Garden City Santaland Parade Marks 54th Birthday

Garden City Santaland Parade Marks 54th Birthday

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.

November Meeting: GCBA Moves Forward With Organizational Steps

November Meeting: GCBA Moves Forward With Organizational Steps

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 Launches a Food Drive for People and Pets

Lucky Dog Launches a Food Drive for People and Pets

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!

Community Chat to Podcast From GC Fire Department Open House

Community Chat to Podcast From GC Fire Department Open House

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!!

Support the Garden City Historical Museum With a Memorial Brick Paver

Support the Garden City Historical Museum With a Memorial Brick Paver

The Garden City Historical Museum is offering a unique opportunity to make your mark in your City’s history by purchasing a memorial brick paver in the just completed extensionn of the Memorial Walkway on the grounds of the Straight Farmhouse.  Your contribution of $50.00 for each 4” x 8” paver brick and/or $75.00 for each 8” x 8” paver brick will be used to fund the operation and maintenance of the Straight Farmhouse, and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  

Your contribution will help the Friends of the Garden City Historical Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provide a public museum dedicated to preserving the history of Garden City and serve as an educational center for generations to come.

Villa Bakery Celebrates 50 Years on Saturday, October 4, 2014

Villa Bakery Celebrates 50 Years on Saturday, October 4, 2014

On Saturday, October 4th, Villa Bakery will be celebrating 50 years in business and they’re planning a big celebration for that day.

A huge turnout is expected, so they’re making 2,000 pizza breads and will have live music, prizes, free food and drinks for customers. The bakery will be decorated to celebrate. This is a chance for Villa Bakery to let customers know that it appreciates their business.

The bakery will be double-staffed and both registers will be open to avoid long lines. Every detail is being planned to make this a very special day at Villa.

People will be coming from all over, and it will be great fun to see old and new friends run into each other, share stories and memories of Garden City High School from the past five decades!