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Kicking Off Summer on the South Side

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South End Community Outreach Ministries provides fun family event to kick off the summer season.
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Summer Celebration Information

Who:  Local families, community partners, and YOU

What: SECOM's first annual Summer Celebration

Where: South End Community Outreach Ministries (1545 Buchanan Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI)

When: Sunday, June 23 from 1 to 3 P.M.

Why: To start the summer off with fun.


Questions?  Call 616-452-7684 for additional information.

Grand Rapids, MI-  Summer evokes images of beaches, summer camps, and family vacations to Disney or Cedar Point.  Many families living on Grand Rapids' south side are not able to experience these summer staples, but South End Community Outreach Ministries is making sure that they can still celebrate the start of summer with food, fun, and friendship.

On June 23, 2013, families can look forward to SECOM's first annual Summer Celebration  From 1 to 3 P.M., families can enjoy free food and activities that are fun for all ages, including cooking demos, crafts, and face painting.  In addition, the event will offer a Resource Fair for families to learn about local organizations that provide resources for education, healthy living, home and utility assistance, and employability skills.

The first annual Summer Celebration is made possible by generous support from Spartan Foods, Michigan Turkey, Notions Marketing, Coca-Cola, and other community partners.  For more information about SECOM, visit or



South End Community Outreach Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping today, and building hope for tomotrrrow.  Since 1971, SECOM has been helping today through assisting with immediate needs, and building hope for tomorrow through health and education programs for children and adults.  SECOM's efforts are supported by monetary donations.   

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