Sunday, January 25, 2015

Valentine's Survival Kits

Volunteers for a Cure

WION Radio, PromoPrint&Stitches2, and Lamplight Grill are pleased to support the Volunteers for a Cure Team at the 2015 Relay for Life.  Staff, Supporters, and Volunteers from these local businesses work together to host fundraisers, offer specials, and raise money for Relay for Life.

The first fundraiser of 2015 will be a Candy Gram Offering!  For a donation of $5 or more, Volunteers will deliver a Valentine's Survival Kit to your Valentine this February!

You can visit the Volunteers for a Cure Team Page to make a donation or contact Team Captain, Penny Beeman at for more information.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Walk for Warmth!

February 28, 2015
Ionia County Commission on Aging

Welcome to the 10th Annual Walk for Warmth ! Through your eff orts last year, over $61,000 was donated to EightCAP, Inc. for its 9th Annual Walk for Warmth (W4W). These dollars were used in our Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, and Montcalm County Community Services o ffices to help with energy bills, shelter, or other needs a family might have in order to stay warm. Thank you!

We wish we could say that this battle is over, that the basic needs of all our citizens and neighbors are being met. Across our nation people are suff ering from unemployment, under-employment, high energy bills, and weather extremes. Michigan has not suff ered from a “super” storm - it justgets cold and stays that way.

Our 10th Annual Walk for Warmth will include four events. Participants will enjoy wintry outdoor walks followed by soup/chili and bread cook-o luncheons.

Events will start at 10:30 am and end at 1:00 pm.

  • Isabella County - February 7, 2015, at Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission in Mt. Pleasant
  • Gratiot County - February 14, 2015, at the Alma First Church of God - His Place
  • Montcalm County - February 21, 2015, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Greenville
  • Ionia County - February 28, 2015, at the Commission on Aging in Ionia

Please dress according to the weather. 

In the central part of Michigan, we still help each other when the going gets tough. Whether you bring a pot of chili, get pledges and walk, or just donate, we hope you will join this eff ort. 
Each walker who turns in $35 in pledges will receive a FREE W4W long-sleeved T-shirt! Put your name on a W4W sponsor mitten or pledge form today! A business donating a minimum of $50 will have its name printed on the back of the W4W T-shirt.

Join us for a soup/chili and bread cook-off luncheon following each walk. Bring some money to vote for your favorite entry. Organizations interested in supplying soup/chili are asked to contact Jan Lacy (616)754-9315, x 3345

Visit the EightCAP website for more information!
Or download the Registration FORM!

If your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend one of the 2015 Walk events, a direct contact the EightCAP Office to lend your support.  

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Story Book Night at the Moose

The Ionia County Intermediate School District and the Loyal Order of the Moose in Ionia are teaming up to host a Storybook Character Night on Saturday January 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm to raise money for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Ionia County. 

The Ionia Moose will be preparing a home cooked meal of Swiss steak, real mashed potatoes, coleslaw, a vegetable, hotdogs, macaroni and cheese and cake for all to enjoy. Storybook characters will be on hand as servers for your child to meet and get their picture taken with. The band Jonas Ridge will be providing blue grass music and some familiar tunes for the kids to enjoy too. The Women of the Moose are creating delicious treats for a baked-goods auction and there will be 5 quilts in the theme of The Fuzzy Little Duckling that will be available to buy. 

Tickets for the event are $8.00 for those 13 and up; $4.00 for children 6 to 12 and those five and under are free! Tickets can be purchased at the Ionia ISD, Moose Lodge of Ionia and both locations of Michigan One Community Credit Union in Ionia as well as at the door on the day of the event.

What is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and who is eligible to participate?
Reading to your child is one of the MOST important things you can do to get them off to a great start in life. The Imagination Library will help you read to your child by sending books directly to your home. All children who live within the Ionia County Intermediate School District (Belding, Ionia, Lakewood, Palo, Portland, Saranac, Haynor, and North LeValley) who are between birth and five years of age, (but have not turned five years of age) are eligible to participate. This is a free literacy program for young children and it is considered a GIFT from the community back to its youngest citizens. For just $27.00 per year, a child will receive a high quality book once a month delivered right to their home for an entire year.  Visit the ISD website for more information!