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Health Science Student Heads to National Competition in Nashville

Muskegon Area Career Tech Center student Holly Baker (Oakridge) and her Health Science Academy Instructor, Kathy Andrews are headed to Nashville, Tennessee to compete in the National HOSA-Future Health Professionals Competition, June 22–25, 2016.

 

Holly earned the opportunity to advance to the national competition in Nashville after earning a silver medal at the state conference in Traverse City, Michigan in April. She competed in the Extemporaneous Health Poster event. Making her accomplishment even more remarkable, Holly had to leave her event to give a speech for state officer and then pick up where she left off to finish the competition. Only the top three winners at state competition qualify to attend the HOSA National Leadership Conference.

 

This year, over 9,000 students are expected to compete in 56 different events at the national conference. Students will also hear from educational and entertaining speakers such as VADM Vivek Murthy, M.D., the 19th U.S. Surgeon General and keynote speaker Brad Montague, creator of Kid President a popular YouTube inspirational video series. There will also be leadership academies, tours of healthcare facilities, exhibits by professional healthcare associations, and more.

 

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.

 

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching over 200,000 members through 51 chartered HOSA Associations, American Samoa, Canada, District of Columbia, Germany, Italy, and Puerto Rico.

Marsh Field High School All Star Classic to Feature Areas Best Baseball Players “Best Senior High School Players Along the Lakeshore Battle it Out at Historic Marsh Field”

MUSKEGON, Mich., June 21, 2016 –Marsh Field, in cooperation with the Muskegon Clippers, is hosting the 2016 Marsh Field High School All Star Classic on Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 7:00pm.

 

The All Star Classic features the best high school senior baseball players along the Lakeshore from Ludington to Grand Haven.

 

The players will be split into two teams. The NORTH features senior players from the northern region of the Lakeshore which includes high schools like Reeths Puffer, Mason County, Holton, Montague, Whitehall, Shelby, Kent City, and Ludington.

 

The SOUTH features players from the southern area including Mona Shores, Grand Haven, Muskegon Catholic Central, Oakridge, Fruitport, Spring Lake, Orchard View, Ravenna, West Michigan Christian and Muskegon.

 

The game will feature some great local talent. Tyler Trovinger, from Mona Shores High School, who will be attending Oakland University on a baseball scholarship, is the only Muskegon area player to be invited to the prestigious Michigan High School Coaches Association Baseball Classic All Star Game at Comerica Park. He will play for the South team.

 

Jacob Buchberger from Montague High School, a three sport standout was recently selected by the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame as the Athlete of the Year.  He has been selected First Team All-State in baseball as well. He will play for the North team.

 

In addition, two other First Team All State players will be participating.  They are Eric Bleakly from North Muskegon High School and Mitchell Lange, Mason County Central High School.

 

Game tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for Senior Citizens, $2 for students; children 12 and under are free. Game tickets can be purchased right at the gate of Marsh Field on Laketon Avenue in Muskegon. 

 

All proceeds from the game will benefit the Marsh Field Improvement Fund. 

 

Since 1916 baseball fans have visited Marsh Field to watch baseball. From its heyday when the Muskegon Lassies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League played here to the days of the Muskegon Reds playing the Detroit Tigers, Marsh Field has been “the Home of Muskegon Baseball”. Now days, Marsh Field is host to over 200 baseball games a year and is the home of the summer collegiate baseball league team, the Muskegon Clippers.

 

For more information visit our website at www.muskegonclippers.com or join our Facebook page by searching Muskegon Clippers.

“DAY OF ACTION – LITERACY FAIR” United Way of the Lakeshore & AmeriCorps NCCC team up

(MUSKEGON, MI) – United Way of the Lakeshore, in collaboration with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team, hosted a Literacy Fair on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at the Farmers Market in Muskegon where the NCCC team, volunteers from Alcoa Howmet, and staff from the Boys & Girls Club of Muskegon and the United Way of the Lakeshore,  showed 135 young people and their families how to build small book houses for “Little Free Libraries,” participate in arts, crafts, and storytelling, and swap close to 1,000 books with one another. Other community partners involved in the Literacy Fair included: City of Muskegon, Muskegon Farmers Market, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and Nichols print company.

