The President’s Report

The President’s Report

By Kerry Partin,
Our very first GCBA newsletter is complete. Join me in thanking Vice-President Kelly Perkins in doing such a great job! Check it out!
 
As Kelly stated in a previous email, this will be a bi-monthly newsletter, so please feel free to send her items to include in the May/June edition. Any ideas or comments would be appreciated. You can contact Kelly at guardian@guardianmartialarts.com.
 
Also for those of you who have not signed up for Remind, I would hope that you consider doing so. It’s a great way to keep in touch with our members and to push out information to them. You can signup here, https://www.remind.com. I actually sent out an invite twice earlier this month to all of you. Please check your emails and spam box.
 
I will also be sending out a reminder email just before our meeting, and also the agenda when Kelly has it ready.
GCHS Champions Host First Annual Golf Outing August 22

GCHS Champions Host First Annual Golf Outing August 22

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.

Tree Lighting Draws Holiday Revelers

Tree Lighting Draws Holiday Revelers

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.

Crowds Throng the 2015 Santaland Parade Route

Crowds Throng the 2015 Santaland Parade Route

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.

Holiday Craft & Business Expo a Hit With Business and Shoppers

Holiday Craft & Business Expo a Hit With Business and Shoppers

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.

First Ever Trunk or Treat a Success

First Ever Trunk or Treat a Success

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.

GC Hockey Association to Host Golf Fundraiser

GC Hockey Association to Host Golf Fundraiser

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 to Host An Appreciation Picnic August 15

Guardian Martial Arts to Host An Appreciation Picnic August 15

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