August 2021 – News Briefs
HUGE RUMMAGE SALE! The First Congregational Church of Wayne, #2 Towne Square, (next to McDonald’s) is having a huge rummage sale Thursday, September 30, through Saturday, October 2. The church has not been able to hold their twice-yearly rummage sales for two years due to the COVID pandemic. During that time, they have collected a vast assortment of items to sell. Come see all they have to offer.
Thursday, September 30, and Friday, October 1: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, October 2: 9 a.m.-Noon
The Wayne Public Library is pleased to announce that the Wayne Public Library is no longer charging fines for overdue materials! The Library Board voted in favor of this change in an effort to remove barriers to library use and to help the library operate more efficiently.
“Over the last few years, hundreds of libraries across the country have gone fine-free and seen significant increases both in library materials being returned and in residents using the library again. If you have overdue fines on your account from something you’ve returned late or if you have overdue materials at home right now, just bring back whatever you’ve checked out and we will waive any overdue fines that might have accrued.”
Please note that the library will still be charging replacement fees for lost or damaged items. Also, if you use your library card at another library or check out another library’s materials, that library may still charge overdue fines.
“We believe that eliminating overdue fines and increasing access to the library benefits our entire community!”
Law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency personnel from the cities of Wayne, Westland and Inkster will be recognized for their faithful commitment and self-sacrifice at St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s annual Blue Mass on Sunday, September 12, at 11:30 a.m. These first responders provide heroic service to us day in and day out. Come honor and support them at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 34530 W. Michigan Avenue in Wayne.
The Wayne Historical Society has some great presentations and events coming up for the remainder of 2021. Be sure to check some, or all, of them out!
Sept. 9 – 102nd Colored Troops Reenactment Group
7 p.m. – Learn about how African American Troops contributed to the Civil War and what life was like for them, both on the battlefield and the homefront.
Sept. 26 – Special Cemetery Walk – Ganong Cemetery
1-3 p.m. – Join the Society for a special Cemetery Walk with Westland Historical Society at Ganong Cemetery on Henry Ruff Road. Several figures will be highlighted. Donations accepted.
Sept. 29 – Witch Hat Making Workshop
6:30 p.m. – Make two fun witch hats for the upcoming Halloween season. Kid friendly fun, $20 per person, tickets available online.
Oct. 3 – Annual Cemetery Walk
1-3 p.m. – This year’s cemetery walk will be at St. Mary’s cemetery and will highlight several local families and figures. Donations accepted.
Dec. 5 – Holiday Night at the Museum
5:30-9 p.m. – Come out and see Santa, get cookies and hot chocolate, and join in the Christmas cheer as the town Christmas tree is lit.
*Events are at the museum, 1 Towne Square, Wayne, MI unless otherwise noted*
Wayne Rotary sponsors neighborhood Picnics in Rotary Parks! This year’s picnics will occur on September 15 (Rotary Park 1- 4900 – 5298 Hunt St.) and September 23 (Rotary Park 2- 35031 Richard St.). Picnics will be 6-7 p.m.
Notre Dame Council #3021 will be celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. You are invited to share in the celebration on Sunday, September 19, at an Open House from 4-6 p.m. The Council will be dedicating their Memorial Garden and Hall followed by a Wine and Cheese Reception. This event is open to the public, but you are asked to please RSVP so they can get an idea of the number of people they must prepare for. You can call 734-721-6911 to RSVP.
The Wayne Police Department is proud to announce and display its new “Safe Exchange Zone” in the front parking lot. The Safe Exchange Zone is designated parking for exchanging items that you purchase or sell online.
The Safe Exchange Zone can also be used for child custody exchanges. This area is under 24/7 video surveillance and was created to offer a peace of mind to the parties involved.
Wayne Police Officers may not participate or act as an official witness in the transactions, nor are they available for legal advice or to settle civil or pricing disputes between parties involved in the transactions at this location.
The Wayne Public Library is open to the public. There are no longer time limits on your visits–you are welcome to browse, study, and read for as long as you like. Call the library for more information (734) 721-7832.