04-23-2020 Watervliet Twp. landfill pass program will happen when restrictions are lifted: Community

Make Mother’s Day special from a distance – enter the “Best Mom” contest

No one may be able to take their mother out to eat this Mother’s Day, but they can still honor her with a heartfelt letter, telling the entire Tri-City area why she is the “best mom” ever. For 34 years, Tri-City Record has been sponsoring the “Best Mom” contest for Mother’s Day. This year, as everyone keeps their distance from mom out of love for her, this public declaration is more meaningful than ever. For Mother’s Day, one special woman will receive a dozen red roses as “Best Mom 2020.” That mother… or grandmother… or wife… or friend is chosen by the staff of Tri-City Record, based on the contents of a 200-word or less letter submitted on her behalf. In that letter, tell why she deserves the title “Best Mom,” (give specifics) and include your name, address and phone number (don’t forget Mom’s info as well). Neither the nominee nor the writer has to be a subscriber of the Record. Deadline is Friday, May 8, at 12:00 noon. The winning letter writer will be notified that day and the Best Mom will receive her roses on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10). Her picture and the winning letter will appear in the next week’s issue of Tri-City Record on Thursday, May 14. Letters can be emailed to record@tricityrecord.com. They can also be put in the drop box beside our door at 138 N. Main Street, Watervliet or mailed to Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098. All submitted letters will appear in the Tri-City Record as space allows, up to and after Mother’s Day.

Whirlpool Corp. procures critical medical supplies for Spectrum Health Lakeland to aid in Covid-19 battle

In order to help in the fight against COVID-19, Whirlpool Corporation has worked rapidly since the pandemic began to obtain several shipments of medical supplies over the last few weeks for donation to Spectrum Health Lakeland. There have been nine shipments to date with tens of thousands of medical masks, gloves, thermometers, and hospital gowns. “We were approached by Dr. Loren Hamel, president of Spectrum Health Lakeland with a request for support and felt it was our duty to assist,” said Liz Door, senior vice president of Global Strategic Sourcing for Whirlpool Corporation. “Wherever we can help the front line responders during this difficult period is what being a part of a community is all about.” Whirlpool Corp’s procurement and supply chain organization was able to use its unique set of skills and global connections to procure the much-needed medical supplies. “During a crisis like this, we realize that time is of the essence,” said Door. “That’s why we worked quickly with our supplier community, our Whirlpool North America and Whirlpool China colleagues.” “We were able to leverage our procurement and supply chain expert knowledge and partner with suppliers to expedite these critical shipments where they’re needed.” said Christy McMunn, Director of Transportation, Domestic and International for Whirlpool Corporation. The majority of these supplies will be donated to Spectrum Health Lakeland, as well as the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office. “These donations are incredibly important as we continue to face this global pandemic,” said Dr. Hamel. “With the help of Whirlpool, we’ll be better prepared to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Southwest Michigan, as the virus is expected to reach its peak in the U.S. in the next couple of weeks.” Whirlpool Corp’s procurement team worked closely with U.S. Congressman Fred Upton’s office to make these shipments a reality. “The spirit of our community has always been about working together for the common good of all,” said Upton. “It was great to see the talented people within Whirlpool and Spectrum Health Lakeland, find an innovative solution to their needs that will truly help save lives in our community.”

Watervliet Twp. landfill pass program will happen when restrictions are lifted

By Annette Christie Annually, Watervliet Charter Township residents have the opportunity to get a free landfill pass for the purposes of spring cleaning. That usually happens around this time of year. However, the ability to pick up those passes at Township Hall is not available right now as the hall is closed to the public due to the Governor’s Stay Home order. At the Monday, April 20, 2020 telephone meeting of the Watervliet Township Board, Clerk Patt Bambrick announced that the program will happen. After speaking to officials at Orchard Hill Landfill, Bambrick told the township board that whenever the hall is able to get back open to the public, they will be happy to print the passes and have them available once again. The program will run for a month from the time that it starts. The board also finalized the appointment of township resident Louis Nordell to the Planning Commission. The next regularly scheduled meeting is May 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Community Calendar


Now thru May 1 “TREE & SHRUB SEEDLING FUNDRAISER” held by Berrien Conservation District. Order on-line at www.berriencd.org or mail order form to Berrien Conservation District, 3334 Edgewood Rd, Berrien Springs MI 49103. Orders due May 1; pick up dates May 15 (noon-8pm) & May 16 (9am-2pm). Quantities limited. Apr. 17 – May 1, “BENEFIT AUCTION” fundraiser for Grace Christian School, 325 N. M-140, Watervliet will be held online. To register, visit https://www.silentauctionpro.com/signinregisterolb.php?groupId=1347&olbreturn=/bidonlinegrid.php?groupId=1347&ks=1 Tue, May 5, 6-7:30pm “CINCO De MAYO PARTY” Coloma Public Library for all ages; must pre-register. Fri, May 8, 4pm “OPEN HOUSE” Riverside Park and Kayak Launch, 3510 Coloma Rd., Coloma Sun, May 10, 5-7:30pm “MOTHER’S DAY DINNER” Coloma American Legion, 351 E. St. Joseph St. $11/advance; $12/door. Menu: garlic herb chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy, gr. beans, salad, dessert & coffee. May 27-29 “COLOMA CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE” Friday, July 10, 3-7pm “BE THE MATCH” donor event at Hartford Speedway

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