A promotional campaign for the locally made movie “The Current – Three Rivers,” began this week.
Radio and newspaper spots in support of the full-length feature film started Monday, as the 2-hour, 24-minute film is set to premiere Oct. 18 at the Three Rivers 6 movie complex.
Financed by local businessman Tom Meyer and directed by longtime Three Rivers resident Jerry Wright, “The Current – Three Rivers,” centers on the city, its people, landmarks and businesses.
Wright said filming is continuing this week and final editing will follow.
Dan Martin from Kzoom Video Solutions is doing the filming, Wright added.
Organizers behind Sunday’s Three Rivers HarmonyFest said they couldn’t have been happier with the turnout for the 20th annual event.
Staged on North Main Street, the 10-band, day-long festival had the benefit of good weather and an event-ending fireworks display to lure more than 3,000 people throughout the course of the day and night. The fireworks show was supposed to take place during the June 15 finale of the Three Rivers Water Festival.
Karen Hay, chair of the HarmonyFest committee, said work on lining up acts for 2014 will begin later in the year.
Hay offered a special thank you to the companies and individuals whose financial help and services in kind made the 2013 HarmonyFest possible.
The White Pigeon Rotary Club’s Perri Saunders is a recent recipient of an esteemed honor.
Rotary District Governor Terry Allen earlier this month presented Saunders with a certificate, recognizing her as a Paul Harris Fellow.
The distinguished recognition was given to Saunders for her relentless effort in serving her community. Saunders, director of the White Pigeon Township Library, has been a member of the White Pigeon Rotary Club for eight years and has served as club president for two terms.
Dan Cropsey, White Pigeon Rotary president, said Saunders is a hard-working and dedicated member of the community, and a valuable member of the WP Rotary Club.
Officials from the Mendon Riverfest have announced the winners of Saturday’s third annual Tom Frisbie Memorial Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament.
Bristol, Ind. resident Sharon Covello was the first-place winner. Finishing second and third were Jim Madden and John McClain. The three chose to split the pot and each took home $370.
As first-place finisher, however, Covello was given a wooden poker box donated by Bison Laser Works and Grafix of Mendon.
Meanwhile, overall winners of the Saturday morning Hornet Hustle 5K run were Peggy Zeeb of Colon in the women’s division, and Zach Darmofal of Mendon on the men’s side.
The 26th Mendon Riverfest is in the books and organizers of the three-day community festival are calling it a success.
The event-ending fireworks show Saturday night attracted several hundred people to Reed Riverside Park. Earlier in the day, a canoe race, kayak relay, canoe swamp, toy-boat and rubber-duck races and pontoon rides all took place on the St. Joseph River.
Riverfest chairman Roger Cupp said the event was blessed with good weather and a faithful team of volunteers, which combined to provide guests an enjoyable experience.
Riverfest is the seventh of the county’s eight community festivals, and the last of the summer.
The 76th Abbott’s Magic Get-Together is in the books and Greg Bordner, head of the four-day event, said the event went as smoothly as it possibly could.
Several hundred fans and participants of the trade spent at least a portion of the four days in the village, where nightly performances at Colon High School drew strong crowds and world-class talent.
A highlight of this year’s gathering took place Thursday, when June Horowitz was honored with a Magicians Walk of Fame marker. The square will be added into the sidewalk on the north side of State Street in downtown Colon before her 100th birthday Sept. 10.
A Grand Rapids resident, Horowitz has never missed an Abbott’s Magic Get-Together.