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My Town Plainfield: Park logo creator honored

My Town Plainfield: Park logo creator honored

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The woman whose artwork will grace the signs at Plainfield Township’s newest park has made a career out of graphic design.

Katie Karnes is a graphic artist for Mlive Media Group.  Monday night, the township honored her for coming up with the winning name and logo for Premier Park.  Karnes received a $500 prize.

The public naming contest generated more than 90 entries and more than 50 logo ideas.  Last month, the board unanimously voted to adopt Karnes’ logo design, which incorporated the township seal.   The township plans to translate her entries into park signs that could be posted as early as the end of the year.

My Town: Tickets now on sale for Meijer LPGA Classic Tournament

My Town: Tickets now on sale for Meijer LPGA Classic Tournament

BELMONT, Mich.—In exactly one month, nearly 150 professional golfers will fill West Michigan for the Meijer LPGA Classic.

The 72-hole event is expected to attract 144 players from across the nation.  The tournament will take place Aug. 4-10 at Blythefield Country Club.  Tickets are now available online.   Proceeds from the tournament will support local food pantries through Meijer’s Simply Give program.

A community concert featuring country singers Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son is scheduled for Saturday Aug. 9.  Concert tickets range in price from $10- $30.

Caught Being Safe program launches statewide

Michigan State Police, local law enforcement and Michigan’s Field Neurosciences Institute have teamed up with McDonald’s of Michigan to once again launch “Caught Being Safe,” a statewide bicycle/scooter helmet safety program. Kids wearing helmets and “caught being safe” by participating law enforcement officials will treated to a free ice cream cone or Apple Dippers at McDonald’s. 

According to the Field Neurosciences Institute (of Michigan): “Caught Being Safe! has shown a significant increase in both helmet utilization and public awareness regarding the critical importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. This program has impacted not only children but adults as well.” 

My Town: Free tickets still available for 'Lets Go to Bat for Kids'

My Town: Free tickets still available for 'Lets Go to Bat for Kids'

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—The Media Giants and Catholic Charities West Michigan Padres will battle it out at Fifth Third Ballpark as “Let’s Go to Bat for Kids” returns this Thursday, June 26 with even more family-friendly events.

More than 1,200 people are expected to fill the ballpark for the fundraiser, which supports Catholic Charities West Michigan.  Tickets are free and can be reserved by visiting the organization’s website.  In addition to the softball game between local priests and media personalities, families may take part in a Lego building station, face painting, crafts, a doughnut dunking station and meet Crash of the West Michigan Whitecaps.

My Town: 'Be a Hero, Be a Foster Parent' run June 28

My Town: 'Be a Hero, Be a Foster Parent' run June 28

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Foster children face a tough road- only half graduate high school and within two years of leaving foster care, one in four land in jail.

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan also says children and teenagers that go through the foster care system experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at twice the rate of U.S. war veterans.  That’s why the organization is looking for additional adults and families to “Be a Hero, Be a Foster Parent” and help these children.

Super hero capes will be handed out to participants of the Super Run, taking place June 28 at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery, located at 3142 4 Mile Road NE.  The fundraising and “friend-raising” event includes a 5K and 1K run/walk, which begins at 10 a.m.  Registration is $25 prior to the event or $30 the day of. For more information, email service@thesuperrun.com or (856) 777-8737.

My Town Plainfield: 10 Mile Park gets new name

My Town Plainfield: 10 Mile Park gets new name

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—  Plainfield Township's newest park has a new name and logo.

Earlier this month, the township board voted 4-3 to name the park on 10 Mile Road between U.S. 131 and the City of Rockford "Plainfield Township Premier Park."   The name came from a public naming contest that generated more than 90 entries.  

More than 50 logo ideas were also submitted.  The board  unanimously approved adopting a Plainfield Township Premier Park logo design that includes the township logo.  The township may also consider adopting the logo design for other parks within the township.

The person or people who submitted the winning name and  winning logo will each be awarded a $250 prize.

My Town: Fish for free June 7 and 8

My Town: Fish for free June 7 and 8

MUSKEGON, Mich.— Grab a rod and head out onto the big lake this weekend for Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend.

On June 7 and 8, the state will be waiving fishing license fees.  Free Fishing Weekend applies to residents and out-of-state visitors on inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish.  All fishing regulations still apply.

According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, our state offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than 11,000 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams. To find inland lakes in your area, click here.