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Fairgoers flock to Reath Barn for annual livestock auction

Fairgoers flock to Reath Barn for annual livestock auction

The ringing of auctioneers voices provided the background for a very busy day at the fair during the livestock auction. Crowds piled into the Reath Barn until there was standing room only for one of the most popular events of the fair.

The auction allows children to display their product; rabbits, poultry, hogs, steer, goats, sheep, beef or a gallon of milk and sell them. Community businesses and individuals also use this as an opportunity to invest in the area and its youth.

Fun Saturday for the last day of Kent County Youth Fair

Fun Saturday for the last day of Kent County Youth Fair

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) The Kent County Youth Fair wraps up Saturday in Lowell.  There is a still a lot happening.  The Showmanship Sweepstakes starts at 9a.m., at 11a.m the Xtreme Cowboy Race, Youth Division in Horse Arena.

The fair rides fun from noon - 11p.m. Wristbands for the rides are $15.00 each and parking at the fairgrounds is $6.00 per vehicle.  For more information and other scheduled events, click on the link to the Kent County Youth Fair.  

Locals show of their talent tonight at Kent County Youth Fair

Locals show of their talent tonight at Kent County Youth Fair

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) The Kent County Youth Fair is underway all week at the Fairgrounds in Lowell.

Tonight features the 'Great Youth Talent Contest.' Organizers say the show features the best talent in Kent County. It includes singing and dancing and more unusual acts.

Also tonight folks will be able to watch the always popular antique tractor pull.  Click on the highlighted link for more information about the Kent County Youth Fair.

 

Weather looks good for the Kent County Youth Fair

Weather looks good for the Kent County Youth Fair

The weather looks very nice for the Kent County Youth Fair through August 13. Temperatures will be comfortable with highs from the mid 70s to around 80 and lower humidity.

Most of the week will be dry with some sunshine. There is a chance of rain and storms Tuesday and again on Saturday.

Grattan Twilight Cancer Walk races forward

Grattan Twilight Cancer Walk races forward

Grattan Raceway will turn out a big crowd on August 4 to raise funds for the fight against cancer for the third annual Grattan Twilight Cancer Walk. Typically during the events, the raceway is filled with the roar of engines, but this time it will be replaced with hum of conversation, laughter and the pad of walking feet.

Those interest in registering can do so online at grattantlcwalk.com or between 5 and 7 pm on August 4. With the $10 registration fee, walkers get a t-shirt and beverages.

Lowell Area Trail is moving right along

Lowell Area Trail is moving right along

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) The recent hot weather couldn't stop crews paving the new Lowell Area Trail.  The asphalt is now down along a good chunk of the traill.  The photo on this story is near Metric Manufacturing and Cherry Creek Elementary. 

Dave Austin with the Lowell Area Trail says work on the trail at the high school and Cherry Creek is scheduled for completion by August 15th.  The rest of the project, which extends to the Wittenbach-Wege Center on Vergennes Street, should be done by September 15th.

For regular updates on the project click on the link to the Lowell Area Trail.

 

Harvest Festival to feature Second Annual Bocce Ball event

Harvest Festival to feature Second Annual Bocce Ball event

LOWELL, MICH. (WZZM)Nothing says fall more than a good game of bocce ball. Uh, okay, maybe it's not quite synonymous with fall like cider and donuts but it is becoming a traditional part of Lowell's Harvest Fetival.

The Lowell Area Arts Council is putting on the 2nd Annual Bocce Ball Event on October 8th.  The LAAC says it's more of a 'friend raiser' than a fundraiser.  The afternoon includes barbecue, beer, bocce and more.  The dinner of pulled barbecue pork and other sides is optional.  The event takes place the same weekend as the Harvest Festival and you do need to buy a ticket.  Organizers have not determined a ticket price at this time.

If you would like more information contact the Lowell Area Arts Council at 616-897-8545.