Monday, December 12, 2011
Plymouth Corps seeks volunteers as holiday fundraising reaches final stretch.
A visit to Plymouth and Northville by some Detroit Red Wings personalities to help ring bells helped the Salvation Army Plymouth Corps catch up with 2010’s donation pace, but the organization still is behind pace for its 2011 goals. Maj. Dan Hull of the Plymouth Corps said the group has raised $94,080 so far this year with its Red Kettle Campaign and is at 41.8 percent of its 2011 goal of $225,000. Overall, the group’s fundraising has totaled $115,514, at 36.7 percent of its goal of $315,000, including the Red Kettle Campaign. Sandy Kollinger, volunteer and special events coordinator, said that these numbers are on pace with 2010, but behind what is needed to reach this year’s goals. She said the group still needs volunteers for the …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Up to 3 inches of snow expected before it all ends.
Plan on leaving a few minutes early for work on Tuesday morning. The snow should have stopped falling by then, according to the National Weather Service, but it may still be a messy commute. Temperatures overnight will hit the mid-20s and will hover in the mid-30s once the sun comes up, but the roads may continue to have slick spots. Michigan Department of Transportation issued two reminders for wintertime drivers. MDOT asks driver to "give snowplows plenty of room to groom" roads.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Proceeds from the Northville/Novi group's fund-raiser will benefit local charities, groups and scholarships.
There may not be very much snow on the ground to make it feel like the holiday season is upon us — but the season is definitely here. To ring it in, the 8-year-old Optimist Club of Northville/Novi is holding its annual Christmas tree sale from this weekend until Christmas Eve or until the trees are sold, said club member and past president Karen Farhat. There are 200 trees sold at the site each year, on the lawn of the American Legion Hall. Trees range from $55 to $85 depending on size. Proceeds from the sale will benefit scholarships, schools and local charities, she said. The club's theme this year is "Bring About the Best in Kids." Check out more details about the Optimist Club's Christmas tree sale here.