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September 2021 – News Briefs

Posted On 18 Sep 2021
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The Wayne Ripple Effect (formerly known as Wayne Main Street) has announced the 2021 Scarecrow Show and Contest. Individuals and groups are invited to purchase a premade frame upon which to build a scarecrow. Scarecrows will be displayed in downtown Wayne during the month of October. You will need to register online through Eventbrite. The link can be found at downtownwayne.org. Pre-purchased frames ($30) can be picked up at Kurt’s Caps during business hours. Kurt’s Caps will not be accepting registration forms or payments. Payment must be made through the downtownwayne.org link. If you wish to use your frame from a prior year, the entry cost is reduced to $20. There are size and weight restrictions that must be adhered to this year. For more information, visit downtownwayne.org.

The Wayne Public Library received over $500 worth of new workforce development books. Funding came from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. If you are looking for a new job or want to improve your work skills, visit the library to see if any of these new books can help in your development.

Members of Wayne Westland Federal Credit Union can now receive a free credit report on the last Friday of every month. Visit with member representatives in the lobby for all the details.

Wayne Police Lt. Carter was honored recently by Growth Works Inc, a social service agency that provides a variety of assistance to young people and families in the area. The police department reports that “Lt. Carter was honored for his tireless commitment to helping young people in our area. On hand from Growth Works to present Lt. Carter with his award was Sarah Parker (Client Management Services and Youth Advisory Council) and Antwon Jackson (Youth Advisory Council). Congratulations, Lt. Carter! We all greatly appreciate your commitment to the young people in our community.”

The Parks and Trails Committee will be spearheading a clean-up event at Goudy Park on Saturday, October 9, from 8:30 a.m. until Noon. Volunteers are needed to help. The Parks and Trails committee would appreciate it as the more who help, the less time it will take. The DPW (Dept. of Public Works) will be providing yard waste bags and other supplies. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, rakes, weeding and pruning implements and anything else that might help.

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.-5p.m.
Saturday, October 2: 9:00 a.m.-Noon
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.

Want or need to broaden your knowledge of Wayne’s amazing history? Join the Wayne Historical Society to help keep Wayne’s history alive for future generations. Dues are $15 yearly or you can obtain a lifetime membership for $150.

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 home front.
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, 3036 Henry Ruff Rd. Several figures will be highlighted. Donations accepted.
Sept. 29 – Witch Hat Making Workshop
6:30 p.m. – Make two fun witches 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.
Oct. 14 – Norwayne History
7 p.m. – Come learn about the large housing complex built for war workers during WW2 just north of Wayne.
Oct. 16 – Witches Brew Tea
2 p.m. – Join the Society at the museum for a haunted tea party where you will meet several Wayne characters in a spooky setting. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Tickets are $40.
Oct. 21 – History of Michigan Avenue
7 p.m. – At the Wayne Public Library, Jon Milan and Gail Offen will be presenting about the history of this long-traveled road that runs across the state.

Oct. 23 – Ghost Hunt at the Museum
8-11:45 p.m. – Join Great Lakes Ghost hunters as they hunt for paranormal activity in the 140-year old museum building. 1 hour spot is $20.
Nov. 10 – Wayne History Trivia Night
7 p.m. – At Knights of Columbus Hall, join the Society at the Knights Hall on Wayne Road for a night of Wayne history trivia. Doors open at 6 p.m. $5/person to play, food and drinks will be available for purchase, prizes awarded to winning teams/people. Show your Wayne history Knowledge!
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*

A witch hat is a perfect style accessory for the month of October. Plan to attend the Witch Hat Workshop on Wednesday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m. The cost for this museum fundraiser is $20 per person. The event will be at the Wayne Historical Museum. Attendees will make two witch hats to take home and enjoy. All supplies, starter hats, ribbons and attachments will be supplied. If you would like to bring your own pieces for a specific “style,” you are encouraged to do so. This event is for both adults and children. Although this is a make-your-own class, there will be guidance available. Cider and donuts will be served.

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.

Have you been thinking of the world-class chicken dinners that are served in Frankenmuth and wondering when you will be able to delight in one again? Wait no more! The Notre Dame Council #3021 has planned a Frankenmuth Bus Trip for October 10-11. The all-inclusive bus trip includes stops at Birch Run, Bronners and one of those delicious chicken dinners along with accommodations in downtown Frankenmuth. Space is limited to 54 people and the trip is selling out fast. The general public is welcome to jump aboard the bus on this family-friendly event.

The all-inclusive bus trip from Notre Dame Hall in Wayne to Frankenmuth Michigan for a Sunday to Monday overnight stay. The trip includes stops at Birch Run, Bronners, and a world-famous Chicken Dinner, along with accommodation in Downtown Frankenmuth. Space is limited to 54 people, as of June 2021, this trip is 1/2 sold out. The General Public is welcome to join us, this is a family-friendly event. The cost is $185 per person.

Do you remember back to the days when the radio was your main source of information? Do you remember when martians were landing? Whether your answers were yes or no, you can see what all the thrills were about at “War of the Worlds-Radio Play” that will be re-enacted at Notre Dame Council, 3144 S. Wayne Rd on Saturday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m.

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