5 Fun Facts About Lawrence Michigan
Did you know this one stop light village has generated a former NBA player?
The little village of Lawrence had a population of 986 residents in the 2014 census according to Wikipedia.
Here are 5 Fun Facts About Lawrence Michigan.
#5. The village of Lawrence was originally named Mason when it was founded in 1835.
Find more history on Lawrence and Hartford at "Early History of Hartford and Lawrence."
#4. The Farmers Market
Lawrence has a fantastic farmers' market, held in the park for the past 11 years on Saturday mornings, July-October. Would you believe there's a Farmers Market Band? Thanks to Leonda Kessinger Shroyer, my high school English teacher, for the info and pictures.
#3. The Ox Roast.
This year will be the 33rd annual Ox Roast. It's a 3 day Labor Day celebration in Lawrence.
Thanks to my mother who went to Lawrence High School and hooked me up with that suggestion.
#2. A former Lawrence High School student played in the NBA.
Shayne Whittington started his basketball career at Lawrence High School. He went on to play for Western Michigan from 2009-2014, then joined the NBA in 2014 as an Indiana Pacer according to wikipedia. Shayne Whittington has since agreed to a deal with Obradoiro in Spain according to rotoworld.
Thank you Kristen Howard in Kalamazoo for the heads up on Shayne Whittington.
#1. One Traffic Light!
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