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Holy Spirit Parish Community Festival, September 19th & 20th

Holy Spirit Parish Community Festival, September 19th & 20th

Holy Spirit Parish at 2230 Lake Michigan Dr. NW in Grand Rapids, MI is once again holding their Community Festival on Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20. Saturday hours are 7 – 10pm and Sunday is 12 Noon until 6pm. Everyone is welcome at this festival.

Saturday evening will feature a Euchre Tournament with a $10 entrance fee to be paid before the tournament begins. Many raffles held between games at no extra charge. 1st & 2nd place prize money payout to be determined by the number of players. You can sign up by calling the parish office, leave your name and phone number to reserve a seat. Seats will go fast. Ph: 616-453-6369.

Come and join your neighbors for good music, good food and games.

Habitat for Humanity announces $20M redevelopment project


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Habitat for Humanity of Kent County is partnering with community organizations and neighborhood residents to create Plaza Roosevelt.

Plaza Roosevelt is a redevelopment project that will invest more than $20 million to reinvigorate one square block bounded by Rumsey Street, Grandville Avenue, Graham Street and Century Avenue in Roosevelt Park.

Organizations that have already signed on to the project include the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association and area residents, SiTE:LAB, Mercy Health Saint Mary's and Clinica Santa Maria and Ferris State University.

Glow Ball Golf Fundraiser Event at the Pines

Glow Ball Golf Fundraiser Event at the Pines

Terry Hunt is heading up a Charity event on September 11th and then again on September 18th for his sister in law Monica Hunt, 53 years of age, who is suffering from cancer.

This will be an unusual event; it’s Glow Ball Golf, to be held at the Pines located at 5050 Byron Center Ave, phone number 616-538-8380. Terry and his family are paying for all the equipment to be used for this unusual event and all the equipment will remain at the golf course for charity events to be held in the future, thereby saving participants a lot of money.

This event is scheduled to start at dusk on both dates but participants are asked to be at the golf course one hour earlier. The cost for this event is $35 on September 11th and $25 on September 18th. It will be 4-man teams but if you do not have a team to play with, don’t let that stop you. You will be paired up with other people so you can play. Terry can be reached at 616-406-7701.

One person hurt, cars destroyed in fire at GRR


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - A security guard for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport is hurt after a car fire.

It happened around 9 p.m. Sunday on the second level of the parking garage. Airport leaders say one car caught fire and the flames spread to six other cars. At least two of the cars were destroyed.

The security guard was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. There is no word on that guard's condition.

Airport firefighters quickly put the fire out. The garage was closed for about an hour so crews could clear the smoke from the area.


Bar customer describes robbery by band of bicycle riders


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Staff at the Pump House Bar on Langley Street say the band of bicycle riding armed robbers who held up the business early Wednesday may also be responsible for a robbery several months ago.

But, the first time they say the thieves only robbed the business. Wednesday they also made the customers empty their pockets and give up their purse.

"4 men came in with masks and guns and held a gun to my friend's side, took everything out of his pockets and took my purse," recalls customer Danna Debour. "I'm scared. It will be awhile before I feel safe in any kind of public place."

Debour says she was only carrying $25.00, but she also had her license, credit cards, car and house keys and phone in her purse.

The bar has security cameras, and there may be surveillance video of the robbery.

Davenport Alumni Event at John Ball Zoo

Davenport Alumni Event at John Ball Zoo

Members of the Davenport University Alumni are planning a day of fun and activities at John Ball Zoo Saturday, September 12th from 11am – 2pm. Join them in seeing some exciting exhibits such as the Tigers of the Realm, Living Shores Aquarium, Treetops Outpost and the Children’s Nature Play Zone.

Tickets are limited, so please register at: davenport.edu/GRZoo. Tickets include family friendly activities, lunch and entrance to the zoo. Cost: Adult $10; Child $5; Child under 2 years of age and under FREE. Meet at the Pond Pavilion within the Zoo grounds.

Man found unresponsive near Popeyes in G.R.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Grand Rapids Police Department is looking for information from the public after finding a man unresponsive near the intersection of S. Division and Stewart Street.

Just before 2 a.m. Thursday, police were called after a passerby found Timothy Daniel Brilley, 56, laying on the ground with serious injuries to his face near Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Brilley was taken to Saint Mary's Hospital where he is listed in critical condition as of 8:30 a.m.

GRPD's Major Case Team is investigating. If you have any information, please call 616-456-3400 or Silent observer at 616-774-2345.

Silent Observer can also be contacted confidentially at online at www.silentobserver.org.