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Discover Palmer Park

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 21 for a free and fun discovery program at Palmer Park!  Just pull on your comfortable walking shoes, gather the family and make your way down 52nd Street to one of Kent County Park’s hidden gems, Palmer Park.

This experiential family event for kids of ALL ages runs from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  It includes a scavenger hunt where kids get a trail guide to be stamped and entered into a drawing for a free “Discover! Palmer Park” t-shirt—along with “discovery” trail walk to learn about a truly interesting ecosystem and things like:

Veteran’s Memorial Garden Committee Accepting New Members

Wyoming, MI, May 11 - The Veteran’s Memorial Garden Committee is currently accepting new members.

The purpose of the committee is to assist, recommend and advise the City of Wyoming in the operation, care and maintenance of the Veterans Memorial Garden. The committee is responsible for the Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies held annually at the facility. In addition, the committee is responsible for all fundraising projects, as approved by the City Council.

Members are asked to attend four meetings per year to assist with the planning of the public activities and park needs for the upcoming fiscal year.  They will also provide an approximate budget to the City Manager.

This is a volunteer position. Anyone interested in finding out more about joining the committee should contact Jeff Anderson, Facilities Coordinator at the City of Wyoming, 530-7224

Veterans Memorial Garden

Trail & Accessible Playground Open in Wyoming

Trail & Accessible Playground Open in Wyoming

Wyoming, Michigan, May 12 - Children and families will be excited to hear that the X-wave teetertotter, jungle drums, basketball and tennis courts, bike trail and playground are ready for play as the Wyoming Parks & Recreation Department invites the community to the grand opening ceremony being held at Oriole Park, 1368 42nd St, Wyoming at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. In honor of the event, the City of Wyoming has joined with Wyoming Public Schools' Oriole Park Elementary School in hosting an afternoon field day of fun, free activities. The first 500 guests will receive a free gift including free ice cream sponsored by Macatawa Bank!

"With the park's new design and play equipment, we expand the number and caliber of accessible recreation facilities in Wyoming, giving area residents yet another reason to explore Wyoming's exceptional park system," said Rebecca Rynbrandt, Director of Community Services.

Operation Pillow Talk

Operation Pillow Talk

by Mindy Harris
from http://www.wyoming.k12.mi.us

Inside 3rd and 4th grade Gladiola classrooms on February 11, students were busy decorating pillows and writing letters to servicemen and women stationed overseas.

Students learned that pillows were not provided for many soldiers because they are not considered a necessity. Operation Pillow Talk was a way Gladiola Gators could provide a bit of comfort as well as show their gratitude and support to military personnel.

The day also included a presentation from Mr. Wheeler, a retired Navy veteran and member of the American Legion, and Sergeants Estupian and Hagen, Marine recruiters. During this presentation, students learned about flag etiquette, practiced folding the flag and asked questions about military life.

The 3rd and 4th graders would like to thank Grandma Wu for organizing this special project.

Good Samaritans rescue ducklings

Good Samaritans rescue ducklings

Six ducklings are back with their mother, thanks to a group Good Samaritans.

Bob Drake Junior says the ducklings fell through a storm drain near the Home Depot on 54th Street.  Drake and five others pried up the grating, scooped up the ducklings, then took them to their waiting mother.  The rescuers then escorted the whole family to a field leading to Buck Creek.

Wyoming Fire Dept. names recipients for 2010 Fryling/Yonkers Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award

Wyoming Fire Dept. names recipients for 2010 Fryling/Yonkers Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award

Wyoming, Mich. (WZZM)-The Wyoming Fire Department announced the recipiencts of the 2010 Fryling/Yonkers Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award.

Firefighter Brad Deppe and Firefighter Brian Fryling were selected for going above and beyond the call of duty.  They will be presented with their awards at the Wyoming City Council Meeting on Monday, May 2, 2011. 

Firefighter Deppe helped save someone's life while attending church on November 28th, 2010.  Deppe administered CPR and used an AED to help restore the person's heartbeat.

Firefighter Fryling used an AED and performed CPR when his co-worker collapsed at work on August 17th, 2010.

The Fryling/Yonkers Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award is presented annually to a nominated person.  The Firefighter of the Year Award was renamed back in 1980 when Ron Fryling and Les Yonkers were killed in the line of duty during the Chinatown Restaurant fire.

Carnival coming to Wyoming to benefit Dog Park

Wyoming, Mich. (WZZM)--A carnival is coming to Wyoming to benefit the Dog Park this month.

The carnival starts April, 22nd and goes through May 1st.  Rides and games will be set up behind Studio 28 on 28th Street. 

The carnival is benefiting the Wyoming Dog Park.