Hope/Holland Community Day to Open
With Picnic on Windmill
Posted August 14, 2001
HOLLAND -- The 36th annual Hope/Holland Community
Day on Saturday, Sept. 15, will open with a picnic on
Windmill Island and culminate in a football game at Holland
The day is scheduled in celebration of the long-
standing relationship between Holland residents and the
faculty, students and staff of Hope College.
The picnic will take place on the island from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Persons attending the picnic will also be
able to enjoy the island's attractions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and attend the Hope College football game with De Pauw
University of Greencastle, Ind., at 1:30 p.m.
The picnic will consist of bratwurst, hamburger,
sliced turkey breast, vegetarian croissants, salads, chips,
cookies, beverages and other picnic fare. Live music will
be provided throughout the picnic by the Holland American
The Zeeland High School band will be playing at
Community Day debuted in October of 1966 as a
Community Ox Roast, held in conjunction with the Hope
College centennial celebration. Like the first event, which
was the idea of former Holland mayor Nelson Bosman,
subsequent Community Days have provided an opportunity for
Holland and Hope to come together.
Also during the day, the women's soccer team will
host Adrian College at noon at Buys Athletic Field, located
on Fairbanks Avenue near 12th Street. Admission is free.
In addition, the exhibition "Alqa Gabra Sellase:
Ethiopian Icon Painter" will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. in the gallery of the De Pree Art Center, located on
Columbia Avenue at 12th Street. The exhibition runs Friday,
Sept. 7, through Friday, Nov. 16. Admission is free.
Tickets for Community Day, which include the
picnic, football game and admission to Windmill Island, cost
$5.50 for regular admission, and $3.50 for children age five
to 11. Admission is free for children under five.
Advance tickets for Community Day may be purchased
beginning Monday, Aug. 20, at the college's Dow Center,
located on the corner of 13th Street and Columbia Avenue,
from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Additional
information may be obtained by calling the college's Office
of Public Relations at (616) 395-7860.
In the event of rain, the picnic will be moved to
the dining room of Phelps Hall, located on the Hope College
campus on the corner of 10th Street and Columbia Avenue. If
the picnic is moved inside, announcements will be made on
the college's automated audio information system, which can
be called at (616) 395-7888, as well as on area radio