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High School to College Without Leaving Home
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Olivet City Hall, 117 S. Main St., Olivet, MI 49076 P.O. Box 367(269) 749-4961
Welcome to the City of Olivet website. If you're not familiar with the City of Olivet, it's located in the southwest part of Michigan, and consumes a one-square mile of land in Eaton County. Though a one-square mile of land is not big by any stretch of the imagination, the quality of life mixed with the beauty of the Michigan Great Outdoors makes it seem a whole lot bigger.
If you walk down the tree lined streets of Olivet, you'll see the pride the residents take in their homes, while at the same time feeling the comfort of the Small Town Atmosphere.
Another great aspect of Olivet is the educational experience from K through 12. Children living in the Olivet school district or attending Olivet Public Schools through 'School of Choice', start out at Fern Persons Elementary where they are taught and nurtured by dedicated teachers. By the third grade they are literate, respectful young Eagles, and are prepared for math and other subjects that can be challenging as they progress through their scholastic career.
Click the school pics to visit each webpage. You may also click just one, and visit the others via the same link.
Olivet's K-12 education is no doubt among the best, but that's not the only educational advantage available to the youth. Olivet is also home to Olivet College, which means graduating Eagles have the opportunity to attend a four year university without leaving home.
One of the parks in Olivet is by far the most fun, and is hands-down the most special.
Formally known as Independence Park, Trenton Shrontz Memorial Park is the fruit of community sweat and tears, and named after a local young man who passed unexpectedly.
Though Olivet does have a lot to offer in terms of comfortable living, there are some things that are limited. Luckily for our residents, Olivet is located near several large cities with plenty of employment opportunity, entertainment, and other amenities you would expect from big city life; so they actually get the best of both worlds. The best part is these cities are only a short drive away. Visit the city links below to find out more information.
In addition to Trenton Shrontz Memorial Park there's a public baseball field, basketball courts, and a pool and outside tennis courts that Olivet College has opened up for public use.
Trenton Shrontz will never be forgotten by this community, thanks to the Shrontz family's generous donation; as well as other donations from local businesses and individuals.
In addition to the monetary donations given, the Shrontz family along with the community chipped in, and helped build this visual memory.
In addition to the city links, the State of Michigan website is provided below, and offers a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics; including links to other Michigan towns, employment, and entertainment.
Olivet is located off I-69 approximately 30 minutes south of Lansing. Just take Exit 48 and turn east on Butterfield Hwy, and in just over a mile you'll run right into us. See ya when you get here.
Well, we hope you had a fun 4th of July, complete with eye catching fireworks, and lots of good laughs with family and friends. But the fun's not over. That's right! The Fireman's Festival is right around the corner, and for those who have attended this annual event before, you know that means even more laughs and more eye catching fireworks. For those who don't know, the fire festival takes place in downtown Olivet in the area of East and Main at the end of every July, and it boasts a parade, food prepared by the Olivet Fire Fighters, a huge water slide and an awesome firework display to wrap it all up. There's also plenty of other things for the kids to do, and even a car show put on by the Lion's Club for those who are still a kid at heart. But don't take our word for it, come and join the fun and see for yourself. If you want to know what you would be missing click... here.
NOTE: This year's festival will be held on Saturday the 26th only. There will not be any events taking place on Friday.