December 2022 ALL IN THE ANNOUNCER
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Celebrates Allendale Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
ALLENDALE, MICHIGAN – NOVEMBER 3, 2022 – Honor celebrated the o cial ribbon cutting of its new Allendale Member Center on Friday, October 28th. Honor CEO, Scott McFarland, and Allendale’s Member Center Manager, Abbey Vaughan, began the celebration with a welcome to those in attendance, including Richard Atwell, representing the Honor Board of Directors and members of the Leadership Team present.
Extending his gratitude to the community and the stakeholders who helped make this member center a reality, McFarland commented, “We can’t do it without our volunteer board of directors. As a credit union, we know that’s what makes us special. We’re owned by our members, and our board is a volunteer board. They support our visions of growing in these communities, knowing that ﬁnancial services are a valuable piece of any community.”
McFarland next introduced Member Center Manager Abbey Vaughan, who spoke on what it means to be new to the community, future relationships, providing a positive space, and the joy of being welcomed into Allendale.
Others who spoke at the ceremony included the Executive Director of the Allendale Area Chamber of Commerce, Rebecca Wildeboer, Allendale Charter Township Supervisor Adam Elenbaas, and Michigan State Representative, Luke Meerman.
The theme of community and belonging were of no shortage, as Wildeboer touched on the di erence Honor Credit Union makes and the feeling of belonging as you walk in the door. Allendale Charter Township Supervisor Adam Elenbaas echoed these words and commented, “we ‘get’ to do this everyday,” describing what it means to create a positive atmosphere and impact in the community.
Following the o cial ribbon cutting, guests enjoyed lunch from local business, Peppino’s of Allendale,complimentary Honor goodie bags, and networking amongst their peers.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony attendees included Honor’s Commercial Loan O cer James McLaughlin, Mortgage Loan Originator Jon Rodriguez, Regional Manager Amber Cuvelier, Member Experience Manager Amy Cook, Member Center Manager Abbey Vaughan, her team in Allendale, and several local business owners.
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December Calendar of Events
*Please check with location or event before attending as information may have changed since publication
Th, Dec 1
Graphic Novel Book Club at the LIbrary, 6175 Library Lane
School Aged Children | Discussing "I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic 1912" by Lauren Tarshis
Allendale Public High School Music presents Holiday Pops + Poinsettia Sale Th, Dec 1 7pm
Ceglarek Fine Arts Center, 10760 68th Ave
3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Life Stream Church Fri, Dec 2 6 - 8pm
6561 Lake Michigan Dr | facebook.com/lifestreamchurchmi
Stuff the Truck - Food + Essential Drive and Meet Santa! | fb.me/e/5nWFYXHFB Fri, Dec 2 5 - 10pm
Non-perishable food + toiletries to fill Love Inc and Family Life's food pantries
Krafty Kids Event at Allendale Middle School, 10505 Learning Lane sat, dec 3 9am - 1pm
Come out and support your local crafy kids!
Holly Jolly Holiday Party at the Library, 6175 Library Lane Sat, Dec 3 10am - 12pm
Visit Santa, hug a Husky sled dog, participate in a scavenger hunt | Indoor + outdoor activies
Allendale's Holly Jolly Christmas Candy Hunt at Life Stream Church, 6561 Lake Michigan Dr Sat, Dec 3 10am
Christmas candy fun filled event supported by Mike Kelley - State Farm and Honor Credit Union
Superhero Holiday Party at Life Stream Church, 6561 Lake Michigan Dr sat, dec 3 11am - 1pm
Photo opps, gingerbread house making, face painting, cape making ($), hot dog vendor ($)
Santa Cabin Experience at Boschs Tree Farm, 10785 84th Ave, boschsnursery.com Sat, Dec 3 10am - 4pm
Horse/tractor ride, hot chocolate, visit Santa, Smore package | $10 pp
Santa Cabin Experience at Boschs Tree Farm, 10785 84th Ave, boschsnursery.com sun, dec 4 1-4pm
Horse/tractor ride, hot chocolate, visit Santa, Smore package | $10 pp
Gingerbread House Decorating for Teens at the Library, 6174 Library Lane mon, dec 5 6:30pm
Ages 11-17 | Register at allendalelibrary.org via Event Calendar
Knitting for Allendale at the Library, 6175 Library Lane Tues, dec 6 2pm
Join us to knit for those in need, donations of yarn accepted if you don't knit
Painted Ornament Workshop at Trail Point Brewing Th, Dec 8
Hosted by The Art of Life | theartoflife.info for tickets | $28 pp
Creative Dance at the Library with Lake Michigan Dance Academy, 6175 Library Lane Fri, Dec 9 10am
Ages 6 and under with caregiver
Coffee and Crafts at the Library, 6175 Library Lane Tues, Dec 13 10am
Make a Sea Glass Christmas Tree | Register at allendalelibrary.org via Event Calendar
Card Games at the Library, 6175 Library Lane Tues, Dec 13 2pm
Come out and play Hand and Foot!
