(Crystal A. Proxmire, The Ferndale 115 News, March 27, 2012 not in print ed.)
Thursdays are exciting in Ferndale. This week there are three big events to choose from:
1. Eagles Pledge Presents: Dodgeball Showdown, FHS Staff v Ferndale Police
The Eagles Pledge presents a Dodgeball Showdown, pairing the Ferndale High School staff and administration (led by Captain FHS Principal Herb Ivory) against the Ferndale Police (led by Captain Chief Tim Collins).
This event is open to the public and is scheduled for Thursday, March 29 in the Ferndale High School Gym (881 Pinecrest) beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $5/adult and $3/student.
This event benefits the Eagles Pledge. The Eagles Pledge is a small group of parents, community members and administrators with the initiative to provide or facilitate financial resources and support services to help graduates of Ferndale High School pursue their dream of a post-secondary education. Patterned after the successful Kalamazoo Promise, the long-term goal of The Eagles Pledge program is to establish a similar scholarship initiative for our own community. The short-term goal, is to award as many scholarships as possible to Ferndale High School graduates each year. The Eagles Pledge awarded four scholarships in 2011, a $500 to a senior, and three $250 to juniors.
Join the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce as they present the Ferndale State of the City Address by Mayor Dave Coulter. Mayor Coulter will provide updates on the City since taking office a year ago and will address the concerns and challenges that Council will face as it heads into balancing the 2012-2013 fiscal budget. Open to the public at 6:45 pm and free to attend, guests will have an opportunity to ask questions after the conclusion of the address. To assist in setting up seating, please RSVP in advance at email@example.com and reference State of City. Takes place at Vodka, 161 Vester Ferndale, MI 48220 (map)
3. Miriam Gershow Visits Ferndale Library
Ferndale Public Library is pleased to announce that the author of The Local News, Miriam Gershow, will visit the library on Thurs., Mar. 29 to discuss her work, meet readers and sign books beginning at 7pm. There is no cost to attend, contact 248-546-2504 to see if tickets are available. The event is free, but seating is limited. Read more about Ferndale Reads: