Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Helping to Make the Season Memorable

 The Comstock Park Community Outreach Coalition held its December Meeting at the Administration Building of the Comstock Park Middle School Tuesday to discuss the various projects being conducted in the community this holiday season that relate to the objectives of the coalition. 
 The "Take a Bite Out Of Hunger" campaign is in full swing, as are a number of other projects related to those in the community who need help the most.
Sparta Community Education is searching for locations near a bus stop to provide day and evening classes to help adults obtain their GED as well as teaching English as a Second Language.  Several local organizations have responded by offering their facility, including Zion Lutheran Church and the new Community Center at York Creek Apartments. 
Senior Neighbors reported on the "Enhance Fitness" program they are bringing to Greenridge Elementary School at 3825 Oakridge NW for the senior adult population.  It is a safe and fun program specifically designed for older adults to improve strength and balance and promote health. Similar programs in other Kent County communities are well attended.  Classes will be from 10:00 to 11:00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and all seniors are encouraged to attend, even when you can't make ass sessions.  Program starts on Monday January 13, with exercise and an open house with prizes and refreshments.  For more information contact Julie Lake, Senior Neighbors (616) 233-0283. 
Saturday December 14 is a busy day for Santa, who will arrive by train at Dwight Lydell Park at 9:30 for a brief stop, but will also be available for pictures and craft activities for the whole family at Little Pine Island Camp on Pine Island Road.  Breakfast costs are $2.50 a person or $10 for an entire family!  In the afternoon, Santa will be at the Girl Scout Office at 3275 Walker NW.  Those who bring a non-perishable gift to be donated to the Comstock Park Giving Closet (for local at risk families) will be entered into a drawing to win various restaurant gift cards. 

6th - 8th grade students of Mill Creek Middle School greeted the attendees of the Comstock Park Community Outreach Coalition with Christmas carols and good will. 

Julie Ebenstein has been preparing hard and is looking forward to leading our senior adults in the Enhance Fitness program beginning in January

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