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November 2021 NEWS BRIEFS

Posted On 07 Nov 2021
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The 2021 Wayne Memorial Homecoming Court.

We Need Your Help! Wayne-Westland Volunteer Drivers Needed for Meals on Wheels. Wayne County Senior Services has an immediate need for drivers to deliver nutritious meals to homebound seniors. Volunteer Drivers may commit to one or more days per week. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Applicant must have valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and pass a background check. Mileage reimbursement paid for delivery route. Please contact Wayne County Senior Services at 734-326-5341 or 734-326-4401.

Be on the lookout for the GOLD BOXES starting November 15th through December 22nd. Participating stores will be: Leo’s Jewelry, US12 Bar and Grill, The Avenue American Bistro, Northside Hardware, and Helium Studio.
The drawings will be every Monday starting November 22nd – Live on the DDA Facebook page.

Do you know a family in need this holiday season? The Salvation Army Christmas assistance applications are now available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 734-722-3660.

Support the Friends of the Wayne Public Library and enjoy a sophisticated afternoon tea. Sip your favorite tea, enjoy some bite-sized treats, chat with friends, and maybe even win a raffle basket. The Friends Fundraising Harvest Tea will be Saturday, November 13, at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the library’s circulation desk.

Helium Studio and Creative Sol Makery are teaming up to launch A Very Merry Shop Hop on Sunday, November 14, from 2:00-7:00 p.m. The shopping experience will allow you to get merry and bright as you shop at both venues and get handmade and holiday goodies. Helium Studio is located at 3127 S. Wayne Rd in Wayne. Creative Sol Makery is located at 5909 Middlebelt Rd in Garden City.

The Wayne Business and Professional Women Club presents A Cup of Christmas Tea on Thursday, December 9, at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church (Haney Hall), 34530 Michigan Ave. Please use the entrance on Sims St. Tickets are $15 with proceeds going towards a scholarship for a Wayne Memorial High School senior. There will be raffle baskets, and there is a chance to win a door prize by bringing a toy and/or food donation. Make spirits bright this holiday season while also making your spirit bright.

Veteran’s Day is November 11. There are several activities honoring veteran’s that are happening in our local community.

The City of Wayne and the City of Wayne Veteran’s Memorial Committee will be holding a Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wayne Veteran’s Memorial next to City Hall (3355 South Wayne Road). The City is seeking veterans and spouses/family members of veterans living in the City of Wayne to be a wreath placer for the different branches of the armed services. Contact the City of Wayne City Manager Lisa Nocerini at (734) 722-2001 ext. 9.

VFW 9885 ”BOVA” invites the public to come celebrate Veteran’s Day 2021 with them. BOVA is at 6440 Hix Rd in Westland. They will be open on November 11 from Noon until 2:00 a.m.

The Wayne Police Department honored the memory of Police Service Aide Vanessa Oary recently. Vanessa died in a car crash earlier this year. She was a valued member of the police department team and is missed. To honor her memory, a tree was planted in front of the police department with Vanessa’s family in attendance.

The Local Officer’s Compensation Commission in Wayne held a meeting on September 28 to determine the compensation of the Mayor and members of the Wayne City Council for the next two years. The Commission increased the compensation by 5%. Members of the City Council will receive $2,992.50 per year while the Mayor will receive $3,351.60 per year. The rate is effective from July 1, 2021. The determination made by the Local Officers’ Compensation Commission did not need Council approval.

The Knights of Columbus, Notre Dame Council 3021, is proud to present the 1st Annual Wayne Christmas Market, happening November 19-21 at 3144 S. Wayne Rd. in the heart of Downtown Wayne. Destined to become Wayne’s premier winter event and festival featuring three days of live music, unique vendors, artworks, along with other entertainment. This year’s event is sponsored in part by the Wayne Downtown Development Authority and will include free shows by renowned tribute artists to Frank Sinatra and Barry Manilow, along with free photos with Santa, ice sculptures and much more. It is anticipated that this year’s festivities will attract more than 3,000 attendees from Wayne and surrounding communities. Notre Dame Council 3021 of the Knights of Columbus would be proud to have you and your family sponsor this event. Your sponsorship will help make this event one of the premier holiday events in the area and make Downtown Wayne a destination for family fun. Please consider sponsoring this event and partnering with the Knights to help make a little holiday magic happen in Downtown Wayne. Individual and Family sponsorship is a great way to show your support of the local community and honor a loved one with a birthday wish, Wedding Anniversary or to just show your support for the greater Wayne area. Individual and Family sponsorships are $25+. For more information, contact the Notre Dame Hall (734) 722-6911.

Wayne resident Lenny Powell and his family are once again spearheading their annual Thanksgiving dinner for the residents of Wayne Tower. After a year off due to COVID, the dinner is back on again and the Powell family needs your help in serving the anticipated 200-250 guests.
The dinner will be on Saturday, November 20, at Wayne Towers. The team is requesting donations of the following: a box of 250+ individually packaged flatware, napkins/paper towels, wipes for clean-up, trash bags, rags, half- and full-size disposable aluminum pans, 250+ disposable take-home containers, disposable masks, non-latex gloves, serving utensils (spoons, tongs and pie server), and plastic grocery bags.
The team is also seeking donations of cases of soda pop, turkeys (5), hams (4), 2 trays of candied yams, 2 trays of corn, 2 trays of green bean casserole, dinner rolls and desserts.
If you would like to donate, but you don’t have the time or transportation to shop, monetary donations will be accepted and the shopping will be done for you. Receipts will be provided, if needed.
Volunteers are being sought to help serve food, cook and or/clean up. Donations are needed by November 15.
Because of on-going COVID risks, the residents will be taking their dinners to their residence to eat.
Please contact Felicia Powell by text (734) 716-2647, email felicia.powell.0603@gmail.com or message her on Facebook.

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