Saturday’s crisp, cold weather brought out the bravest of brave “plungers” for the 8th annual Polar Plunge, as 130 participants jumped into the cold waters of Turk Lake, raising $40,500 for Special Olympics. The event has been held at Turk Lake for the past three years, with the first five years at Clifford Lake, but this year was by far the coldest plunge yet, according to event coordinator Jim Dennis.
You cannot learn to ride a bike by reading a book about it. Acquiring and mastering a skill comes more from practicing the act, rather than merely studying it. This is a fact the firefighters of the Montcalm Township Fire Department take to heart.
Big and physical are just a couple of words to describe the Greenville Yellow Jackets offensive line. Throw in an uptempo offense and the Yellow Jackets provide quick scoring capability and the ability to wear down an opponent, especially, when that opponent is young and lacking depth.
For most, the Great Dansk Parade is merely an enjoyable and entertaining event at the Danish Festival. But not for Bryan Armock. For Armock, the Great Dansk Parade means legacy.
All set to the roar of the crowds, The Princess and the Pea Bed Race featured three teams competing to be the fastest gurney in town. Starting at Barry Street, teams raced down Cass Street to Franklin Street, turned around and headed back to the starting point.
The Danish Festival Band performs the overture to “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” on the main stage Friday during the Danish Festival in downtown Greenville, under the direction of Keith Hudson.
The Danish Festival Band, led by Director Keith Hudson, leads the group during a performance Thursday evening at Tower Riverside Park in Greenville.
Cool temperatures and the threat of rain did little to dissuade the Tower Riverside Park audience from turning out in force.
The 51st annual Danish Festival began this evening with the traditional flag-raising ceremony at Heritage Park outside Greenville City Hall. The event included a performance of “God Bless America” by Danish Festival Queen Brianna Van Houten.
The 51st annual Danish Festival began this evening with the traditional flag-raising ceremony at Heritage Park outside Greenville City Hall. The event included a performance of Denmark’s National Anthem.
Residents rang in a joyous New Year over the weekend at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. The Chinese New Year, that is. Although the official Chinese New Year was Feb. 19, the Chinese Immersion Program students and staff at Walnut Hills Elementary School presented “Year of the Sheep: Chinese New Year Gala” last Saturday.