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Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Star? | 1/11/2017
We know Kentwood's got talent, but now is the chance to prove it! The City of Kentwood is looking for the best performers in the area to show off their skills at our Talent Show Competition this summer. The event will be judged from celebrity judges and will feature talent of: 
  • Voice
  • Dance
  • Magic 
  • Comedy
  • Variety
  • And More! 

Auditions are being held Thursday, March 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kentwood Library, 4950 Breton SE. 

Enter today at www.yourkprd.org or at the Kentwood Activities Center. All applications must be received by Friday, March 3. 

Kentwood Celebrates MLK by Launching Little Free Pantry | 1/11/2017
"Life's most persistant and urgent question is 'What are YOU doing for others?'" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Join the City of Kentwood in a day of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year we will be launching our new service project in partnership with The Pantry. We will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishible items to stock Kentwood’s first Little Free Pantry.

Little Free Pantries embody the spirit of Dr. King, demonstrating that anyone can be great because anyone can serve.
Little Free Pantries originated in Arkansas with the motto “Neighbors serving neighbors.” The pantries are designed to be small and fill an immediate and local need. The Kentwood Little Free Pantry is the first known in the area and will be located in the Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE. Donations will be accepted throughout the year at The Pantry, which is located 4150 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids.  

Come learn more about this program and find out how you can help families in need in the Kentwood community. There will be a brief program from 10-11am. Donations will be collected from 11am-1pm.

Kentwood Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration | 1/11/2017
The City of Kentwood is celebrating our Golden Annivesary! 

2017 marks the 50th year we've been a city and we're celebrating throughout the year in a big way! We have a lot of big things planned throughout the year and we're excited for you to join. 

To kick off the celebration, we're going back to where it all started by re-creating the very first City Commission meeting on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at Bowen Elementary. This is the date and location of the very first City Commission back in 1967. 

Please join us for an informal City Commission with a night programming from Mayor Stephen Kepley, the City Commission and Kentwood Public Schools. 

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