NOTE: Here’s a story posted recently by Dave Komer of The News-Herald Newspapers.
TAYLOR — The 19th annual “Turn off the Violence” family picnic at Heritage Park is Thursday Sept. 26.
Hosted by the Taylor Rotary, the event begins at 4 p.m., next to the chapel, at the park, located near the corner of Pardee and North Line.
The event’s aim is letting children know that there are other activities besides watching violent television shows, movies or video games.
Members of the Taylor Fire Department with the aerial truck will be on hand to share fire safety information. Other special guests will include the Taylor Police Canine Unit, Ronald McDonald and volunteers providing support group information, among others.
Activities will include youth golf lessons, face painting and crafts, while the Taylor West Band and Chorus will perform.
The picnic will include hot dogs, chips, pop and other items.
The Rotary’s most recent event, its 19th annual golf outing, raised $30,000 last month to benefit groups in the community like the Downriver Fish & Loaves, Christy’s Legacy of Hope, the Junior League World Series and Taylor Reading Corps.
Anyone interested in being a part of the Taylor Rotary may call Dave Hamilton at 1-313-378-3842 or Michelle Matley at 1-734-362-7009.