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Swift Transportation hosting third annual Christmas dinner for veterans Dec. 17

Swift Transportation and Swift Charities will be hosting our 3rd Annual Swift Christmas Dinner for Our Veterans and we need your help to make this the biggest and best dinner we have held. Please gather your family and friends and come out to enjoy a great afternoon visiting with our veterans and enjoy a relaxing dinner with them and their families.

View full details about the dinner here

I would like to thank everyone who has supported our event and who have had a direct hand in making these dinners possible and a huge success. Your generosity has made a difference to many of our veterans and their families. You are appreciated.

Thank you to each Swift Transportation employee who has contributed to Swift Charities. Swift Charities is 100% employee funded and our employees helped make this event possible, as well. Not only do they contribute to Swift Charities but they volunteer and make monetary contributions to this event. We have many veterans employed with us and we have to have many more join our team. We have one member of our Swift New Boston team who has made this event their standing Christmas dinner with their whole family. Thank you Julie Baughman and family for the support you show our veterans.

There are so many people to thank for making this event possible but I have three great people in Huron Township I want to personally thank. The first two being, Angie Ferguson Green and her daughter, Katie Green. The Green family has been supporting this event yearly and has done a stellar job. They not only volunteer their time the day of the event but they both work tirelessly on gathering auction items and getting tickets out to the community but they bring their whole family to the dinner. They have make this a family affair. Their contribution is felt is so many ways. A big thank you to the Green Family of Huron Township.

We know there are many mothers of veterans in the area and one I want to thank is Mary Ann Baryliski-Rowland of Huron Township. Mrs. Baryliski-Rowland called me and with heart-felt emotion volunteered her time to help at our event. Not only did she volunteer to help the day of the event, she has went beyond that and has gathered auction items and has help spread the word for our Christmas Dinner for Our Veterans. Mrs. Baryliski-Rowland thank you for what you are doing and know your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Please come out Dec. 17 and spend the afternoon with our veterans and meet some of the people who make this great day possible. With your support, we can make this day the biggest and best Christmas dinner for our veterans.

On behalf of Swift Transportation New Boston and Swift Charities, I would like to thank all of our veterans and active military men and women for their service. Without you, there would be no US.

Source: Denise Adkins, Swift Transportation 


Help support Huron Township Police’s ‘Shop with a Cop’

File photo

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

The Huron Township Police Department is hosting its fourth annual “Shop with a Cop,” and they are taking donations from the public to help support the event.

Here is a message from the GoFundMe page what was launched by the department.

Last year, we were able to provide a Christmas for five Huron Township children. It was truly the best day of the year. Huron Township Police Officers, Township Board Members, 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 couple 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 publicly published.

To donate, visit

Check out some upcoming events in Huron Township

Here is a list of events in and around Huron Township in the near future, in chronological order:

    • Nov. 18 and 19 — “Over the River and Through the Woods” craft walk through Huron Township — More info here.
    • Willow Church free community dinners — view dates here
    • Dec. 3 — Christmas at the Samuel Adams House and Historical Museum. More info here. 

Events compiled by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub. This list will be updated. Check back with the Huron Hub for future local event postings. 

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Applefest forecast calls for mostly warm, rain-free weather

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—


Let’s be honest — every year, Applefest weekend can serve-up some unpredictable weather.

Friday–Applefest eve–will be gloomy and rainy, but this year’s festival looks like it will be dealt a good hand from Mother Nature.

Remember, the festival runs Saturday and Sunday in downtown New Boston.

Visit this link for more information about the festival

Check out this link for other events happening during Applefest weekend

Most of the weekend looks to be warm and dry, with the only chance of rain (as of Friday morning’s forecast) starting at about 9 p.m. Saturday evening and lasting only a few hours.

Saturday will also be windy at times, so hold onto your hats.

Sunday looks to be an absolute beautiful day for the festival.

Here’s the weekend forecast for New Boston, courtesy of

The weekend forecast as of Friday morning, Oct. 6. Image courtesy


Applefest set for Oct. 7 and 8 in New Boston

Festival-goers visit a past Applefest in downtown New Boston. Photo–Scott Bolthouse, The Huron Hub.

By Scott Bolthouse — Hub Editor —

Even though the Waltz Road Bridge is closed for repair and the parade is cancelled, Applefest will soldier-on in downtown New Boston for its 38th year on the weekend of Oct. 7 and 8.

A staple in the Huron Township community that draws thousands of residents and visitors from all over the area each fall, Applefest provides two days of fun for the whole family.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday of the festival, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Click here to check out photos from past Applefests

A stage in the heart of the festival will offer multiple musical performances and dancing throughout the entire festival.

Also during the festival is the 31st annual Michigan State championship old-time fiddlers contest on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the stage.

Other notable festivities include a street fair where crafts, food and other items are sold, and a carnival with rides and bounce houses for children.

Due to the Waltz Bridge closure, the following detour is suggested for Applefest visitors:

Southbound: Huron River Drive to Sibley Road, proceed eastbound on Sibley to south I-275 to South Huron Road heading west, then take South Huron to Waltz Road.

Northbound: Take Waltz Road to South Huron, proceed east to I-275 north,
then take I-275 North to Sibley, and follow Sibley Road to Huron River Drive.

Free parking will be available on the south of the closed Waltz Bridge in the grassy area, and pedestrian traffic will still be able to access the bridge and walk to the festival.

For a parking map and other relevant information, visit the Applefest website.

This article has been updated

Related: Check out some other events happening during Applefest weekend in Huron Township

Sondra Robin Memorial Road Rally for breast cancer awareness set for Oct. 14


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Soroptimist International of the Flat Rock Area has scheduled its second annual Sondra Robin Memorial Road Rally for Saturday, Oct. 14.

Registration will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Salute Banquet Hall, 26123 E. Huron River Drive, Flat Rock, with the road rally itself beginning at 3:30 and ending at 5:30.

The rally will be a photo game where teams drive around town and find clues. They then take pictures of their picture clues and forward them via cellphone to the judges. The car team with the most points wins.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through Brown Paper tickets at through Oct. 1.

After the rally, participants will return to Salute for pizza, salad and bread along with a cash bar. There will be a basket raffle and 50/50 raffle if you wish to participate.

If you have questions, please contact Lynn Uveges at 734-770-2094.

For more information about Soroptimist International of the Flat Rock Area, visit their website by clicking here.

Source: Soroptimist International of the Flat Rock Area

St. Paul’s Church seeking crafters for Applefest show

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 19109 Craig Street, New Boston.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Boston is seeking crafters for its annual Applefest craft show.

The show will run Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — during Applefest.

For more information or application call Pat at 734-753-9158.