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Alpine Township kids enjoy Halloween

Children had plenty to celebrate this weekend including the first Alpine Township Fall Halloween Fest, a party at Stony Creek School, and there were record numbers of "trick or treaters".

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Alpine Township Hosts First Annual Fall Halloween Fest

The number of people who attended the first Alpine Township Fall Halloween Festival probably guaranteed that the event will be repeated next year.  Hundred of kids and parents came to the Township Sports Complex and enjoyed free hot dogs, donuts, apple cider, ice cream and candy.  There  were free apples too, and even pumpkins for all kids who wanted to take one home.  Organizers Jim May and Ron Cordes, both Township Trustees, were very pleased with the outcome, and wish to thank the many volunteers that helped make this a success.  They also like to thank the following donors:
Under the Pines - Pumpkins
Steve Alt - PumpkinsAseltine - CiderRon Cordes - Candy, Donuts, CocoaRon and Jackie May - Ice cream,  Cones, Apples, Water, Face PaintingFrito Lay - ChipsMike's Cycle Station - Paper ProductsPumb's and Eckridge - Buns and Hot DogsTed Wallace - Buns & Condiments Dunneback Dairy - Face PaintingAlpine Township - TentBill Steffen - Weather

Alpine Township Hosts Fall Halloween Festival on Sunday October 31

Alpine Township will host a Fall Halloween Festival on Halloween Day, Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Comstock Park Lions Raise Funds for Sight Seer Program

The Comstock Park Lions Club held a fund raiser Tuesday to aid "Sight Seer', a Grand Rapids based non profit organization that offers a radio program created for people who are blind, visually impaired or physically unable to hold or read print material.  Thanks to their efforts, and some very generous local donors, the Club raised near $1,400.

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Saturday Afternoon along M-37

View from Best Buy Parking LotKeep your eyes on the traffic as you drive along Alpine Ave (M-37) but if you pull off the highway there are scenes to enjoy. This may be the last weekend to enjoy the autumn colors.as seen here from the parking lot at Best Buy. There was a line of cars waiting for a parking spot at Schwallier's County Garden on Alpine and 9 Mile Road. Besides lots of fun attractions, there is a pumpkin patch, a maze, kiddie rides and lots more. The goats were also very popular with the kids. Meanwhile, two miles south at 7 Mile Rd. at 7 Mile Road, customers were purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables as well as pumpkins.

Celebrating Success

Work at Alpine Township was temporarily suspended as employees joined  Residential Assessor Julie Burelski in celebrating a recent achievement. Julie passed a written exam, paving the way for her to become a level 3 certified Assessor. Julie has been employed at Alpine Township for 16 years.  READ MORE





Comstock Park Community Outreach

Once a month, a group of concerned  leaders from the Alpine Township/Comstock Park area meet to discuss issues and solutions to some of the social issues facing our community.  The group currently consists of about 30 members representing various faith communities, Comstock Park Schools, Alpine Township, Kent District Library, Arbor Circle, Wedgewood Christian Services, YMCA, York Creek Apartments, the Comstock Park Rotary, and other organizations and businesses.  The group was started by Dan Clark, Clark Nurseries who saw this as an opportunity to reach out to the community  READ MORE