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Fall Fun Parties at KDL

Fall Fun Parties at KDL

It’s that time, families! Maybe there won’t be 17 types of apples in the grocery store this year (As late-night TV host Jimmy Fallon would say, “Thank you, drought… “), but we still have leaves turning color, a chill in the air, Halloween and bonfires to look forward to — and best of all, KDL Harvest Parties and Family Pumpkin Carving events at various branches.

See below for dates, times and locations:

Harvest Party
Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, pumpkin decorating, games and bountiful fun! Please bring your own pumpkin to decorate.

Saturday, October 27, 2:00 PM – Kentwood branch

Wyoming Pumpkin Path this Saturday

Wyoming Pumpkin Path this Saturday

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

The Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department's 9th Annual Pumpkin Path will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Lamar Park. This FREE family event will take place from 5PM - 7PM, with local businesses, clubs, and organizations hosting spaces along the path and handing out candy, coupons and prizes. Costumes are optional for the Pumpkin Path.

Wyoming family escapes house fire

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - A Wyoming family is safe after escaping an early morning house fire.

Fire crews responded to the fire just after 1:00am. They believe the fire started in laundry room and caused heavy smoke to move through the house. Firefighters were able to gain control of the situation quickly.

All of the residents inside were not injured.

A cause is not yet known.

See Your Film on the Big Screen!

See Your Film on the Big Screen!

Are you a teen who loves movies? Here at KDL we love films and we want to see your movie on the big screen. That’s right! A screen at Celebration Cinema is waiting to premiere your short film. The Kent County Teen Film Festival is coming in February 2013 and submissions are due on January 7. Are there rules to this festival? Of course… but there are also prizes!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity, brought to you by Grand Rapids Public Library, Celebration Cinema and us! Get all the details you need here.

Now get filming!

Community remembers child killed during parade

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Jordan Lamrouex's parents say he was always smiling, always telling jokes and they still can't believe the baby of their family is gone.

"Everybody loved him," sobs Mikaela Lamrouex, the boy's mother. "Everywhere we went, everybody loved him. He was really sweet."

The four-year-old was run over and killed by a float during the Wyoming High School homecoming parade Friday night.

An investigation is underway to discover exactly what happened.

"We don't know," says father Deron Lamrouex.

"He just fell," says Mikaela.

Monday night the boy's family, their friends and members of the community were together at Gladiola Elementary School in Wyoming for a vigil and celebration of the child's short life.

"Instead of remembering such sadness, just celebrate his life," says Mikaela.

"He was full of life," says Deron. "Very energetic, very happy. Always has a smile."

Vigil planned for 4 year old killed in parade

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - A vigil is planned Monday night for a 4-year-old boy accidentally run over Friday night at the Wyoming Public Schools Homecoming parade.

Jordan Lamrouex was riding on a float with his parents, when he asked to walk along side.  He was lifted down and run over by one of the float's tires.

A vigil is planned for 7:00 p.m. Monday at Gladiola Elementary in Wyoming located at 3500 Gladiola Avenue, SW. 

Visitation is Tuesday at Cook Funeral Home in Grandville from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Grand Rapids First Assembly of God in Wyoming.

UPDATE: 4-year-old killed at Wyoming homecoming parade

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - Wyoming Police have released the name of the four-year-old boy was killed Friday after being run over by a homecoming parade float.

Wyoming Police say Jordan Lamrouex was walking alongside the trailer when he somehow became entangled in its wheels. 

The accident happened in the 1300 block of 32nd Street SW at about 6:00pm.

Police say the early investigation shows that the boy had been riding on the float and had been helped off by his parents. 

The Wyoming Fire Department and AMR ambulance took the boy to Spectrum Health-Helen DeVos Children's Hospital where he died.

Anyone who may have seen the incident should call Wyoming Police at 530-7300.