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Taste of Kentwood Returns Bigger and Tastier Than Ever | 2/14/2017
This year, Taste of Kentwood promises to be bigger and better than ever before. We will host more than 15 local restaurants on March 2 at the Kentwood Activities Center. 

There will be a variety of food including Thai, Mexican, soups and sandwiches and Barbeque. Whatever flavor you like, there is surely something to tickle your taste buds. 

There are two available sessions: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $5 in advance and $7 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets HERE
We look forward to seeing you there! 

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.

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