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Here is a list of several events happening in and around Huron Township in the near future.

Events complied by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub.

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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 http://sifraroadrally.brownpapertickets.com 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

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 — ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

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.

Pedestrian traffic will still be able to access the bridge, and free parking will be available on the south side grassy area.

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

This article has been updated

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.

Applefest parade cancelled due to bridge closure

A group of boy scouts marches in the 2014 Applefest parade. This year’s festival will be missing the popular attraction due to the Waltz Bridge closure in downtown New Boston. (Photo: Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub)

By Scott Bolthouse — Hub Editor — ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

This year’s Applefest will have to carry-on without one of its most popular attractions.

The Applefest parade, which for decades has crossed over the Waltz Bridge and passed through downtown New Boston right near the heart of the festival, will be canceled due to the bridge closure.

The cancellation was confirmed Friday by Tina Brooks Green, who has been parade chair for 25 years and is also vice chair of the festival.

Green said that after thinking it through, the decision made by the Applefest Board came down to public safety.

“We were going to try and do a limited parade, but we have to be very sensitive to public safety,” she said.

“Our concern is having visitors from out of town coming in, who might not know the bridge is closed, coming off Sibley Road and creating a bottleneck of congestion near the festival area.”

The intersection near the Waltz Bridge is already heavily congested during the festival, but the bridge closure is likely to have a more obvious impact during the 2017 festival, which is scheduled for Oct. 7 and 8.

“It was a hard call, but we were not comfortable with having the parade this year,” Green said. “All options were considered.”

Kaye Bird, spokesperson for Wayne County, said Tuesday that there are no substantial updates on the progress of the bridge repair, and that a report will be released in the coming weeks.

The festival will still run as scheduled with just a few minor adjustments made, organizers say.


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Huron Schools invites public to open forum for superintendent search

By Scott Bolthouse — Hub Editor — ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Following the announcement that current Huron Schools Superintendent Richard Naughton plans to step down January 31, an open forum for public input regarding the search for his replacement has been scheduled.

The forum will take place at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the library inside of Huron High School, 32044 Huron River Drive.

The district says that the Huron Schools Board of Education recently requested the Michigan Association of School Boards to help with conducting their search for the new superintendent.

The forum will be hosted by Dr. Rod Green, MASB consultant.

During the forum, Green will provide an overview of the search process and receive input from community members regarding the criteria used in evaluating candidates.

The district asks residents to visit  www.huronschools.com and click on the special link on the homepage to complete an online survey regarding the search for the next superintendent.

Car show, movie night in Romulus will support local veterans group

(File photo by Scott Bolthouse)

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A car/bike show and movie night is planned for Friday, August 18 at Blue Sky Ice Cream and Hamburgers, 15155 South Huron River Drive in Romulus.

Proceeds from the event, which is sponsored by Swift Transportation, will be donated to Wyandotte-based group Downriver For Veterans.

Learn more about Downriver For Veterans by watching this WDIV-Channel 4 news report.

The show is set to run from 6:00 to 8:45 p.m., and the movie begins at 9 p.m.

For full details about the event, please visit this link.