The 34th District Court is inviting the public to a new event called “Community Day at the Court” on Friday, May 6, 2022 from noon to 5 p.m.
Community Day is open to the public, though is targeted at residents of the five communities serviced by the 34th District Court: Belleville, Huron Township, Romulus, Sumpter Township and Van Buren Township.
Chief Judge Brian A. Oakley says, “We are thrilled to showcase our new facility and be able to host a day of fun for the community.”
The newly completed 34th District Court Building (located at 11129 Wayne Road, in the City of Romulus Municipal Complex) opened to the public last year. It is a state of the art facility, comprised of two stories, four court rooms, and 50,000 square feet.
In addition to tours of the facility, attendees at Community Day can enjoy a car show, food trucks, public safety demonstrations, pet adoptions and more. Several community agencies are partnering on the event including the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy, Growth Works, Romulus Christian Ministerial Alliance, Sentech Services and Hegira Health, Inc.
If you or someone you know is looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. Huron HS & JR High School Music Programs are excited to announce they will be hosting a one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, March 6th, from 11am-4pm. For one day only, the High School will be transformed into a mattress showroom. For information about the sale, go to bit.ly/beds4huron22.
There will be 25 different mattress styles on display in all sizes in styles for customers to try, priced below retail. Adjustable power bases, premium pillows, bed frames, and mattress protectors will be available as well. Brands like Simmons Beautyrest, come with full factory warranties, are made to order, and will be available 2-3 weeks after the fundraiser. Delivery is available. Best of all, the Music Programs benefit from every purchase.
The company, Custom Fundraising Solutions (CFS) first introduced The Mattress Fundraiser to the Cleveland, Ohio market in 2005. The company now has over 100 locations and works with more than 2,000 schools nationwide. The unique business model helps schools raise thousands of dollars in just one day, and to date, the company has given back over $40 million.
What: Huron HS & JR High School Music Programs Mattress Fundraiser Where: Huron High School When: Sunday, March 6th, 11am-4pm Link: bit.ly/beds4huron22 Watch this quick video that explains how the Mattress Fundraiser works! https://youtu.be/dtWPNME9W2w Contact Tyler.Millard@cfsbeds.com or call (616) 460-1872 for more information.
A Christmas event is being hosted Sunday at the schoolhouse in Waltz on Mineral Springs near the fire station.
Here is more information from the Huron Township Historical Commission:
Take a step back in time and join us at the Willow One-Room Schoolhouse as we create an old fashioned Christmas for all to enjoy. Learn about some toys of Christmas’ past through our exhibit, popcorn, sweets and hot cocoa will be served, the children’s tree will be filled with ornaments and horse drawn carriage rides will be offered.
The surrounding area of the schoolhouse will feature live music, holiday vendors, a children’s craft, live reindeer and more! The carriage rides will be offered 5:00-7:00pm Children will be able to take home an ornament from the children’s tree. Activities will also include the annual tree lighting and Santa’s arrival at the schoolhouse. Warming tent sponsored by the Huron Township Rotary! There is not a cost for this event, however, donations to the historical commission are always welcome!! Please check back for any changes and/or additional activities that are added on! 28255 Mineral Springs Rd, New Boston, MI 48164 PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ADDRESS GIVEN IS FOR THE FIRE STATION (which shares a parking lot with the schoolhouse) – THE SCHOOLHOUSE DOES NOT HAVE AN ACTUAL ADDRESS
Local leaders will raise awareness and funds in the fight to end breast cancer
In the sixth year in Detroit, over 50 men will unite to fight breast cancer with the American Cancer Society through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Throughout October, Real Men Wear Pink participants will encourage community members to take action in the fight against breast cancer.
“In addition to wearing pink and raising awareness about breast cancer, these men will be raising funds to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle and save more lives from breast cancer,” said Amy Howard, Senior Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. “Funds raised help us save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support.”
Each Real Men Wear Pink participant accepts a fundraising challenge and will compete to be the top fundraiser among his peers by the end of the campaign.
