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East Halloween Plans

HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREATING. Halloween is Sunday, October 31st. To provide the safest environment possible, the Public Safety Departments asks trick-or-treaters to wait until 6:00 pm to begin trick-or-treating, and to be done by 8:00 pm. This will allow drivers to watch for all the children at the same time and allow homeowners to plan evening activities.

The Public Safety Department offers the following tips to make Halloween a safe and fun event for all:

Children should:

Take a pre-established route in a known neighborhood and have a curfew.

Bring flashlights, stay on sidewalks, avoid crossing yards, and cross streets at the corner not between parked cars.

Stop at all corners and stay together in a group before crossing the street.

Distinguished Alumni and Community Service Awards Dinner - November 15

From: http://www.egrsf.org

The East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation is pleased to announce its 2010 Distinguished Alumni and Community Service Award recipients. In addition, this year marks the creation of the first Distinguished Alumni Posthumous Award. Receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award will be Gillian Martin Sorensen, graduate of the East Grand Rapids class of 1959 and currently Senior Advisor of the United Nations Foundation. The first Distinguished Alumni Posthumous Award recipient will be David T. McLaughlin, East Grand Rapids class of 1950 who, at the time of his death in 2004, was chairman of the American Red Cross. The 2010 Community Service Award will be given to Mary Dersch for her dedicated and visionary work at the East Grand Rapids Public Library.

Gillian Sorensen's career has spanned over 30 years in the international and domestic political arena, primarily in association with the United Nations. Ms.

Restaurant Week November 4-13

East Grand Rapids, MI - Several East Grand Rapids restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids November 4th through 13th. The event will feature, "Fifty restaurants all offering three courses or more for $20.10 per person," says Doug Small, president of Experience Grand Rapids.

Visit for http://www.restaurantweekgr.com/ detailed information and a list of participating restaurants.

Upcoming City Commission Meeting agenda

October 18, 2010 – 6:00 p.m.

(EGR Community Center – 750 Lakeside Drive)

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Regular Agenda Items

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Consent Agenda – Approval Requested

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  • Receipt of communications.
  • Minutes of the regular meeting held October 4, 2010 (enclosed – approval requested).
  • Report of Finance Committee on disbursement of funds: payroll disbursements of $186,626.00; county and school disbursements of $-0- and total remaining disbursements of $308,780.63.
  • Get educated before you vote

    East Grand Rapids, MI - There will be a candidate forum at the East Grand Rapids Community Center for residents with questions regarding the upcoming elections. It is being held on Monday, October 18th at 7:00 pm. Several topics of discussion have already been chosen but you can visit http://egrpseducationadvocates.blogspot.com/ for information on how to submit questions that address what you're concerned about.

    Family Music Extravaganza

    From: http://www.eastgr.org

    Saturday October 23, 2010. 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    EGR Library

    Calling all Storytimers and Toddler Timers! Want to show off your Goldfish swimming? Your Scissor Legs? Your Jump Up/Turn Around abilities to your whole family? Then come dance and sing with Miss Michelle and Miss Trish for one evening! Show off all your dance moves, sing along to all your Storytime/Toddler Time faves, and enjoy a music-only concert where you've already picked the playlist! For families with children ages birth-6 years.

    Annual Halloween Hoot

    From: http://www.eastgr.org

    The annual Halloween Hoot, a favorite of EGR residents for many years, is scheduled for Saturday, October 30 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the EGR Middle School. Children ages 3-12 are invited for an afternoon of fun activities, prizes, games, inflatables and more.

    New this year: Pre-Registration. Call 949-1750 or register online (activity code 27700 A). The cost for the event is $5 per child with a $20 maximum per family.