Makeovers

 

Midtown

Congratulations to The Greening of Detroit whose Children's Garden at Lafayette Greens won by popular vote. This Michigan Makeover plans to renew and improve a downtown garden by providing visual appeal through flowers and grasses; a Nectar Café to attract birds, butterflies, and buzzing bees; a petting zoo filled with touchable plants; a Good Scents herb garden; and other additions that promote healthy living and help create an outdoor learning experience for children.

Check back often for project updates and news on the Children's Garden at Lafayette Greens.


Congratulations is also in order for Kathryn B. who won the Night on the Town Sweepstakes and received a $150 gift card to The Grille Midtown.

Check out the progress from this Michigan Makeover.

Okemos

Congratulations to The Harris Nature Center whose Gathering Circle won by popular vote. Flagstar joins the Haslett-Okemos Rotary Foundation, the Okemos Kiwanis Club, and community residents to support this outdoor classroom and amphitheater for school and camp lessons, nature center presentations, and other community programs. Tucked in the woods near the trailhead, the Gathering Circle will consist of paths leading to two arcs of benches set on a slope overlooking a stage with a log wall backdrop.

Check out the progress from this Michigan Makeover.

Portage

Congratulations to Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative whose garden and lighting restoration won by popular vote. Fire is located within the historic 1903 Fire Station at the corner of Portage and Dewey. Funds from Michigan Makeovers will be used to enhance the Ya Dig? Garden, create additional garden walls around the building, and install accent and security lighting around the property.

Fire provides the community with a safe place for creative expression and will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary this fall.

Check back often for project updates and news on Fire's Michigan Makeover.

Congratulations are also in order for Sarah B. who won the Night on the Town Sweepstakes and received a $150 gift card to a popular Portage eatery.

Coldwater

Congratulations to Tibbits Opera House who won the Coldwater Michigan Makeover by popular vote. This makeover plans to build a marquee sign outside the historic opera house to promote the many wonderful events that take place there. More than 15 local art groups, schools, service clubs, and businesses utilize the Tibbits, which completed a remarkable restoration of its exterior in 2013. As one of the top tourist's attractions in the community, Tibbits Opera House is a gem with architecture second to none.

Check back often for project updates and news on Tibbits Opera House.

Congratulations are also in order for Bonnie S. who won the Night on the Town Sweepstakes and received a $150 gift card to a popular Coldwater eatery.

Holland

Congratulations to Kids' Food Basket whose refrigeration system expansion won by popular vote. Kids' Food Basket provides countless area children with a nutritious evening meal, called a Sack Supper. Every day, over 7,500 children receive a Sack Supper, thanks to local community volunteers who prepare, pack, and deliver each meal. Expanding the refrigeration system will help this Holland Makeover serve even more children.

Check back often for project updates and news on Kids' Food Basket.

Congratulations is also in order for Sue W. who won the Night on the Town Sweepstakes and received a $150 gift card to City Flatts.

Grand Haven

Congratulations to the Learning Tree Preschool at Tri-Cities Family YMCA whose outdoor learning classroom project won by popular vote. Learning Tree Preschool is a well-respected, established preschool program that offers quality early childhood learning opportunities to children in the Grand Haven and surrounding communities. This Michigan Makeover will fence the perimeter of the outdoor learning classroom to provide developmentally appropriate and challenging opportunities for child to explore.

Check back often for project updates and news on Learning Tree Preschool.

Congratulations are also in order for Nick K. who won the Night on the Town Sweepstakes and received a $100 gift card to Kirby House and $50 gift card to Goodrich Grand Haven 9.