Register for this spring’s Katty Shack 5K on Thursday, February 26th at Jumpin’ Java Coffee Shop and you’ll be in the running for great prizes regardless of your pace! Race representatives will be at Jumpin’ Java located at 215 Washington Avenue in Grand Haven from 11am and 6pm. Sign-up at a reduced fee of $20 plus be put in a drawing for $50 in movie coupons to the Grand Haven 9, a $50 Wesco gas card and a $100 gift card to Two Tonys Taverna Grille. Also available is an even further reduced price of $18 per person for families or businesses consisting of three or more individuals.
As part of “Celebrate Law Day 2015” the courts in Ottawa County are supporting the 2015 Katty Shack 5K Memorial Run/Walk scheduled for April 25 at 9am. The Katty Shack 5K honors those affected by violent crime and raises funds for the Crime Victim Foundation of Michigan. The run was created in memory of four lives tragically taken in September of 2008 in Wright Township: Katherine Brown (nick-named “Katty Shack”); and Jeremy, Tyler and Sharmaine Zimmer. To date, the event has raised over $50,000 for the foundation. Details about the race plus online registration can be found at www.kattyshackrace.com.
Law Day is observed nationally on May 1 each year to celebrate the rule of law. The 20th Circuit Court, Ottawa County Probate Court and 58th District Court participate locally to underscore how the law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all citizens share. The 20th Circuit Court, Ottawa County Probate Court and 58th District Court will be announcing several other local events to celebrate Law Day 2015. The date has been set for the sixth annual Katty Shack 5K: April 25, 2015.