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HARVEST ON THE RIDGE

Although the Harvest on the Ridge Apple Festival is sponsored by the Sparta Chamber of Commerce, it had plenty of Alpine Township flavor added throughout.
The best tasting smoked ribs in the Harvest on the Ridge BBQ contest had to be the ones prepared by the Squirell II team, headed up by Alpine Township resident Mike Warrelman, assisted by his family.  While this may not be the official judges' opinions, these ribs were simply awesome.  "Better than candy!"  exclaimed one young connoisseur.
The Antique Tractor Show had neary 30 participants.  A parade followed, ending at the Bow Tie Tavern on  Alpine Ave and Ten Mile. The event was was part of a fundraiser sponsored by the Bow Tie to raise money for Gilda's Club, a cancer victim support group.

Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society Hosts Open House

On the outskirts on Alpine Township, next to the fish hatcheries. sits an old red brick building that had been  empty for years, and is currently the home of the Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society.  Over the the past few years, members of the organization have been busy building a scaled replica of the Pere Marquette Railroad as it existed between Plymouth, Michigan and Chicago Illinois circa 1945.  READ MORE 

KDL reaches out to Hispanic Community

Staff from the Kent District Library offered activities and information for all who attend the soccer games at the Alpine Township Sports Complex, in an effort to promote library services to the hispanic community.  More information and pictures click here

Festivities on Alpine Church Road

Holy Trinity Parish held its 35th annual Alpine Festival this weekend with some adult activities on Saturday evening and family activities Sunday.  The festival was everything it was promised to be and the beautiful weather resulted in a fantastic turnout.   For more photographs, go here.

Upcoming Events in Alpine Township

HOLY TRINITY PARISH ALPINE FESTIVAL
On September 11 and 12, 2010, Holy Trinity Parish, 1200 Alpine Church Road NW, will celebrate it's 35th annual ALPINE FESTIVAL. There will be Food, Refreshments, Entertainment, Live Music, Beer, Las Vegas Party, Sunday Bingo, and much more. Sunday is geared towards families with Kids Games, Bingo, 50/50 raffle, large inflatables, a Country Store and a Kiddie Tractor Pull. Of course there is also the famous Sunday BBQ chicken, mini raffles, and a Raffle with first prize of $8,000. This is a great event for the entire community. Here are some pictures from last year's event.

Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society Fall Open House

The Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society will be holding their Fall Open House September, 18th from 11am to 4pm. There you'll be able to watch model trains run on over 1,100 feet of track designed to represent the Pere Marquette Railroad, circa 1945, as it existed between Grand Rapids and Bay View, Michigan. The event is free but donations are welcomed.