Third annual Fall Family Funfest
This is the 60th Anniversary year for Nelis’ Dutch Village and the village plans on offering extra activities . . . So don’t forget your cowboy boots and hat and plan to go for a pony ride and learn how to line dance!
New this year: along with our semi-truck show, we’ll also have a car and motorcycle show. Scroll down for registration information!
Check back later as details are finalized. We’re hoping this year’s event will not be rained out or the victim of a late September heat wave!
This event started as a simple truck show in 2016 as a way for Grant Me Hope to launch our “Going National” campaign. This campaign is ongoing and is successful because of the more than 20 West Michigan trucking companies that agreed to partner with us. They take our mission national on the backs of their trucks with our educational decals. These 2′ x 2′ stickers carry messages about the need for foster and adoptive homes on thousands of miles of our nation’s highways. We know these stickers are working. We’ve received phone calls from other states and photos from people who have seen them on the roads. We currently have 850 decals on trucks that are moving around the 48 contiguous states. Staying true to our roots, we’ll invite all these trucking companies out to show off their best trucks, complete with a Grant Me Hope decal. Most of the companies offer treats and free giveaways. Learn more or order decals by clicking HERE!
Custom Car/Motorcycle show
We’re adding a custom car and motorcycle show to our event this year! With support from Team 517 Blue, we’re inviting everyone with a custom car or motorcycle to join us at our third annual Family FunFest to help make it bigger and better! Your registration for this event will support the mission of Grant Me Hope to educate the public about the plight of foster children and our work to find them adoptive homes before they age out and face homelessness.
Preregistration is open now! REGISTER HERE for the event through Friday, September 21. Enter $15 for your car or $10 for your motorcycle (Help Grant Me Hope with the cost of credit card processing, check the box at the bottom of the form to add the 3 percent processing fee to your total). When your payment is accepted you will receive an email.
For questions about the car/bike show, please call Randall at (517) 243-3006.
Registration the day of the event starts at 1 p.m.
(Day of registration is $20 for cars and $15 for motorcycles)
The show lasts from 3-6 p.m.
Judging takes place at 4 p.m.
Awards are given at 6 p.m.
Grant Me Hope appreciates its sponsors.
Sponsors allow us to keep this event open to the public for a free will donation instead of charging admission. This is important, as we invite foster children living in institutions to this event. We cannot expect them to pay admission.
Without our supportive sponsors, we would not be finding homes for foster children or throwing great community events such as this Family FunFest! Our sponsors receive shouts out on social media with links to their websites, their logo and links on the individual web pages of the children we’re working with and on our supporters page.
Our sponsorship form can be found here. Sponsorship donations can be made below.
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