 

Day of Action is celebrated world wide by the United Way. It is an opportunity for people in communities to come together to address issues that matter most to them. In the Muskegon area communities, the focus is early childhood literacy through the book swap, fun projects and activities.

 

Kristina Coby, Director, Community Engagement, United Way of the Lakeshore said, “A critical aspect of a child’s success depends on learning how to read. A child living in a book desert, with limited access to books, may not have the opportunity to develop the skills to become an engaged reader. Later in life, it might pose a barrier to educational and career opportunities.” Coby added, “That’s why our volunteers wanted to swap books and have an activity to build Little Free Libraries at our Day of Action. This is a project that creates more access to books for children and youth. We hope to expand this project for our 2017 Day of Action and to engage volunteers to help build and place these Little Free Libraries in our neighborhoods and around the communities.”

 

United Way of the Lakeshore is uniting to inspire change and build thriving communities. Our Bold Goal – 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025. For more information, visit www.unitedwaylakeshore.org.          

AmeriCorps NCCC & United Way of Lakeshore Hosts Literacy Fair

Muskegon, Mich. – An AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) team is hosting a community service day with United Way of The Lakeshore. The team is hosting this day at the Muskegon Farmers Market located at 242 W Western Ave, Musekgon MI area from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help promote literacy and reading in the community. This event is free and open to the public. Other community partners involved in the Literacy Fair include: City of Muskegon, Muskegon Farmers Market, Nichols, Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore, and Alcoa Howmet.

 

The team will be unveiling a small free library, and providing activities for youth to participate in that promote literacy. There will be activities for all kinds of youth, including crafts, storytelling, and book swaps for the youth to participate in.

 

For further information about this event, please contact Kristina Coby at (906) 748-0125 or kristina@unitedwaylakeshore.org. For more information about the role of NCCC members for this even, contact Kristina Ray at (319) 529-0590 or m6ncccmedia@gmail.com.

 

United Way of the Lakeshore is uniting to inspire change and build thriving communities. It has been in operation since 1918 starting as the “War Chest” in an effort to raise funds for war relief efforts supporting servicemen and their families. Today, it encompasses Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties. It’s Bold Goal is that 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025. For more information, contact United Way of the Lakeshore at 231-332-4047 or visit www.unitedwaylakeshore.org.

 

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and its FEMA Corps unit engages up to 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery work. The programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is the federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.

Muskegon area churches offer 1,400 FREE backpacks in August

This August, families from throughout Muskegon County are invited to gather at fun events hosted by area churches to receive free backpacks. Lakeshore Backpacks for Kids plans to give away 1,400 free backpacks stocked with school supplies during five events. The events begin August 6 at Holton United Methodist Church, and end on August 31 at The Gateway Church on Pontaluna Road.

 

Each child must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian to receive a backpack and an ID is required for both adults and children. Supplies are limited and are given away on a first come, first served basis.

 

Every site will offer free hearing/vision screenings and something to eat in the form of a free lunch, dinner, or snack. A variety of resources will be provided by health and human service agencies at each site as well.

 

Events are scheduled as follows:

Saturday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Holton United Methodist Church
9530 Holton Duck Lake Rd, Holton, MI 49425, 231-821-2323

Thursday, August 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Mission for Area People
2500 Jefferson Street, Muskegon Heights, MI  49444, 231-733-9672

Thursday, August 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Lebanon Lutheran Church

1101 S. Mears Avenue, Whitehall, MI  49461, 231-893-5745

Saturday, August 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Great Lakes Kingdom Ministry

32 E. Forest Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49442, 231-726-4397

Wednesday, August 31, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.,
The Gateway Church
1641 Pontaluna Road, Spring Lake, MI  49456, 231-799-2141

Organizers say it costs approximately ten dollars to purchase a backpack and the supplies inside. The organization is currently in the process of raising the $14,000 in financial support needed through local businesses, churches, and private donors to help pay for the items.

