On Sunday afternoon the Alpine Township Library once again hosted its annual Farm Workers Appreciation Festival at the Alpine Township Sports Complex, 1850 Alpine Church Road.
The intent of the program is to entertain the children who have Spanish speaking parents, give them information about the many services provided by the library and to encourage them to use these services.
The Migrant Soccer League of Michigan had scheduled games at the fields on Sunday so gathering children was no problem. Many volunteers were on hand from the Alpine Township Branch along with a number of other Kent District Library branches and from the Comstock Park Lions. Katie the Elephant was there and brought many smiles from the children. Also volunteering and back by popular demand was Purdy the Clown. Some firefighters from Alpine (which co-sponsored the event) stopped by with their Rescue Truck while other firefighters were at the Holy Trinity Festival.
Of course there was plenty of soccer all around the event.