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Former boycott organizers to lead annual Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice March

Former boycott organizers to lead annual Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice March

News Release:

March 30, 2011, Grand Rapids, MI -  Michael Johnston, a former boycott volunteer, will be among the hundreds of marchers stretching down César E. Chávez Boulevard, to help celebrate the work of the late farm worker rights and labor leader during the 11th Annual César E. Chávez Social Justice March and “Community Gathering” on Thursday, March 31, 2011.

The annual March along Grandville Avenue (César E. Chávez Blvd.) will begin at 11:00 AM at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, 1204 Grandville Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, and end at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1630 Godfrey Avenue SW, in Wyoming.

The “Community Gathering”, a student directed program, follows the March at 12:00 PM at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

Spring leaf cleanup going on now until May 31st

 

***From the City of Wyoming website***

Rent-a-Trailer (Leaves Only)

  • March 28 through May 31, 2011.
  • Small (3 - 4 cy) $5.00 for weekday and $10.00 for weekend.
  • Large (6 - 8 cy) $10.00 for weekday and $20.00 for weekend.
  • Trailers are delivered and picked up by City of Wyoming personnel.
  • Reservations must be made with the Public Works Office a minimum of (24) hrs in advance.
  • Residents are not allowed to rake leaves into the street.
  • Contact the Public Works department at (616) 530-7260 for more information.

The Foremost Insurance 28th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

The Foremost Insurance 28th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

News Release:

The Foremost Insurance 28 th Street Metro Cruise® Planning Begins

Chamber prepares for the annual end of summer event

Wyoming-Kentwood, MI (January 12, 2011) – The annual event has grown through the years to over 300,000 visitors and over 15,000 vehicles. Last year, with beautiful weather, the event hosted record breaking numbers. Organizers are looking for an even larger turnout this year. There has been momentum within the 28th Street merchants’ community to increase event participation. Many of the businesses are reaching out to the visitors and welcoming them with specials, activities and event oriented activities. The Metro Cruise® was started as a method of helping businesses along the 28th Street corridor when highway M-6 opened.

This year’s venues are currently under development.