“No one should have to face a breast cancer diagnosis alone,” said Brendan Russow, VP of Chapp Oil, New Boston, MI . “That’s why I joined the American Cancer Society in support of their lifesaving work by participating in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign for my fifth year. This is a cause I personally believe in as my mother, Justine, is breast cancer survivor, and I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society’s efforts.” We are in our fifth year, so we know how to do it! We make it fun and get the community involved. We start early by fundraising on online and selling pink ribbons in our gas station in New Boston, but this year we have a new design for our t-shirts that will be sold at our event on October 16. We serve the community and we are making a difference with every dollar raised. We are also hosting our 5th annual breast cancer fundraiser at Iron Mikes Tavern (22900 Waltz Rd, New Boston) on October 16 from 1-6pm, check us out and come join us. We are doing this in a covid-friendly environment but also keeping it fun, thanks to my campaign manager Rebecca Chapp (cousin-n-law to Brendan).
According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2021, an estimated 284,200 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 44,130 will die from the disease this year. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and it is the most common cancer diagnosed in women other than skin cancer.
“Our community can make a huge impact in the breast cancer cause,” said Amy Howard, Senior Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. “We are grateful to our Real Men Wear Pink participants for lending their voices to this cause and fighting for everyone affected by breast cancer, especially during this time with Covid-19.
For more information about breast cancer or the Real Men Wear Pink campaign in Southeast MI-Detroit call 1-800-227-2345.
The City of Romulus and the Romulus Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced the return of the Pumpkin Festival. The annual community event will take place in downtown Romulus from Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19. “After canceling last year’s event to protect the safety and well-being of residents during the pandemic, we’re pleased to host the Pumpkin Festival again this year,” said Romulus Mayor LeRoy Burcroff. “Our annual traditions are part of what makes our city a community, and we look forward to celebrating in person with Romulus families, businesses and visitors once again at this year’s Pumpkin Festival.” The Pumpkin Festival schedule includes, but is not limited to: Friday, September 17 Beer Tent “Pumpkin Pub” (6 p.m. – 12 a.m.) at the Romulus Historical Park Pavilion Food Trucks (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.) on Hunt Street Romulus Rotary “Parade of Lights” (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Moore and 5 Points Saturday, September 18 Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast (8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) at the Historical Park Pavilion Car Show (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Moore Road and railroad tracks Craft and Vendor Show (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Olive and Sterling Streets Kiddie Olympics (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the field west of Romulus Auto Value Tours – Historical Park Museum and Kingsley House (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Pumpkin Painting Tent (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the field west of Romulus Auto Value Entertainment – line dancing demo and live music (2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.) at Goddard Road and Sterling Streets Sunday, September 19 – Romulus Come Unity Day Games/Obstacle Course (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) at the field north of the Historical Park Pavilion Tours – Historical Park Museum and Kinsley House (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Motorcycle Parade & Show (1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) starting at Hunt Street between Goddard and Bibbins Petting Farm and Pony Rides (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.) at the Historical Park Windmill Taste of Soul and Food Trucks (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Historical Park Pavilion Romulus Got Talent (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.) at the Historical Park Freight House “Romulus residents expressed how much they missed the Pumpkin Festival last year—we missed it too,” said Romulus DDA Director Merrie Druyor. “The City of Romulus is committed to creating a fun, memorable and safe experience for all community families, and the scheduled events during the Pumpkin Festival were organized to do just that.”
New this year is Romulus Come Unity Day, a fun, reimagined third day of the Pumpkin Festival organized by Unity Ambassadors Building Bridges—a newly-formed nonprofit in Romulus whose members include residents committed to creating unity in the City—with support from the Romulus Ministerial Alliance. Taking place from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, Come Unity Day is designed to bring together residents from all four city quadrants for a day of community events and activities after being kept apart for much of the pandemic. In addition to the agenda above, residents can enjoy scavenger hunts, card games, live music and dancing, a bounce house, local vendors and more. If you are interested in volunteering or participating in Romulus Got Talent, call 734-992-7179. “The Detroit Metro Airport sits right in the center of Romulus, dividing the city into four quadrants,” said Councilwoman Tina Talley. “When I’m out in the community, I often hear residents talk about feeling disconnected from their neighbors across the city. Romulus Come Unity Day will serve as a great opportunity for our all of us to gather and reflect on the importance of unity. Unity begins with you, and we want that message to resonate among our residents.”
For more information about the return of the annual Pumpkin Festival, please call the Romulus DDA at 734-942-7545, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or view the full schedule here. Residents are also encouraged to visit the Romulus DDA Facebook page or the City of Romulus Facebook page.