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June 28, 1996 - Image 96

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-06-28

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Huntington Woods
Loves A Parade
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t was the summer of 1971: silver anniversary, Huntington or her contributions to the com-
The Rolling Stones were Woods resident and artist munity.
Chad, a recent Berkley High
hot, Tricia Nixon married Howard Fridson has designed a
in the White House, the All- four-color detailed neighborhood School graduate, has worked for
Star game was played at Tiger caricature featuring local land- the parks and recreation de-
Stadium and the first-ever Hunt- marks and businesses and fa- partment for the past two years
ington Woods parade took place miliar Huntington Woods people as a camp counselor, basketball
over the Fourth ofJuly weekend. and institutions (including the official, floor hockey referee and
Twenty-five years later, the Huntington Woods minyan), baseball umpire. He's also been
an active member of
city's annual event has
AZA and has won gold
turned into a jam-
medals at the Maccabi
packed week of festiv-
Games for track and
ities, led off with a
field. He is a Michigan
torch run around the
Junior Olympics high-
city on Thursday, June
jump champion.
27, and culminating
'When I heard about
with fireworks over
it (the award), at first I
Rackham Golf Course
was like; 'OK, this is
at nightfall on the
good,' " says Chad, who
Fourth.
will attend Western
In between, Hunt-
Michigan University in
ington Woods residents
the fall. "Then I real-
of all ages will enjoy
ized what the award
everything from a baby
meant to the commu-
parade to a senior citi-
nity, and now I'm real-
zens picnic to a family
ly honored. It's nice to
night, including a pic-
know that I'm a stand-
nic dinner, face paint-
out."
ing, a moon walk and
The mixed-up dou-
entertainment.
bles tennis tourna-
Another highlight is
ment, nursery school
the annual Huntington
olyrnpics, family bicy-
Woods Art Fair, fea-
cle clue hunt, pet show
turing food, music and
Chad DeWolf is this year's Huntington Woods' Virginia Jones
and pool party are
art, and, new this year, Spirit
Award winner.
some of the other spe-
Huntington Woodstock,
with activities for the whole fam- along with the parade and other cial events happening over this
eight-day celebration of commu-
ily, including a '70s fashion show, Fourth ofJuly festivities.
The poster is on sale for $10 nity spirit. ❑
tye-dyeing, food and entertain-
ment. Those attending are en- ($15 signed by artist) at the
Et The Huntington Woods
couraged to dig out their '70s Huntington Woods Recreation
Art Fair will be held from 10
attire and wear fashions of the Center and City Hall. All pro-
ceeds will benefit this year's pa-
a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June
era.
29, and Sunday, June 30, at
Then, of course, there's the rade, where the poster may also
be purchased. (Our JNE Enter-
Burton Field, Scotia at Na-
parade.
dine. Family night will be
New participants in the pa- tainment Cover pictures a small
held 6 p.m. Saturday, June
rade this year include Arabian detail of the poster in a line-
29, at Burton Field. lituiting-
horses, a national antique bike drawing version.)
Fridson, who always drives his
ton Woodstock is at 6 p.m.
club, a pipe and drum band and
Wednesday, July 3, at Scotia
Polish dancers. Traditional fa- classic '57 Chevy in the parade,
Park, Scotia at Ludlow. Fes-
vorites like the Dalmatians, Hart was approached by its organiz-
tivities on July 4th include the
Street Drill Team and the Kazoo ers several months ago to create
parade at 10 a.m., beginning
Band will also march. Blocks, the drawing.
"It was exciting to find out a
at the NBD parking lot on
clubs and other groups will man
Woodward and Salem and
the floats, which are being cre- lot about the city," says Fridson.
ending at Scotia Park; a hot
ated with the theme "Silver An- "I'm glad I could do something
dog roast at Spotia Park fol-
niversary." The original parade special."
Following the parade will be
lowing the parade; the concert
chairman, Charlene Nutton, will
the annual awards ceremony
in Scotia Park at 7:30 p,m.
also be on hand.
and a fireworks display over
Following the parade is a hot honoring outstanding citizens for
Rackham Golf Course at
dog roast in Scotia Park. The their contributions to the com-
dusk. For a complete listing
evening concert in Scotia Park munity. Chad DeWolf is among
of Huntington Woods Activi-
will feature JC and the Groove the recipients. He was selected
ties for the week, call (810)
Mob as a lead-in to the evening's for the Virginia Jones Youth
Spirit Award, given to a resident
541-3030.
fireworks.
In honor of the July 4 parade's 18 years of age or younger for his

In its 25th year, its a Fourth of July
spectacle where "half the town
marches, and the other half
watches."

MARA REINSTEIN JEWISH NEWS INTERN

In addition to the Huntington
Woods celebration, here's a
rundown of patriotic partici-

pants:

Henry Ford Museum &
Greenfield Village — 8:30
p.m. Thursday-Saturday,
July 4-6

The Detroit Symphony Or-
chestra conducted by Leslie B.
Dunner and the U.S. Army
Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
will perform. a "Salute to Amer-
ica" medley. Fireworks will fol-
low the performance. Tickets
are $17/adults; $8/children 5-
12 years old; free/4 years and
under. For more information,
call (313) 271-9552. For tick-
ets, call (313) 833-3700 or (313)

871-1620, Ext. 386.

City of Southfield — Fri-
day, June 28-Thursday,
July 4
It's the 11th annual Star
Spangled Southfield Festival.

Includes the Fireworks Ex-
travaganza on June 28 from 7-
11 p.m. on the Civic Center
front lawn with a parachute

drop, lawn entertainment and
the musical group Up With
People. (810) 354-9603.

Franklin Hills Country
Club — Thumday, July 4
Fireworks on the golf course
after dark. 31675 Inkster

Road, Franklin (between 13
and 14 Mile roads). (810) 851-
2200.

City of Clawson — Thurs-
day, July 4

7:45-8:45 a.m., Clawson's
Firecracker $1,000 Run; 9
a.m., parade (from Clawson
Center to City Park); 10 a.m.-
6 p.m., juried arts and crafts
fair (City Park picnic area); 10
p.m., fireworks (City Park on
W. Elmwood, west of Main
Street). (810) 589-0334.

City of Oak Park — Thurs-
day, July 4
Concert in the Park featur-
ing "Get Back: A Salute to the

Beatles." 8 p.m. Free. Fire-
works follow. On Oak Park
Blvd., near the park and com-
munity center. ■

Music's in the air at Greenfield Village when the DSO, U.S. Army Field Band
and Soldiers Chorus prGsent the fourth Annual "Salute to America" concert
series July 4-6.

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