Signs of Spring

 Hello Young at Heart Friends and Family,
🎓College graduations, High School proms, and runners preparing for the River Bank Run are signs of Spring in West Michigan, regardless of what the temperatures might tell you. 
🍓 Today I had a meeting with Evan, who will be taking the lead at the Carrier Crest Gardens, across the street from St. Alphonsus Church. This is another sign of Spring. The plots are all claimed. YAH will once again be helping to plant, water, and harvest some of the areas, donating the food to the pantry. If you would like to help with this endeavor, please let me know. Evan has other exciting plans for the gardens for later this summer, so stay tuned. 
🍜 In the meantime, the Ginger Chef will be demonstrating and serving three Summer Salads on Monday, May 9th. The menu is: Rainbow Quinoa Salad, Lentil Pasta Salad and Blackberry Chicken Salad. Please submit your RSVP by Friday, May 6th. Cost is $5.00.


What could be more Spring-like than Touring Tulip Lane in a convertible! Join us Tuesday, May 17 as we enjoy the thousands of tulips in Holland MI. with the top down in a 1973 Convertible Mustang or 1988 Chrysler Sebring Convertible.  We will carpool from St. Alphonsus’ Parish Center at 9:45 AM. Once in Holland, we will watch a video on the history of the Tulip Festival, eat a boxed lunch from Market Zero at beautiful Kollen’s Park on Lake Macatawa, if weather permits. Groups of four will ride several blocks of tulip lanes in downtown Holland. All attendees will receive a historical memory book of Holland MI, a souvenir bag and a stop at the Wizard of Oz exhibit at the Holland library. We will be back to St. Alphonsus between 2:30-3:00. Oh, so much fun in one day!!!  Boxed lunches cost $9.00-$15.00 Must RSVP by this Friday, May 6th. 
 RSVP: Call 616.913.4419 or email:


Looking forward to seeing you all this Spring!!!

Virginia Scholten

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