Hope/Holland Community Day to
Feature Picnic and Busy Campus
Posted August 15, 2002
HOLLAND -- A picnic at Hope College, the sights of
Windmill Island and home football and soccer games will be among the
features of the 37th annual Community Day, which will be
held on Saturday, Sept. 7.
The day is scheduled in celebration of the long-
standing relationship between Holland residents and the
faculty, students and staff of Hope.
The picnic will take place on the college's Van
Raalte Commons, located in the middle of campus east of
College Avenue at the former 12th Street, from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Persons purchasing tickets in advance will also
receive a free ticket for admission to Windmill Island from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, as well as a ticket for the Hope
College football game with Wooster College of Ohio at 1:30
The picnic will consists 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 West Ottawa High School band will be playing
at the game, held at Holland Municipal Stadium.
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 mayor Nelson Bosman, subsequent
Community Days have provided an opportunity for Holland and
Hope to come together.
Also during the day, the men's soccer team will be
hosting the Cal Bergsma Memorial Tournament, playing the
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh at 2 p.m., and the women's
soccer team will host Aquinas College at noon. The teams
will play at Buys Athletic Field, located on Fairbanks
Avenue at 12th Street. Admission is free.
In addition, the gallery of the De Pree Art Center
is featuring the exhibition "Nate Cassie: Installation
Work," work by 1992 Hope graduate Nate Cassie of San
Antonio, Texas, from Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept.
29. The gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is free.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is featuring the Italian
film "Bread and Tulips" from Friday, Sept. 6, through
Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets for the film
are $5 for regular adult admission, and $4 for senior
citizens and students. The Knickerbocker is closed on
Tickets for Community Day, which include the
picnic, football game and admission to Windmill Island, cost
$6 for regular admission, and $4 for children age five to
11. Admission is free for children under five.
Advance tickets for Community Day may be purchased
beginning Thursday, Aug. 15, 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