Ice Rink (new) – The Village of Grass Lake and Grass Lake DDA propose the purchase of a reusable outdoor ice rink kit. The rink will be installed in the Grass Lake Community Events Park during the winter months, depending on weather. The kit includes a liner, brackets and boards, and equipment for ice maintenance and repairs. Village and DDA will work collaboratively to maintain the rink over the season, while donated ice skates will be available for use.    Funding Request: $3750

Gaga Ball Pit (new) – Gaga ball is a new activity providing youth who attend the Farmers Market or use the Community Events Park a chance to engage in a fast- paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit, using a soft foam ball. Dodging, diving and ducking skills are perfected while eliminating rivals in the pit.  Funding Request: $2500

 GLCWI Passport (new) – The GLCWI Passport is a new intervention focused on tracking participation in community events. Using a QR code system, local residents will monitor interests and activities.  Funding Request: $5000

 Wolf Lake Water Ski ClubThis intervention teaches children from the area to waterski in a safe environment with certified instructors. The workshops start with individual lessons and conclude with a group ski show. The students participate in five events per year, with classes every Wednesday and group ski event training every Sunday. The sessions are completely free for students and all equipment is provided by the Wolf Lake Waterski Club. The lessons and events teach participants teamwork, provide water safety skills and leave everyone with a sense of accomplishment. Funding will be used to purchase 4 sets of water skis, t-shirts, ski ropes, safety radios, and ski show handles. Target Population: primary target is youth, but any age is welcome to join.  Units of Engagement: 3240 Funding Request: $2100

 Grass Lake Road Runners, now in its 4th year, will sponsor three race this year. The series includes the Traffic Jam’in 5k (July 11), the Relay for Life Run for Hope 5k (September 2020 – date decided by Grass Lake Schools), and Harvest Hustle 5K (November).The purpose of the running series is to expand the running and walking community in Grass Lake by creating more affordable physical activity opportunities for residents of the Grass Lake area. Target population: GL residents of all ages, including babies in strollers all the way up to adults in their 80s participating in the races.   Funding Request: $2000

Basketball Hoops (new) – Grass Lake Township will install 2 basketball court systems at the Grass Lake Township Sports and Trails Park in the Spring of 2020. The courts provide all ages with an unprogrammed recreation opportunity.  Funding Request: $6110

Fresh Yoga Festival – Grass Lake will continue the popular outdoor yoga series to expand opportunities for outdoor healthy physical activity. Sessions include Yoga by the Lake, Yoga at the Pavilion, and Yurty Yoga for youth.  Funding Request: $1500

 Regie’s Rainbow Adventure (new) – The Grass Lake Farmers Market will be the site of new children’s programming featuring the 7 book series called Regie’s Rainbow Adventure. Each week, a color of the rainbow will be explored through food tasting and Regie’s power stripe adventures to make kids stronger through increased fruit and vegetable sampling, and a short physical activity promoting fitness. Units of Engagement: 60  Funding Requested: $1150

Cooking for One (new) – Sponsored by the Whistlestop Park Association and held at Grass Lake United Methodist Church, Cooking for One is a cooking class intended for residents who live alone. It is open to all ages, and focuses on education about healthy, portion-appropriate meals.  Funding Request: $3000

VBS Healthy Snacks – Grass Lakes United Methodist Church will provide healthy snacks to participants in Vacation Bible School, including one hour of shared instruction to learn about the snacks they will eat and help prepare. A one-page fact sheet will be sent home with campers.  Funding Request: $500

Farmers Market – For year 8, the Grass Lake Farmers Market will introduce some new activities, including expanded programs for youth, a direct mail promotional flyer, Kid’s Bucks, expansion of Senior Bucks, and reusable tote bags.  Funding Request: $15,995

Food with Friends – Grass Lake United Methodist Church hosts a monthly senior luncheon that combines healthy eating, education and fellowship. Luncheons are held the second Wednesday of the month, September through May, and feature guest speakers who educate participants on senior-centric topics.  Funding Request: $2000

Hot Fun Youth Cooking Classes (new) – Hot fun in the Summer will provide (2) 2-week cooking classes for youth ages 9-11. Each class incorporates the fundamentals of cooking to increase cooking skills and help youth prepare more healthy foods. Estimate 16 students/class.  Funding Request: $3000

Aging in Place (new)- These informative interactive sessions are targeted to those who wish to remain in their home, their caregivers and family members who provide additional assistance and support. Topics include fall prevention, healthy body and mind, and nutrition. Sessions include a healthy snack and recipes and informational handouts. Funding Request: $1150

Marketing and Events – GLCWI will partner with community events such as Music in the Park, Winterfest and Heritage Day to promote the coalition and healthy living in Grass Lake. Funds will be used for advertising, flyers, support for activities and general promotion.  Funding Request: $3750

Grass Lake Senior Center – The Senior Center will add an additional day of programming and seasonal days that focus on outdoor recreation opportunities.  They filed their 501c3 status paperwork and will continue to discuss improved processes and practices.  Funding Request: $15,995

Youth Mindfulness (new) – Mindful Monkeys is a mindfulness class that targets youth ages 5-12 and will aim to help children manage the stress and anxiety they find in their everyday lives through meditation and breathing techniques. The program will take place at the Grass Lake Medical Center and will be done in 2 four week long sessions; one held in spring 2020 and one in fall 2020. Class length will be 30 minutes, 1 class per week. Cindy Caro will instruct the classes.     Funding Request: $500

 Drugs 101 (new) This information session for adults focuses on the signs, symptoms and issues for today’s teens regarding drug use. Discussion emphasizes skills and tools to engage youth in productive conversations about drugs.  Funding Request: $0