September is National Family Month

August 25, 2014

The Lakeshore Coordinating Council, along with Network 180, Drug Free Communities Coalitions and Great Start Collaborative are collaborating with local restaurants across west Michigan to celebrate National Family Month and promote family dinners in September.

According to a press release from Lakeshore Coordinating Council, National Family Month recognizes and celebrates the positive impact parents have in preventing their children from engaging in substance use and other risky behavior.  Research shows children with parents who are ‘hands-on’ and involved in their day-to-day activities and lives are far less likely to smoke, drink or use other drugs.

One study specifically demonstrates the power of Family Dinners.  The study compared teens that have frequent dinners with their family (five to seven times per week) to those who have infrequent dinners (less than three per week).  Teens whose families are meeting around the dinner table less often are; almost four times likelier to use tobacco, more than twice as likely to use alcohol, two-and-a-half times likelier to use marijuana, and almost four times likelier to say they expect to try drugs in the future.

Families with children under 18 years of age can visit participating restaurants to receive a discount and a free reusable tote (while supplies last).  When visiting one of the participating restaurants for Family Day, inform the servers about participation in the Family Day Event.

 

Participating Restaurants are:

  • Allegan County

    • Dorr

      • Colonial Kitchen – ½ off kids meals (Every Tuesday in Sept.) * Must have coupon to receive discount

 

  • Fennville

    • Cranes Orchard – FREE dozen donuts with the purchase of a sandwich

one offer per table/family (Every Monday in Sept.) * Must have coupon to receive discount

  • Hopkins

    • Russo’s Pizza – Kids eat FREE (Every Sunday) and coupons for your next

visit in a free re-usable grocery tote

  • CD’s Pizza – 10% off entire bill (Every Tuesday in Sept.) * Must have coupon to receive discount

  • Otsego

    • Mancino’s-offer TBD please check Talk Sooner.org for details

 

  • Lake County

    • Baldwin

      • Na-Tah-Ka South – 10% off entire bill

             (Every Mon thru Thurs after 5pm in Sept.)

  • Edie’s Log Bar – Buy one get one ½ off for family meals OR

Family Pizza Meal-Large 2 item pizza, breadsticks, pitcher of     pop for $13.00

  • Pompeii’s of Baldwin-Family Pizza Meal-Large 2 item pizza, pitcher of pop, and breadsticks-$13.00 (Dine-in Only) (Monday September 15th ONLY)

  • Irons

    • Na-Tah-Ka – 10% off entire bill (Every Mon thru Thurs after 5pm in Sept.)

 

  • Mason County

    • Ludington

      • Applebee’s – Kids eat FREE (Monday, September 22nd)

Kids meals $.99-$1.99 (Every Tuesday)

  • Big Boy – Kids eat FREE with Purchase of adult meal

 (Every Mon and Tues after 4:00pm)

  • Blu Moon – Parents get 10% off meal-Kids get 25% off meal

(Every day in September)

  • House of Flavors – Park Event (Saturday, September 20th)

  • Luciano’s Ristorante – 15% off bill for a family of 3 or more

  • Mancino’s – 10% of entire bill for dine-in only

  • Spanky’s Pizza – $3 off regular price 16 inch pizza and $1 off a full order of

breadsticks for dine-in only (Monday, September 22nd)

  • Muskegon County

    • Muskegon

      • Cherokee Restaurant – Kids under 12 eat free with an adult paid meal    after 4pm (Every Wednesday)

      • Gary’s Diner –Families dining in receive 10% off meal (Every Tuesday)

      • Glenside Pub – Dine In Family Special (Every Monday)

      • Handsome Henry’s – FREE kids meals

      • Teddy’s Spaghetti – 2 Children eat FREE from the children’s menu

  • Oceana County

    • Branch

      • River City Inn – Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult meal

(Every day in September)

  • Mears

    • Golden Eatery – 10% of entire bill (Every day in September)

Family Style Italian Pizza or Pasta Dinner-Choice of pizza,      pastas, sauces, bowl of greens and garlic bread-Family of 4 for $34.95 or one person $8.95

(Friday, September 19th from 5pm to 8pm)

  • Sands Restaurant –Family style Italian Pizza, Pasta dinner: Choice of pizza,          pastas, sauces, bowl of greens and garlic bread Family of Four $34.95 —One Person $8.95 (Friday, September 19th ONLY 5:00-8:00 PM)

  • Pentwater

    • Gull Landing – Kids eat ½ price (Monday, September 22nd)

  • Rothbury

    • Little Joe’s Diner – Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult meal

(Monday, September 22nd)

  • Shelby

    • Applewood Grille – 10% of entire bill (Thursday, September 11 and

Thursday, September 18)

  • Pizza Depot – 10% off entire bill for dine-in only

(Monday, September 22nd – Friday, September 25th)

  • Pizza Factory – 10% off entire bill (Wednesday, September 10th)

 

  • Ottawa County

    • Allendale

      • Mancino’s – $.99 kids meals for dine-in only (Every Monday-Wednesday in September)

      • Mug Shots – $.99 kids meals for dine-in only (Every Monday-Wednesday in September)

  • Grand Haven

    • Applebee’s – 10% off entire bill (Every Tuesday in September)

  • Holland

    • 8th Street Grille – Kids eat FREE (Wednesday nights)

    • Bagger Dave’s – $2.50  kids meals (Monday, September 22nd)

    • Buffalo Wild Wings –  FREE kids meal/FREE ice cream with $7 purchase

*Must have coupon to receive discount

(Every Wednesday in September)

  • Culvers – 10% off entire bill (Tuesday, September 23rd)

  • Margaritas – $5 off $30 (Mondays and Thursdays)

  • Jenison

    • Culvers – 15% off entire bill (Every Monday in September)

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