OAISD Play N Learn at the Library, 6175 Library Lane Th, Dec 15 10am
Ages 5 and under, story, finger plays, crafts and activities, receive a free book
Th, Dec 15 6:30pm
Join us to discuss this great book by Matt Haig
Knitting for Allendale at the Library, 6175 Library Lane
Adult Book Discussion of The Midnight Library, 6175 Library Lane tues, dec 20 2pm
Join us to knit for those in need, donations of yarn accepted if you don't knit
Friends of the Library Meeting, 6175 Library Lane tues, dec 20 6:30pm
Would you like to support the library? Join us as we develop friendships in our community!
Cocoa + Candy Canes at Peppinos, 5065 Lake Michigan Dr wed, dec 21 5-8pm
Meet Santa, decorate an ornament, Christmas dinner buffet, hot cocoa bar - walkins or resv
Holiday Card Making at the Library, 6175 Library Lane Th, Dec 22 10am - 2pm
Drop in any time and make some cards, for all ages!
Holiday Movie at the Library: The Grinch, 6175 Library Lane wed, dec 28 1:30pm
Come out and celebrate the holidays with a movie and free popcorn, for all ages!
Christmas Tree Walk at Life Stream Church, 6-8pm dec 2 - Jan 2
Dornbos Family Light Show, 12385 92nd Ave, 6-9pm, Tune in at 95.1 Dec 3 - Dec 31
Dickens the Library Elf - find him first each day and win a prize! 6175 Library Lane Dec 1 - 23
Take and Make Activies for Kids + Teens at the Library, 6175 Library Lane Dec 1 - 31
Walking Fit Club at Ivy Rehab // Karaoke at Main Street Pub // Trivia at Trail Point Brewing Tuesdays: Trivia at Main Street Pub Wednesdays: Live Music at The Tasting Room fridays: Live Music at Trail Point Brewing Saturdays:
GLORIA presented by Theatre at Grand Valley, 7:30pm Dec 1, 2, 3
Jazz Ensembles Concert at Haas Center for Performing Arts, 7:30pm Dec 1
WInd Symphony Concert at Haas Center for Performing Arts, 7:30pm Dec 2
GLORIA presented by Theatre at Grand Valley, 7:30pm Dec 4
GVSU vs Central State Womens Basketball at 1pm Dec 10
Fall Dance Concert at Haas Center for Performing Arts at 7pm/2pm
GVSU vs Davenport Women’s and Men’s Basketball at 1pm/3pm Dec 11
GVSU vs McKendree Men’s Basketball at 2pm Dec 18
GVSU vs Grace Christian Women’s Basketball at 4pm Dec 28
GVSU vs Lewis Women’s Basketball at 1pm Dec 31
GVSU vs Aquinas Men’s Basketball at 3pm Dec 31
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A N N O U N C E R
DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
DEC. 1 High School Holiday Pops Concert, 7:00 PM, Ceglarek Fine Arts Center
DEC 5 Y5 12th Winter Art Show, 5:30 PM 7:00 PM, Ceglarek Fine Arts Center Lobby
DEC. 8 Falcon Kids Choir Concert, 7:00 PM, Ceglarek Fine Arts Center
DEC. 10 SWE Tea, 11:00 AM, Ceglarek Fine Arts Center
DEC 12 Regular Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 PM, Oakwood Board Room
DEC. 13 Middle School Choir Concert, 6:30 PM, Ceglarek Fine Arts Center
DEC. 15 Middle School Band Concert, 6:30 PM, Ceglarek Fine Arts Center
DEC 19 Jan 2 Christmas Break No School
JAN. 3 School Resumes Y5 12th
Fall All Conference/Honorable Mention Athletes
Boys Cross Country
All Conference Aden Ashworth, Ronnie Silveira & Parker Tiethof
Honorable Mention Ben Gross & Kilian Whalen Girls Cross Country All Conference Ava Buhlman Football
All Conference Aaron Holstege, Cal Tenney & Tyler Sparks
Honorable Mention Noah Brose & Josh VanderMolen Boys Soccer
All Conference Caden Hessel & Brycen Marsman
Honorable Mention Brandon Kurmas Volleyball
All Conference Madi Derby & Sidney Slanger
Honorable Mention Sami Harris
Student-Athletes of the Season
Varsity Football Aaron Holstege
JV Football Drew Ashbay
FR Football Ashton Steele
Boys Cross Country Ben Gross
Girls Cross Country Ava Buhlman
Varsity Soccer Jack DeHaan
JV Soccer Jakob Karsten
Varsity Volleyball Ashlyn Reagan
JV Volleyball Brooke Blackburn
FR Volleyball Tessa Sparks
Girls Golf Alyssa Schroeder
