Ada Chili and Beer Festival – New Sponsors in 2017


Ada Chili and Beer Festival, Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan Announce New Partnership, Sponsors for 2017 Event

Ada, MI – The Community Church in Ada, organizers of the Ada Chili and Beer Festival, recently announced that they will be partnering with the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan (RMHWM) for the 2017 event and into the future. This year’s event will take place on Dec. 2, 2017 in downtown Ada, Michigan.

“As the event continues to grow at a tremendous rate, the church has been looking for the right charity partner to work with,” said Edward Kuo, chairman of the event. “We wanted to keep the focus of the event on bringing the community together. The Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan has been one of the most inviting, heart-filled charitable groups in the area, and their organization reaches deep into Grand Rapids and its surrounding areas,” he added.

“This festival in Ada gives us an excellent opportunity to create awareness of our organization on a fun-filled holiday weekend,” said Marcie Lewis, Executive Director of the RMHWM. “We look forward to having our volunteers working side-by-side with The Community Church and being a part of this exciting event.”

In addition to the new partnership, the event organizers released the names of the sponsoring organizations for the event.  

Platinum / Title Sponsor:  The Andrew Grashuis Collection

Gold Sponsors:  Kingma’s Market, RiverPoint of Ada

Silver Sponsors:  The Blue Moose Sports Pub, Godwin Plumbing and Hardware, Gravel Bottom Brewing, Lake Michigan Insurance Agency, Merrill Lynch Towner Lund Group

About the Ada Chili and Beer Festival (

The Ada Chili and Beer Festival, going into its fourth year, has quickly become one of the largest beer and chili festivals in the state of Michigan. Last year, the event drew nearly 2,000 people, 16 breweries and cider farms, 30 chili entries and filling over 10,000 square feet of tent space. Located in downtown Ada, the festival has always been held on the first Saturday of December, following the Ada Christmas Parade.

About the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan (

The mission of the RMHWM is to provide a “home-away-from-home” for families of children traveling to Grand Rapids for their child’s medical or mental health treatment. RMHWM hosts over 300 families each year. While guests arrive from counties throughout Michigan, other states, and even foreign countries, the majority of the families served reside in the West Michigan area.  Families stay at the House for 21 nights, on average, though some families have stayed for close to a year. The RMHWM hosts 35-45 guests at the House each night providing lodging, meals, transportation and all the basic daily necessities; all at no cost to the families.

About The Community Church:

The Community Church is a place for all people.  The love of Jesus stretches beyond our comprehension, beyond cultural and social boundaries, and this is a place for the diverse family of God to gather. We are a group of people who come together to question, doubt, find faith, love, and most importantly… authentic community. For nearly a decade now, we’ve based our ministry on a verse from the Bible, Micah 6:8 “…do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God.”  We hope that you’ll consider joining us in the journey.

Press Release

Date:  September 18, 2017

Media Contact:

Edward Kuo



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