My Day as a Local Tourist

Grand Haven Parade of Boats 2014

Lauren Mitchell
Bay Window

Living and working in West Michigan we often have opportunities to take part in festivals and events geared toward tourism. Like most locals, I both love and hate the tourist season. We love the extra income, but hate the traffic and heavy crowds. We enjoy the carnivals and concerts, but hate the” out-of-towners” who get lost and clog up the streets. We love the beaches and the smells of fried anything, but hate not finding places to park when we are running late for work.

Getting Involved; Relay for Life

Relay for Life Bay

Lauren Mitchell
Bay Window

Many of us have heard of Relay for life, but do we really know what it is? Relay for life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people camp out around a designated track and take turns walking the track. There are also activities, entertainment and food for everyone involved. Some of the activities include crafts or make or buy. Other activities are games for kids.

ROTARACT at MCC

Rotaract Meeting

Lauren Mitchell
Bay Window

As with the rest of the clubs at MCC, the ROTARACT club is a great way to get involved in an activity that looks great on applications and resumes. There are three reasons ROTARACT exists; to help others, get connected, and to learn leadership skills.