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Community meeting hosts break dancers; gives GR residents a chance to have fun while planning

GR Forward works with neighborhood youth to make community meetings more fun while also getting feedback from residents
Aerial Tactic break dancers will be performing at the meeting

Aerial Tactic break dancers will be performing at the meeting /Aerial Tactic

At the meeting we will be discussing the changes to these areas of the Grand River

At the meeting we will be discussing the changes to these areas of the Grand River /GR Forward

GR Forward will be hosting the meeting and providing dinner

GR Forward will be hosting the meeting and providing dinner /GR Forward

By: Antonio J. - age 14

There will be a community meeting held on Thursday, January 8th from 6:30-8:00pm at Cesar Chavez Elementary school. This meeting will be very different from most ordinary public meetings – at this meeting, there will be a break dancing performance, a free dinner, and the opportunity to shape the future of Downtown Grand Rapids and the Grand River itself.

Imagine swimming, kayaking, and canoeing just five minutes away from the comfort of your home in the city. It sounds great doesn’t it? This idea is completely possible and is actually being planned right now. A group called GR Forward is working towards making this project a reality. To get feedback from city residents to make this more of a possibility, they have scheduled meetings all around town to inform people about what’s happening in their neck of the woods.

The next important meeting for the SW side is being held in the school, Cesar Chavez Elementary, located at 1205 Grandville Avenue Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

There will be free food provided along with entertainment from the Cook Arts Center’s breakdance group, Aerial Tactic.

We hope to see you there!

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