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Pine Rest Foundation Presents A "Night At The Improv"

Pine Rest Foundation Presents A “Night At The Improv” on April 15. The evening promises to be full of laughs brought by the River City Improv group. All of the group’s members are Christians who are either alumni or supporters of Calvin College.

Their mission is to be a positive force in the community while providing clean comedy to those who need a laugh. Their shows are called “short-form improv” because they are built upon a series of games or scenes which have specific rules on which suggestions are added from the audience.

The Pine Rest Foundation is fortunate to have River City Improv troop member, Rick Treur, on the board of directors. “We are lucky to have people like Rick serve on the board, he is a great example of the broad background, diverse experience and talents we are blessed to have on our board,” says Foundation Executive Director Randall Johnson.

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased by calling (616) 526-6282 or by going to\boxoffice. All proceeds will benefit the Pine Rest Foundation.

The performance, on April 15, will be held at the Ladies Literary Club, 61 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids, and will begin at 7:33 p.m. Contact Marcia Timmerman, Pine Rest Foundation, at (616) 281-6390 for more information.

About the Pine Rest Foundation

The Pine Rest Foundation was established to help Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services advance the healing ministry of Jesus Christ through its provision of behavioral health care services. Since its inception, the Pine Rest Foundation has gifted more than $10 million to Pine Rest. The Pine Rest Foundation oversees a general endowment generated through annual membership gifts, proceeds from special events, bequests, and other outright or deferred gifts. 

About Pine Rest

Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations throughout West Michigan and two in Iowa.

Pine Rest achieved a historic milestone in June 2010 when the organization marked 100 years of service to the greater Grand Rapids and national community. The Pine Rest Foundation observed an important milestone as well, 50 years of service. A year-long celebration began in fall 2010 – 100 years of innovation, countless healing moments.