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November 2018 News Briefs

Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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A special thank you to the Ford Fund, Jack Demmer Ford and DTE Energy for the combined generous donation to the City of Wayne Fire Department to purchase a brand new F-150.

Mayor and three council members elected
Seven year Councilman John Rhaesa will be the city’s next mayor (4,116 votes) defeating write-in candidates Jacob Johnson (68 votes) and Christopher Sanders (55 votes).
Joining Mayor Rhaesa on the council will be Anthony Miller (ward 4), Kelly Skiff (ward 5) and Phillip Wagner (ward 6), Miller defeated Brian Ewanciw 1,632 to 1,158; Skiff defeated Eric Cleereman 1,972 to 737; and Wagner defeated Christopher Gietzen 1,577 to 1,156.

HYPE Aquatics Center will be featuring “The Goonies” during their Float-in-Movie on Friday, November 16, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Bring your family and floaties, have fun and relax. Cost is $7 per person. Call HYPE (734) 721-7400 for more information.

High school play being performed
The Wayne Memorial Theatrical Guild will be presenting their fall play “Noises Off!” November 8-10 at Wayne Memorial High School’s Stockmeyer Auditorium. The play begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for adults.

A country evening
The Knights of Columbus #3021 are hosting the Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks Celebrity Tribute Variety Show on Saturday, November 17. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with buffet-style dinner at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets $25 per person. Notre Dame Lounge is at 3144 S. Wayne Rd.

Donations being sought
Wayne Main Street is seeking donations of Christmas gift wrap, ribbons/bows, tape, gift tags and boxes. WMS will be offering a free Christmas Gift Wrapping service as part of Small Business Saturday on November 24. Donations are due by November 17. Volunteers to wrap gifts during the event are also being sought. If you would like to volunteer or donate supplies, please contact Paul at (734) 748-3771.

Christmas hoodie drive
Every year the Knights of Columbus help out with the Holy Cross Family Services Christmas hoodie drive, and this year is no exception. They are seeking donations of hoodie’s and personal hygiene products.
Donations of “Bath Baskets” are being requested. Items can be purchased at the dollar store: shampoo, toothpaste and brush, body/hand lotion, emery board, conditioner, chapstick, deodorant, body wash/gel, hair gel or mousse and bath puff/loofa sponge. Please put just one of each item from this list in a plastic grocery bag. No trial items; full size items only.
Donations of hoodies are being requested in sizes XL, XXL and XXXL ONLY. Also, hoodies must have a sports team or college logo.
If you would like to donate, you can drop donations off at the Notre Dame Hall any Wednesday or Friday night after 6:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving dinner giveaway
HYPE Recreation Center-Wayne will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway on Tuesday, November 20, from 1:00-6:00 p.m., Each family meal will include turkey, corn, mashed potatoes/scallop potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans/vegetables, Jiffy cornbread/-cake mix, and canned fruit. HYPE’s goal is to provide 1000 families in need of a fulfilling meal for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Hundreds of children and their families will benefit from this wonderful event. Families who struggle financially will experience a free Thanksgiving dinner for the holiday. As well as the day after the holiday, HYPE and many volunteers will go out and feed homeless veterans and individuals at a Detroit Homeless shelter. For more information, contact HYPE at (734) 721-7400.

Harvest tea fundraiser
The Friends of the Wayne Public Library will be hosting a Harvest Tea Fundraiser on Saturday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. Catered by Victoria’s Tea Salon, the event will be held at the Wayne Public Library. Tickets are $35 for an individual or $210 for a table of 7. Tickets went on sale September 4 and will be available for purchase at the library’s circulation desk. This event is expected to sell out, so don’t wait to get your ticket to this must attend event!

Book sale
The Friends of the Wayne Public Library will be holding a $1 bag event for used books at the Wayne Public Library on Saturday, November 24, as part of Wayne’s Small Business Saturday events.

Christmas holiday event
Come out for Wayne’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Wayne Historical Museum (1 Towne Square) on Saturday, December 1, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
See the marching band in the parade that brings Santa to Wayne, witness the tree lighting, meet Santa and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. There will also be a petting farm, carriage rides and a Christmas Market for those last-minute gifts.

No child without a Christmas
The Wayne Goodfellows invite you to their 32nd Annual Fundraiser Event “No Child Without a Christmas” on Saturday, December 8. The event will be held at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 36375 Joy Rd, Westland from 6:00-11:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and include dinner, desserts and an open bar. There will be raffles, auctions, sports memorabilia and the Spin to Win Wheel. There is no dress code. Ugly sweaters, holiday attire or everyday wear is acceptable. Tickets are on sale at Henry’s Service Center and Icon Computer Solutions. It is also possible to have tickets delivered to you. Please contact Jennifer Gietzen at jengietzen@gmail.com or Jen Bowers at jenw_627@yahoo.com

Join the friends…
The Friends of the Wayne Public Library is a non-profit group involved in activities which directly benefit the library. Among its goals are: To stimulate public support for the Library. To encourage greater use of the Library. To enjoy the fellowship of other Library Friends. To encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the Library.
To support the Library in developing its services and facilities for the community.

Some members support the Friends simply by paying their annual dues, while others become more involved by donating their time. Every dollar raised by the Friends is funneled directly back to the Wayne Public Library. The Friends’ personal and financial support is critical to the library’s efforts to provide the best possible service and materials to the community. Why not join today?

Membership Dues:
Senior Citizens/Students $5.00
Individual $10.00
Family $15.00
Sponsor $25.00-$49.00
Patron $50.00-$149.00
Associate $150.00-$299.00
Benefactor $300 or more
Membership forms are available in the library at the Community Bulletin Board area and can be returned to any staff member at the Circulation Desk.

Free academic tutoring
Free academic tutoring is open to all students from every grade level. Tutoring is held at Jefferson Barnes Community Vitality Center every Wednesday throughout the school year (September 12, 2018-June 5, 2019) from 3:00-5:00 p.m. For more information or to register students, parents can call the Youth Assistance office at (734) 467-7904.

Theater has heated seats
If you haven’t been to the State Wayne Theater recently, you might wish to visit. The theater now has heated reclining seats in every auditorium, perfect for movie viewing during the cold fall and winter seasons. The button for heat is with the reclining seat button.
The heat will automatically turn off after a certain period of time, so if you wish continued heat, you will need to press the button to reactivate the heat.

Santa’s workshop
The Knights of Columbus, 3144 S. Wayne Rd, will be hosting Santa’s Workshop on Saturday, November 24, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. during Wayne’s Small Business Saturday events. Kids will be able to drop in and make free crafts to give as Christmas gifts.

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