Category Archives: Community

Chapp Oil hosting Christmas coloring contest for elementary school children

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Dec. 5, 2019

Chapp Oil is hosting a Christmas coloring contest for elementary school children.

There will be two categories – kindergarten through second grade, and third through fifth grade.

To enter, print the images below, or pick one up at the New Boston Chapps location or South Rockwood location.

Return the completed images to one of those locations by Dec 20 at 9 a.m.

Finalists will be drawn from each location and posted for voting.

Winners will be announced on Dec 23. Make sure to fill out all information the page to be eligible.


Christmas event at Samuel Adams Historical Museum set for Dec. 1

The Sam Adams Historical Museum is at 37236 Huron River Drive in New Boston. (Huron Hub archive photo)

Event posted Nov. 13, 2019 

A Christmas event will be held Sunday, Dec 1 at the Sam Adams Historical House in downtown New Boston from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Here’s more info about the event from The Huron Township Historical Commission event page:

Take a step back in time and join us at the museum as we create an old fashioned Christmas for all to enjoy. Folk musician Tom Slatton will be back to regale us with Christmas music, home-baked goodies and hot cocoa will be served, the children’s tree will be filled with ornaments and horse drawn carriage rides will be offered.

Children will be able to take home a ornament from the children’s tree and will get to make reindeeer food for Christmas Eve!

We will again host an outdoor market with select vendors.

This event is in collaboration with the Recreation Commission’s activities which include the annual tree lighting and Santa’s arrival in New Boston.

New this year, we will have a warming tent sponsored by the Huron Township Rotary!

View more at this Facebook event page


Veterans to be honored during events in downtown New Boston on Sunday

The Veterans Memorial in downtown New Boston. (Huron Hub archive photo)

Posted by The Huron Hub on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Veterans will be honored in downtown New Boston on Sunday.

The Huron Historical Commission, American Legion Post 231, and American Legion Auxiliary are hosting combined Veterans Day events, and the public is invited.

Events will begin at the Historical Museum at 1 p.m.

A wreath will be placed at the museum during a ceremony with local veterans in attendance.

The event will then move to the Veterans Memorial located at the corner of Huron River Drive and Violet whee a wreath will be placed.

The event will conclude at the American Legion Post 231 right near the memorial for refreshments.

View full information about the event at this link


Locally owned The Family Fridge Ice Cream and Eatery to celebrate grand opening Saturday

Owners Duane and Lisa Mendenhall are opening The Family Fridge Ice Cream and Eatery on Friday, with their grand opening event hosted on Saturday. The business will offer several different soft serve ice cream options and a full menu of food. (Photo courtesy Lisa Mendenhall)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

The Huron area will have a new option for ice cream and food starting this weekend.

The Family Fridge Ice Cream and Eatery, a locally owned establishment, will offer soft serve ice cream and several different food options at the corner of Waltz and South Huron Roads.

The business, located at 22984 Waltz Road, is owned by Huron residents Duane and Lisa Mendenhall, and is in the former American Dairy Treats building.

The business’s first day open will be Friday, but on Saturday, they will celebrate their grand opening by offering free baby cones for kids under 10, and gift card raffles.

Business hours are 11:30 a.m. — 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. — 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. — 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Check out their full menu below:

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Donate to Huron Township Department of Public Safety’s ‘Shop with a Hero’ event

(Image courtesy of Huron Public Safety)

Posted by The Huron Hub on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety launched a GoFundMe page Monday in support of their annual “Shop with a Hero” event.

Here is a link to the GoFundMe page

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Below is a message from the department about the event:

The Huron Township Police Department would like to once again work with deserving children this holiday season with our 6th annual “Shop with a Hero” event.

Last year, we were able to provide a Christmas for six Huron Township children and multiple other well-deserving families. It was and is truly the best day of the year. Huron Township First Responders, members of the community, Huron School District staff and their families volunteered their time to make this happen. Our goal is to make this the best Christmas for children that other wise may not have one.

After seeing our event the last five years, many residents asked us how they could donate to this wonderful cause. We decided to ask our community partners once again for help in this project. Anything will help. We can assure you that every dollar will go towards Huron Township Children and receipts will be maintained.

In 2016, the Huron Township Fire Department joined in this great event, essentially making this a night to “shop with a hero.” We are proud that they will be joining this effort once again.

The goal is to make this happen, not just from the Police and Fire Departments, but from this great community! If we are lucky enough to surpass our goal, the Huron Township Police Department will gladly use extra money help other families in other ways in our community. In that instance as well, all expenditures will be publicly revealed.

Based on the generosity of our residents, we were able to help many more people last year during the holiday season than ever before.

Video from last year’s event:


Michigan Memorial Park walking club helps raise over $3,600 for Downriver Honor Guard

(Photo: Michigan Memorial Park)

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

The Downriver Honor Guard was the recipient of two unexpected gifts in the amount of $1,813.00 donated by Michigan Memorial Park (MMP) and another $1,813.00 donated by Michigan Memorial Funeral Home on behalf of their walking club.

Kelly Dwyer, president of Michigan Memorial Park stated, “Every year since 2011, Michigan Memorial Park donates one dollar for every mile walked during the month of August. The three members who log the most miles during that time period then select an organization to receive the funds. This year, top walkers Bill Elwell, Gail Nemeth, Barbara Ballard and Charlie Saganek (Barbara and Charlie tied for fourth place) chose a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide military support and honor veterans at funerals.

“Michigan Memorial Funeral Home again matched the gift made by Michigan Memorial Park which increased the total funds donated by 100%. We’re thrilled to be able to help people in our communities and support the great work of our many non-profit groups,” Dwyer added.

Since 2011, Michigan Memorial Park and Michigan Memorial Funeral Home have donated $20,256.00 to nine local charitable organizations on behalf of the 100 walking club members.

For further information about the Michigan Memorial Walking Club, please visit MMP’s Family Service office for an application. The club is active from April 1 through October 31.

Source: Michigan Memorial Park