1. A catering company is baking cookies for soldiers overseas for the holidays. If you can bake, KJ Catering needs your help!
They're located off Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids, and they're asking anyone with cookie-baking skills to donate.
There are two days you can drop cookies off, Friday from 11 to 4 and Saturday from 9-11.
KJ Catering actually collected 188-dozen cookies last week, those have already been shipped out, and they're excited to send out another round.
They also ask that you don't bring any cookies that need to be refrigerated and stay away from nuts.
2. The Bissell Pet Foundation is trying to Empty their shelters ahead of the holiday.
170 shelters, including 41 here in Michigan are offering pet adoptions at no more than $25 as part of the organization's Holiday Hope Event, which runs now through Sunday.
All pets are microchipped, spayed, and neutered.
To learn more, head to bissellpetfoundation.org.
3. The West Michigan Whitecaps are getting a promotion!
After spending the last 24 seasons as the Detroit Tigers Low-A Affiliate, the team is set to become Detroit's Advanced A Affiliate starting next season.
This means fans will be seeing a higher level of baseball talent at Fifth Third Ballpark.
The caps didn't play this year due to the pandemic, but they hope to play again soon!
4. There is a new Olympic event you can look forward to in 2024, break dancing.
The IOC announced break dancing will make its debut in Paris. This will be the first dance sport ever to have competed at the Olympic level.
The committee also added skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing as sports in the Paris games. Those were in the works for the Tokyo games that were postponed due to the pandemic.
Olympic officials hope the new sports will help attract a younger audience.
5. Ready to be "on trend" with your clothing and paint colors? The Pantone Color Institute is announcing its colors of the year for 2021.
For the second time ever, the company has chosen two different colors, and it appears they're trying to set a mood for the coming year by choosing
a calming neutral in Ultimate Grey, along with a vibrant and sunshine-filled yellow called "
The company says it's a combination that speaks to resilience, optimism, hope, and positivity that we need now.
Pantone's colors of the year reflect color trends in fashion, beauty, design, and home decor.