Lathrup Village 65th Birthday Celebration Sept. 7-9

Lathrup Village 65th Birthday Celebration Sept. 7-9

LATHRUP VILLAGE, MI – The city of Lathrup Village will hold its 65th Birthday Celebration the weekend of September 7 – 9, 2018, at the Municipal Park located behind Lathrup Village City Hall at 27400 Southfield Road.  All events are open to the public.

FRIDAY – SEPT. 7th, 11:30am – 1:00pm – Ladies in Leadership Luncheon. Panelists include: Mayor Mykale “Kelly” Garrett; Council Member Donna Stallings; Oakland County Commissioner Dr. Nancy Quarles; and Brenda Carter, Pontiac School Board Trustee. The moderator is media professional Karen Dumas. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door. “Lathrup Village began as a community with limited racial and ethnic access and opportunities, but has since grown into a city that exemplifies diversity and inclusion.” said Mayor Garrett.  Adding, “The city is a trendsetter both regionally and nationally as it relates to women in leadership roles. The ‘Women in Leadership Luncheon’ component is focused on celebrating local women leaders, while inspiring young girls to reach out for future leadership roles.”

“Lathrup Village was originated by Louise Lathrup as a small, yet robust community, with high quality homes in small neighborhood subdivisions,” said Lathrup Village Mayor Kelly Garrett. “Our business-friendly office hub is now a popular destination and the 65th Birthday Celebration represents an opportunity to spotlight its unique character and showcase our community.” And added element is concluding with a Suicide Prevention Vigil on Sunday, Sept. 8th at 7:00pm, in observance of Suicide Prevention Month.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8TH, The event-filled weekend will feature a variety of family-fun related activities including live music, food trucks, children’s activities, bubble soccer, bouncers, community organization showcase, face painting, pony rides and petting zoo. The Southfield Fire Department is bringing their Fire Safety House. (Schedule attached) Some special highlights include:

9:00 am           Yoga in the Park with Mayor Kelly Garrett

12noon            Official Kick-off and Cake Cutting (presentation from elected officials)

12noon            Paint a Police Car

1:30pm            Bike Rodeo – hosted by Lathrup Village Police Dept.

“Lathrup Village is a community that is known as a great place to live, work, shop and play.  Over 50,000 vehicles drive through the city on a daily basis, said Sheryl Mitchell, Lathrup Village City Administrator. “We are very excited that Michigan First Credit Union stepped forward as the presenting sponsor,” added Mitchell.

Michigan First Credit Union’s President / CEO Michael Poulos, stated, “We have branch locations in 20 other communities, and Lathrup Village excels in being business-friendly. Michigan First has had a strong partnership with the City because their attitude has always been to find ‘win-win solutions’. The leaders and administration of Lathrup Village show that they want you here and want you to be successful.

Poulos added, “Michigan First Credit Union is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the City of Lathrup Village’s historic 65th Birthday Celebration.  This community has been our home base for 13 years. We are also excited to be celebrating on September 11th the ribbon cutting for our expansion and opening of The Mint – a 10,000 sq. ft. Conference Center.”

The Lathrup Village 65th Birthday Celebration organizers thank the sponsors that make this weekend of festivities possible: Michigan First Credit Union, Lathrup Village Community Foundation, Giffles Webster, Barker & Elowski PLLC, Fortson Dentistry, Southfield

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Pharmacy, Southfield Public Schools, and many community partners.

The Lathrup Village 65th Anniversary Celebration will be held Saturday, September 8th (11am-9pm) and Sunday, September 9th (11am-5pm). Visit lathrupvillage.org or call Lathrup Village City Hall at (248) 557-2600 for further information.

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