11th: Girl Scouts Cards and Free Meals for Vets: Applebee's (Corunna), 11am-4pm
11th: Shiawassee County Veterans Day Parade: Downtown Corunna, 7pm
16th: Christmas Card Workshop: Community District Library (Corunna), 6pm
16th: Adult Santa's Workshop: Vernon District Public Library, 6:30pm
24th: Shop Local Shop Small Event: Downtown Durand, 5-8pm
25th: Shop Local Shop Small Event: Downtown Durand, 10am-4pm
2nd: Winterfest: Downtown Laingsburg
9th: Durand Band Boosters Craft & Vendor Show: Durand High School, 10am-3pm
14th: Adult Santa's Workshop: Vernon District Public Library, 6:30pm
LAST MONTH'S MOST UPLIFTING
October 2017's Most-Read Stories Came from These Shiawassee County Communities!
A Michigan Boy Scout used an Eagle Scout project to help feed 11,000 people. Delmar Carr III of Ypsilanti’s Troop 290 assembled meal packets with Kids Coalition Against Hunger to distribute locally and abroad. Some of the packets will arrive in Puerto Rico before Thanksgiving as part of disaster relief efforts.
MLive says enrollment at ten of 15 public universities in Michigan is down. For some, it’s a continuing trend. Among them, Eastern Michigan University, Northern Michigan University and Michigan State University. Enrollment at U of M Ann Arbor reached a record high in fall 2017. Lake Superior State University’s enrollment also climbed this year, the first time since 2011.
A 46 year old resident perished in a Kalamazoo motel fire early Saturday morning. The woman was found in the Comstock Motor Court Motel unit where the fire began. The fire is believed to have been accidental and only that unit was damaged. There were no other injuries.
Several West Michigan charities are serving up Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Among them, Holland Rescue Mission, which plans to serve 1,500 meals on Wednesday. The organization also plans to distribute 500 care boxes. Mel Trotter Ministries will invite guests to its location on Monroe in Grand Rapids on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 10:30am. Find out about more events like this at Smile.FM.