Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Celebrates New Welcome Center with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Grand Rapids, MI (May 26, 2015) – On Wednesday, May 27 at 10:30 am, YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin will celebrate the opening of a brand new Welcome Center with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Just in time for summer camp, the new Welcome Center will be the first point of contact for campers, guests, and parents at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin. Featuring an outdoor fireplace, centralized staff offices, and a visitor’s area, the Welcome Center, which is connected to the Cheff Lodge, will enhance the camper experience by providing a central location for families and guests to drop-off and pick-up campers.

As part of the 100th Anniversary Capital Campaign, friends, alumni, board and donors stepped forward to ensure the next 100 years will be as successful as the first. The new Welcome Center is the first part of the project that will also include cabin renovations and a new nature center. “The vision and leadership of our Y Camp Capital Campaign Co-Chairs, Stan Cheff and Fred Keller inspired others to help grow our facilities and programs to serve children and families for the next generation,” said Ron Nelson, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. WELCOME CENTER RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
10:30 am YMCA CAMP MANITOU-LIN 1095 N. Briggs Road Middleville, MI 49333   “As someone who has been personally touched by my experiences at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin, I am very grateful for the generous support of our Camp friends and donors and the many capital improvements their gifts made possible so that future campers will enjoy the special camp experience that is found only at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin,” said Stan Cheff, Y Camp Capital Campaig

Little League ribbon-cutting ceremony opens new athletic complex

May 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

Despite skies that produced rain throughout much of the morning, a giant step toward a bright summer was taken Saturday, May 1 when Rockford Little League (RLL) began its season with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at East Rockford Middle School (ERMS). The skies cleared in time for the ceremony, which officially opened the district’s new athletic facilities at that location. The complex was planned and developed through a cooperative effort between the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) and Rockford Little League. This year RLL provides opportunities for over 800 area youngsters between the ages of 5 and 18 to participate in one of more than 70 T-ball, softball and baseball teams. The Rockford league’s affiliation with the National Little League program offers many advantages, including safety and educational programs, mandatory requirements for safety equipment, rule guidelines, insurance options, and others. The new complex at ERMS includes nine softball and baseball fields. It was funded by the passage of a bond issue in May 2008, which also provided funds for many other improvements throughout the district. RLL also contributed funds for some equipment at the facility, and will be making an additional investment in the form of a permanent building that will house a concession stand, storage area, and restrooms. The league also helps defray school district costs related to the complex by helping with the maintenance of the fields. The opening ceremony started with the presentation of colors by a color guard from the Merritt Lamb American Legion Post 102, and the playing of the National Anthem by a brass quartet from Rockford High School. Warren Lanphear, RLL president, then addressed the crowd with a few remarks in which he thanked the RLL board members for their hard work and the community as a whole for their generous support of the funding that made this “field of dreams” possible. He recounted years spent by the league trying to develop and execute a plan for such a project, and thanked the RPS for their cooperation in making the complex a reality. Lanphear’s sentiments were echoed by Dr. Michael Shibler, superintendent of RPS, who also spoke at the ceremony. Shibler applauded both the RLL and the entire Rockford community, saying that he has never witnessed such a spirit of […]