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Discover Bath highlights Bath Township

The event

Bath Township is hosting their first ever “Discover Bath” Thursday, April 26 from 1-4 p.m. at Bath Middle School. The intent of the event is to make citizens from Bath Township and surrounding communities aware of what defines Bath and why it is a great community, said event coordinator Deborah Mercer.

Discover Bath will be hosting approximately 50 different businesses, schools, artists, churches, organizations and clubs that are all based in Bath Township.

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Discover Bath will show everything the township has to offer.
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Some Lansing-based businesses interested in participating in the event, however Mercer felt this year should only include Bath-based organizations. “Bath has seen such growth the past several years that many people may not be aware of all the terrific things available in the community,” said Mercer.

What’s happening

Discover Bath will have activities for the entire family including a petting zoo, musical performances, a potter wheel demonstration, food vendors, drawings, a fire truck for children to walk through and motorhomes on display from Gillette’s Interstate RV.

“It’s not just a little arts and crafts fair,” said Mercer. “(It’s) definitely going to be for the whole family.”

Local artists including Pamela Timmons, Jonathon Washington and other artists from The Greater Lansing Potters Guild will be displaying their works, ranging from woodworking, water coloring, and couture. Continue reading

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Students pay to participate in school sports

By Tiara Marocco
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Writer

Bath, MI – With the budget cuts affecting schools’ athletic programs, Bath schools have implemented “pay-to-participate” to help their athletics prosper.

Many schools in Michigan have experience a drop in funds for extra-curricular activities and athletics.

Bath High School Football Field
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“Pay to participate came about in our district in about 2002,” said Matt Dodson, Bath High School principal, “and it started at $50-75 for the whole year.

“We’ve had to raise it to about $100 and that pays for a student to play as many sports they want for that whole school year.”

Keeping it manageable

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Prohibiting smoking in the parks

By Tiara Marocco
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Writer

BATH, Mich. – In Bath Township’s efforts to provide a cleaner environment for its citizens, the board passed the first reading of the proposed ordinance amendment to prohibit smoking in the parks.

Bath Memorial Park
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On Monday, October 1, 2012, the board debated on the importance of banning smoking in the parks.  The first reading passed with four votes in favor of the ordinance while three opposed.

“The No Smoking Ordinance will become effective November 21, 2012 and will be enforced by our police department on a complaint-basis only,” said Kathleen McQueen, Bath Township Clerk.

To support or not to support?

“It is well known that secondhand smoke is harmful to one’s health and one can be exposed to such harm even in outdoor areas,” said Leon Puttler, Bath Township Trustee.  “Cigarette litter is blight, takes money to clean up and is also harmful to marine and animal life.”

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Getting the vote

By Tiara Marocco
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Writer
October 1, 2012

BATH, Mich.  – With September over, Election Day is a month away and this year, Bath board members are trying to get out the vote.

Bath Township is encouraging young people to use their voice and vote.

“We’re doing a mailer this week that will go out to a significant amount of our student population that will encourage registration for voting,” said Paula Clark, Bath Township supervisor.

Clark, along with other Township Board members, went to the Chandler Crossings apartments in East Lansing, mainly student-populated complex, where they spoke with students about registering to vote.

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Truck-or-Treat attracts large crowd

By Lynne Werner
Bath-DeWitt Connection staff writer

Truck-or-Treat Contest Booth

The contest table at Bath's Truck-or-Treat event. Pumpkin donated by Andy T's Farms and carved by Tom and Betsy Miller.

BATH, Mich. – Bath Township’s annual Truck-or-Treat on Oct. 24 drew in hundreds of children and their families, all decked out in their Halloween best.  Bath Township Parks and Recreation has organized the event for five or six years.

The event was held at Bath Elementary School parking lot this year.  It has previously been held in the shopping center parking lot on the corner of Clark and Webster, but was moved because the school lot offered more room, said the event’s coordinator Becky Goodwin, who has been running the event for the past three years.  The middle school’s lot was used for parking for the event, which left the whole elementary lot for the trick-or-treaters, and made it a much safer environment for the kids, Goodwin said.

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