Love Note Winners!

And the winners are...

We're excited to announce the six top vote-getters in our facebook Love Your Community Mini-grant contest!  Each of these Love Notes was created by the people, for the people, and checks for $500 each will soon be cut so they can implement their projects.  We're also excited to hear that some of the other ideas (not in our top six but still clearly winners!) might become reality as well because people are coming together to make them happen. LOVE is being declared for Muskegon County!

[To see the other 19 ideas, please visit and "like" our facebook page!]

Moonlight Movies on the Beach - Kerry L. Halloran and Cindy Beth Davis-Dykema
Bring your beach chairs, blankets, picnic basket, & popcorn to the shores of Lake Michigan.  This FREE family even will be held twice a month from June—August.  Enjoy a family favorite or old classic under the stars!

Linenbottom and his Amazing Wowsical Traveling Show - Love Community Garden
Linenbottom and his posse are rehearsed and ready to show up on a street corner near you—but we need a ride!  This love note will make the show mobile, hooking his stage to a bike for easy transport.  All shows are free—but Linenbottom does appreciate carrots!

Play It Forward Event for Snurfer Sculpture - Kenneth Johnson
Think this sculpture is cool?  Imagine a party to raise $$ to make it a reality in downtown Muskegon!  Local bands will pull together to celebrate Muskegon’s contribution to snowboarding, as well as showcase the tremendous talent of our local musicians.  What an inspiration!

Howmet Playhouse Children's Mural - Howmet Playhouse
Children from the White Lake area will create clay tiles illustrating their favorite part of living in White Lake...and these tiles will form a colorful mural for all to see in front of the Howmet Playhouse.  Whitehall Artist Cara O’Brien will glaze and fire the tiles, and create and install the mural.

Hackley Library Literary Landmark Event & Plaque - Friends of the Hackley Public Library
Caldecott Award-winning author Verna Aardema called Hackley Library “home.”  This earned the library the distinction of becoming a Literary Landmark (there are only 7 in the state!). This love note will fund a celebration—and plaque dedication—in Honor of the library’s achievement.

Lakeside Community Pocket Park - Lakeside Neighborhood Assocation/Lakeside District Association
Started in summer of 2010, this little park features planter boxes, a new fence, and native plants. We are looking to start a sidewalk and patio area, and need your help!