On Wednesday, July 29, nearly 1,200 members of the faculty and staff, along with their family members, gathered to celebrate Hope College's 150th anniversary under the canopy of the Pine Grove.

Current Hope employees have accumulated more than 10,727 years of service, and they were thanked by President John and Kelly Knapp for their faithful contributions toward this Hope College milestone birthday.

Delectable food, live music, games, prizes and inflatables added to the party atmosphere on a perfect summer evening.