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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for February 21

Morning Buzz 2.21.20
Posted at 10:52 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 10:52:23-05

1. $1,000 per hour for one who day equals $24,000. That's how much money Kids' Food Basket is aiming to raise during their 24-Hour Day of Service.

The online fundraiser kicked off at midnight, and the activities continue all day at their headquarters on Plymouth Avenue in Grand Rapids.

There will be everything from bag decorating, to yoga and kids movies.

A $100 donation will get your name on the organization's donor wall, and $500 will let you name a tree on their property.

The organization is hoping to raise $24,000 from today's event.

For a complete list of activities, head to their website.

2. Pink Patches leads to lots of green for Gild's Club Grand Rapids.

Kent County Sheriff Michelle Lajoye-Young presented the non-profit with a $500 check this week. The money came from the department's Pink Patch Program.

Deputies bought the patches and wore them in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, selling them for $10 each to the public.

A portion of the proceeds were also set aside to help employees with the sheriff's department if they receive a cancer diagnosis themselves.

3. Lakeshore Restaurant Week begins today with more than 20 participating restaurants.

It's being hosted by Cumulus Radio Stations in Muskegon. Restaurants will offer discounts and other promotions in hopes of influencing more people to dine in Muskegon and other nearby areas.

This is the first year for the event, but organizers hope to make it an annual promotion.

Find a list of restaurants on the event's website.

4. Do you bleed maize and blue? Wait until you see this die hard University of Michigan fan.

Loren Joostburns has been a season ticket holder for Michigan Football for 45 years and has been collecting memorabilia for nearly five decades, but he kept that collection under warps until he recently listed his home.

From signed pictures of Bo Schembechler and Red Berenson, to actual seats and framed programs from the Rose Bowl.

While Loren has called this Hamilton House a home since 1991, he actually wants to move into something with a little less space, and plans to bring everything with him.

Loren isn't a U of M alum, he actually graduated from Western.

5. If you're a fan of ginger-flavored soda, you're going to want to check out Coca-Cola's latest creation.

Just launched in stores nationwide, Sprite Ginger and Sprite Ginger Zero Sugar combine the classic lemon-lime taste of Sprite, with a hint of ginger.

The new flavor is described as, their words, "re-imagining the signature attributes of Sprite fans know and love, with something new and unexpected."

Initial taste-test reviews have been positive, even from people who say they hate ginger.