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Pancake Fundraiser April 23rd for GR Take Steps Walk

GRANDVILLE, MI, March 24, 2011 –  A pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held on April 23 to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Michigan Chapter (CCFA) and its Take Steps Grand Rapids Walk.  The breakfast will be held at the Grandville Applebee’s from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., tickets are $7 with $5 going to CCFA. Tickets include pancakes, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee and can be purchased by e-mailing Erica Pelton at ej9718@comcast.net.

Grand Rapids Take Steps Walk will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Grand Valley State University- Allendale, MI.  The event begins at 5 p.m. with registration/check-in, the walk starts at 6 p.m..

Safe disposal of unwanted medication

From: http://www.hudsonville.org

Don't flush unwanted meds… instead, safely dispose of your personal medications at any of three (3) Ottawa County Health department offices that include:

Grand Haven Township: 16920 Ferris Street, 616-846-8360, M, W, F 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Holland Charter Township: 12252 James Street, 616-396-5266, M - F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Hudsonville: 3100 Port Sheldon Road, 616-669-0040, M, W, F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Please remove pills from the pill bottles and place them in a plastic bag before dropping them off at the Ottawa County Health Department of your choosing. If you have questions about the Ottawa County's unwanted medication collection program, please call 616-393-5645.

Buy your T-shirts now for Grandville High School's charity hockey game

Buy your T-shirts now for Grandville High School's charity hockey game

From the Grandville Public Schools website:

The varsity hockey team is hosting a charity game, "Find a Cure for Type I Diabetes," on January 29, 2011.

T-shirts are being sold for $10, which includes admission into the game against Mona Shores when worn. Additional donations will also be accepted. A silent auction of various hockey items including jerseys worn by professional players and Grandville varsity players, will take place after the game.

Click here for more information.

Cancer Support Group of Jenison/Hudsonville

From: http://www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us

Has a cancer diagnosis recently affected your family? Could you or someone you love need support while going through chemotherapy and/or radiation? Are you dealing with the effects of therapy?

Our group is made up of families from the area who have been through cancer and know how it impacts the entire family.

We want to offer support. We are so proud of our community, where awareness and support have grown by leaps and bounds! For more information, please contact: Jean Krzewski at 662-0951 (support for children) or Tara Koziatek at 457-9918 (support for adults).

Local dentists takes stand against sweets this Halloween

Hudsonville, MI - More and more dentists are getting on board the effort to help save teeth this Halloween. Dr. Bradley Dykstra of Hudsonville Dental Associates is one of several in the area that are offering $1 per pound of unopened candy on November 1st.

Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year. Candy, as well as hurting children’s teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.

Candy will be collected at Hudsonville Dental Associates at 3250 Central Blvd. on Monday, November 1 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for children ages 2-12. The candy will then be shipped to troops overseas.