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You are Viewing an Archived IssuePosted: 07/25/12
Bruce Twp opens doors
for third Open House
by CHRIS GRAYFamilies are invited to enjoy a free afternoon of activities and soak some candidates for a good cause.
Observer Staff Writer
The 3rd Annual Bruce Township Open House is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Township Hall on East Gates Street.
Supervisor Jim Tignanelli said the idea of having the open house was to show residents there is a park and space for them to utilize in the township's "downtown."
"We want a reason for people to come to the Township Hall other than paying their sewer bill and taxes," Tignanelli said. "We want people to come out and enjoy it."
Since it began three years ago, the event has drawn in 300 to 400 people, Tignanelli said.
This year, families can enjoy a variety of free activities during the event like a petting zoo, DJ, chalk art, moonwalk ride and disk golf. Free hot dogs will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Guests can also check out a used book sale and bake sale, while anyone participating in a three-mile fitness walk in the Township Park will receive a free shirt.
As the name implies, the Township Hall and equipment from the Bruce-Romeo Fire Department will be available for tours.
Attendees will have a chance to scope out the future sites of a new fire hall as well as the area designated for a Splash Park.
The Romeo Kids Foundation will hold two fundraising efforts to raise money for installing the splash park. The first will be Christmas in July, where Santa Claus will present giveaways, drawings, prizes and games.
The second will give people a chance to sling water balloons at local candidates running in this year's election.
The following candidates are putting themselves in the line of fire: Dan O'Leary, Mark Falker, Ted Kasper, Paul Okoniewski, Carl Beauvais, Richard Cory, Tignanelli, Carol Marshall, Susan Brockmann and Trese-Servitto Smith.
The winners of the Lil' Miss Peach Blossom and Mr. Peachy King Photo Contest will also be decided at the event. Anyone interested can submit a photo of their age 4-8 child to the Romeo-Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation Department.
Call (586) 752-6543 for more information on the photo contest.