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Morning Buzz 9.23.20
Posted at 11:38 AM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 11:38:23-04

1. Gerber is investing $36 million into its original manufacturing facility in Fremont.

The company plans to advance its production of melts; they're free-dried snacks that melt in the baby's mouth.

Gerber says the new product is picking up in popularity, and the investment ensures they have the right technology to produce it. It will also lead to about 50 new jobs at the facility.

Gerber was founded in Fremont in 1928 by Dan Gerber, and was sold to Nestle in 2007.

2. The 5th annual Family Funfest is back in Holland this year. It's scheduled for Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the southeast corner of James Street and US 31.

Anyone who's a fan of custom cars or motorcycles, or have them, will be at the right place. The event includes rides, games, exhibits, shopping, and more.

For more information, grantmehope.org/funfest.

3. Looking for a career in education? The state is hosting a series of virtual job fairs.

There are three job fairs: the first one happening on October 7, the rest on March 3 and June 16 of next year.

The goal is to connect employers with qualified candidates.

The Michigan Department of Education says they helped more than 150 people find work during last year's job fairs.

Register on the MDE's website.

4. Get ready for some hearty comfort food, today is National Great American Pot Pie Day.

Celebrate by going out to a restaurant for a pot pie, cooking a frozen one at home, or making one from scratch.

Pot pies are distinctly American. They first appeared in print in the U.S. way back in 1785.

A typical pot pie contains ingredients such as chicken, beef or pork, vegetables, and gravy, but there are endless possibilities.

The first frozen pot pies were introduced by Swanson Foods in the 1950's.

5. Gucci is going lawn mower chic. The Italian luxury fashion brand unveiled a new denim pant for men that are stained around the knee area, to appear as if the wearer has just rolled in some freshly mowed grass.

The green jeans, part of the fashion house's fall-winter 2020 collection, are made from recycled materials.

Snag a pair online for just $1,400.