Christmas in Grant event scheduled for December 12, 2015
Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet good little girls and boys on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Please check back soon for more information.
October Halloween Party & Movie Night in the Park
A group of creative, enthusiastic, and community-minded volunteers have collaborated on creating a Halloween Party and Movie Night in the Park at Blanche Lake Friday, October 30th. This event includes a "Trunk-or-Treat", face painting, pumpkin painting, and a variety of kids games. We also have a pumpkin carving contest (carving done at home ahead of time) sponsored by Old Iron. Our event sponsor is ChoiceOne Bank - Grant Branch!
This event end with a showing of "Hocus Pocus" at the Blanche Lake Park Amphitheater. It's going to be cold, so please dress warm for the movie. A warming fire will be on-site within the ballfield. Please check back for any last-minute updates if the weather forecast changes between now and then. Our back-up location is the Grant Community Center, but our preference is to keep everything at Blanche Lake Park.
Halloween Party & Movie Night in the Park October 30th
Thank you ChoiceOne Bank for Sponsoring this event!
September 5th Movie: "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs"
Co-Sponsors: WHITE CLOUD LION'S CLUB & Newaygo Lion's Club
Hosted By: City of Grant and Detail Painting, Inc.
FREE: Admission, Popcorn, and Parking
The July movie showing was "Blended" on 7/25/15.
Thank You to our Sponsor: ULRICH PROPERTIES in Grant.
Another Thank You to Shawn and Janet Botsford of the City's DPW for donating popcorn.
The June movie showing was "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" on 6/27/15.
Thank you to our sponsors: DETAIL PAINTING, INC. for sponsoring our June movie!
Grant City-Wide Yard Sales
The Grant City-wide Yard Sales are always the first Saturday after Labor Day weekend. This year the event will take place on Saturday, September 12th. The new farmer's market will also be open for those interested in locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables and locally baked goods. Market stalls need to be reserved ahead of time. Yard sales are not allowed at the Farmer's Market structure.
Taste of River Country~A Farm to Table Celebration
"Taste of River Country, Farm to Table" Summer Celebration
Location: Blanche Lake Park (Park Drive is located directly across from Grant Elementary on State Rd)
Dates: Friday & Saturday, August 14 & 15
Cooking up more than a weekend of Farm to Table events and activities. This year's entertainment lineup featured a taste of great music to please any palate. Featuring rock, country, blues playing Friday and Saturday. Craft brew beer tent featuring craft beers made from local ingredients. A Taste of River Country featuring Newaygo County's best Farm to Table cuisine.
There was be plenty of family fun and entertainment with games and events like an Onion Eating Contest, Tractor Show, Kids games, Parade, Kid's Stage, and Arts & Crafts with a fresh flair. A Taste of River Country took place Friday & Saturday August 14-15 at Blanche Lake in Grant, MI. For more information, call 231-652-3068 or check the website www.rivercountrychamber.com.
2015 Christmas in Grant ~ Check back in the summer for all of the details!
Christmas in Grant event on December 13, 2014
2014 Grant Christmas Festival The 2014 Grant Christmas Festival took place on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with Olaf, Elsa, and Anna from the cast of "Frozen" arrived on a horse-drawn carriage at 4:00pm between the Depot and the Grant Community Center. Santa and Mrs. Claus met with children at the Grant Community Center until 7:30pm, and the cast of "Frozen" met children under the warming tent until dark.
At the Community Center, good boys and girls waiting patiently in line to meet Santa Claus received a free picture taken with him. Mrs. Claus was also available for pictures upon request. Other activities included decorating a cookie (while supplies lasted), making Christmas crafts, racing Matchbox cars, and listening to Christmas music provided by JB Sound throughout the event. Everything was free of charge.
Outdoor activities included a free horse-drawn carriage ride on Front Street, roasted chestnuts at State Farm Insurance on E Main Street, and a warming tent serving complimentary hot cocoa and coffee. The warming fire and tree lighting were held at Water Tower Park, and Santa Claus made surprise visits at several of our downtown businesses.
A special thanks to all of our event sponsors, our volunteers, and of course the members of the River Country Chamber of Commerce. Without this community support, this event might not be possible.
The Spirit of Giving ~ Decorate & Donate Contest
The City of Grant staff cut back on decorations for 2014, but we were pleased to be a part of this holiday fundraiser. Half of all proceeds went to the Newaygo County Commission on Aging Senior Meals Program.
When: December 2-31, 2013This event raised $607.14/ Croton Bay Trading Post raised $178.25 and The Lighthouse Group Insurance raised $150.00.Half of the proceeds ($303.57) will go to the True North Senior Food Program, and the other half will go to the Chamber of Commerce. The winner was determined by the business raising the most votes. Online votes are billed on an actual invoice for this contest.
2013 Annual Christmas Party & Santa Express The 2013 Santa Express & Annual Christmas Party took place on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at 11:25am at the Depot, and met with children for about fifteen minutes before being taken to the Community Center on a horse-drawn carriage. At the Community Center, children waited patiently in line to meet Santa Claus and get a free picture taken with him. They also enjoyed decorating a cookie, making Christmas crafts, racing Matchbox cars, and listening to Christmas music through out the event - all free of charge. A special thanks to Wayne Dault of Marquette Rail and all of his volunteers! A huge thank you to all of our event volunteers, as well as the members of the River Country Chamber of Commerce who make this event possible.
2013 Annual Grant Area & City-Wide Yard Sales
This event always takes place the first Saturday after Labor Day weekend, making it Saturday, September 7, 2013. This event is not sponsored by the City of Grant or even the Chamber of Commerce. It just occurs every year on its own. If you are interested in setting up tables for a yard sale within the City limits, you should contact the property owner for permission well in advance. Please be advised the any any activity along M-37 is regulated the Muskegon Transportation Service Center (TSC) of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The number to contact the Muskegon TSC is (231) 777-3451. The City of Grant is not allowing sales on any City owned property.
Grant Festival 2013 took place on Friday, August 16th through Saturday, August 17th. The location was the same as last year: 360 S Maple (M-37) next to Rent Smart and Never Enough Auto. The Chamber of Commerce hired Kasey Jernberg as the Grant Festival Coordinator. All event entry forms and flyers are made available on the Chamber of Commerce website.
The Grant Festival is a Chamber of Commerce event. While the City of Grant is a paying member of the Chamber of Commerce, the City does not host or run the Grant Festival. This is a common misconception. Our membership representative as well as many City employees volunteer time and efforts to help out with Chamber of Commerce events, the same as many other business representatives do. They are not paid to volunteer or help out with this or any other community event.
2013 Day at the Lake~Free Community Event! When: Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 10am to 2pm Where: Blanche Lake Park Take State Rd (120th) east to Park Drive, turn left at Grant Elementary. See map below. What: Enjoy hot dogs, chips and beverages along with volleyball pick-up games, horseshoe pit, meet and greet your Grant Medical Office Providers, kayaks and canoes available for use, kids' games, fishing (some gear provided), and giveaways.
Sponsored by Spectrum Health Grant Medical Center Equipment provided by Wisner Rents Canoes and Parsley Sports Shop
Business Holiday Decorating Contest
As a fun and festive fundraising event to help purchase holiday themed banners for the new L.E.D. streetlights in the downtown, the Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring a Holiday Decorating Contest among its members. Essentially, guests were encouraged to vote for their favorite decorated member business by casting their "vote" with spare change. The funds raised will be combined with the $322 raised in 2011 to purchase new decorations for the newer L.E.D. streetlight poles in downtown Grant.