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June 2021 News Briefs

The new play structure in Atwood Park is going up. Estimate is two weeks until completion.

Concerts in the Park will be coming back to Goudy Park in August! Get your dancing shoes ready for Our Generation and some other great bands on Wednesday nights. The complete line-up will be released later this month.

Wayne City Councilman Anthony Miller tendered his resignation as councilman effective June 1, 2021.

The Knights of Columbus, Notre Dame Council 3021 is seeking volunteers to help on June 26 at Noon to clean up around the Peace Memorial outside of the Wayne Public Library.
This is a perfect Saturday afternoon family activity and a great way to give back to the community. For more information, please contact PD3021@-mikofc.org.

The Wayne Public Library is kicking off the Summer Reading program Tails and Tales on Saturday, June 12. The library is also celebrating its birthday! Stop in between Noon and 5:00 p.m. to sign up for the summer reading program, say “Happy Birthday” to the library and pick up a special library birthday gift for yourself, while supplies last.

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks and the system’s 13 unique parks are now officially the newest destinations in the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program, offering public library card holders across the state the chance to check out and access these world-class outdoor recreational spaces and opportunities for free.

Wayne Public Library cardholders can now “check out” these passes for FREE for the day. Visit or call the library for more details.

To learn more about the Michigan Activity Pass program, including a complete list of supported venues and participating libraries, visit michiganactivitypass.info. To learn more about the Metroparks and the distinct features and activities available at each, visit metroparks.com.

Relay for Life of Westland-Wayne 2021 is looking for cancer survivors and caregivers for their upcoming 2021 Relay for Life Survivor Car Parade on Saturday, June 12, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Lions Pavilion Parking Lot, 1901 N. Carlson, in Westland. Decorate your car and let everyone know how many years (or months) you are celebrating.

Students in the Construction Technology program at William D. Ford Career-Technical Center are helping out in the community. They partnered with the City of Westland and are building a pavilion for Jaycee Park which is located at the corner of Hunter and Wildwood. The William D. Ford Career-Technical Center offers 19 hands-on programs for high school juniors and seniors taught by highly qualified staff with industry-standard equipment. Students gain the skills and certifications needed so they can start a career right out of high school. For more information on the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center, please visit https://buff.ly/2Hxn2vo

Books on the Avenue is seeking crafters, artisan, authors, and vendors for July 10, 2021 for their event being held during the US 12 Car Cruise. This is an indoor/outdoor event with limited indoor space. You provide your own 10×10 tent, table, and chairs. Message me with any questions. Contact the store for more information (734) 331-0275.

The new play structure in Atwood Park is going up. Estimate is two weeks until competition.

St. Mary Catholic Church, 34530 Michigan Ave., will be having a blood drive on Sunday, June 6, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For an appointment, call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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.

Upcoming events at the Wayne Historical Museum include:
June 10 – History of Motorized Emergency Vehicles
Join guest speaker Anthony Rzucidlo as he shares the history of motorized emergency equipment including fire trucks and ambulances. Event starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Wayne Historical Society is hosting several historic walking tours in downtown Wayne this summer.
On Thursday, June 24, a guided tour of the route of old Monroe Street, Wayne’s former business district, will be held.
On Thursday, July 22, a guided tour of Michigan Avenue will be held.
The one hour tours will begin at the Wayne Historical Museum. Comfortable shoes are a must. Please wear masks to be courteous.
Come on out to the Wayne Historical Museum during the US12 Car Cruise.
There will be kids crafts and demonstrations. The Dearborn Old Engine Club will have old engines set up and running. There will also be a small flea market, a selection of old cars and the museum will be open. Hillcrest Church will be serving food and have a selection of cars to view. Come on out for a great time! The museum fun all happens on Saturday, July 10, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Cruisin’ US 12 has announced that Saturday, July 10, 2021, will be the date of the next annual car cruise on Michigan Avenue in Wayne. During the cruise a 1919 Harroun car will be on display at the Wayne Historical Museum.
The Harroun is one of less than 3,000 made in Wayne between 1917 and 1922 and is the only known surviving example. Mark your calendars to come out and welcome this car back to Wayne (for the day) after 100 years!

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