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July, 2012


Walz “A Mother’s Love” Quilt in Grand Rapids Competition

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Grass Lake area quilter  Sue Walz has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2012 AQS Quilt Show & Contest.

Walz has been chosen to display her quilt, A Mother’s Love in the first year of this contest. Winners will be announced prior to the opening of the show on Wednesday, August 22 in the Exhibit Hall at the DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI.
Cash awards totaling more than $44,000 will be granted, with prizes including $10,000 for the Best of Show and $5,000 each for the Best Hand, Machine, and Longarm Workmanship.

A Mother’s Love will be on display along with 357 other quilts at the show, which is expected to draw more than 20,000 people.

AQS Founder and President Meredith Schroeder says, “Those attending the show will enjoy seeing these beautiful works of art, and be impressed with the creativity and technical skills of the quiltmakers.”

Quilts were entered in this international contest from 40 U.S. states and 6 other countries.

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Chamber Golf Outing Fun

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The 2012 Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing had 35 teams competing in the annual fundraiser. Shown above are volunteers Brenna Wrozak and Janelle Sherwood (L-R) with red ticket ribbons and players (L-R) Matt Horodeczny, Dave Bargesser, Jill Plensdorf, Jen Cicalo, Chris Plensdorf, Mike Stapleton and Tony Vigo in the white shirt.


Heat Victim Thanks Parade Watchers

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I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the thoughgtful individuals who kindly aided me from too much sun and heat at the 4th of July parade.

We were on the SW corner of Mt. Hope and Mich. Ave. in front of the Old H.S. Apartments.  It is a pleasure to visit such a kind and caring community.

It’s reasurring to know there is still old fashion values in todays environment.

It’s adds to the enjoyment of our summer stays with our daughters family.

Thank you so much,
Alan Buckmaster

Public Notice, Bids for Seal Coating

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The Grass Lake Charter Township Board is now taking Bids for the Seal Coating of the Township Hall and Fire Station Parking Lots.  The Bid is for approximately 20,000 square feet at the Township Hall and approximately 40,000 square feet at the Fire Station.  Bid shall include cleaning and fill of all ¼ inch and larger cracks, Specify what would be used to fill the cracks, Apply the seal coat by hand (not sprayed) and repainting the parking lines, both regular and handicapped.

Bids must be sealed and delivered to the Office of the Township Clerk by
July 23rd at 4:00 p.m.  The Township Board has the right to reject any or all bids.

Grass Lake 14u Baseball Team 12-1

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Congratulations To The Grass Lake 14u Baseball Team of the SCL.  The Warriors finished the season tied at the top with a 12-1 record.
Players from L to R Top: Nick Latka, Micah Coffey, Nathan Lockridge, Josh Jaskolski, Kyle Farley Players from L to R Bottom: Luke McMullen, Paul Grysco, Brandon Sherwood, Dave Rowe and Devan VanDeRyt

Coaches – Latka, Lockridge, Jaskolski, Farley.  Not Pictured Tom Coppernoll

Grass Lake Museum Open Saturdays

Mide Fensler and his Ford
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On Saturday, July 7, many new visitors were welcomed to the Coe House museum to marvel at the collection of approximately 300 china shoes.

This collection of the late Ruth Wing was displayed beautifully in groups scattered throughout the museum. Visitors wandered through the rooms to view the many groupings.

Museum members have decided to keep the displays in place for the next open Saturday – July 21.

We often hear from local folks that they’ve not visited the Coe House Museum for years. Open Saturdays will give everyone an opportunity to see all that is new in our local museum. In addition to July 21, the museum will be open August 4 and 18, September 8 (Heritage Day) and September 22 and October 6.

Bring your summer guests to show them Grass Lake’s
past at the Coe House. Hours on open Saturdays are 11:00 – 3:00.

Taylor Earns 2012 John O’Connell Award

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Grass Lake Senior Morgan Taylor

Morgan Taylor, a senior pole vaulter for Grass Lake High School, is this year’s Jackson Citizen Patriot John O’Connell Award winner.

She plans to attend Central Michigan University in the fall, with a major in photojournalism, while competing for the track and field team.

The award is presented annually by the Citizen Patriot sports department to a high school senior student-athlete from the Jackson area who embodies the courage and perseverance of the newspaper’s former sports writer.