 

Pastor Doug Ogden of Lebanon Lutheran Church serves as chair of Lakeshore Backpacks for Kids. He said the group sees a high demand for school supplies every year. “Fortunately we have maintained critical financial sponsors again this year,” added Ogden. “Each church works hard throughout the year to raise money for the project through a variety of events and partnerships.” Other sponsors include the Chamber of Commerce Women’s Division, Charles D. Hammond Lodge 99 Fraternal Order of Police, Community Shores Bank, Community United Methodist Church of North Muskegon, Eagle Alloy, House Foundation, Kuerth’s Disposal Inc., Mabrito’s Motors, MasterTag, Metal Finishing Technology, Michigan Spring & Stamping, Shape Corp., and Sun Chemical.

 

Lakeshore Backpacks for Kids is made up of representatives from the participating churches and partners with  local businesses, community agencies, community education directors, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Head Start, and other early childhood and public school staff.

“We have a strong team of folks dedicated to serving the families who live in our communities,” said Ogden. “Seeing a child’s ear-to-ear grin when they receive their backpack makes it all worth it,” he added.

2ND ANNUAL “BURNING FOOT” BEER FESTIVAL Lakeshore Brewers Guild to host Burning Foot on Pere Marquette Beach

Muskegon, MI (June 15, 2016) – After last years Sold Out festival on August 27t h 2016, the warm
summer sand of Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Beach will play host to the 2nd Burning Foot Beer Festival.
From 3pm to 9pm, festival goers can enjoy some of the Finest craft beer found in the Great Lakes region,
with the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan serving as a backdrop. With over 50 craft breweries from
Michigan, Indiana, Illinois & Wisconsin gathering on the sand for the event, Burning Foot is poised to
turn Muskegon’s beach into the perfect summer playground for craft beer lovers. New this year will be the
Addition of “Rustic Style” tent camping right on the beach, along with RV/Trailer camping in the adjacent
parking lot but tickets a limited.

 
Although Burning Foot is first and foremost a celebration of local craft beer, the festival also
highlights the lakeshore’s stunning natural beauty (and hot summer sand)! Bordered by sand dunes to the
east and Lake Michigan to the west, Pere Marquette Park provides world-class natural surroundings from
every vantage point. In addition to the views and brews, Burning Foot showcases local and national music
acts, a food menu that is beer and beach themed and local custom art, ensuring that festival goers
experience the full flavor of life along the lakeshore.

 
The Lakeshore Brewers Guild will be hosting a Pre-release ticket party June 25th, 2016 at the
Downtown Muskegon Beach Volleyball courts on the corner of 2nd & Western From 12:00 to 5PM. This
free event will have tickets available before the online sale starts and will have food, music and craft beer
onsite, partons will be able to kick back enjoy some tunes have a craft beer and sink their feet in the sand
downtown. Tickets have been increased to 4000 (over 2500 last year) for $35 per and will be available for
purchase online beginning on Saturday, June 25th @ 5:01pm. Tickets for camping will also be available
online rustic camping is $25 Per tent and RV is $50 per location.

 

 

About the Lakeshore Brewers Guild:
The Lakeshore Brewers Guild promotes the local craft beer industry and the lakeshore’s natural
beauty. As a supplement to the Michigan Brewers Guild, the Lakeshore Brewers Guild will focus on
counties that touch Lake Michigan. States included are Michigan, Indiana, Illinois & Wisconsin.
Throughout these counties, the Guild is working with its members to build the “Lakeshore Ale Trail,” a
region rich in craft breweries, natural beauty, and the economic benefits that flow from successful
locally-owned and oriented businesses. Joint advertising and cooperative support allows Guild members to
grow while also establishing the region as a “beer tourism” hotspot. Through these collaborative efforts,
the Lakeshore Brewers Guild is becoming a driving force in supporting both its members and local
economies.

