Volunteers needed for Story Van

We are still looking for volunteers to help collect GRCC stories and birthday wishes after the Byron Festival Days in Byron Center this Saturday, July 26. The GRCC Story Van will be in the parade beginning at 10 a.m. and then set up after to record stories and birthday wishes. Check out this link of two retirees, Alice Donahue and Bunny Bookwalter, who have worked a couple of events gathering stories.

If you are available, contact Liz Timmer at ltimmer1@comcast.net or 457-3708.

GRCC In the News, 7-23-14

Sixth statue in Grand Rapids Community Legends project to stand downtown

July 22, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The first African-American president of the national YWCA will be memorialized with a downtown statue. Helen Jackson Claytor, whose leadership of the local Young Women’s Christian Association prompted the resignation of three white board members, is the latest addition to the Grand Rapids Community Legends project.

A bronze, 7.5-foot statue of the Claytor, who died in 2005, will be unveiled 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in Grand Rapids Community College’s Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza, across from Fountain Street Church.

Man charged in crash that killed Grandville High School senior, cousin

July 22, 2014; MLive

MECOSTA COUNTY, MI — A man is charged in a Mecosta County crash that killed two cousins.

… Michael Aguilar, 22, of Coopersville, and Roman Aguilar-Emmons, 18, of Wyoming, died in the crash. They were riding in Fuentes-Perdomo’s vehicle to Mount Pleasant’s Soaring Eagle Casino when police said Fuentes-Perdomo failed to stop at the intersection of Eight Mile Road and Northland Drive and collided with a pickup truck about 4:20 p.m. May 3.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Michael Aguilar was a GRCC student.)

Mini Maker Faire calls for makers

July 22, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

An informational session will take place tomorrow for an event this summer that will showcase West Michigan’s do-it-yourself makers.

… The inaugural event was organized by the open community lab GR Makers, The Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College, Genesis and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.