The 20th annual Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo was a celebration of women, entrepreneurs and bringing people together. There were over 300 businesses with products catered to women, including healthy eating. One of the businesses at the event was Vitamix, a company that manufactures blenders for restaurants and every day consumers. Every booth at the event showcased their products, ranging from cakes, hair styling tools and jewelry, but Vitamix promoted something bigger.
“Love hearing stories about how we changed people’s lives, that they’ve gotten healthier, they’ve beat their healthy obstacles etc.,” said Nancy Spruiell, a Vitamix demonstrator. Spruiell said the blender also helps parents get their kids to eat fruits and vegetables.
“Raising healthier kids, that’s a huge thing these days, especially with the way they make our food these days,” Spruiell said.
DEWITT—Though the fourth annual DeWitt Community Showcase is still about two months away, many of the people involved are already getting excited. The event is a collaborative effort designed to bring the community together. DeWitt Public Schools, the City of DeWitt and the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce produce the showcase as an opportunity for local and surrounding businesses to make their presence known, as well as a chance for DeWitt students to display their talents and be recognized for academic excellence. Schavey Road Elementary art teacher Bob Jaruzel is looking forward to another exciting and personally satisfying experience. “It is nice to see so many elements from our school and community coming together in a fun and festive atmosphere,” he said.
GRAND LEDGE – The community’s 11th St. Patrick’s Day celebration started at Opera House on March 14. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Association held a celebration event before the parade at Opera House from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Around 240 people attended this event. During the celebration, they presented various cultural and traditional activities.