Journey. One hundred 2015 Beer, Band and BBQ decorative mugs will be sold for $5.00. VFW Post 702 will have flags and jewelry available for small donations for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

Castle proposed for vacant Grandville mobile home park


GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Another West Michigan developer has big dreams for an old mobile home park near 28th Street and I-196.

The property has been vacant for 10 years after the former LaGrande Mobile Home Park closed.

Now Roger Lucas with Land and Company has proposed the Grand Castle for the site. Based on a Bavarian castle, the development would feature a 12-story apartment tower, complete with castle turrets.

Eventually, 13 two-story carriage houses would be built around the larger structure as a second phase to the development.

The Grandville City Council will consider the idea next month.

Historical Pump House in Holland open for Tours each Month this Summer

Historical Pump House in Holland open for Tours each Month this Summer

History buffs will certainly to want to check out the Pump House in Holland, MI. located directly north of the US Coast Guard Station at 2388 Ottawa Beach Rd. The Pump House will be open to the public on the third Thursday of each month from 3 – 5pm beginning June 18. The following dates will be July 16, August 20 and September 17.

Free parking is available in both the Black Lake Boardwalk’s east and west parking lots at 2278 Black Lake Ave. and 2358 Ottawa Beach Rd.

Since the dedication of this building in May was so popular, the Historic Ottawa Beach Society (HOBS) and Ottawa County Parks decided to provide the public with more opportunities to view the interior of the historic Pump House building over the summer.

The art in the building will still be on the walls for guests to enjoy. The SOBS is working to set up a historical storyteller for the July through September dates.