There is no May Open House planned.
The 2022 winners of the Best of West Michigan Maple Syrup contest are #1 Sugar Shack, the Finkler Family of Conklin, Michigan. There were two who placed second: Alt Maple Syrup, of McBain, Michigan and Sugar Bin, of Coopersville, Michigan.
Alpine Township Historical Commission would like to thank all 12 maple syrup producers who entered the 2022 Best of West Michigan Maple Syrup Contest. Along with the winners, these producers entered: Blandford Nature Center, Scott Graftema,, Charles Albrecht, Umlor family, Andy Debski, Scott's Maple Syrup, Pinckney, Burgtorf and the Cordes family. We hope to invite the public to help us enjoy pancakes and locally produced maple syrup next year. Stay healthy!
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This year, Alpine Township is celebrating 175th Anniversary. Alpine Township was established in 1847 when the Michigan legislature divided Alpine from Walker Township, as the population grew.
We are looking for photos & information to share with rhe public during this anniversary celebration. We are looking for 4-H club photos. For example, there was a 4-H horse club that used to show on Vinton Ave, between 7 & 8 Mile Roads. If you have any, please call Alpine Township at 616-784-1262, leave your name & number. We will call you & set up a time to scan photos & copy information. Thank you.
Friday, July 22, 2022, The Alpine Township Fire Department will be dedicated their new fire station at 1100 Henze St, just west of Alpine Avenue and Sam's Club. There will be a historical DVD of the Fire Department, speakers and refreshments. Everyone is invited.
Saturday, July 23, Fun for the whole family! The township will be celebrating their 175th Anniversary at the Alpine Sports Park at 1850 Alpine Church Road, next to Alpine Elementary School. The day will start at 11 am with a children's bike parade around the track. Prizes will be awarded. There will also be children's games, food trucks, Vintage Car & Tractor Display, Fire Truck tour, Bounce House, a maze and ice cream. Everyone is invited.
Friday, Sept. 16th at 7 pm, Alpine Township Historical will be offering a class on "Fun with Family History" in the Henze Center, 1100 Henze St., just west of Alpine Ave. and Sam's Club. Learn how to research your family's genealogy and history. A booklet will be available and refreshments served.
Sat., Sept. 17th, from 2-4 pm, Alpine Township Historical will have displays at both their Museum and Community Building on 7 Miles Road, three miles west of Alpine Ave. There will be displays on the Military, Early Settlers, family histories, one-room schools, Centennial Farms, and plat maps.
Sun., Sept 18th "The History of Alpine Township" will be shown at 2 pm in the Henze Center, 1100 Henze St., just west of Alpine Avenue and Sam's Club.