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November 2014 News Briefs

Hail to the Chief -  Students at St. Michael Lutheran School say goodbye to Police Chief Jason Wright who retired on Oct. 17. Photo John P. Rhaesa

Hail to the Chief –
Students at St. Michael Lutheran School say goodbye to Police Chief Jason Wright who retired on Oct. 17. Photo John P. Rhaesa

Holiday Bazaar
The First Congregational Church of Wayne, 2 Town Square, will have their annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and a complete turkey dinner from 5-7 p.m.  The Fair also includes various craft booths, holiday decorations, candy, books, attic treasures, and Santa will pay a special visit. Public welcome. For more information, call 734-729-7550.

Veterans Day Ceremony
Wayne Memorial High School JROTC will conduct a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11  near the flagpole on Fourth Street and Glenwood. The public is welcome to attend this outdoor event that honors all who have and are currently serving in the armed services.

Cooking for a Cause
Chef Tony Paquette from the William D. Ford Career Technical Center would like to invite you to lunch. He and his students are cooking up something special for the Annual Thanksgiving Buffet Benefit for the Family Resource Center from 11:20 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Nov. 12. The fundraising luncheon will be held at Café Marquette, located in the William D Ford Career Technical Center, 36455 Marquette, Westland.  He will serve a full turkey dinner, complete with desserts.
A minimum donation of $10 per person is kindly suggested. Proceeds from this luncheon will be used to purchase meals for needy families in the Wayne-Westland Community School District for the holidays.
A donation of $35 will feed a family of six. This includes a turkey and all the sides.
If you can’t make the luncheon but would like to make a donation to this cause, you can send a check to the Family Resource Center. Please put “Holidays 2014” on the memo line. You can also drop off a cash donation. The Family Resource Center is located inside Adams Upper Elementary School on Palmer in Westland.

New City Manager
City Hall has a new leader. City Council hired David Murphy as the new interim city manager. He was city manager in South Lyon for five years and also worked in Almont, Caro and Brighton Township.
He took over for Police Chief Jason Wright who retired on Oct. 17. Wright served as interim city manager after Joseph Merucci resigned in September.

New Police Officer
The Wayne Police Department has hired a new Police Officer. Julie Jasinski was sworn in at City Hall in early October and is currently working with a training officer.
Also, former Deputy Chief Al Maciag is serving as Interim Police Chief since the retirement of Police Chief Jason Wright last month.

New Urgent Care
City of Wayne officials and Chamber of Commerce members welcomed a new business to Wayne with a ribbon cutting. Wayne Urgent Care, located at 34815 Michigan Avenue, Suite 1. They are open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily including weekends and holidays. No appointments are necessary. All major insurance plans are accepted. They treat strains, sprains, fractures, wounds, respiratory infections, earaches, and more. They have Digital X-Rays, EKG, Ultrasound, Lab Testing, physicals and immunizations.

St. Mary Catholic School is celebrating 90 years of Education this fall.  On Oct. 27, 2014 the Students and Staff held a Walk-a-Thon.  All grades from Preschool through Eighth grade put on their tennis shoes, gym clothes, and marathon number and walked 90 minutes for 90 years of Education.
This event was focused on the Tuition Fund.  The pledges donated will help our current families.

Wayne Memorial High School Drama Dept. will present “Murder’s in the Heir” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20-22 at Stockmeyer Auditorium. This is an interactive murder-mystery comedy. Turn the game Clue into a play and you have the plot of Murder’s in the Heir. Almost every character in this mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive to commit the unseen murder. It is up to the audience to decide who did it. Don’t miss a great show. Tickets will be available at the box office and are $5 for students and $8 for adults.
Schweitzer kids get backpacks from Kosowski
State Representative Robert L. Kosowski donated backpacks and school supplies to students at Schweitzer Elementary School in Westland. Representatives from AT&T, which provided the supplies and sponsored the event, joined him.
“It is always my pleasure to make a difference by helping the children who will be our future leaders,” Kosowski said. “By providing kids in need with these materials, we can give them a better chance at success in school and beyond.”

Family Fun Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair
Great opportunity for holiday shopping from 1-5 p.m. on Nov. 23 at the Wayne Community Center, 4635 Howe Road, Wayne. Admission is free. There will be vendors from Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Happy Hearts Gifts & Creations, South Hill Designs, Scentsy, Photography By Carla, Perfectly Posh, Pampered Chef, Foot Thongs, Brilliant Jewelry, Plexus, Younique, Paint & Pour with Regina, Crochet By Patty, Jamberry Nails, Paparazzi, Tupperware Tutus, Bows & More by Jessica and Pink Zebra.
There will also be free face painting and a coloring contest for kids and baked goods and beverages for sale.

Join Wayne Coin Club
The Wayne Coin Club is looking for new members, young or old, familiar with coin collecting or not, but interested in collecting coins, currency, tokens, or other numismatic items. They meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month at St John’s Episcopal Church, 555 S.Wayne Rd, Westland.
The Wayne Club sponsors a yearly coin show, members will appraise your collection and there is a coin auction at every meeting, along with raffle prizes, door prizes and a lot of fun and camaraderie. Young coin collectors receive a collectible coin for every meeting they attend. So bring your family and join the Wayne Coin Club.  For more information, visit www.waynecoinclub.org.

Cup of Christmas Tea
The 15th Annual Cup of Christmas Tea will be held on December 4, 2014 at the Community Center. Proceeds from the event will go to the Wayne Business and Professional Women Wayne Memorial High School Scholarship and Wayne Youth Programs.
The committee is looking for hostesses for the event.
The committee will provide entertainment, punch, coffee and tea. Hostesses are needed to sponsor tables of 10. Each hostess will provide table decorations, gifts for their guests and snacks. For more information, call 734-721-7400.

Christmas Tree Lighting
The annual Wayne Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Wayne Historic Museum. Come and sing holiday carols, meet Santa and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate.

Lighted Christmas Parade
The Wayne Rotary Christmas Parade will be a lighted parade again this year. It will be at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5. Line up will be on Second Street and Sims. The parade will end at the State Wayne Theater with a visit from Santa.

Christmas Concert
The First Congregational Church of Wayne will present a Christmas concert at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7. The organists of the First Congregational Church of Wayne, First United Methodist Church of Wayne and St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Wayne will perform holiday music. All are welcome to attend and be a part of this joyous program. The church is located at 2 Towne Square, Wayne, MI. If you have any questions, please call 734-729-7550.

Goodfellows Christmas Party
The annual Wayne Goodfellows Christmas Party will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Wayne Community Center, 4635 Howe Road, Wayne.
Ticket are only $25 and available at Henry’s Service Center on Wayne Road and the City Clerk’s Office at Wayne City Hall.
A table of 10 is $225, pre-sale only. Chef Tony will cater dinner from William D. Ford Career-Technical Center.
Each ticket includes full dinner buffet, dessert, fabulous door prize entry and entertainment provided by DJ Dock. There will be silent and live auctions, raffle baskets and the famous button prizes.
All Proceeds to Benefit the City of Wayne Goodfellows “NO Child without a Christmas” program.

Trivia Night
Ss. Simon and Jude church, 32500 Palmer, Westland,  is hosting a  Trivia Night Saturday on Nov. 8.
The cost is $20 per team (maximum four people) in advance and $30 at the door. It includes 10 rounds of questions, popcorn and four hot dogs and chips for each team. To register, go online to stssimonandjude.com/newsandactivities/trivianight.html. For more information, call Kathy Hansen at 734-716-4436.

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