Officials with the Three Rivers Water Festival have announced the postponed fireworks display will take place in conjunction with the city’s annual Harmony Fest.
Bad weather prohibited the display on the June 15 closing night of the Water Festival. Instead, the show will take place Sept. 1 to cap off the one-day Harmony Fest.
A makeup date was established following negotiations between officials from the Water Festival, Harmony Fest Committee, the pyrotechnics company and the City of Three Rivers.
The fireworks are expected to start around 10:45 p.m. following the final musical act of what will be the 20th annual Harmony Fest. The fireworks will be launched from Memory Isle.
The seventh annual flotilla on Palmer Lake in Colon will take place this weekend.
Set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday from the Burr Oak Road boat launch, the flotilla for 2013 has adopted the theme “The Movies.” Per-entry cost is $10.
Officials from Masonic Lodge No. 73 will judge the event and trophies for first-through-fourth places will be awarded.
All proceeds from the event will support the Colon Masonic Lodge and its scholarship fund for students.
Rain date will be 3 p.m. Sunday.
More information about the flotilla may be obtained by phoning 386-2223.
The non-profit, Three Rivers-based organization *culture is not optional (*cino) has completed its purchase of the former Huss Elementary School in Three Rivers.
As noted in a Tuesday (June 11) post on The Huss Project website, “As of today at 3:15 p.m., we signed the final papers and received the deed to the historic Huss School building in Three Rivers, Michigan. Wow!”
The post reports the progress made since the land contract purchase of the property in June of 2009 and the success of “a Brick Campaign to raise $100,000: $50,000 to pay the balloon payment and another $50,000 to renovate a functional room in the building.” It also notes “the incredible support of wonderful people near and far” in helping to meet the first goal of the Brick Campaign.
The Huss Project website says that, “In collaboration with a variety of partners, *cino is working to turn this obsolete property into residential space and a community center emphasizing food, play and the arts.”
Schmidt’s Family Amusements is back in town with many fun rides and games for the young and daring during this year’s Three Rivers Water Festival!
The midway will open at 4 p.m. on Thursday (June 13) and will remain open until 10 p.m.; Friday’s hours are from noon until 11 p.m., and Saturday’s hours are from 11 a.m. until midnight.
Rides and games require tickets purchased at the midway site in the West City Parking Lot at a cost of $16 per person. For those wishing to save some money, advanced purchase “armband” tickets are now available for $13 until noon on Thursday, June 16. The armbands, good for unlimited RIDES on any ONE day of the festival, can be purchased on a cash-only basis at the Chamber of Commerce office and Harding’s Market.
The White Pigeon Township Board of Trustees approved its 2013-14 fiscal year budget this week.
The five-member board Tuesday approved its $455,000 budget, which is less than its budget one year earlier.
Clerk David Girton said projected expenses from the general fund are $221,467, while expenses from the township’s fire department and cemetery fund are expected to be $177,300 and $78,000, respectively.
Girton said the budget is lower this year because the township a year ago purchased a fire truck, which made its fire fund expenses for the 2012-13 fiscal year an anomaly because of the costly purchase.
The township also agreed to continue to levy three-tenths of a mill and more than six-tenths of a mill for operations related to the White Pigeon Township Library.
More than a dozen entries in the second White Pigeon snowman-making contest were recognized and awarded during a program Sunday.
Participants who helped make the event a success chose from a variety of snowman-themed prizes. Organized by Shireen Cline, the snowman-making contest awarded prizes for a variety of categories, including best use of snow, most creative, funniest, sports-minded snowmen, snowman spirit and occupation snowmen, which was bestowed to the creators of a snowman dressed as a doctor.
The awards program took place at Wade Park. Cline said she intends to try staging a follow-up event next year.
Attempts to have a contest in 2011 and 2012 did not succeed because of difficult snow conditions following the inaugural competition in 2010.