Jimmy Williams memorial run raises $11,000 in scholarships

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By Scott BolthouseHub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

The fourth annual Jimmy Williams memorial run raised $11,000 in scholarships that were awarded to 11 Huron High School seniors this year.

The run, held May 6 at Willow Metro Park in New Boston, is held every spring in honor of Jimmy Williams, an honor student and exceptional athlete at Huron High School who died in a car crash on Nov. 18, 2012 while he was traveling with his family through South Carolina on vacation.

“In total after four years, we have awarded $35,000 in scholarships in Jimmy’s name,” said Keith Becki, organizer of the event.

183 runners participated in the event.

Photos and video courtesy of Keith Becki

 

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Huron students honor veterans with ‘Art in the Park’ display at Michigan Memorial Park

Student artwork from the 2016 “Art in the Park” display lines the main entrance into Michigan Memorial Park. (Photo/Michigan Memorial Park)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Over 1,000 pieces of patriotic-themed artwork will be on display at Michigan Memorial Park from May 26 through June 5 during the “Art in the Park” exhibit designed to honor veterans of the U.S. military.

Artwork featured in the display was created by elementary, middle, and high school students in Huron Township.

“We hope that visitors to Michigan Memorial Park during Memorial Day weekend and beyond will take a few minutes to view the work of the budding artists. It’s a very meaningful recognition and we are proud to partner with our schools in this endeavor,” said Kelly Dwyer, president of Michigan Memorial Park.

“We also hope that people will visit our Family Service office at the entrance of the park to learn more about other activities including our ‘Free Little Library’ and our walking club,” she said.

Each piece of artwork on display will be labeled with the artist’s name and grade.

Michigan Memorial Park is located at 32163 Huron River Drive.

(Slideshow) Historical Society hosts Memorial Day ceremony in New Boston

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Photos courtesy of Candace Myshock and Huron Township Historical Society

The Huron Township Historical Society hosted a Memorial Day ceremony in New Boston on Sunday.

Several residents, society members, veterans, police officers, and State Rep. Darrin Camilleri were on hand to honor those who gave their lives while serving in our nation’s military.

Police to step-up seat belt enforcement starting Monday

The annual two-week “Click It or Ticket” campaign begins Monday and Huron Township Department of Public Safety is stepping up seat belt enforcement to increase seat belt use, save lives and reduce injuries.

According to the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center, in 2016, 196 people who died in Michigan were not wearing their seat belts.  Using a seat belt reduces the risk of injury or death in a traffic crash by 45 percent.

“Vehicles are safer than ever but seat belts remain the primary safety device,” said Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.  “As the saying goes, seat belts only work if you wear them.  This emphasis on enforcement is meant to remind motorists just how important that quick click is.”

During the 2016 Memorial Day holiday period, 6 people died in traffic crashes.

Michigan law requires drivers, front seat passengers and passengers 15 and younger in any seating position to be buckled up.  Children must be in a car seat or booster until they are 8 years old or 4’9” tall. Children under 4 years must be in the back seat.

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is coordinating the effort which is supported by federal traffic safety funds.  Grant-funded seat belt enforcement is part of Michigan’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan signed by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2013.

Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety