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Morning Buzz: February 2

Posted at 9:23 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 09:23:42-05

1. Swift Printing is gathering everything they can to help the homeless stay warm this winter. They're collecting socks, gloves, jackets, boots, and blankets in front of their shop.

They'll be stored there until everything can be handed over to the Grand Rapids homeless outreach team.

Swift Printing is located at the corner of Bridge and Turner Avenue, across from the New Holland Knickerbocker.

The company is also hosting a charity Donut Dash 5K on February 16, where they're also accepting clothing donations.

2. Nothing better represents Valentine's Day like Wine and chocolate. Robinette's is continuing their Valentine's day tradition of their Love, Wine, and Chocolate event, to-go!

Since they can't have an in-person event due to the pandemic, they're selling gift boxes featuring all the traditional Valentine's Day treats.

A gift box includes their famous chocolate sauce, snack items for dipping, and two wine glasses. Plus you can upgrade your box to include a bottle of wine and a five dollar coupon for a future visit.

Gift boxes can be ordered through their website or by phone. Boxes can be picked up between February 9-13.

3. Kzoo Parks is hosting a scavenger hunt, encouraging families to visit local parks this winter.

It kicks off Monday, February 15. Download the guide on the Kzoo Parks website, which will help people find the 30 items hidden in 15 parks throughout the city.

Just take a few pictures for a chance to win some cool prizes. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 1.

4. If your pet can pull off the perfect bunny disguise, Cadbury is all ears! The candy company is officially accepting applications to be featured in its annual Easter Bunny commercial.

To enter, simply snap a photo of your dog, cat, rabbit, donkey, lizard, goat, or whatever you call a pet, wearing the iconic bunny ears, and send it over to Cadbury. The cutest pet will win a spot in the Cadbury ad, along with $5,000 and bragging rights.

The contest is open from now until March 1 with a winner set to be revealed on March 23.

5. Last week's Wall Street madness is already getting the Tinseltown treatment. The Gamestop stock saga may soon become a Hollywood movie.

Deadline reports MGM has acquired a book proposal by Ben Mezrich about the amateur investors and day-traders who did battle with Wall Street's titans over Gamestop stock.

Two of Mezrich's earlier books were turned into the gambling movie "21" and the Facebook film "The Social Network."