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In the news: Chelsea Kids’ Fest

Chelsea Kids' Fest - Practice

It was a beautiful, sunny day at our Chelsea Kids’ Fest this past Wednesday. You can check out pictures from the event at our Flickr photo gallery.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot had a nice write up on the event in Thursday’s paper. Check it out.

Thanks for everyone who came! If you’re interested in participating next year, visit our Kids’ Fest page for contact information.

Chelsea’s Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep

Our Supermarket Sweep, a celebration of our Chelsea Branch’s grand opening in 2008, hit the Country Market store last Tuesday. Ten teams raced to grab almost $1,200 in food items for Faith in Action’s food pantry.

Congratulations to Chelsea’s Manpower, who took first place honors. Check out photos from the event at our Flickr photo gallery.

And check out the video from 2009’s Chelsea Supermarket Sweep.

Video: 2009 Chelsea Supermarket Sweep

For your entertainment, here’s a short video on this year’s Supermarket Sweep at Chelsea’s Country Market.

We kicked the event off last year to celebrate the grand opening of our Chelsea Branch. We invite local businesses to race through the supermarket, collecting specially-marked items, and donating everything to Faith In Action.

This year, the teams collected 369 items worth $1,000 – and had a bunch of fun doing it.

And hey, our American 1 team (Janelle, Kari, and Lynn) didn’t get last place. Always a bonus.

See you next year!

Chelsea Supermarket Sweep collects $1,000 in food items for Faith in Action

Chelsea Supermarket Sweep - packing up

Eight teams participated in our Chelsea Supermarket Sweep at Country Market this past Wednesday. The race collected 369 food items for Faith in Action’s food pantry worth more than $1,000.

Much like our other Supermarket Sweeps, the rules of the Chelsea race are simple: teams race around the store with a grocery cart, grabbing one of each of the 60 available items. Whoever collects the most items wins, and all the collected items go directly to charity.

Several teams showed up early Wednesday to scope out Chelsea’s Country Market.

“I shop here all the time,” Babette from the Chelsea Senior Center said. “I should know where everything’s at.”

The Senior Center’s team had a strategy involving color-coding their list of items and keeping an eye out for the tell-tale yellow signs that marked qualifying items. Perhaps it’s ironic that, for all the planning by the Senior Center, the team earned the “Wobbly Wheel” award – meaning they collected the fewest items.

“We still feel good about it,” Babette said. “It’s all for the cause.”

The Chelsea Milling Company earned first-place honors by collection 58 items worth $150. Reinhart Realtors took second, and Jackson’s own K105.3 FM team placed third.

Head to our Flickr page to see photos from the event.

Thanks to all the team who participated!

Fun in the sun at first Chelsea Kids’ Fest

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We had a great time at the first Chelsea Kids’ Fest yesterday at Timbertown Park.

About 150 kids and parents came to the park to enjoy a sunny summer day. We brought the Chelsea District Library, the fire department, and the police department K-8 unit to help kids have a good time.

Check out pictures of the event on our Flickr page. See you next year!


See you @ Summerfest

Chelsea's Summerfest

Are you heading to Chelsea’s Summerfest this Friday?

We are. Learn more about Chelsea’s Summerfest at their web site. Hope to see you there!


Ten students win our $1,000 scholarship

Five students at our scholarship banquet

A big congratulations to the ten high school grads who won our annual $1,000 scholarship. We had a banquet for the winners yesterday morning to help them celebrate.

All ten students were highly involved in both extra curricular activities and their community while in high school. Each wrote a 2,500-word-or-less essay on the benefits of altruism and how they improved their community through service. We had a scholarship committee read over each essay and award the best with the $1,000 scholarship.

We’ve given scholarships since 2000, and raise the money through our Skip-a-Pay program (where members can skip one month’s loan payment for $25). We’re so proud of these community-minded students.

The winners were:

  • Jessica Sandin (Bellevue High School)
  • Chelsea Cox (Western High School)
  • Emily Harris (Chelsea High School)
  • Jennifer Shaffer (Camden-Frontier High School)
  • Jacob Johnson (Hanover-Horton High School)
  • Maria Taylor (Jonesville High School)
  • Ryan Linderman (Northwest High School)
  • Luke Clore (Hanover-Horton High School)
  • Adam Watson (Union City High)
  • Jacob Heller (Bellevue High School)

Remarkably, we gave out scholarships to students in all four of the counties we serve.

Congratulations to our 10 winners. Look for information on next year’s scholarship contest around the first of the year.


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