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Ionia City Council approves fireworks, hears Purple Week plans

As Ionia Purple Week organizers prepare to get their weeklong tribute underway for those impacted by cancer, the Ionia City Council approved a request for the grand finale of the Ionia High School varsity football “Purple Game”: a fireworks display on Sept. 17, starting at dusk.

Diane Grummet, who heads up Purple Week, also known as Community Awareness Week, told City Council members at their meeting Tuesday night that Purple Week begins Saturday and runs through next week.