 

 

Breweries Attending Burning Foot 2016:
MICHIGAN
Arbor Brewing
Arcadia Ales
Beards Brewery
Big Lake Brewing Company
Big Hart Brewing
Boatyard Brewing
Brewery Vivant
Cedar Springs Brewing
Cellar Brewing
Constantine Brewery
Crankers Brewing
Dark Horse Brewing
Draught Horse Brewing
Dutch Girl Brewery
Elk Brewing
Ellison Brewery
Fetch Brewing Company
Final Gravity Brewing
Founders Brewing
Grand Armory Brewing
Gravel Bottom Brewing
Greenbush Brewing
Jolly Pumpkin
Kuhnnenn Brewing
Lake Brothers Brewery
Latitude 42
Liberty Street Brewing
New Holland Brewing Company
North Peak Brewing Company
Newaygo Brewing Company
Odd Side Ales
Old Nation Brewing
Our Brewing Company
Pigeon Hill Brewing
Pike 51
Rail Town Brewing
Right Brain Brewery
Rockford Brewing Company
Rochester Mills Brewing
Saugatuck Brewing
Schmohz Brewing
Shorts Brewing
Stormcloud Brewing
Tapistry Brewing
Trail Point Brewing
Tri Cities
Unruly Brewing
Vander Mill Cider
White Flame Brewing
ILLINOIS
Lagunitas Brewing
Une Annee Brewery
WISCONSIN
3 Sheeps Brewing
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Mob Craft Brewing

The Ninth Annual Making It In Michigan Conference Provides Food and Agricultural Entrepreneurs Chance To Taste The Future One-Day Event Hosts Educational Sessions and Trade Show Featuring Over 200 Michigan-made Food and Agricultural Products

East Lansing, Mich. – The MSU Product Center is pleased to announce the ninth annual Making It In Michigan Conference and Premier Specialty Food Marketplace Trade Show to be held Wednesday, November 16th from 7:30AM – 4:00PM at the Lansing Center.

“In supporting this year’s theme of ‘Taste the Future’ we will be presenting a comprehensive series of educational sessions with forward thinking strategies for long-term success,” states Brenda Reau, Senior Associate Director, MSU Product Center. “We are also pleased to expand the trade show this year to over 200 vendors that will be sampling Michigan-made products,” says Reau.

 

This year’s keynote speaker is Mike Busley, owner of Grand Traverse Pie Company. He will discuss the company’s 20-year history and how his family has influenced decisions and played a role in its success and future plans.

 

The one-day event features morning educational sessions that will concentrate on different business stages and cover strategies for the following:

 

  • Starting Your Business
  • Regulatory and licensing for the beginning food entrepreneur
  • Farmers markets – what do they offer to my business
  • Preparing for sound record keeping
  • Keys to FSMA compliance in putting together a food safety plan
  • Branding your product and marketing your image

 

 

 

  • Growing Your Business
  • Making sense of social media and other communication innovations jargon
  • Becoming retailer savvy to meet customer needs
  • Financing beyond the bank loan – alternative choices

 

  • The Mature Business
  • Determining if imports and exports will be a good fit for your food business
  • Navigating legal issues in hiring employees

The $85 per person conference registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and educational sessions, digital copies of all presentations and reference materials and admission to the Marketplace trade show.

The Marketplace trade show in the afternoon will feature over 200 new and existing businesses that will be showcasing and sampling their Michigan-made food and agricultural products to the general public and Michigan-based food buyers. The trade show is free to the general public.
Conference participants will also have time to network with the winners of this year’s MSU Product Center awards and learn from their success stories. Awards will be presented for Entrepreneur of the Year, Start-up to Watch, Best Barrier Buster, Value-Added Agriculture and the Director’s Award. MSU Product Center innovation counselors and staff members, Product Center clients, business consultants, regulatory officials and food and farming groups will also be available to provide in-depth information and counseling.

BAKER COLLEGE DEAN OF ENGINEERING ANCA SALA NAMED HI-TEC EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR ‘Significant contributions’ to photonics education recognized nationally

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Anca Sala, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering at Baker College, has been named 2016 Educator of the Year by HI-TEC, the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference. She will receive the award at the 2016 conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 25-28, 2016.

