April 1, 2013 by WLKM · Comments Off
A 96-year-old woman, who has played a key role in two longstanding local traditions, has been selected as Three Rivers Citizen of the Year for 2013.
Carol Boulette was named the recipient, bestowed annually since 1965 by members of the Three Rivers Lions Club.
Boulette played a hand in the formation of the Three Rivers Water Festival as well as the Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour. She also is known for her 30-year career with the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, the balance of which she was director.
In addition, she has a long history of involvement with the American Red Cross and the Three Rivers Emergency Care Network Food Bank.
A public ceremony to honor Boulette will take place at 6 p.m. May 14 at Belle Époque. Tickets are $20 each and will go on sale in a few weeks at Southern Michigan Bank and Trust.
Tickets will not be available at the door the day of the gathering.
June 19, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off
Three Rivers municipal officials on Monday issued a public thank-you to the city of Sturgis for its help with cleanup efforts from the 2012 Water Festival.
According to a Three Rivers news release, after the city’s street sweeper failed to operate over the weekend, Three Rivers DPS crews turned to their counterparts in Sturgis for assistance.
Sturgis sent its own street sweeper and an operator to help clean areas in need following the three-day festival.
Three Rivers officials said without the collaborative help from Sturgis, areas of the city would not be as clean and presentable as they were following the work of the Sturgis street sweeper.
June 18, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off
The 56th Three Rivers Water Festival is in the books and event organizers are declaring the three-day celebration a success.
Saturday’s car show, stage performance and fireworks display were met with large crowds, continuing the trend of strong audience participation that started with Thursday’s opening-night parade.
A Friends of Scidmore Park fundraising event, “Kiss the Pig,” raised more than $4,000 and saw Mayor Tom Lowry earn the most votes to follow through on the premise of the campaign.
June 13, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off
The Three Rivers Lion Club will provide free vision screening for people of all ages Friday and Saturday afternoons, during the Three Rivers Water Festival.
The screenings will take place near L. A.’s Coffee Café, on West Michigan Avenue, starting at 1 p.m.
Infants through children age 5 are seated on a parent’s lap and photographed with a vision screener, which can detect indications of eye diseases. Parents will be notified of the results immediately and any possible need for further evaluation.
Children age 6 through adults are screened, using a device similar to that used for driver’s license testing, to detect vision problems that are recommended for evaluation by an eye-care professional. Results of the screening for this age group are provided immediately.
Vision screening is a service provided by the Three Rives Lions Club.
June 5, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off
Organizers of the 56th annual Three Rivers Water Festival have announced the Three Rivers-based Gray’s Community Band will perform on closing day of the three-day festival.
The band has been booked to perform 3 to 4 p.m. June 16 at the rear of Scidmore Park.
Parking for the free concert is along Spring Street.
May 21, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off
Members of the Three Rivers Water Festival organizing committee have announced that Carnival Midway Ride Armbands are on sale now for a discounted rate.
The $12 cost represents a $4 savings and are available at the reduced rate while supplies last.
Wristbands may be purchased at the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce, Harding’s grocery store or Hoffman Street Grocery.
Schmidt Amusements is featuring two new rides this year. The carnival opens at 4 p.m. June 14 and runs through June 16.
Armbands are good for one day.