Page 23 - Fruitport Area News



Page 23 - Fruitport Area News
Coming January 10, 2009
9:45 and 11:00 AM
Showspan , Inc. announces Grand
Rapids events
(Submitted by Showspan, Inc.)
Grand Rapids’ DeVos Place is the venue selected by
Showspan, Inc. for their upcoming shows in 2010.
The 4th annual Camper, Travel and RV Show will be
held January 14 through 17, featuring everything for the
RV lifestyle.
The Michigan International Auto Show will be held
February 4 through 7. This is the 12th year for the show
featuring hundreds of the latest model cars, trucks, vans
SUVs, hybrids and sports cars. The Million Dollar Motorway and Gilmore Car Museum display will return as
attendee favorites.
Also in February, golfers can look forward to spring as
the 22nd annual West Michigan Golf Show fills the DeVos
Place with new equipment, tips and lessons for golfers
of every age and skill level. National PGA teacher of the
year Mike Bender, will be on hand during the show from
February 12 through 14.
For 65 years, the Grand Rapids Boat Show has attracted
boaters from all over Michigan, and the West Michigan
tradition continues from February 17 through 21. Boats of
all kinds, from 16 to 50 feet, along with ski boats, pontoons, kayaks and yachts will be on display with boating
accessories and services.
The Home and Garden Show features home products
and services from March 4 though 7. From remodeling
and new construction, to landscaping and interior design,
the show features free seminars and a garden and art
Michigan’s finest tradition for the avid fisherman, outdoor-lover, hunter or camper is the Ultimate Sport Show.
The event will be held March 18 through 21 with over 350
exhibitors featuring the latest outdoor gear, travel information, and fishing boats.
The final show, the 4th Annual Cottage and Lakefront
Living Show, is for everyone who wants to buy, build or
enjoy the cottage and lakefront lifestyle.
All of the featured events are produced by Showspan,
Inc. For more information, visit
Fruitport Soccer Club announces
spring, 2010 season registration
(Submitted by the Fruitport Soccer Club)
Online soccer registration opens on January 1, 2010.
Register at
On January 5, the FSC board invites you to join them
for Sign and Skate. The event will be held at Roller Fox,
12189 Apple Avenue in Ravenna from 6 to 8:30 p.m. If you
sign up one or more players for the spring soccer season, your immediate family will be able to skate for free,
including skate rentals. If you registered online, bring a
copy of your receipt for your family’s free admission to
Final in-person registration will be held January 12 at
the Fruitport Township Hall, 6543 Airline Road, from 6
to 7 p.m. The Fruitport Soccer Club will hold elections at
their board meeting that night at 7 p.m.
Registration closes on January 31.
And remember, “Volunteers Keep us Kicking!”•
Holiday drinking and
driving don’t mix
(Submitted by Ottawa County Health Department)
The holiday season is a time for family gatherings, office
parties and merrymaking. But it’s also one of the deadliest
and most dangerous times of the year, due to an increased
occurrence of drunken driving.
During the holiday season, more alcohol-impaired drivers get behind the wheel than at any other time of year. And
because many motorists don’t realize that just one drink can
impair their judgment and motor skills, they risk lives and
make driving conditions dangerous for everyone.
The fact is, drunken driving kills –– especially during the
holidays. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, over 1,000 people were killed across the U.S.
during December 2008 in alcohol-related crashes.
But there is a simple solution to reduce the drunken-driving mayhem on the road this time of year: Plan ahead.
Take some precautions if you know you will be absorbing
some holiday cheer this year:
•Remember it is illegal to drink if you are under the age
of 21.
•Designate a non-drinking driver beforehand
•Plan to give the host your car keys to reduce the likelihood you will drive under the influence.
•If you don’t have a designated driver, arrange for a sober
friend or family member to pick you up –– or call Last Call
Ministries at (616) 844-0980 or a taxi.
If you can’t find a ride ahead of time, don’t panic. If all else
fails, arrange to spend the night at your host’s home. Most
will understand and would rather you camp on their couch
or floor than take unnecessary chances.
Impaired driving is serious business. So if you’re planning
to drink this holiday season, don’t risk your life and the lives
of others. Instead, make a plan –– before you get behind the
wheel –– and stick with it. Please don’t drink and drive.•
Fruitport Area News • December 2009 • Page 23
Mark & Andrea
Nunica Bible Church
11175 South Street
Freewill Offering
Welcome — Potluck to Follow!
Installation & Repair
Timmons-Sottovia wedding
Jennifer Ann Timmons and James Randall Sottovia were married July 11, 2009 in Fruitport’s Pomona Park.
The bride is the daughter of Jamie and Pat Timmons of Jackson, Michigan.
The groom’s parents are James and Maryellen Sottovia of
The couple will live in Jackson.•
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A fine new arrival in Fruitport
Joseph James Johnson was
born to Fruitport Township residents Amy and Jerome Johnson on September
16, 2009. He was 23 inches
long, and weighed in at nine
His grandparents are Rose
and Greg Dillon, also of
Fruitport Township.
“Welcome, baby Joseph. We
love you. Grandma Rose
and Grandpa Greg, big sis
Destiny, Aunt Alecia, Nicki,
Buddy, Jayden and Dillon.”
Three’s the charm(er)
Daniel James Dault was born on September 3, 2009. He
weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and is the third son born to
Dominic Dault and Shawn Scherer. Shawn is a Fruitport High
School graduate.
He joins his parents and brothers Dominic IIl and Dayton
in their Lakeside home.
Those who need food, call
Love INC
They will arrange for you to pick the
food up at a local food pantry.
Call 72-CRIME (722-7463)