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8th Annual Pump and Run Scheduled for April 13th

8th Annual Pump and Run Scheduled for April 13th

They're getting ready for the 8th Pump and Run at the Walker Ice and Fitness Center. The annual event is scheduled for April 13. In the event, participants bench press (men: 80% female: 60%) of their weight, and then they compete in a 5k. There are three divisions, male, female, and starting this year, having a co-ed team is an option. Last year, 95 people competed, and this year, they hope to break the 100 mark.

For more information, you can contact the Race Director: Rebekah Hardy at (616)735-6286 or rhardy@walkericeandfitness.com.

Winter Weather Driving Safety Tips

Winter Weather Driving Safety Tips

We may finally get the kind of winter weather we are used to in West Michigan.

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

 

2013 Dog Licenses available in Kent County.

Michigan law requires that all dogs four months of age or older be licensed.

A dog license is considered late if your animal is 5 months of age or older and you have owned the dog longer than 30 days. Dog licenses are discounted for senior citizens, and if your dog has been spayed or neutered (See fees here). To qualify for senior prices a person has to be 62 years old at the time of purchase and provide proof of age.

The fees through March 1, 2013 range from $6-26. After March 1, the costs of licenses doubles.

Make Walker Fitness your New Year's Resolution

Make Walker Fitness your New Year's Resolution

Walker Fitness may just be the place to enforce those New Year’s resolutions you made to become much healthier for 2013.

The Fitness Center is located at 4151 Remembrance Rd. NW in Walker and is open the following hours:

Monday – Friday:  5:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am – 8:00pm

Summer weekend hours begin May.

Walker offers a free trial week at the Fitness Center. To learn more, feel free to call 616-735-6286.

Sunday Blood Drive, January 13, 2013

Sunday Blood Drive, January 13, 2013

For people who work or for some reason are unable to get to the Michigan Blood Bank during the week, you are welcome to give blood at the blood drive at Holy Spirit Parish located at 2230 Lake Michigan Dr. NW in Grand Rapids, MI.

Hours and date for this drive are 8am to 1:30pm on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Walk-ins are always welcome. For more information, please call 616-453-6369 during business hours.

Giving blood is truly giving the Gift of Life.

Start the year right, give blood

Start the year right, give blood

Michigan Blood wants you to continue the season of giving by donating blood to start the new year.

If you attempt to donate at one of these blood drives, you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse

       Grand Rapids
       December 31  •  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
       January 2  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
       January 3  •  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

       St. Joseph
       January 2  •  11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Walker Charter Academy collects $2900 for cancer research

Walker Charter Academy collects $2900 for cancer research

Pennies became real, hard cash for cancer research, thanks to the students at Walker Charter Academy.

The students sponsored a Pasta for Pennies fundraiser, which raised $2900 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Students brought in their spare change ealier this month. The classroom that collected the most pennies received a pasta lunch from Olive Garden.