It’s BRINNER! Pancake Fundraiser This Thursday

It was so awesome last year, we are doing it again this year! BRINNER! Breakfast meets dinner.

There will be all kinds of pancakes freshly made right in front of you and all kinds of different toppings to try. You don’t want to miss out! The event will be from 5:30 to 7 or whenever our pancakes run out. Everything is donation based per usual so give what you can. Every amount is appreciated. All proceeds go towards the continued improvement of Grand Haven’s east end and Beechtree Street.

This will be held in front of our store in the parking lot with seating available. In the event of rain, we will still have all the pancakes but you will be able to take everything to go!


April 23 Walk the Beat Fundraiser

This week is our “comfort food” fundraiser helping support Walk the Beat. We haven’t got to host our dinner in the parking lot just yet, so we are doing the same thing we did for our first fundraiser of the year and offering everything in take out containers due to the chilly weather this week.

The menu is home made meatloaf, mac & cheese, vegetables and home made pies to take home!

Food is donation based so give what you can. Everything is appreciated. Please share this with everyone you can!

Home made pies are $10 each





Easter Goodies, April 2 Fundraiser & Eastend Pickers!

Wow! What a busy week coming up in the eastend! Don’t forget this Thursday April 2 from 5:30-7 pm. RAIN OR SHINE! If it ends up raining, we will have a tent set up and we will serve the chili and baked potato bar take out style. Stop by, fill up, drive off! If the rain holds off by that time, we will have tables set up in the parking lot. We really need everyone’s support on this first fundraiser for the Beechtree flowers! Remember, these meals are donation based so give what you can. Every amount is appreciated.


If you are still looking to fill up your Easter baskets for this weekend, stop on by the store this week! We have all kinds delicious treats and gifts that will be perfect for you!


Eastend Pickers is this Friday and Saturday (April 3-4) at Sluka Field! Vendors open in the morning and go into early evening!


Mary has also been back to painting her gorgeous old windows! Get in fast if you see one you like. These beauties and cuties can go fast!


“Dinner in the Parking Lot” Summer Schedule


The warm up in weather has inspired us to put together the Spring/Summer fundraising calendar. Our first Thursday evening, “Dinner in the Parking Lot” is scheduled for April 2! As usual, there is no set price for our dinners. We operate on donations with proceeds going towards the street decorations. The first dinner’s donations are going towards the Spring/Summer plants and the galvanized horse trough containers we have been working towards. We hope to have the troughs installed by April 23, the night of our second “Dinner in the Parking Lot.”

Each of these Thursdays will feature a different menu and fundraising goals. All moneys are transparent and go to the Eastown Association.

Please email Marcy if you are able to help out with food or anything else:

Location: Conrer of Beechtree and Grant in Grand Haven’s Eastown at The Aluminum Mule (a.k.a. Fat Chix)

All dinners will run 5:30-7:30pm

April 2 – Baked potato and chili bar.

Fundraising goal: Plants

April 23 – Meatloaf, mac & cheese, two vegetables and pie!

Fundraising goal: Walk the Beat

May 28 – Pancakes! Savory and dessert

Fundraising goal: fall mums and pumpkins

June 25 – Burgers and dogs

Fundraising goal: lighting and ornaments

July 23 – pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad

Fundraising goal: lighting for winter lamposts

August 20 – Country Fair: chicken and corn on the cob with toppings

Fundraising goal: Christmas greenery


If you are able to help out with any of the following contact us ASAP!

April 2: pot of chili50 baked potatos

5lbs of shredded cheese

2lbs cooked bacon

2 cups copped onions

April 23: meatloaf, mac and cheese, pot of corn, pot of green beans, 2 pies, 4 pies, 6 pies

May 28: pancakes for 35, 2 lbs cooked sausage links, 2lbs of cooked sausage patties, syrup, fresh fruit cut up, juice

June 25: hamburgers for 20, hotdogs for 20, sliced cheese for burgers, 2 lbs cooked bacon, 2 cups chopped onions, 2 cups diced pickles or relish

July 23: coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, buns

August 20: chicken for 20, 25 ears of corn, large container of mayo (we only need 2 containers)




April 2 – Chili & Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser

April 2 5:30-7pm will be our first fundraiser of the year! All of our fundraisers last year were amazing and helped create the awesome holiday decorations that were on Beechtree Street this winter. We plan on cruising right along with our fundraising efforts into 2015 to continue improving Grand Haven’s east end.

The fundraiser will feature traditional chili, vegetarian chili and white chicken chili.

The baked potato bar will have all the fixins’ with butter, broccoli cheese, regular cheese, chives, sour creme and bacon bits! We will do this rain or shine so dress warm because it probably won’t be super warm yet here in Grand Haven but let’s hope the snow is done! A complete list of the summer fundraisers and food offered will be coming shortly! All kinds of good stuff coming up!




Eastend Pickers!


Eastend Pickers is a two-day, rain or shine, outdoor event held at Sluka Field (corner of Waverly and Eastern in Grand Haven) on Friday April 3 and Saturday April 4. This event will be featuring vendors who have interesting wares for sale such as garden items, collectible glassware, tools, old fishing/hunting gear, vintage items, antiques, bikes and other funk-tastic stuff!

Here are all the details for the event:

  • Each vendor is responsible for their own trash and site clean up
  • Vendors may not bring children or pets to the event. (Customers however are welcome to bring children and pets.
  • Cost per 10×10 vendor space is $20 for one day or $30 for both days.
  • Two day vendors must tear down at the end of the 1st day and re-set up on the 2nd
  • Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs and tent (if you want your site covered).
  • There is no on-site electricity.
  • Morning coffee will be provided at no charge courtesy of Fat Chix Coffee
  • This is an open field, no trees for shade
  • A list of local eateries on Beechtree Street will be posted at the information table.
  • No dollies or assistance will be available. Vendors must provide their own.
  • Vendors may begin set up as early as 6:30am and must be completely set up by 8:30am.
  • All vendor registration fees are non-refundable
  • Checks payable to: EASTOWN ASSOCIATION

C/O Aluminum Mule

319 S. Beechtree

Grand Haven, MI 49417

Please call with early questions at 616-846-7480. An information table will be available each day to answer additional questions.

Please stop by The Aluminum Mule (a.k.a. Fat Chix) to pick up a registration form.


A Note About Vendor Parking

Unloading and Loading:

Please use the Waverly Street (Sluka Field park) to unload your vehicle. There will be no dollies, wagons or carts available to assist vendors. Additionally, there will be NO driving on the grass/field allowed.


Please move as swiftly as possible, as we are specting between 100-125 vehicles. After unloading/loading your vehickle, you must leave the Sluka Field Lot. This parking lot will be opened to the public (shoppers) for parking. Vendors should park their vehicles on Eastern Street between Grand and Franklin, or in the parking lot at Eastend Park, which is an approximate 4-5 block walk from the sale site.

Thank you for your smooth co-operation with everything!