Supporting businesses and the community in working together to make Grand Ledge
a great place to live and do business
Our annual dinner was last week with more than 90 people in attendance. Beth Augustine, the owner of Flour Child was awarded the Athena Award, Grand Ledge High School Teacher Amanda Hengesbach was voted teacher of the year and A&W Restaurant owner Keith Mulder is the Business Person of the Year. Thank you to all our supporters, attendees and the community for a great year. Kudos to the Woodwind Quintet from GLHS for providing our music for the evening. To view more photos from the event, please see our Facebook page.
Next weekend, May 4th is the opening of Market on the Grand. We have several vendors who have signed up for the entire season already. To sign up to be a vendor or learn more information, click here. See you all next Saturday from 9am-1pm in Jaycee Park!
There is a lot of activity at Jaycee Park and there is about to be a lot more! Performance Pavilion will break ground soon, construction has begun down by the boat launch for two new projects and the city was just awarded a grant for a sound garden in the park! Stay Tuned for all the happenings at this amazing community park venue on the city's webpage. Kids will be able to start splashing around again in about a month!
How many more Thursday's until Music in the Park you ask? SIX more until our Thursday June 6th summer series kicks off! Some of our headliners include Global Village, Starfarm, Root Doctor, Frog King, Three Men and a Tenor, Tell Yo Mama- just to name a few! Schedules will be printed soon!
Mark your calendars for these Chamber events:
April 25: TOMORROW Mix and Mingle at Brickhaven at 7 p.m, food will be catered by Peppinos Pizza!
May 4: Start of Market on the Grand Saturdays at JC Park from 9am-1pm
May 30: Mix and Mingle on Grand Princess at JC Park 7pm
June 1: "Be a Tourist in Your Own Town" Jaycee Park 10am-5pm
June 6: Start of Music in the Park Thursdays at JC Park from 7-9pm
June 20-23: Yankee Doodle Days at JC Park
June 28: "Wreck It Ralph 2" Movie in the Ball Field
July 12: "Lego Movie 2" in the Ball Field
July 26: "Paddington 2" Movie in the Ball Field
August 9: Golf Scramble at Centennial Acres and "Incredibles 2" Movie in the Ball field
September 19: Chamber Members Business Expo
October 11-13: 40th Anniversary Color Cruise and Island Festival
TONIGHT- Glass Crafting with Friends April 28- Princesses on Parade April 29- Homeschool Study Group April 30- Preschool Storytime May 2- Crafting for a Cause May 4- Follies Silent Auction & Live Music May 5- Delta Community Choir Presents Rhythm of Life: A Spring Concert May 7- Paws for Reading May 15- UMW Rummage & Bake Sale May 16- Crafting for a Cause May 18- Royal Victorian Childrens' Tea May 18- Victorian Days Activities for Kids May 21- Paws for Reading May 21- Grand Ledge SINGS! June 5- Scammers Beware June 10- A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading Program BLAST-OFF! June 22- Josh Spalsbury Memorial Comet Chase 5K June 22- Yankee Doodle Days Kids Activities
Did you know that even if you don't own a local business that you can still show your support for Grand Ledge by helping the Chamber build a stronger community? The chamber hosts several large festivals and your "friendship" helps make those events happen!