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Good News You Need for May 19

Posted at 10:33 AM, May 19, 2020

On Tuesday afternoon more than 480 West Ottawa High School Seniors will line up their cars with their caps and gowns to celebrate their journey during West Ottawa Public School's week of Celebration for seniors.

It'll start at 3:30 and follow a parade route through the high school and middle school campus.

Other activities taking place during this week of celebration include Senior Oscars and Honors Convocation.

A Zeeland East Senior is paying it forward. Autumn Fitchett took the money she saved up for prom and decided to help people in the community by starting a small food pantry.

She started buying snacks and food and set up a little cupboard in her front yard so people in need of food could help themselves. Next Autumn put together 164 snack bags for senior citizens who received home delivered meals.

Her goal now is to raise additional money to make 400 more bags.

Viral photos of a priest using a squirt gun filled with holy water taking on a life of their own on the Internet.

Five weeks ago, during Holy Week, Father Tim Pelc of St. Ambrose Parish in Detroit, said he wanted to find a safe way to continue the tradition of blessing Easter baskets.

That's when he had the idea to use a squirt gun, after consulting with a doctor friends to ensure his idea was safe and followed social distancing guidelines.

Father Tim said he's ahppy the online pictures are making people smile and helped the kids in his community have a memorable Easter during a global pandemic.

Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry is restarting service next Friday to kick off its 75th season.

The Ferry transportation is an essential service for Mackinac Island, which is only accessible by boat or plane.

The first rides of 2020 will depart from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 29.

Shepler's says it'll release more information next week about ticketing, new policies, and exciting changes.

A good time was had by all as a group of unlikely visitors stopped by an art museum in Missouri.

Three penguins from the Kansas City Zoo are recently taking a short jaunt across town to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for a little bit of low-level appreciation and some exercise.

Because public access to the zoo and museum is shut down due to the coronavirus restrictions, the zoo wanted to get the penguins out and about for the free view.

They love cold water, coastal rocks and eating krill.