The Garden City Business Alliance formally thanked each of the venues that took part in the 2016 Taste Fest by presenting them with a custom-made plaque from Great Lakes trophies and Engraving. Seven venues took place in the event: Golden Feather, Leon’s, GJ’s, Al Sultan, Sports Venue, Straight Farmhouse, and Garden City Mini Golf.
The newly-formed Champions of Garden City High School Scholarship are sponsoring a golf outing on August 22, 2016, at the Idyl Wyld Golf Course in Livonia. (35786 Five Mile Road.) All proceeds from the outing will benefit at-risk students at Garden City High School and provide them with an opportunity to excel in school and life.
Please contact Sharon Kollar or Kelly Mendez at Garden City High School for more information. 734-762-8350. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
The annual Garden City tree lighting always draws a crowd and the 2015 version didn’t disappoint. Town leaders, local notables, and plenty of people from the community all showed up for the occasion. There was hot chocolate with marshmallows, a Christmas carol sing-along with Pastor Wayne Parker and the Merriman Road Baptist Church choir, a visit from Santa Claus, and, of course, the lighting of the tree. As the lights from the tree came ablaze, so did the Christmas lights up and down Ford Road and Middlebelt Road. See all of the photos.
Thousands of spectators lined Middlebelt Road and Ford Road for the 55th running of Garden City’s annual Santaland Parade. The November 28 event featured everything from live reindeer to a lawn mower drill corps. Mascots from the Pistons and tigers mingled with marching bands and dance clubs as unicyclists perched eight-feet high on their seats. The weather wasn’t too cold and bundled up children got all of the candy they could eat. Best of all, good old St. Nick made his yearly trek to Garden City and was the hit of many a camera phone as he made his grand entrance. See all of the photos from the event.
The first ever Holiday Crafts & Business Expo was held at the Moose Hall following directly after the Santaland parade on November 28. The event, which ran from noon to 4:00pm featured a wide variety of crafts, seasonal products and baked goods. Several Garden City businesses took the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business to the shoppers. See all of the photos.
Garden City’s first-ever Trunk or Treat was a roaring success as an estimated 2,000 trick or treaters and their parents thronged to the Towne Center parking lot on Thursday, October 29.
Despite the cold weather and a line that stretched at times to Middlebelt Road, the enthusiastic participants visited every one of the “trunks” and collected their treats.
The event was co-hosted by the Garden City Downtown Development Authority and the Garden City Business Alliance.
“What a night it was,” said GCBA President Kerry Partin. “I think the kids and their parents and the people passing out candy from their trunks, all had fun.”
See all of the photos from the event.
After June’s Lucky Squirrel Festival got rained out, many an anxious eye was turned to the sky. Perfectly innocent clouds got plenty of dirty looks until they soared on by. And the Festival went off without a hitch. Check out the photos.
The Garden City Hockey Association is having their 3rd annual Golf Fundraiser in order to raise enough money to cover the ice fees for the “Learn to Play” hockey program which are close to $4,200. The Garden City group is offering the program for free to novices to compete with other local hockey associations. If Garden City can’t offer comparable benefits, it may lose participants. If you can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated. More information is on the entry form.
Guardian Martial Arts is inviting residents and their families to an Appreciation Picnic on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm.
There will be hamburgers and hot dogs and bounce houses for kids of all ages.
Guardian will also feature an American Kenpo demonstration at 3:00 pm.
While no pre-registration is necessary, Guardian said it would be easier to plan if they had some ides of who was planning to attend.
Guardian is located at 30492 Ford Road in Garden City and their telephone number is 734-266-0565. Or, visit their website, www.guardianmartialarts.com