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May 16, 2019                                                   ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF MICHIGAN                                                  PAGE 5

                                      INKSTER - ROMULUS


        Inkster Memorial Day

        Parade marks 50 years

           One of the oldest Memorial Day      through their participation and dona-
        Parades in the state will take place from  tions.
        noon until 2 p.m. Monday, May 27, in the  This year, hundreds of veterans are
        City of Inkster.                       expected to march through the city in the
           The Inkster Memorial Day Parade will  parade along with floats, clowns, vintage
        mark the 50th anniversary of the event  and unique  cars, horses and bands as the
        which honors the men and women who     event travels down Michigan Avenue.
        made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for  City officials and , dignitaries will be on
        America this year. The Inkster parade,  hand to celebrate and honor the bravery
        which began in 1969, is the third oldest  of veterans.                         Mother Earth
        behind Dearborn and Ferndale, both of    The parade will travel eastbound
        which have taken place for 95 years.   down Michigan Avenue from Hamlin        Romulus students throughout the school district participated in the celebration of
           This year, the parade will include  Drive to Bayhan Street, south on Bayhan  Earth Day this year with activities as varied as planting and grounds clean-up.
        local businesses, kid-friendly activities,  to Trowbridge Street and then east to  “Nature is a classroom and we wanted to get our students outdoors and literally
                                                                                       get their hands dirty to do their part,” said Dawn Jamison, district chief communi-
        service organizations and churches     Inkster City Hall.                      cations officer. “We feel Earth Day allows us to teach our kids to embrace the envi-
        Mayors' Ball set for Saturday                                                  ronment they are in every day.” The district partnered with Romulus-based CQC
                                                                                       Inc. to provide site leaders for the planting project. “We're glad to work with the
                                                                                       students and show them how to properly plant shrubs and flowers,” said Chris
                                                                                       Anderson, company owner. “It was a lot of fun to work with the kids and you could
           The 6th Annual Mayors' Ball is        Tickets for the event priced at $100 per  see the excitement in their faces.”  Jamison, who organized the effort, added that
        planned for May 18 at the Belleville Yacht  person are available by phoning (734) 320-  the district plans to focus on improving school grounds. “Earth Day brought the
        Club.                                  3834. The evening will begin with a cock-  entire district together on one accord,” she said.
           The event is a fundraiser benefitting  tail hour from 6-7 p.m. followed by dinner
        the Romulus and Donahey Boys and Girls  and dancing and fellowship from 8:30
        Club of southeastern Michigan and will  until 11 p.m. Silent and live auctions are
        be hosted by Romulus Mayor LeRoy       planned during the evening.
        Burcroff and Belleville Mayor Kerreen    The Belleville Yacht Club is located at
        Conley. Formal attire is encouraged.   831 East Huron River Dr. in Belleville.

        Budget                                 lean as possible.
                                                 “There were 'must haves' is what we
                                               really tried to look at in the budget,” he
        FROM PAGE 1                            said. “We had people trying to do without
                                               things to keep this budget in line.”
        more consistently than every three       The budget was approved on a 6-1 vote,
        months,” she said.                     with Councilwoman Virginia Williams vot-
           The overall millage rate will increase  ing against it.
        from last year, from 12.9327 to 16.4966, a  “There are salary increases in this
        jump of 3.5639 mills. That includes the gen-  budget that I definitely don't agree with,”
        eral operating millage, police and fire mill-  she said. “I can't support it.”
        age, P.A. 359 millage, library millage, EPA  “There is more positive in this budget
        millage and sanitation millage.        than negative,” said Councilwoman Eva
           Burcroff said the overall budget was as  Webb. “Nothing is perfect.”
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