973 Tires collected by 34 hardworking volunteers.
On Saturday June 14, 2014, 34 volunteers from Fruitport and Sullivan Township collected tires at no cost to residents from Moorland, Sullivan, Ravenna, and Egelston. This collection day was part of a series of dates paid for by a grant obtained by the before mentioned townships. Sullivan Township Volunteers and Elected Officials were joined by the Fruitport National Honors Society and Ben Gillette, Candidate for County Commission, for the event.
One student commented, “The Tire collection was hot, difficult, heavy, and dirty work. It also was so much fun! We met a lot of really cool and genuine people, and it was a great experience.”
Organizers of the event want to thank the Residents, Fruitport Honor Society Students, Sullivan Township Board, and Candidate for 5th District County Commissioner Ben Gillette with his two children for helping to make this a success. And another thank you to Trustee, Kevin Aney (Pepperidge Farms), Elizabeth Grimm (Fruitport NHS Advisor), Sullivan Township, & Treasurer, Tammy Gillette for supplying Hot Dogs, Buns, Chips, Apples, Bottle Water, Cookies, and doughnuts which was enjoyed by all.