UPCOMING EVENTS NEARBY:
- Kalamazoo Indoor Flea & Antique Market Every Tues. & Wed., 8am-2pm, Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 269.383.8778
- Downtown Chili Cook-Off, 11am-2pm, area businesses Downtown Kalamazoo
- 2017 Wine Not?, 5pm-8pm, Radisson Plaza Hotel, For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-wine-not-tickets-29752419287
- Art Hop, 5-8pm, Various downtown Kalamazoo locations, Free
- Mahler 6, 8pm, Miller Auditorium, http://www.millerauditorium.com/
- Annie, 7:30pm, Miller Auditorium, http://www.millerauditorium.com/
- Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k & 5k, 8am, Portage Central High School, 269-929-4954
Gull Lake Area Rotary
From the County Road Association of Michigan
Tips on how to clear your driveway of snow
Avoid the "Second Shovel"
Locally Sourced Grass-Fed Beef Incorporated into Gull Lake High School Lunch Program
There's a new venture in town in the farm-to-table movement. Beginning in January 2017, GLHS will be offering specialty burgers made from grass-fed beef produced at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station's (KBS) Pasture Dairy Center as part of their lunch menu.
The program is part of a new Farm-to-School partnership with Gull Lake Community Schools (GLCS) and KBS and will include a burger-of-the-week meal for $3.30 that will include fruits, veggies and milk. The GLCS Health and Wellness Committee and Chartwells Food Service have been central to this partnership.
"Chartwells Food Service is excited about partnerships with local farmers", said Deane Northrup, Food Service Director at GLCS. "We will have the opportunity to offer a specialty burger of the week while supporting farmers and the local economy."
Using KBS grass-fed beef has slightly increased the cost to GLCS's food budget, but, providing students with the leaner meat with higher Omega-3 fatty acid and increasing awareness of local foods are seen as important benefits of the partnership.
"This is our first step in creating a farm-to-school experience for our students and teachers. An initiative of the Health and Wellness Committee is to teach students where their food comes from, how its grown, and how it is harvested. We are very excited for the endeavor and the doors it will open", said Amy Kletzien Riker, Co-Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee.
"KBS is excited to participate in the Farm to School partnership at GLCS and will encourage other farms in the community to get involved in supplying beef to GLCS and other schools," said Brook Wilke, KBS FArm Manager.
The beef is being processed and handled by Pease Packing Corporation in Scotts, a USDA-inspected meat processing facility.
If you have questions or ideas about the program, contact KBS Farm Manager, Brook Wilke (firstname.lastname@example.org) of GLCS Health and Wellness Co-Chair, Amy Kletzman Riker (email@example.com).
For more information about KBS, contact:
Bethany ohlen, Communications Coordinator, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
Richland Community Hall
The Community Hall is available for rent. Consider renting the Community Hall for graduation parties, bridal showers, baby showers, family celebrations, business meetings, weddings, wedding receptions, concerts, dance recitals, or other events. The maximum capacity is 70.
Click on the rental information below:
Richland Community Hall Rental Agreement
Community Hall Rental Rates
Community Hall Alcohol Policy Agreement
If you are interested in renting the facility, contact the clerk in the Village office to schedule a tour of the newly renovated Richland Community Hall. 269-629-9903 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 9 am - 3 pm.