Monthly Archives: August 2023

Sportsmen for Youth – Youth Day – September 9th

Sportsmen for Youth -Youth Day this year is being held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 9am to 3pm.  It is held at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds 6621 Heights Ravenna Road, Fruitport, Michigan.  This is a family friendly event, with free parking and admission for everyone.  Youth 17 years of age and younger each receive a t-shirt (while supplies last), a raffle ticket, and a lunch ticket. This year there will be 45 outdoor groups and organizations exhibiting fishing, hunting and recreational activities and opportunities for our youth. Some of the groups involved are Grand Haven Steelheaders, Coopersville Sportsman’s Club, and Lakeshore Pickleball Club.  The U.S. Coast Guard and Auxiliary will have several of their rescue vessels on site also. There will be fire safety demonstrations by multiple fire departments and EMS units throughout the day.  One of their demonstrations will be the improper way to prepare and deep fry a turkey. There will also be seminars by well-known fishermen throughout the day on how to catch multiple species of fish.  As you can see there will be something for everyone.  To find more information on Sportsmen for Youth and Youth Day, please go to our website ( and our Facebook page.

Thank you.
John Cramblet
Member, Sportsmen for Youth

St. Michael’s Annual Festival – TOMORROW – Coopersville, MI

An annual Festival & Chicken Dinner will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the church located at 17150 – 88th Ave, in Coopersville.

There will be a BBQ chicken dinner with all the trimmings. The cost for adults is $12.00, a senior citizen is $9, children 6-12 yrs. are $6, and 5 and under are free. Take-out dinners are available, as well as an indoor and an outdoor picnic area.

The festival includes a country store, baked goods and homemade crafts, raffles, a grocery wheel, Kiddie Train and many children’s games. The big raffle tickets, $5.00 each, offer a grand prize of $2,000. Second place receives $500; third place, $500; and fourth – 8th place, receive $100 each.