Monday, May 13, 2013
A planning committee had considered changing the Huntington Woods 1-mile and 5K events' name following the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Monday, May 13
The name of the second annual Huntington Woods fireworks fundraiser, Run/Walk BOOM!!!, will remain unchanged this year. Following the Boston Marathon bombings, the event planning committee looked at changing the 1-mile and 5K races' name. A single question survey was posted on the event’s website, www.RunWalkBOOM.com from April 20 through May 7. “The feedback gave us a pretty good idea of how the community feels about the issue,” committee member Alex Cooper said. Here’s a survey summary: “While the people of Boston have been dealing directly with the tragedy, we’ve been indirectly placed in the middle of a very unfortunate situation,” Cooper said. “The survey shows the majority of people support keeping the name while some folks would …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Organizers of the Huntington Woods fundraiser ask community members to offer their input by Monday, May 6.
Organizers want your input on whether the Run/Walk BOOM!!! one-mile and 5K races in Huntington Woods should be renamed following a pair of deadly bombings April 15 at the Boston Marathon finish line. The Run/Walk BOOM!!! races will be held Saturday, June 30, as a fundraiser for Huntington Woods' annual Fourth of July fireworks display over Rackham Golf Course. "Before we spend hundreds of dollars to reprint brochures and banners and change the trophies and website address, we would like community feedback," committee member Alex Cooper said. “We want to be sensitive to the situation while continuing with our event.” Visit www.runwalkboom.com by Monday, May 6, to offer your input. The inaugural Run/Walk BOOM!!! in 2012 raised more than $9,…
Monday, April 1, 2013
More than 750 people attended the sold-out event at the Recreation Center that included performances by Berkley School District orchestra students and the Berkley High School drum line.
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Monday, April 1
(The 2013) Huntington Woods Men’s Club Service Auction generated over $135,000, the highest revenue in the annual event’s 32 year history. Scott Kube, club president, expects net proceeds to also set a record when final bills are tabulated and paid in a few weeks. The Friends of Burton Community Park will receive $65,000 of the proceeds to help rebuild the playground at Burton Elementary School. People paid $15 each to attend the sold-out auction at the HW Rec Center. The four hour, open house style event was attended by 750+ people who enjoyed food and beverages donated from area restaurants. Kube said, “We’re happy for the kids and our community that will benefit from our auction. This super event could not happen without the wonderful …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Share your pictures from the annual Huntington Woods celebration on Patch.
The Huntington Woods Men's Club Service Auction was held Saturday night and, as usual, it was an affair to remember. Lucky residents bid on prizes including an African safari vacation, dinner, sporting event tickets, artwork, home improvement packages and more – all to benefit the overhaul of Burton Community Park. The service organization has pledged to donate $65,000 worth of auction proceeds to replace the park's aging, splintering play structure. The auction is a rite of spring in Huntington Woods, when residents come out after the long, dreary winter to see and be seen at the packed Recreation Center, catch up with old friends and meet new neighbors. So, click the "Upload Photos and Video" button to show us all the fun and leave a …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Get the scoop on what to wear, when to arrive, bidding strategy, parking and more ahead of the annual gala Saturday, March 23.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Huntington Woods service organization selects the playground overhaul as the beneficiary of its annual Service Auction, which will be held Saturday, March 23, at the Recreation Center.
Plans to overhaul Burton Community Park have gained momentum with a $65,000 commitment for the project from the Huntington Woods Men's Club. The service organization voted during its December meeting to make the park project the beneficiary of its annual Service Auction, which will be held Saturday, March 23, at the Recreation Center. [Men's Club Service Auction tickets are available at the Recreation Center. Advance purchase is required!] "It's the biggest and most central park in the community and it has to get redone," Men's Club President Scott Kube said. The auction proceeds will be used to replace the park's aging, splintering play structure, he said. The Men's Club will work in concert with the Friends of Burton Community Park, …
The group raised and donated the funds to help cover the cost of activities throughout the city, including $60,000 from the 2012 auction for tree trimming.
The Huntington Woods Men's Club presented the City Commission with a $68,808 check Tuesday night at City Hall. Men's Club President Scott Kube delivered the oversize ceremonial check – actually made out for $68,808.11 – to Mayor Ronald Gillham. The service organization raised and donated the funds to cover the cost of a variety of activities throughout the city, including the following. "That just reminds you of the largess of the Men's Club and the people of Huntington Woods," Gillham said.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Huntington Woods Men's Club announces winning ticket-holders Tuesday at Scotia Park, adds that sales raised approximately $12,000 for the annual Fourth of July display over Rackham Golf Course.
The Huntington Woods Men's Club announced Tuesday that fireworks raffle ticket sales raised approximately $12,000 to help fund the city's annual Fourth of July fireworks display over Rackham Golf Course. The announcement was made during the Concert in the Park at Scotia Park on Tuesday night, when the rescheduled fireworks raffle drawing also was held. The drawing was among festivities canceled on the Fourth of July after a severe thunderstorm struck. "We raised the money $10 at a time," fireworks raffle co-chairman Rob Hurley told the crowd Tuesday during a break in the performance by Latin/jazz/rock band Sin Hielo. The three lucky raffle winners were: Men's Club President Rick Kagen said the $12,000, in combination with Run/Walk BOOM…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The winners will be revealed Tuesday during the Concert in the Park in Huntington Woods.
The Huntington Woods Men's Club has rescheduled its fireworks raffle drawing, which will be held Tuesday during the Concert in the Park at Scotia Park. A severe thunderstorm whipped through Huntington Woods on Wednesday evening, battering the area with powerful winds and hail and knocking out power to thousands of utility customers in the city. The evening's Fourth of July festivities at Scotia Park, including a concert by the Sun Messengers and the fireworks raffle drawing, were canceled due to the weather. Fireworks raffle tickets, which cost $10 each, can be turned in to Rob Hurley at 10514 Borgman or Rob Weed at 10714 Lincoln up until 6 p.m. Tuesday. The prizes are as follows: Proceeds from the raffle will cover most of the $13,500 …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The city makes "lemonade out of lemons" after a severe thunderstorm Wednesday forced the cancellation of Scotia Park festivities including a Sun Messengers concert and the Men's Club fireworks raffle drawing, which has been rescheduled.
Die-hard fireworks fans navigated the steamy, darkened streets of Huntington Woods with flashlights Wednesday night as they made their way to watch the annual display over Rackham Golf Course after a day of sweltering heat, calamitous storms and power outages. A severe thunderstorm whipped through Huntington Woods earlier Wednesday evening, battering the area with powerful winds and hail and knocking out power to 2,151 utility customers in the city, according to DTE's outage map. Evening festivities at Scotia Park, including a concert by the Sun Messengers and the Men's Club's fireworks raffle drawing, were canceled due to the weather. But the fireworks went on as scheduled, albeit with a smaller crowd than usual. Ludlow, which would …