Fido Does Ferndale took place on Thursday in Downtown Ferndale. The event kicked off with a musical set by local musician Ryan Dillaha, who was happy to hear the doggies singing along. Then Councilperson Dan Martin and Jerome Raska introduced the event and helped corral the dogs and their leash-holders into formation for the Pooch Parade.
The Mui family moved to the US from Hong Kong in 1968, and have been residents of Ferndale for the past 38 years. Karen Fung Ping Mui was a very intelligent, hard working woman who raised six children who adored her.
So far the suspect(s) remain at large. Police are asking residents in Ferndale and surrounding cities to keep their eyes open for a silver Ford Ranger pick-up with an Oxbow logo on the side of it. There may be bullet holes in it.
This year’s event, sponsored by the JFK PTA, is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at John F. Kennedy Elementary School.
The festival will again feature activities and games for kids, including a rock-climbing wall (weather permitting), inflatable bounce house, slides, carnival games, and the popular Haunted Hallway. Arts and crafts, a Boo-tique (featuring face painting) and bake sale will round out the afternoon.
When two people seemed to randomly break out in a dance routine, people started to gather around. Music pumped out through speakers from Affirmations and suddenly people in solid red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple shirts emerged from the clusters of onlookers and began dancing as well.
Roosevelt Principal Dina Rocheleau spoke to her students about the importance of reporting concerns like this to an adult, and never handling dangerous objects. She said: “I’m proud of our student for reporting his concerns to the teacher, and I treated him to lunch in the cafeteria to show my appreciation.”