The What Makes You Smile Student Showcase is presented by 

Gerald R. Ford International Airport       

LaughFest and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport have a question for West Michigan students: What makes you smile?

We’ve teamed up to highlight area kids through the “What Makes You Smile?” program. Bring a bit more sunshine and smiles during the gray months of winter by getting your own 8”x8” LaughFest smile and write or draw what makes them smile or laugh!

These smiles will be on display at the airport, as well as Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, in the lead up to and during the 5 days of LaughFest. We provide the smiles, Area kids provide the laughs!

Want to add your smile to our showcase? Entry is free! Please mail or deliver entries to: Gilda’s LaughFest, Attn: Mitch Neubert, 1806 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.  Accepting submissions through March 10, 2022. If you are an educator who wishes to do this with your students, please contact Mitch at [email protected] or 616.453.8300, ext 150 by Friday, March 4.


Underwritten by:

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs Council