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May 2021 News Briefs

Posted On 11 May 2021
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The city of Wayne remembers the 42 residents that have been lost this past year in front of City Hall.

Have you ever wondered what it was like living on a farm in the Wayne area? “Many Hands and Hard Work: Farm Families 1850-1910” will be presented by the Wayne Historical Society on Thursday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker Debra Reid from The Henry Ford will talk about what it was like living on a farm in the Wayne area. The event will be outside of the Wayne Historical Museum. Please wear a mask and remember to social distance.

Other 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 Rotary announced that the City clean-up day on April 24 in honor of Earth Day was a huge success. There were approximately 130 volunteers who collected trash from around the City. Professional Insurance donated breakfast and snacks. Mark Chevrolet donated pizza for lunch. Wayne Lawn and Garden sharpened chain saws and pruners.

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.

Michelle’s Pieces and the Wayne Historical Society invite you to Arting at the Wayne Historical Museum on Wednesday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 with a portion being donated to the museum. Attendees will create a beautiful 8 x 10 stained glass mosaic in a design of their choice. To purchase a ticket, go to artingathome.com/ticket-booth-%26-shop/ols/products/arting-at-the-wayne-museum.

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!

Plan to attend the Spring Vendor Show on Saturday, May 22, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The event will now be held at the Veterans Plaza by the Wayne Public Library. There will be crafts, vendors, raffles, food and fun. The event will be held rain or shine.

The Wayne Historical Museum is open to the public. Feel free to visit during museum hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please be safe and wear a mask.

The Wayne Public Library is open to the public. You will need to enter through the doors by the Veterans Plaza. Browsing is limited to 30 minutes for grab and go service. Please do not visit if you are sick. The plaza pick-up service is still available if you wish to do no-contact pick up of materials. Call the library for more information.

The city of Wayne now has a Wayne County COVID-19 testing site. Two new, cost-free testing sites with reportedly shorter waiting times were opened in Wayne and Dearborn, both sites at HYPE locations. The sites are open 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
HYPE Athletics Center — Wayne, 4635 Howe Road, Wayne, MI 48184
HYPE Athletics Center — Dearborn Heights, 23302 W. Warren Avenue, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

Officials say the diagnostic COVID-19 tests are offered at no cost, and are available via drive-thru or walk-in. All individuals over 5 years old are eligible to get tested, though minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Individuals interested in testing do not require a doctor’s order or pre-registration before visiting the site. Officials say insurance is requested but not required to undergo testing.

Individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to get tested and quarantine until test results are received to prevent the spread of the virus. Symptoms can develop up to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

Seeking vendors for two markets in July. Vintage, antiques, crafters, direct marketing, artisans, garage sale. Email PD3021@mikofc. org to find out more. The Outdoor Market and Bike Show will be July 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Rusty Trike Flea Market will be July 24. Both events will be at the Notre Dame Hall, 3144 S. Wayne Rd.

The city of Wayne and the Wayne Veterans Memorial Committee invite the public to join them at the city of Wayne Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m.
The event will be at the new Wayne Veterans Memorial, 3355 S. Wayne Rd next to City Hall. Seating will be limited so feel free to bring a lawn chair. Please wear a facial covering. Social distancing protocols will be followed.

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