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TAEF awards $5,000 in COVID relief grants


Greg Chandler
Staff Writer
The Thornapple Area
Enrichment Foundation has
awarded five $1,000 grants
to organizations and busi-
nesses due to the COVID-
public health emergency.
Receiving the grants were
the Thornapple Area Parks
and Recreation Commission,
the Left Field Cafe, My
Sister’s Closet, the Broker
Smoker and The Nook.
For TAPRC, the grant will
help to provide a safer envi-
ronment for players in its
baseball and softball pro-
grams this spring.
“We submitted a grant to
TAEF to help us purchase
sanitizing supplies as well as
to buy more gear so we could
distribute more individual
equipment and limit sharing
of the most-risky equipment,
[such as] softball fielding
masks, umpire masks, catch-
er’s helmets,” TAPRC board
chairwoman Catherine Getty
said. “The TAEF grant was
another way our community
has generously partnered
with us so that we could offer
a safe and fun activity for our
players this season.”
TAEF board chairwoman
Kristen Cove said she was
thrilled to see TAPRC receive
funding “to safely reengage
kids with youth sports.”
“We need to provide kids
with as much normalcy as
possible,” Cove said. “I hav-
en’t researched the COVID
safety statistics in youth
sports, however, I would
assume baseball and softball
are relatively safe. There is a


distance between players.
The game is played out-
doors.”
For Left Field Cafe owner
Johnny DeMaagd, the grant
provided a needed boost at a
time when the coffee shop
experienced a drop in busi-
ness.
“Our cafe slowed down a
little bit, just like in-person
numbers, since everyone’s
trying to stay safer at home.
This seemed like a good way
to supplement [our business]
and start a new project that
might be able to help us ramp
back up where people can
enjoy coffee from their
home,” DeMaagd said.
“We were able to start can-
ning our cold brew and our
lattes, as well. We’re just
about nearing the point
where it’s going to be avail-
able to the public.”
My Sister’s Closet, a thrift
store, recently announced it
would be moving into The
Lofts of Middleville mixed-
use development across from
the village hall. A ribbon-cut-
ting ceremony for The Lofts
of Middleville is planned for
Saturday, April 24.
TAEF is a geographic
affiliate of the Barry
Community Foundation. Its
service area includes the vil-
lage of Middleville as well as
Thornapple, Yankee Springs
and Irving townships.
Of the $5,000 that was
allocated, $3,500 of it came
from grants from the 400
Club, a group of donors to
the Barry Community
Foundation. The group nor-
mally holds an in-person

event to raise funds for the
foundation each year but was
unable to do so in 2020
because of the pandemic,
BCF vice president Annie
Halle said.
“In lieu of that, we basi-
cally had a virtual event, and
we allocated a certain dollar

amount that we were going
to give back to the communi-
ty. We allowed different
funds that are under our
umbrella [such as TAEF] to
... submit applications to vie
for these grants,” Halle said.
The remaining $1,
came from TAEF’s own

granting fund, Cove said.
The TAEF grants would
not have been made possible
without the support of the
foundation’s donors. Anyone
wishing to donate to the
TAEF granting fund can do
so through the Barry
Community Foundation at

barrycf.org/funds/taef-gener-
al-fund. For more informa-
tion on TAEF, visit thornap-
plefoundation.org or find
facebook.com/
ThornappleArea-
EnrichmentFoundation.

TWIN CITY FOODS, INC.


FULL-TIME POSITIONS


AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY


1st and 2nd SHIFT LINE WORKERS
3rd Shift
SANITATION, MACHINE OPERATORS,
FARM SHOP MECHANIC, AND
EXPERIENCED HILO DRIVERS

Starting Wage from $14.00 to $16.00 per hour

Please Apply in person at:


TWIN CITY FOODS
801 LINCOLN STREET,
LAKE ODESSA, MI 48849
616-374-
through our website at
twincityfoods.com
or e-mail resume to kristyz@tcfi.com

Twin City Foods, Inc., is committed to equal opportunity in employment,
without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age,
disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

EXECUTIVE


DIRECTOR WANTED
Middleville Housing Commission (Lincoln
Meadow Senior Apartments) is seeking
a highly motivated individual to serve as
the director of a 50 unit HUD housing
building.
HUD experience is preferred. Applicant should
have a minimum of an Associate in Business,
experience in accounting, & budgeting. Must
be able to get along with people & a problem
solver. Willing to work flexible hours, 25-30,
a Deputy Director, 15-20 hours & available to
be on call. Starting salary is dependent upon
qualifications. Position is open until filled.
Must be able to pass physical, drug screen &
background check.

Resumes may be sent to:


Middleville Housing Commission,
500 Lincoln St, Middleville, MI 49333
or emailed to:
midhsg@yahoo.com

Immediate Openings!


CASHIER AND CUSTOMER SERVICE RETAIL
We are looking for full and part time cashiers to join our team.
Business has been great, and we have exciting opportunities for full
time and part time applicants. Successful applicants will be performing
a variety of interesting tasks including cashiering on a computerized
point of sale system, selling hunting and fishing licenses, answering
phones, processing paperwork for certain transactions, making
displays, cleaning and straightening, and more. Must be willing to
work some (not all) weekends. Interesting work. Pleasant atmosphere.
Steady customer traffic. See benefits package below.
ARCHERY TECHNICIAN/SALES PERSON
This is an excellent opportunity if you have experience in archery
and enjoy working with people. This position requires technical
archery knowledge. Successful applicant will be selling and setting
up bows and other archery/hunting equipment, using bow press,
troubleshooting and repairing bows and crossbows, merchandising,
cleaning, straightening and assisting in other departments.
Benefits Package!
Bob’s has an excellent full-time benefits package including a
temporary wage bonus! Health insurance with co-pay, life insurance,
paid vacations, paid holidays, 401k, and employee discount.
Part time benefits package includes temporary wage bonus, health
insurance with co-pay, paid vacations, 401k, and employee discount.
Some restrictions apply.

Please apply in person or send resumé to:

2208 West M-43 Hwy
Hastings, MI 49058
Attn: HR Dept

Eric Schaeffer, Emily Dock, Catherin Getty, Craig Stolsonburg (Eric is a TAPRC board member representing
Thornapple Township, Emily Dock is the TAPRC program director, Catherine is the TAPRC Board Chair, Criag is
the Granting Committee Chair Person for TAEF)

Some of the items purchased with the TAEF grant money.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CALEDONIA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Meeting Minutes


The minutes for the March 17, 2021 Township Board of Trustees
Meeting which were approved on April 7, 2021, are posted at the
Township Offices at 8196 Broadmoor Ave., and on the website
at http://www.caledoniatownship.org.
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