07-18-19 Vintage Sale fundraiser for Hartford Public Library; New recovery addiction program offered

SENIOR BAND STUDENTS… The Coloma High School Class of 2019 band students received their band blankets at the Spring Band Concert on May 15. Congratulations to these students on this outstanding achievement which represents years of commitment, hard work, and dedication. Pictured (from the left): Front row – Robin Branscumb, Mackenzie Grant, Grace Gagliardo, Sarah Kelly, Alyssa Austin-Rowe, Nicole Swisher, Samantha Scott, Alyssa Little, Emma Young, and Katie Swisher; Back row – Emily Greenman, Brandon Schmidt, Lainey Meader, Paige Burgess, Matthew Kennedy, Jacob Huttenga, Steven Trosper, Caitlyn Lemoine, Paige Shipman, Ethan Lohraff, and Band Director Cheryl Thomas.


Vintage Sale fundraiser for Hartford Public Library

The Hartford Public Library needs to raise funds for the completion of the new Hartford Public Library/Art & Bonna Community Center. They are having “A Vintage Sale” July 22 through July 27. The sale offers jewelry, vintage clothes and hats, collectible decorative items, some very unusual antique pieces and some new items. Their goal is to raise $500 from this sale. The total funds needed to complete the project is $300,000. Watch for presale photos on the Hartford Public Library Facebook page. Help them reach their goal and take home one of their unusual treasures. The sale is during regular library hours at 15 Franklin Street in Hartford, just next to General Dollar. They are open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information contact the library at (269)621-3408 or email hartfordlib@yahoo.com.

OUTSTANDING BAND STUDENTS… Matthew Kennedy (left), Coloma High School Senior, was presented with the Louis Armstrong Award at the Coloma Spring Band Concert on May 16, 2019. He was chosen by the band and Band Director Cheryl Thomas based on his leadership, dedication, and musicianship. Matthew, the son of Phillip and Brandy Kennedy, plays the tenor saxophone in the concert, marching, jazz, and pep bands. He plans to attend Western Michigan University. Brandon Schmidt (right), Coloma High School Senior, was presented with the John Phillip Sousa Award at the Spring Band Concert. He was chosen by the band and Mrs. Thomas based on his leadership, dedication, and musicianship. Brandon, the son of Lisa Stonerock and Steve Schmidt, plays the trumpet in the concert, marching, jazz, and pep bands. He plans to attend Michigan State University.