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48th Annual Holland-Hope Community Day Celebration


Event Title: 48th Annual Holland-Hope Community Day Celebration
Date/Time: Sat, Sep 14th 11:00am - 9:00pm
Location: Windmill Island Gardens & Hope College Campus

City of Holland Michigan Official Website

On Saturday, September 14, 2013, the Holland Community and Hope College will celebrate teh 48th Annual Community Day.  A picnic at Windmill Island Gardens and home Hope College football and women’s soccer games will be among the features of the day.

The picnic will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Tickets ($9/adults; $4.50/kids age 5-11;free/under age five) include admission to the picnic, Windmill Island Gardens from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, and the football and women’s soccer games.  The picnic will consist of bratwurst, hamburger, sliced turkey breast, vegetarian croissants, salads, chips, cookies, beverages and other picnic fare. The picnic will also feature door prizes and live music provided throughout by the Holland American Legion Band.

Pregame festivities for the football game will begin at 1 p.m., and will include a dedication ceremony at 1:15 p.m. naming the stadium in honor of Ray and Sue Smith.  The college’s football game with Millikin University of Decatur, Ill., will begin at 1:30 p.m.  The Zeeland High School marching band will perform during the pre-game and halftime.

Hope women’s soccer will host Trine University at Van Andel Soccer Stadium beginning at 7 p.m.

Community Day celebrates the long-standing relationship between Holland residents and the faculty, students and staff of Hope College.  The event debuted in October 1966 as a Community Ox Roast, held in conjunction with the Hope College centennial celebration.  Like the first event, which was the idea of former mayor Nelson Bosman, subsequent Community Days have provided an opportunity for Holland and Hope to come together.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse or at the downtown ticket office in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center, or ordered by calling (616) 395-7860.  Both ticket offices are open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.  Tickets will also be sold at the picnic site on the day of the event.

Throughout the day during Community Day, the gallery of the De Pree Art Center will be featuring the exhibition “Art for Commerce,” featuring work by Charles S. Anderson and Laurie DeMartino in collaboration with French Paper Company.  The exhibition is running Friday, Aug. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 6.  The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission to the gallery is free.

At 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, the Hope theatre department will host the Milagro Theatre of Portland, Ore., in “Frida un retablo,” a bilingual production of a play by Dañel Malán based on the life of Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican artist.  The event, presented in conjunction with the 12th annual Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival, will take place in the main theatre of the DeWitt Center.  Admission is free.

Additional information about Community Day may be obtained by calling the college’s Office of Public and Community Relations at (616) 395-7860.  Find full details at the Hope College website.