The fourth White Pigeon snowman-building event is underway.
Event coordinator Shireen Cline said she is encouraging residents in the 49099 ZIP code to build as many snowmen as possible and contact her with details about the competition.
Cline said with warmer weather in the forecast, now would be a good time for prospective participants to make their snowman. Prizes for participants will be awarded Jan. 5 at the Wade Park gazebo.
Cline may be reached by email at email@example.com.
She suggested potential participants act quickly, as rain could wash away the snow before Monday.
State Rep. Matt Lori is congratulating the Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival for receiving a state grant to support continued operation of the annual event.
The Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs recently announced a $5,000 grant to support the festival.
The Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival is a week-long celebration of the arts every May featuring visual arts, music, literature, theater, storytelling, dance, culinary arts and master classes with selected artists.
Once mini-grant awards are made under the decentralized Regional Re-granting Program, it is estimated that 82 of the state’s 83 counties will have received grant money from the MCACA.
Here’s a reminder that tickets for Reba McEntire’s performance at the 2014 St. Joseph County Grange Fair are on sale.
Tickets are $94.50 for VIP seating in the first 10 rows, $84.50 for track seats and $79 for grandstand seating.
Tickets may be purchased at the fair box office, over the phone at 888-873-0550, or online at startickets.com.
The show starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 20.
A big name in the country/western music genre will bring her talent to Centreville next year.
Officials from the St. Joseph County Grange Fair announced Reba McEntire will be the headline entertainer at the Sept. 20, closing-night performance. The 58-year-old Oklahoma native has won 15 American Music awards, 13 American Country Music awards, nine People’s Choice awards and two Grammy awards.
Her more-recognizable songs include “Fancy,” “For My Broken Heart” and “Is There Life Out There?”
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Seats in the first 10 rows are $94.50; track seats are $84.50 and grandstand seats are $79.
Johnson said in terms of cost, McEntire is the biggest act the fair has ever booked.
Nearly 200 people took part in Friday’s Christmas in Colon holiday gathering in downtown Colon.
Despite cold weather, a crowd gathered along State Street well ahead of the annual parade. The procession started at Colon Elementary and concluded at Colon Community Park, where hot chocolate, cookies and a visit with Santa were available.
Sponsored by the Colon Area Chamber of Commerce, the event also featured extended hours at downtown Colon businesses, where finger foods and treats were offered.
Village president Tom Tenney declared the 2013 event a success based on the number of people who participated and spent the evening in its downtown district.
Kennedy’s Kitchen and the Celtic Fire Irish Stepdancers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Riviera Theatre in downtown Three Rivers.
All proceeds from the show will benefit the Huss Project, an effort to build community in Three Rivers through food, art, play and friendship. The evening will feature Irish music, dancing, sing-along Christmas carols, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar with drink specials and a range of microbrews.
Tickets range from $10-$100, with a suggested ticket price of $15. Moe information is available online at: hussproject.com.