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OK, it’s not here just yet, but, it will be here before you know it.  If you’ve followed this blog over the last few years, you might have read that Fall Festival is my favorite of all the festivals and annual downtown events … by far.

In case you were unaware, Fall Festival is a charitable event at its core.  When you at the spaghetti dinner, pancake breakfast and/or the Sunday chicken dinner, you’re supporting local civic organizations.

https://plymouthliving.wordpress.com/2009/09/08/fall-festivals-humble-beginnings/

Check out the Fall Festival webpage, with a list of events.

http://www.plymouthfallfestival.com/

From americajr.com

From patrickandcarrie.com

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Each year, the homeowners of this haunt, located at Pinetree Drive and Terry Street in Plymouth Township, turn their front yard into a Halloween haven.  I think the pictures say it all.

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Technically, it’s outside of Plymouth, but only by feet!  The Salvation Army has opened its Canton Family Store today, located at the corner of Morton Taylor (Main Street) and Joy Road.  It’s located in the store front previously occupied by Farmer Jack.

The store looks great and they have a ton of nice stuff.  I was able to attend a preview last night and was really impressed with both the store and the good work the Salvation Army does in ours and other communities.   The SA Family Store is a great place to spend your money.

Here’s an article detailing a little bit more about the store and the purposes it serves.

 

http://plymouth-mi.patch.com/articles/attention-thrift-store-shoppers

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I am occasionally contacted regarding Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s “Food Pantry” ministry as I have written on it in the past and I am also a member of that church.

Trinity has revamped its website and it now has all the information you need about this vital ministry.  If you are in need of food in these tough times, or you know a family that is, follow this link.  I trust that this ministry, which has fed thousands of metro Detroit area families, can be of some help.

http://www.trinityepc.org/#/outreach

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On Thursday, April 15th, from 6 p.m. to midnight, there were be a pub-n’-grub crawl in downtown Plymouth, which will include these bars and restaurants:

  • Ironwood Grill
  • Penn Grill
  • Sean O’Callaghan’s
  • E. G. Nick’s
  • 1999 Tavern

The cost is $5 per adult for buffets at all five pubs, a T-shirt & raffle ticket.  Raffle proceeds will benefit local charities.

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I received this email from the Salvation Army’s Plymouth Corps.  Plymouth area volunteers should be proud of their accomplishments during this Red Kettle Campaign

Dear Friends:

We here at The Salvation Army – Plymouth Corps want to offer a warm and heart felt thank you to everyone who donated their time, talents and monies to help support our 2009 Thanksgiving and Christmas programs.

We have over 1,100 volunteers in the Plymouth Corps Volunteer First data base and it is through our volunteers’ commitment to The Salvation Army that we successfully completed another blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

We wanted to share with you an update on the current status of our fund raising campaign and holiday assistance given to those in need.

The overall Christmas fund raising goal is $315,000. We have received $272,069, or 86% of the goal to date. We will wrap up the fund raising campaign at the end of January 2010. With your help, $212,104 was collected in the Red Kettles; additionally, we have received $59,965 in cash or check donations at our Corps office in Plymouth.

Just to share some seasonal stats:
Our Christmas Toy Towne assisted 354 families which included 1,215 children.
Our Christmas Food for Seniors & Singles assisted 29 families.
Our Thanksgiving food distribution assisted 358 families including 1,268 children.
Our Coats 4 Kids assisted 130 families including 296 children.
Our Back 2 School Blitz assisted 140 families including 307 children.

And to recap our volunteered hours:
Our Thanksgiving programs:
17 volunteers packed boxes for a total of 42.50 hours
42 volunteers assisted with the distribution for a total of 91 hours

Our Christmas programs:
Toy Towne Preparation 99 volunteers with a total of 594 hours
Toy Towne Distribution 213 volunteers with a total of 1,491 hours
Christmas Application Processing 7 volunteers with a total of 60 hours.

Additional Front Desk coverage 9 volunteers with a total of 145 hours.
Food Pantry Assistance 8 volunteers with a total of 20 hours.

And let us not forget those brave and hearty individuals, who stood in the cold, rain and snow to ring bells during the Red Kettle Campaign.

Once again, our community is blessed with wonderful volunteers!! Thank you for stepping up to help those in need. Without your continued support, we would have never been able to assist the many families and individuals during this past holiday season.

Have a Blessed and Happy 2010
Sincerely,

The Plymouth Corp Staff
The Salvation Army – Plymouth Corps


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Here’s an excellent article of what’s been happening at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Superior Twp. (Plymouth mailing address.)  This is an excellent outreach and I encourage anyone who reads this to pass this along to anyone you know who could use assistance with groceries.

http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20091224/LIFE/912240429

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