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GRCC warns of scam artist claiming to be fundraising

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man knocking on doors, claiming to be collecting cash donations for Grand Rapids Community College and the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids, is trying to scam people, according to GRCC.

The college said in a statement Tuesday that a Rockford-area resident contacted the school about the man, saying he seemed suspicious. That resident said the man was going door-to-door on Sunday, September 28, saying he's part of the "GRCC Entrepreneur Club."

GRCC doesn't have any recognized club with that name, and neither the college nor the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids asks for donations this way.

If you encounter a similar situation, GRCC asks you to call you local police department to report the subject's description, last known location, and direction of travel.

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Plainfield Township Farmers Market Open Until October 9th

Plainfield Township Farmers Market Open Until October 9th

Frontline Church on the corner of Plainfield and 5 Mile Rd. NE is the location of the weekly Farmer's Market. It is open on Tuesday and Thursday from Noon until 6:00pm and will run through Thursday, October 9, 2014.

The Market has room for 100 vendors and plenty of convenient parking. It's time to get those fresh vegetables, fruits, baked goods, meats and even hand made crafts.

YMCA to host Fall Festival and GameDay 5K in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM)- Next weekend the Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA is hosting its Fall Festival and GameDay 5K.

Beth Meyer-Kraff Associate Executive director for the Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA and a few other friends stopped by the Weekend Morning News to share details

The event happens October 4th, starting at 8:45 a.m. The first Game Day 5K is a sports-themed road race that is accessible to all. Runners will wear their favorite high school or college gear, paint, and colors to showcase their team pride.

The Free Fall Festival will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Activities will include games, food and tons of fun.

For more details click HERE

Caledonia shocks Rockford

CALEDONIA, Mich. (WZZM) -- Caledonia recorded four touchdowns in the second quarter and cruised to a surprising 42-0 win over Rockford Friday night.

The Rams entered the matchup with an unbeaten mark, but suffered their worst loss in more than a decade.

Fighting Scots' Eddie Kelly had a pair of touchdown runs and caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Christian in the fourth quarter.

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Charity softball game supports sports activities for veterans

ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- Veterans were in the spotlight Wednesday as they took on Grand Rapids police officers and firefighters in a charity soft ball game.

The game was held at the Art Van Sports Complex near Rockford.

The money raised from the game will benefit the Helen Devos Children's Hospital oncology department.

VETSports organized the event. Its president and CEO says the community has shown a lot of support.

"The community support is amazing," says Randy Tharp. "I mean the people really get behind it; they will bring their families out to the ballpark here late in the fall. You get to see children who have challenges of their own see adults who have overcome their challenges and be inspired that they can succeed in life."

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing Fundraiser on September 24

Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invites the community to participate in this worthy cause.

Print a flier from Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary website below. On Wednesday, September 24 from 11am to 11pm the public is invited to present the coupon to any one of the 14 Pizza Hut locations and 20% of their total bill will be donated to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary. This is included for Dine-in, Carry out or Delivery.

The Flier has the list & addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations on the North & South side.

Visit http://www.crashslanding.org for the flier & print the coupon.  

Rockford escapes with thrilling win over Hudsonville

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A failed two-point conversion in the final minute of the game allowed Rockford to slip by Hudsonville 28-27 Friday night in OK Red action.

In a back and forth affair between two unbeaten squads, Rockford led 14-7 at half and 28-21 in the fourth, but the Eagles got a long touchdown pass from Mason Opple to close the gap.

Opple rolled up 279 yards of total offense.