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
Pet owners and their pets were on hand Saturday, June 13 for the third annual Garden City Flea Circus. Held at the old farmer’s Market area adjacent to the Krogers at Ford and Middlebelt, the event was sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority.
The Garden City Flea Circus is a pet adoption and awareness event where more than a dozen local pet rescue organizations with pets in need of adoption were in attendance.These included: Dog Aide, P.O.E.T Animal Rescue, Last Day Dog Rescue, Providing for Paws, Monroe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Monroe SPCA), Summer Wind Farms Sanctuary, Almost Home No Kill Shelter, Special Animal Friends and Rescue Inc. (SAFARI), Greyhound Expressions, Saving Tails Animal Rescue (S.T.A.R.) and Greyheart Greyhound Rescue. The Rainbow Feathers Bird Club and Rescue and Wonderland Rabbit Rescue were also at the event.
Sgt. Rudy, of the Garden City Police Department’s K9 Unit will be there along with his handler, Officer Bruce Shippe.
Dr. John Hermann waS on site with his mobile vet clinic, providing basic canine and feline vaccinations, along with heart worm testing, for a nominal fee. Garden City Clerk Allyson Bettis will have Garden City pet licenses available for purchase.
Photos for the Cutest Pet Contest, sponsored by Lucky Dog Luxury Daycare and Boarding in Garden City, were taken by Tiffany Rose Photography.
See the photos.
Residents, local leaders and dignitaries gathered on a balmy June night at the Garden City Commons to dedicate its new flagpole and flag. The ceremony included an honor guard, a Star Spangled Banner solo, and a generous amount of speeches to mark the occasion. The evening concluded with a reception and food at the Alberts on the Alley patio.
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The Garden City Observer printed a glowing report on the GCBA’s recent Garden City Taste Fest. Take a look.
The 2015 Garden City Memorial Day Ceremony begins at 11:00 am on May 25, 2015 on the City Hall lawn.