The Sports Venue Bar and Grill, 6327 Middlebelt Road in Garden City, is conducting a month-long food drive during the month of May to benefit Our H.O.M.E. Food Pantry. Customers will receiveone raffle ticket per can, box or item non-perishable food item donated to the pantry. The winner of the raffle will win four tickets in the Tigers Den at Comerica Park for the June 26 Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox game, dinner at Harbor House in Greektown and limousine service 4:30-11:30 p.m. The drawing will be held on May 31, 2015. For more information about the food drive, call 734-972-5648.
The first-ever Garden City Taste Fest that will take place on May 19, 2015, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm has been sold out. No more registrations are being accepted. Hosted by the Garden City DDA and the Garden City Business Alliance, the event will provide an opportunity to sample the food at some of the best places to eat in our community.
Guests will meet at Merriman Road Baptist Church where they will be given their t-shirts, starting restaurant, and itinerary. The shirts act as the “ticket” for the event.
Buses transport guests to the participating restaurants and drop off/pick up guests throughout the evening. Guests can drive separately, if preferred.
At each restaurant, guests will sample food, enjoy entertainment (if available), and purchase drinks if they wish. The bus will be waiting to transport them to the next restaurant on the itinerary, and will drive them back to the church to retrieve their vehicles.
Tickets to the Taste Fest are $20 per person.
We hope to make this an annual event and to grow it larger each year.
Find more information about the Taste Fest at www.gardencitytastefest.com
Guardian Martial Arts owner Kelly Perkins recently made a presentation at the Garden City Library on self-defense techniques and the Garden City Observer was there to report on it. Read the story.
The Maplewood Center will be hosting a Valentine’s Day party on February 13, 2015, from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. There will be entertainment, a luncheon, 50/50 raffle and more. The doors open at noon. Tickets are $12 and will be sold at the Balmoral Desk. The Center is located at 31735 Maplewood (just west of Merriman).
The Garden City Business Alliance held its first holiday mixer at the Straight Farmhouse on Friday, December 12. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the holiday season and to meet local business owners in an informal setting. Many showed up for the mixer and became members of the GCBA.
Tony Grabanica, owner of the Garden City Cafe, supplied the food to an appreciative crowd.
Mayor Randy Walker, Mayor Pro-Tem Jaylee Lynch, and Council member Pam King were in attendance, as well as, State Senator David Knezek and Wayne County Commissioner Richard LeBlanc.
Check out the photos from the Holiday Mixer
With the theme, “Christmas through the Decades,” the Garden City Santaland Parade included more than 60 entries. The parade’s grand marshals were Miss Michigan 2014 KT Mavigliav and six Garden City medalists from the Wayne County Senior Olympics.
This year’s parade also featured four high school marching bands. Along with regular contributors Taylor Kennedy, Livonia Franklin and Garden City, the award winning Oak Park Marching Knights participated for the first time ever.
And of course, the most important guest of honor, Santa Claus, got an enthusiastic reception from his fans young and old.
See photos from the parade.
The November 7, 2014 GCBA meeting detailed the changes that the GCBA is going through as it moves forward with the formal establishment of its existence.
With the help of State Senator David Knezek and the Small Business Association, the initial steps have begun toward becoming a 5013c organization. With the tax I.D. number a checking account can be opened.
The SBA also suggested that the GCBA develop a set of bylaws and articles of incorporation. Sen. Knezek and the Straight Farmhouse’s Mark Hammer have offered to help. Hammer went through the process with the Straight Farmhouse several years ago.
Future activities for the GCBA were discussed including a Dine & Dash, Sidewalk Sake and Business Expo. Committees to explore these ideas more thoroughly will be formed at the January meeting.
There will be no December’s meeting, instead there will be a Holiday Mixer at the Straight Farmhouse on December 12, at 6:00 pm. Prospective GCBA members from the Garden City business community will be invited to attend.
The GCBA will also be part of this year’s Santaland Parade on November 29 at 10:00 pm. GCBA members will be marching with the organization banner.
Lucky Dog Luxury Daycare & Boarding is starting an annual holiday food drive for people and pets. It will run today through December 20th. People food will be donated to our local food banks at Garden City Maplewood Community Center & First United Methodist Church. Dog and cat food will be donated to Safari Rescue, Last Day Dog Rescue and Cats Cradle Rescue.
To donate, bring any non-perishable food items to Lucky Dog, 5921 Middlebelt Road in Garden City. People items best for donating are canned meals, meats, fruits and veggies, peanut butter & jelly, noodles & sauce, beans, baby food, snacks, crackers, cereal, tea, coffee, ketchup, mustard, mayo, soap and toothpaste & tooth brushes. Any pet food, dry or canned, plus treats are always acceptable.
Let’s all help stamp out hunger!
Our mission at Guardian Martial Arts & Fitness is to share the life enhancing benefits of martial arts and fitness with those we are privileged and dedicated to serve. Please take a moment to look at the October issue of our monthly newsletter and learn a little bit about our students and programs.
Mark your calendars! Garden City Community Chat will be doing its next podcast #218 from the Garden City Fire Department’s Open House, Saturday Oct 11th, starting at 1:00 pm. Stop by and join Kerry, Richard, Tom & Derek for some Community Chat. We’d love to have you. The Open House runs from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm and our show once again starts at 1:00 pm. Bring your cameras and the kids. There’s a lot going on. This will be our third year at the Open House and we are looking forward to seeing you there!!