Sala was recognized for her diverse and dedicated work toward building the infrastructure of photonics education. She is one of the nation’s leading high-technology educators and innovators in the development of college programs in photonics, optics and photonics.

“Dr. Sala is an extraordinary educator and academician who is committed to building a national workforce of highly qualified photonics technologists,” said Bart Daig, Ph.D., Baker College System president and CEO. “She is a leader at the cutting edge in this area of education. Students benefit from her commitment to offer training that meets workforce demand for photonics technicians in numerous industries, higher education and research.”

The award is presented to a community or technical college faculty member who has made significant contributions to the education and training of today’s advanced technological workforce. The recipient must have demonstrated impact on technology education both locally and nationally.

HI-TEC cited Sala’s work in the following areas that support her selection as the 2016 Educator of the Year:

  • Sala is a principal investigator on a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) project grant, for which she developed and implemented an associate degree program in optics and photonics. That associate degree program was launched at Baker College’s Flint campus in 2013.
  • She is a co-principal investigator representing Baker College in the NSF ATE Midwest Photonics Education Center.
  • Sala is a committee chair for the OP-TEC Optics and Photonics College Network, an association of postsecondary photonics technician educators. In this role, she is responsible for creating and identifying technical webinars for faculty professional development.
  • Sala is working with OP-TEC and other NSF ATE centers to provide national leadership in technician development for the recently formed Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Initiative (IPMI), a $610 million project designed to replace copper in conventional chips with lasers and optical waveguides.
  • She is working to develop skill standards, design curricula, adapt existing teaching materials and train employed technicians to address current and future technical workforce needs in more than 200 industries, research labs and universities participating in IPMI.
  • Sala is the OP-TEC author of modular teaching materials for the nation’s first technician course in integrated photonics. She will introduce this course at the HI-TEC conference in July 2016.

In addition, Sala is a founding member of Mi-Light, the Michigan Photonics Cluster that supports Michigan’s photonics-related businesses with the goal of growing the state’s talent pool to expand the photonics industry and stimulate innovation.

She earned a doctoral degree in physics at the University of Toledo, Ohio, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering at Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania. Sala holds eight patents related to photonics devices.

For more information about engineering and technology programs at Baker College, contact Kathy Jacobson in the admissions office at kathy.jacobson@baker.edu or 231.777.5200, or visit www.baker.edu.

About HI-TEC

HI-TEC supports the mission of the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program: to strengthen the skills of technicians whose work is vitally important to the nation’s prosperity and security. The national conference is a professional development opportunity for secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, technicians, industry professionals and trade organization members. For more information, visit www.highimpact-tec.org.

About Baker College

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Baker College grants certificates and associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in diverse academic fields, including business, health sciences, engineering, information technology, education and human services. Every Baker College graduate receives Lifetime Employment Assistance—free and forever. Baker College was one of the first in the state to offer students the option of completing a degree 100 percent online, without ever visiting a campus. For information, visit www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakercollege.

“DAY OF ACTION – LITERACY FAIR” United Way of the Lakeshore & AmeriCorps NCCC team up

(MUSKEGON, MI) – United Way of the Lakeshore, in collaboration with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team, is hosting a Literacy Fair at the Farmers Market in Muskegon where the NCCC team will be on hand to help young people and their families build small book houses for “Little Free Libraries,” participate in arts, crafts, and storytelling, and swap books with one another. Other community partners involved in the Literacy Fair include: City of Muskegon, Muskegon Farmers Market, Nichols, Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore, and Alcoa Howmet.

Day of Action is celebrated world wide by the United Way. It is an opportunity for people in communities to come together to address issues that matter most to them. In the Muskegon area communities, the focus is early childhood literacy through the book swap, fun projects and activities

Kristina Coby, Director, Community Engagement, United Way of the Lakeshore said, “A critical aspect of a child’s success depends on learning how to read. A child living in a book desert, with limited access to books, may not have the opportunity to develop the skills to become an engaged reader.” Coby added, “That’s why our volunteers wanted to have an activity to build Little Free Libraries at our Day of Action. They are a little bigger than a bird house and can store a variety of books for all ages. This is a project that creates more access to books for children and youth, and engages eager volunteers to help build and place these Little Free Libraries in our neighborhoods and around the communities.”

