Today's Guests: David Sumpter, Dana Weeks Myers, Deb Knopf

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Aug. 5, 2022

Band of Locals - Buy Local First on SUNNY 97.3 with Steve and host Carlleen Rose. Videographer - Marianne Biggart Pitts. Good morning everyone! We had a full studio full of great guests today and wanted to share what they talked about!

First we had David Sumpter - Owner of Sumpter Kayak Rentals LLC. This is a new business in our community and member of the BOLs! This is a much needed business with tubes and kayaks galore to rent and use on our many great lakes, rivers and the Muskegon River of course! They are located at 23800 15 Mile Rd in Big Rapids. Hours: 8am-10pm - 7 days a week. They have a wide variety of water rentals including: paddle board, tubes, party tubes, and a variety of kayaks. Trips provided in Mecosta/Osceola Counties including inland lakes. Large group and special events have discounted rates. Call in advance to reserve your trip. Equipment provided to and from location and life jackets upon request. Phone: 616-264-4072. David also talked about upcoming event - Muskegon River Trash Bash taking place Saturday, August 13th at 11am. Make sure to click on that event page for all the info and a great way to have fun and also helping clean up our waterways!

Next up we had Dana Weeks Myers who was here representing Morley Celebration on the Pond - a huge annual event that takes place every August in Morley! This year, this will take place on Friday, August 12th and Saturday, August 13th. Friday, August 12th at 4pm will be Morley Celebration on the Pond Car Show 2022, following with the Semi Parade Of Lights at 8:30pm. Saturday, August 13th beginning at 10am will be the Celebration on the Pond Truck & Tractor Pulls 2022 all day and concluding with the main event at 8pm - Celebration on the Pond! Click on these events to get all the info and we will post their main flyers in the comments below. Come have fun with friends and family next weekend at this amazing event!

Our third guest, Debra Knopf was in studio with the Big Rapids High School (BRHS) Alumni Association and she was here to talk about this weekend's 2022 BRHS All Class Reunion! Debra has done so much work and we are excited to have this annual event happening once again in Downtown Big Rapids! The event is free to attend and will have a cash bar and food for purchase from Shooter's and The Yellow Window. This year the event will be on the S. Michigan Block! *SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 5:00pm: Cash bar opens and dinner available for purchase 5:30pm: Presentation of Distinguished Alumni Award 6:00pm-11:00pm: Drinks, music, and socializing For any questions, contact form, and to learn more you can go to their main website at: https://brhsalumni.com/....

Thank you to our guests for stopping in and sharing all the wonderful things you are bringing to the community. You can find the events mentioned and more on our friends over at the Mecosta County Visitors Bureau's online calendar at: www.bigrapids.org. Thank you too for writing up our video posts too! Have a great weekend everyone and we will see you next week!

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