Today's Guests: Kerri Waters & Officer Bill Sell.

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July 15, 2022

Band of Locals - Buy Local First is always live on Friday mornings on SUNNY 97.3 with Steve and host Carlleen Rose. Today's Guests were Kerrie Waters - Owner of Gwin Girls Winery and Tasting Room in Remus and Officer Bill Sell - Community Relations/Crime Prevention Officer at Big Rapids Department of Public Safety.

Kerri spoke about the history of how her winery came to be along with what they offer and more. You can always find great entertainment there as well. This weekend though Gwin Girls Winery will be having "Gwin Girls Winery Music Palooza 2022 - Crew-Sade for Kids!" This charity event will be on Saturday, July 16th from 11am-8pm. Proceeds will go t childhood cancer. Entertainment Lineup: Abbey Collins, Ryan Dargitz, Kristen Kuiper, Bob Malaski, Rob Malaski, Michael Marsac, Marty Monroe, Kasey Thren, Maxwell Trotter, The Palooka Brothers and Dawn McVay Baumer, Artist. This will be a great event and for a wonderful cause. Gwin Girls Winery is located on 3600 9 Mile Road in Remus. Phone: 517-282-7100. Thank you Kerri!

Our next guest is Community Relations/Crime Prevention Officer Bill Sell with Big Rapids Department of Public Safety. "Working together with the community to provide a safe place to live, work, learn and visit." BRDPS is located on 435 N. Michigan Ave in Big Rapids. Phone: 231-527-0005. Email: police@cityofbr.org. Web: cityofbr.org/government/public_safety/index.php. BRDPS consists of: uniformed offers, detectives, service officers and fire division. The community has enjoyed the "Coffee with a Cop" sessions that take place in local businesses and have the community meet and ask questions and learn more about our public safety. You can find these events on facbeook etc when they happen. Coming up next month that Officer Sell talked about is the annual National Night Out Tuesday, August 2nd from 5pm-8pm at BRDPS in Downtown Big Rapids. "National Night Out is our popular yearly event when we invite the community to spend a family fun and exciting evening with the Big Rapids DPS. Partnered with the Big Rapids Housing Commission and other community organizations we provide food, music, games and prizes free of charge to the community. This event is partnered with other National Night Out events going on across the country, U.S. Territories and U.S. Military bases worldwide on the same day." Families come on out to have fun while also learning and meeting our community's officers and more!

Thank you again to our guests and we hope you all have a wonderful weekend! To find all events like what our guests talked about you can go to our friend the Mecosta County Visitors Bureau's online calendar of events at: BigRapids.org/CalendarofEvents!

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