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DECEMBER 2017 News Briefs

Trish Hampton presents the winner of the Cruze in for a Cause campaign to Karen Hallem, who was selected out of 38 participating Chevrolet dealerships in metro Detroit. Hallem has been purchasing her vehicles from Mark Chevrolet since the 1960s.

Letters of intent signed
Wayne Memorial High School senior and varsity basketball player Camree Clegg signed her National Letter of Intent on Friday, November 10, 2017. Next fall, she will attend Clemson University in South Carolina and play basketball for the Clemson Tigers.
Rashad Williams, a senior varsity basketball player at Wayne Memorial, also signed a National Letter of Intent. He will attend Cleveland State University next fall and play for the Vikings.

Ring in the season
Lenny and Christy Powell are promoting the “Ring in the Season” Vendor and Craft Show at HYPE Recreation Center, 4635 Howe Rd, on Sunday, December 10, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. Do your Christmas shopping or just have a nice relaxing day out.

Polar express party
The First United Methodist Church of Wayne-Westland (3 Towne Square, Wayne) invites you to their Polar Express Party on Sunday, December 17, from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. All ages are welcome! There will be crafts, refreshments and a movie! The church is requesting a donation of a non-food item such as laundry soap, dish soap, or toilet paper. The donations will help the church meet the needs of others that are assisted by the church. You must reserve your family’s tickets by December 15 by calling the church office at (734) 721-4801 or emailing fumcww@yahoo.com. Please provide your name, phone number and how many are attending.

What and where was Nankin Township?
A presentation will be held on Thursday, December 14, called “What and Where Was Nankin Township? Can You Be a Founding Family of Wayne?” The talk will be given by John Mills at 7:00 p.m. at the Wayne Historical Museum following the Wayne Historical Society’s monthly business meeting at 6:00 p.m.

State Wayne receives preservation award
The Detroit Area Art Deco Society is giving the State Wayne Theater their 2017 Preservation Award.
The award will be presented at their annual meeting on Thursday, December 7. The Society recognizes the “fabulous restoration and renovtion of the Wayne theater.”
“We are honored to have our State Wayne Theatre selected for this unique recognition. We are extremely proud of our classic theatre and the community support we have enjoyed in the City of Wayne,” stated Cory Jacobson, owner of Phoenix Theatres Classic State Wayne.

High School to host 8th grade parent night
Wayne Memorial High School will be hosting an 8th grade parent night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the Wayne Memorial High School Stockmeyer Auditorium, 3001 Fourth Street, Wayne. This evening is for current eighth-grade students and their families or families interested in getting more information about Wayne Memorial High School for the 2018-2019 school year. Students do not have to be currently attending a Wayne Westland Community School to participate in this event. Topics covered will include: scheduling, graduation requirements, testing out requirements, direct college courses, AP courses, extra-curricular activities, and much more. All are welcome to attend, and questions are encouraged. Parking is available in the Glenwood Street parking lot, and guests should enter through the front of the auditorium. For questions, please contact Wayne Memorial’s counseling department at 734-419-2215.
Tigers spring training trip
Start saving now! Coming in March 2018 will be an extended trip: 15 days and 14 nights in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This trip will feature Tigers Spring Training. Deposit holds your spot. Payments can be made. All trip flyers are available at the HYPE Center in the area designated Wayne Senior Services.

Buddy Benches promote kindness and inclusion
Ten schools in Wayne-Westland Community School District had Buddy Benches installed on their playgrounds last month. Buddy Benches are a place for students to sit when they are looking for a friend. The benches promote inclusion in play and are a way for students to communicate they want a friend to play with during recess. The rules are simple. If students see a classmate sitting on the Buddy Bench, they walk over and start a conversation and then ask them to play.
The goal of the Buddy Benches is to eliminate bullying and loneliness and encourage kindness and friendships on the playground and beyond.
These benches were made possible by a donation from resident Virginia Attwood. Benches were donated to Edison, Graham, Hicks, Roosevelt, Schweitzer, Taft, Walker-Winter and Wildwood Elementary Schools and Adams and Marshall Upper Elementary Schools.

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