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Morning Mix- Good News 8.19.20
Posted at 10:49 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 10:49:47-04

1. Grand Haven's Musical Fountain is returning for limited shows. On Monday, the City Council agreed to allow the popular waterfront displays to resume, for just two nights a week.

Organizers plan to limit seating for the shows at the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium to under 100, to comply with Governor Gretchen Whitmer's executive order.

Volunteers will help count attendees and encourage social distancing among those who line the river-front to view the display.

The musical fountain has been entertaining crowds since the 1960s with its synchronized 25-minute light and water shows set to a variety of music. Last year, the fountain debuted a new $150,000 system.

2. The annual Ales For Tails fundraiser for Harbor Humane Society in West Olive is underway, only this year it's virtual.

Typically, they bring in about $40,000, but this year they're hoping to collect at least $25,000. The shelter's executive director says the Board of Directors will match donations up to $2,500.

The auction is open now through Thursday night, and a 50/50 raffle drawing will be held at 9 p.m. the same day.

Find more information on the Humane Society's website and Facebook page.

3. Even though it's still summer, kids in Las Vegas are taking a snow day, with fresh powder delivered straight to their door.

Marco Villarreal, the owner of the Vegas Ice Man, found his business struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Relying mostly on creating sculptures for events throughout the city, he now had to get creative.

Villarreal says he's been bringing home fresh carved snow for his daughters to play with for years and is now selling this Snow Day Kit, with the venture Snow Buddy to be delivered to yards across the area.

One 70 lb. box of snow costs $60 and can be purchased with princess, pirate, or unicorn decorations, or with a dinosaur dig kit.

4. Before you start thinking ahead to Pumpkin Spice season, Starbucks is adding some summer drinks to its menu.

Two new tropical green drinks will be added permanently after what it called a successful launch in Canada earlier in the summer.

The Kiwi Starfruit Starbucks refreshers beverage combines starfruit-flavored juice with real pieces of Kiwi, hand-shaken with ice. The star drink is the same beverage, but with coconut milk.