HOLLY, Michigan - While many will be taking family vacations and spending time relaxing in the sun this summer, a few select Holly High School students will encounter a summer adventure they are soon not to forget. Today, they’re eager, energetic and outgoing students at Holly High Schoo, but in the years to come, these individuals could become our future leaders making policy decisions in Lansing, Washington, and around the world. A highly motivated group of seven students have been selected to participate in three different programs designed to educate them about life in public service.
Juniors Heidi Martin, Carly Postma, Grayson Shell, were selected to attend the 70th Session of the Michigan American Legion Auxiliary Girls State being conducted on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing June 17-23. They will join other young ladies from across the state in learning about the functions of our government.
HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Michigan – If you’re looking for some good old fashioned family fun this weekend, look no further than “Plow Days,” sponsored by Holly Township, and taking place on Saturday May 18 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Holly Heritage Farmstead.
In addition to having vintage tractors, cars and trucks on display, visitors can enjoy a multitude of activities which include watching draft horses as they plow up the garden plot area, farm animals, old fashioned games for the kids, an artifact display from several local archeological digs, crafts, crosscut saw demonstrations, food, music and much more.
HOLLY, Michigan – Just in time for Mother’s Day, Holly’s popular “Ladies Night Out” will once again dominate downtown Holly from 5 – 9 p.m. Friday, May 10.
“The May event seems to attract more families, so I guess you could say it’s not just for ladies anymore,” Director for Holly’s Downtown Development Authority, Hope Ponsart said.
Street closures in the downtown area ensure a safe time for all, and provide the perfect place for great shopping and more “real estate” for businesses wishing to take advantage of the spring weather, and display some of their goods outdoors.
HOLLY, Michigan – Gerald “Alec” Senton has spent many of his 16-years bettering himself through the Boy Scouts of America program, earning the 26 badges and completing a detailed project to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.
Last summer, Alec completed his chosen project – rebuilding Rose Pioneer Elementary School’s nature trail by mowing down years of overgrown grass, raking out and laying a weed barrier down the trail, discovering and restoring a lost fire pit area, and repairing the broken footbridges that the school’s Parent Teacher Organization put in several years prior. A member of local Scout Troop 43, Alex has also put in countless volunteer hours at his church, school, and serving in the kitchen of the Holland City Mission.