Sunday, July 12, 2015


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CEMETERY CLEANUPS scheduled for July 25, August 15 and September 12

City Clerk Cindy Bower has announced the 2015 schedule of cleanups for cemeteries in the City of Taylor and is actively seeking volunteers.

The clerk's office is in charge of cleaning the community's cemeteries annually. Previously, those cleanups were done in one day, but Clerk Bower noticed last year that cleaning all three cemeteries was too difficult a task on a single day. So the cleanup has been divided into three portions:
  • July 25 - Goldenridge Cemetery (off of Goddard) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • August 15 - Oak Grove Cemetery (off of Van Born) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • September 12 - Oak Dale Cemetery (off of Telegraph) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon  
Anyone interested in supporting the effort should meet at the given location on the date and time. If you have questions or are seeking more information, call Clerk Bower at (734) 287-6550 (and choose the clerk's office option) or email her at

HERO RUN 5K scheduled for July 24

The Corporal Matthew Edwards Legacy Foundation will hold the first Hero Run 5K and Kids Fun Run on Friday, July 24, at Heritage Park.
Time is 7 p.m.

The foundation seeks participants and donors to honor the late Cpl. Edwards on the fifth anniversary of his EOW (End of Watch). 
The event will offer a 5K run, fun run, merchandise for sale, hot dogs and Mountain Dew (Matthew's favorites) and bounce houses. The organizers challenge those participating to wear a super hero custom. The run will go outside the park, past the Taylor Police Department and the Wall of Honor in the Cameron Priebe Plaza.
Register by July 22 buy clicking here.
For more information, try the following:
Telephone: (313) 62207969

FARMER'S MARKET CLASSIC CAR SHOW looking for applicants

The Taylor Farmer's Market is putting out a call for all classic car owners. We're putting together a car show for Friday, July 24 -- the day before the annual Telegraph Cruise.
The classic car show will be part of the "Christmas in July" theme of the market that day. Our vendors and volunteers will be celebrating the Christmas spirit in the summertime weather (and wearing Santa hats), and the market will also offer some giveaways for children.

The classic car show will be held in front of the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion. It will be open to the first 30 cars that register. Registration is easy -- just call or email Kimber Dorton at (734) 374-1450 or She will get you a registration form. Fee is only $10. Deadline is July 17. 

Trophies will go to three honored vehicles. Rick Sollars will hand out the Mayor's Trophy; Thom Oullette will hand out the Market Manager's Trophy. And the third trophy will be awarded by a random visitor to the farmer's market that day. 

Cars will be on display in the parking lot from 1-4 p.m. All cars should arrive by no later than 12:30 p.m.

Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m.

No car sales are allowed during this event.

So get in the classic car spirit on Telegraph Cruise weekend. If you have a classic car, enter it in the car show. If you are just a car lover, visit the market and kill two birds with one stone. 

As always, the community walk around Heritage Park will begin at 10:30 a.m., starting at the Sheridan Center. The market opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. The car show will be held between 1-4 p.m.

(NOTE: In addition that same day, the Corporal Matthew Edwards Legacy Foundation will hold its first ever Hero Run 5K at 7 p.m. in Heritage Park.)

SPARK A CHILD'S IMAGINATION by donating a Macy's though today

Reading is Fundamental, Macy's and the Taylor Community Library are partnering on a fundraiser to "Spark a Child's Imagination" through Sunday, July 12.
Donate $3 to provide a book for a child, and receive $10 off a $30 purchase by 20 or 15 percent off sales store-wide. Exclusions and restrictions apply -- check with a sales person when you visit Macy's.

Through an 11-year partnership, Macy's and Reading is Fundamental had raised more than $32 million and given 11 million books to children in need.

This is a great opportunity to shop Macy's and help local children and the community library. Stop in this weekend and take advantage!

IMMEDIATE SUMMER JOB OPENINGS available through the Downriver Community Conference

The Downriver Community Conference, sub-contracting with Employment & Training Designs, Inc., has received funds to operate a Summer Youth Employment Program in the out-Wayne County area and is seeking immediate applicants for summer job posts.The funding for this program is being provided by the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority.

The program is targeting 18 to 24 year olds who are interested in immediate summer employment. It will last approximately four to eight weeks, beginning immediately. Limited space is available. Participants will be paid one of the following pay rates:  $8.15, $0, or $10 per hour.  

Interested 18-24 year olds need to go on-line to ETD’s website to download the application and follow the directions for applying.