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District Governor Visits Comstock Park Rotary Club

The Comstock Park Rotary Club was honored today with a visit from District Governor Timothy Knaggs.  Tim joined the Rotary Club of Cadillac, Michigan USA in 1990. As Governor, Tim oversees the activities of about sixty Rotary Clubs located in West and Northern Michigan and Canada.

Tim applauded the Comstock Park Rotary Club for their many achievements, including their work at Grotto Park and their role in the installation of playgrounds at Wahlfield Park and York Creek.  Tim also took the opportunity to present the Paul Harris award to Vice President Dick Woodward.  This award can be awarded to anyone deemed worthy of that honor.  Also receiving an award was Treasurer Frank Vietze.  Joining District Governor Knaggs was current Assistant Governor Violet Roher from Sparta.




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.

Remembering September 11, 2002

Few if any will ever forget the morning of September 11, 2002.  Nearly 3,000 people died that day as the direct result of  one of the most horrific assaults on innocent victims ever penetrated  on United States soil by foreign nationals.
On this day our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victims and of those who died or were injured trying to help victims survive.
 On this day, September 11, 2010 Alpine Township Fire Fighters showed up in full force to give drivers along Alpine Ave and Four Mile Road the boot.  The boot was filled a number of times by generous drivers  in a successful effort to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy. 

Meet Penny Weller

Please meet Penny Weller.  Penny was recently appointed by the Kent County Board of Commissioners to represent the Townships of Alpine and Plainfield, and the City of Walker on the Kent County Library Board.  Penny is a resident of Alpine Township but received endorsements from George Meek, Supervisor of Plainfield  Charter Township,  Rob VerHeulen, Mayor of Walker, as well as from  Alex Arends, Supervisor of Alpine Township.  Penny has been spending a lot of time volunteering at Spectrum Health as well as for the Association for the Blind and Hearing Impaired.   She is currently the Treasurer of the Walker Lions Club.

Upcoming Events in Alpine Township

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.

The Young and the Very Young

For many years, one of the best kept secrets in the Township was the Card Party for Seniors at the  Community Center every Thursday night.  The room used to be filled with card players.  As of late, the number of players has decreased dramatically and the group is looking for new participants.  "Many of our regulars have passed on"  said Mary Schweitzer, "and they just haven't been replaced."  There is no age limit and any one can play.  Current players range in age from in their 50s to 92.  If you like cards, stop on by on a Thursday at 7:00 PM at the corner of 7 Mile Road and Baumhoff and have fun.

Meanwhile, at today's Rotary Club Meetiing at the Swan Inn, two younger ladies, students at Comstock Park High School, briefed the Rotarians about their experiences at  the Life Leadership Course they participated in last month.  The two junior students received scholarships from the Comstock Park Rotary Club making it p