Kiwanis Club seeks more participants

September 17, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The Mendon Kiwanis Club is seeking additional participants interested in being a part of the 57th Mendon Kiwanis Showboat fundraiser event in November.

“The Not So Wild West” is this year’s theme, and will feature songs and skits from the old west. Kiwanis members would like to extend an invitation to all voices in St. Joseph County to be included in the musically-themed show.

Practices are at 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Mendon Elementary School gymnasium beginning Sept. 23. Potential participants can be a part of the cast only, or can tryout for a solo or small-group number.

Show times and dates are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at the Mendon Elementary School gymnasium.

Details are available from Dale Eickhoff, at 496-2115.

Harmony Fest successful

September 3, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

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.

David Pitt to perform at Riviera

July 26, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A successful gospel-recording artist will perform this weekend as part of a benefit for a Marcellus woman.

Kentucky’s David Pitt will be the featured artist during a performance 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Riviera Theatre. Also taking part in the event will be The Heralders, a Southern-Gospel quartet from Hudsonville.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Veronica Shreve family, as she recovers from surgical procedures not fully covered by insurance.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance or at the door.

Fireworks planned in TR

July 19, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

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.

Schmidt’s Family Amusements in town

June 12, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

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.

Chili cook-off a success

February 14, 2013 by WLKM · Leave a Comment 

About 100 people attended the inaugural Three Rivers Harmony Fest chili cook-off and home-brew beer fundraiser Feb. 2.

More than $800 was collected to help fund this year’s Harmony Fest, which marks its 20th anniversary Labor Day weekend.

In the chili competition, Fred Pruitt from Three Rivers Health took top honors, with Pub 21 and Paisano’s Bar and Grill coming in first- and second runners-up, respectively.

Also participating were Frankie’s, L.A. Cafe, and Main Street Cafe.

The beer competition featured seven beers. Matt Ryan, from Constantine Brewing, took top honors in the dark beer category.

Frank Farrand was second runner-up in the pale competition, while Oak Everitt was second runner-up.

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