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Harbor Theater “Pays It Forward” to Veterans and Active Military

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Muskegon, MI Sept. 12, 2010: The 2010 Sundance winner Restrepo is a gritty, intense documentary surrounding the U.S. deployment of soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, which was considered the most dangerous posting in the U.S. military. While it will keep the audience at the edge of their seats and their hearts racing, it will surely leave a lasting impression on many that leave.

“It’s an interesting concept that we, as a society, have chronicled such sad and touching events through this documentary with, aside from exposure, the intent of profiting on it,” says Jen Pelto, owner of the Harbor Theater.

Shoreline Spectacular - GFS MarketPlace Family Picnic Rescheduled

From: http://www.shorelinespectacular.com

Shoreline Spectacular had many successful events happen this last weekend (Labor Day weekend) but unfortunately our GFS Marketplace Family Picnic was rained out.

We have decided to reschedule it to this Sunday, September 12th, from 1 – 5 pm. The location will be at GFS Marketplace, 885 W. Sherman Blvd. All money raised here will go to local charities (just like the festival).

The events that were planned for the original picnic will take place here. We will be raffling off the 2010 Polaris Quad, we will be having a hot dog contest (sponsored by Vienna) and music.

The picnic will be $5 for adults / $3 for children under 12 yr old.

It will include a pig roast (bbq or not), baked beans, potato salad, and ice cream. (Beverages sold separate) and for the children there will be hot dogs, chips and juice.

Muskegon Opportunity hosts mentor training workshop

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Muskegon Opportunity Hosts Mentor Training Workshop
Caring, committed adults needed to mentor local high school students

Muskegon, Mich., Aug. 24, 2010 — Muskegon Opportunity is hosting a mentor training workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the Blue & Gold Room on the Muskegon Community College campus at 221 S. Quarterline Road.

Muskegon Opportunity is working to help local high-school juniors prepare for and enroll in the post-secondary education option of their choice, from a four-year college program to a professional training program; and caring, committed adults from all walks of life are vital to helping these students realize their goals.

Mentors will be good role models and help students navigate the path toward their dreams. Mentors focus on successfully earning a high school diploma, pursuing higher education and planning for a career.

Cans From Fans food drive at the Muskegon Shoreline Festival

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August 16, 2010

 

Muskegon, MI -- Cans From FansTM, a Muskegon-based Food Drive to collect non-perishable food items from fans attending community events, will host their second food drive at the 2010 Muskegon Shoreline Spectacular. The event runs from September 3 through September 6 and the Cans From Fans semi-trailer will be on site all four days. There will also be donation bins located throughout the event.

Attendees of the Shoreline Spectacular are encouraged to bring non-perishable food like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal, peanut butter and rice to the Cans From Fans semi-trailer. Those who donate food or make monetary donations will receive free parking at locations surrounding the event. Signs will be posted indicating participating parking lots.