The event is free and open to the public.

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W. Western Avenue, Muskegon, MI

United Way of the Lakeshore is uniting to inspire change and build thriving communities. Our Bold Goal – 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025. For more information, visit www.unitedwaylakeshore.org.

Taste of Muskegon 2016

Downtown Muskegon is excited to announce that in 2016, the Annual Taste of Muskegon will once again partner with Parties in the Park by locating the popular event in Hackley Park and will utilize Third Street, Fourth Street and Clay Avenue as part of the event area. Our charitable partners will be Kids Food Basket and the Salvation Army.

 

This year’s event will be held June 17 – 18, 2016 and will feature more than 20 of the Lakeshore’s best locally owned restaurants. They will all be showcasing their most popular menu items while competing for awards in the Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert, People’s Choice, Best Booth, and Green Award Plate among others.  We make the most of Hackley Park’s laid back, family-friendly atmosphere and provide plenty of shade and open space to keep guests comfortable. The Taste guests will be able to walk around with food and drink all throughout the park and surrounding event area.

 

Friday, June 17 will be Parties in the Park at the Taste of Muskegon with expanded hours from 4:00 – 10pm and feature live classic rock music from The Group Therapy Band from 4:00-10:00pm including a special set featuring the Ruxy Muzik Experience. Also on Friday will be the West Michigan Offshore Boat Show taking place on Third Avenue with a Battle of the Sound Systems happening at 6:30pm.

 

On Saturday, June 18 the ‘Taste’ experience will happen from 11am – 9pm. Saturday will feature live music starting at 1:00am with Chris Cordle and The Change takes the stage at 3:00pm. The awards ceremony will take place at 5:00pm, followed by The Shaggwells closing the show from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. There will be a car show on Third Street 11:00am – 4:00pm along with Ruxy Muzik on the Olthoff stage from 11:00am until 2:00pm. The Taste of Downtown Pub Crawl will begin around 9:00pm.

 

This year’s event will also feature a plenty of fun for the kids. The Kid’s Zone will be open from Noon – 8pm on Saturday and will feature bounce houses sponsored by Redi Rental and Kid’s Food Basket, lunch sack decorating with Kid’s Food Basket, Pop-Up Museum provided by Lakeshore Museum Center, and Eat Healthy Muskegon sponsored by MLive. Pound Buddies will be in the park from Noon until 2:00pm.

We are still accepting volunteers. If you would like to work at Taste of Muskegon please visit https://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/4968061280113 to sign up.
Website:  www.tasteofmuskegon.org

 

About the Team

 

This year the Taste of Muskegon is being coordinated by Ellen Berends on behalf of Downtown Muskegon Now with the support of committee members: Deni Hunter; Lisa Kraus, Roger Zuidema, Jack Page, Jennifer Riggs, Robin Henshaw, Brett Gilbert, Marcella Henry, William Hendon, Tom Schultz, and Pete June. Anyone interested in sponsoring or being part of the ongoing revitalization of this event, should contact lead organizer, Ellen at ellenberends55@gmail.com or (231) 750-4970. All proceeds from Taste of Muskegon 2016 go to the revitalization of Muskegon’s downtown through development grants and landscaping.

Other ways to get involved

Volunteer for the Lakeshore Art Festival

A unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food and fun along the shoreline in historic Downtown Muskegon. More than 300 artists and crafters will be showcased with fine art in the park, crafts, children’s activities and Michigan food market – all wrapped up in a huge downtown street party atmosphere!   Come out and join us on July 1st,  and July 2nd, 2016.

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Join Watch Muskegon

Muskegon has more to offer than ever before. Join the conversation, movement and Watch Us Go!

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