Sideline Cheer Destiny Wiggins
Allendale High School staff and students honoring our Veterans on, Friday, November 11, at the Ceglarek Fine Arts Center.
Public Schools would like to thank our outgoing board members for their years of service to our staff and students: Chris Breen Scott MacDonald In addition, we would like to welcome our new board members: Corey Mango Liz Ramey
**Please continue to check our website for the most up-to-date information on events taking place** December 2022
Josh Thurkettle 2nd Term
Athletic Boosters Fall
Celebrate the Season!
A Holiday performance by the FALCON KIDS CHOIR & DRUMTASTIX
Thursday, December 8, 2022
7:00 PM Ceglarek Fine Arts Center
Boy Scout and AHS student, Jeremy Kloosterman, spent some of his summer and fall hours building picnic tables for the students at Oakwood Intermediate Mrs Luban shared with Jeremy last spring that the students would appreciate some place to sit and read or gather with friends at recess. Jeremy started to put a plan together last spring and finished the
tables this fall. Jeremy had several local businesses sponsor the purchase and building of the tables: Mike Kelly, State Farm Insurance; Allendale True Value; Valley Church and Meade Zolman Family Dentistry. The building of the tables will serve as a project for which Jeremy will earn his Eagle Scout status.
Brooks DeBoode and Miles LaHaie from Mrs. Lyman's
created a trap to catch a monster after reading How to Catch A Monster by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton.
Mrs. Lee was WZZM's Teacher of the Week and Mrs. Weycker was WOODTV 8 Biggby Teacher of the Month!
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Township Board Mee�ngs
Township board mee�ngs are on December 12 at 6:00 pm and Wed. the 28th at 8am. You can ﬁnd board agendas and minutes on our website: www.allendale twp.org.
The oﬃce will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26. We will also be closed Friday, December 30 and Monday, January 2. During oﬃce closures, please u�lize our drop box for payments and other documents. It is open 24/7 and secure. Addi�onally, many of our services are available online. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
The library will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26. The library will also be closed Saturday, December 31 and Monday, January 2. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
ALLENDALE CHARTER TOWNSHIP Keeping YOU informed!
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foundation for her and her family. We o er counseling and advocates who walk our pregnant moms through every step of the process of having a child and beyond. We are happy to say that we still have relationships with moms who stayed with us 10, 15, and even 20 years ago! They are now giving back to other moms who are experi encing similar walks of life.
Whether you voted for or against proposal 3, I believe that everyone is concerned about the women who become pregnant as a result of rape, incest, sex tra ck ing, or are experiencing poverty. Many of these women feel forced into having an abortion because of these and other circumstances. The Family Life Center specializes in helping women that feel trapped by these di cult situa tions. We will help anyone who is experiencing an unex pected pregnancy that needs our resources. We primarily do this by providing housing, transportation and life skills training. We help moms identify their unique gifts and talents and help them put those to work building a solid
If you have had an abortion in the past or you know someone who has, we also have women who have experi enced abortions and are interested in privately sharing their healing journey with others. You are not alone!
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