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Former EKHS graduate in ArtPrize top 25

Kentwood, MI - David Huang, a former East Kentwood High School graduate has been voted into the ArtPrize top 25. His piece, Radiant and Efflorescence, is being displayed at the Grand Rapids Public Museum Exhibition Center and can be seen online by viewing his artist profile.

East Kentwood High School Homecoming Festival

Kentwood, MI - The East Kentwood Student Council is hosting a Homecoming Festival on Friday, October 1st from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The festival will precede the homecoming football game and include several activities such as a dunk tank, face painting, hot spot shooting contest, home run derby and much more. The event is being held behind the Field House to the left of the ice arena. For additional questions, send an email to sheri.hoving@kentwoodps.org

Candidate Forum at the Kentwood Public Library - Wednesday, October 13

Kentwood, MI - The Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidate Forum at the Kenwood Public Library on Wednesday, October 13th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. They have invited several candidates from both Wyoming and Kentwood from the following races:

3rd District U.S. Senate
28th & 29th District State Senate
72nd & 77th District State Representative

This event is open to the public. Visit http://www.southkent.org/ for additional information.

KPS - ArtPrize Entrants

From: http://www.kentwoodps.org/

ArtPrize has begun and the KPS family has several entries.  Below is a list with information that has been submitted to me.   It's a perfect weekend to head downtown and take a look.  I'll keep adding to the list should any other entries come to my attention.

John Becker, former 78'er coach,  husband of Julie Becker (Discovery 5th grade teacher), and Kentwood parent.
http://www.artprize.org/Search-2aspx?item=0&keys=John Becker

David Huang, 1989 EKHS graduate, professional artist, nationally recognized sculptor

David Prindle, former KPS student, son of Cheryl Prindle (EKHS teacher)

Can't do a float for the 2010 Santa Parade?

From: http://www.southkent.org

Employees with Santa hats can march with YOUR company banner and pass treats to the kids and flyers and brochures to the parents.

Our 2009 parade had more than 50 entries. Kids, parents and grandparents attended from all over Kent County. Some of them may have been your customers or potential customers. The crowd gets bigger every year as the community begins to look forward to this annual event. It's fast becoming a family holiday tradition in the Wyoming and Kentwood Communities.

Many Chamber Member businesses are already becoming annual fixtures in the parade and the spectators look for them to go by. Don't miss this opportunity to brand your business.

Don't miss this fun and unique community marketing opportunity. How will your business help us welcome Santa and the Holiday Shopping season?

Kentwood PD accepts expired prescription drugs for disposal

From: http://www.ci.kentwood.mi.us/

Prescription drugs are the second most abused category of drugs, often by teenagers who find them in their family medicine cabinet. Further, expired prescription drugs are often flushed into our water table through the sewer system. The Kentwood Police Department is cooperating with other area police and water departments to provide a drop off location for disposal of prescription controlled substances. A drop box is located in the lobby of the Kentwood Police Department, 4742 Walma Ave SE, for anonymous disposal of expired or unwanted prescription controlled substances. Other drugs may be accepted for disposal at many area pharmacies. Do not leave unwanted or expired prescriptions in your home where they may be accidentally ingested or intentionally consumed improperly. If depositing prescription containers, please blacken-out personal information.

East Kentwood High School - College Visitations

From: http://www.kentwoodps.org

Seniors and Juniors wishing to attend short college visit meetings should sign up in the EKHS Guidance office throughout the year; primarily this Fall. Based on college admissions criteria and student GPA's, we may find it necessary to make decisions on who attends the college visits. Please visit the college web sites to match your aptitudes, abilities, and interests with schools and their admission criteria and programs.

The following list is as of 9-20-10 and will change periodically.