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Grand Rapids Junior League Annual Fair

Grand Rapids Junior League Annual Fair

The Junior League of Grand Rapids, MI is hosting their Annual Gift Fair, Beneath the Wreath, on Friday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 4th at the Cultural Center of St. Nicholas, located at 2250 East Paris Ave. Friday hours are 9am-7pm, Saturday hours are 9am-4pm and Sunday, 11am-3pm.

The fair will feature fashions for women and children, handcrafted jewelry, gourmet foods and holiday décor.

Each year this fair raises money to support local service projects for women and children, including Kids in the Kitchen, YWA Domestic Abuse Center and The W.A.Y. Adventure Yard at the YWCA.

Wine will be served at a special evening on Friday, November 2nd from 4-7pm.

Admission cost is $5.00 for adults. Children 15 and under are free. Free parking also.

Humane Society of West Michigan Wins Grand Rapids Gem

Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) has won the Grand Rapids Gem competition, organized by Grand Rapids-based Craft-Revival Jewelers.  As a result of earning 65 percent of the public vote on grandrapidsgem.com, HSWM earned $6,640. 

“We are truly honored and ecstatic to be the winner of this exciting competition,” said Trudy Ender, executive director of the Humane Society of West Michigan.  “We currently have 300 animals at our shelter and these funds will be used directly for their care.  As a 100-percent donor-funded organization, donations like this are vital and we couldn’t care for our animals without the community support.”