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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.

CPPS - Special community meeting to discuss 2011 bond issue

From: http://www.cppschools.com/

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,

For the past few months, our Board of Education has been deliberating the possibility of asking our community for their support on a bond issue. In stepping back and analyzing the current and future needs of the district, five key areas began to move to the forefront. These areas are safety and security, technology, energy conservation, operational efficiencies, and transportation. These identified areas of need have led the Board to move forward with plans for a February 2011 bond issue.

I am cordially inviting you to a Community Meeting on Tuesday, September 28, to give input and share ideas on the scope, size, and nature of potential projects.

Alpine Township to Host Area Silent Nigtht Parade and Memorial Service during Fire Prevention Week

This years Area Silent Night Parade and Memorial Service will be hosted by Alpine Township and the Alpine Township Fire Department.  This annual event takes place on Thursday evening, October 7th, starting at 7:00 P.M. with a Memorial Service on the lawn of Alpine Township Center.  In case of inclemennt weather, the service will be moved inside.

The purpose of the memorial service is to pay tribute to all firefighters from the area who passed away last year.  The fire service is very dedicated to paying honor and respect to their fellow firefighters and their families.

Following the memorial service, fire departments will participate in a silent parade of fire trucks from the Alpine Township Center, through a part of the Westgate community, and completing the parade route at Fifth Third Ball Park.

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 

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.

Baby-Ready Pets workshop hosted by Humane Society of Kent County

From: http://www.hskc.org

Sept. 4
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Baby-Ready Pets
Humane Society of Kent County
The Humane Society of Kent County offers a workshop to help prepare your pet for the arrival of your bundle of joy. With a little training and assistance, you can make it a safe and (relatively) stress-free experience for the whole family. To register for Baby-Ready Pets, please contact Jennifer Self-Aulgur, Humane Education Coordinator, (616) 791-8066 or jennifer@hskc.org.

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.