Redford Township Festival Sure To Please

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Redford Township Festival Committee

May 24, 2012, Redford Township, MI

The Redford Township Festival makes its annual appearance on June 7 – 10 at Bell Creek Park, located on the corner of 5 Mile and Inkster Roads.  A long standing event in the Township, the Festival this year is sure not to disappoint.  To kick off the festival this year, the committee has moved to launch the program with a “Cornhole” tournament, and Redford Karaoke Idol.  Participants can register by calling the Redford Chamber of Commerce at 313-535-0960 or onsite.  Cornhole and Karaoke kick off at 6pm.

In addition to the kick off, the midway returns featuring rides, games of chance, and traditional carnival treats.  The Midway is brought to Redford by Arnold Amusements, Inc.  This year, carnival goers have a unique opportunity to pre-purchase a ticket for a discounted rate of $10, good for unlimited rides on the opening Thursday night.  Pre sales are available through the Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Redford Township Community Center.

The Festival stretches four days and includes some top notch entertainment including bands such as Scoot Magoo on Friday evening, Funhouse and Robert Johnson on Saturday, and Nick Jastrzembski and Austin Scott for Sunday.  In addition to this entertainment, the festival tent will have cold beer and spirits, food, and a large dance floor for patrons.

Through the generosity and support of Detroit Diesel, the fireworks return to the Festival on Saturday evening.  Parts of 5 mile and Inkster roads will be shut down preceding the show.  Shuttles to and from the the festival will be available on Saturday, departing from both Redford Township Hall and Western Graham Field.

For the kids, on Saturday and Sunday there will be a bounce house, face painting, magic shows, and more!  Sunday is the official “Kids Day” and will include the infamous Water Wars, as well as many other kid friendly activities and events.

For more information about the festival, please go to www.redfordfestival.com.

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Olde Fashioned Holidays 2011

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On December 1 from 5pm-8pm at the Marquee of Redford Township (in the Town Hall Complex, site of the Redford Farmers’ Market) Supervisor Tracey Schultz-Kobylarz continues a great Redford tradition, Olde-Fashioned Holidays.  The all volunteer-effort, led by the Township Festival committee, has produced a holiday event that highlights the great traditions of the past and combined it with the green sensibility of the present.     The event kicks off with the arrival of Santa.  Kids can have their picture taken and personally hand him their letters.  While they wait, kids and parents can experience the great American tradition of model trains and magical gingerbread houses courtesy of former Redford residents, Mike and Sharon Mogan.  The Mogan’s will raffle off the Gingerbread Houses at the end of the night.

Family fun continues in Santa’s Playland.  The centerpiece is a life-size Gingerbread Castle constructed of recycled materials complete with a secret tunnel and drawbridge.  Craft activities for children include making ornaments of recycled materials, bird feeders, holiday card making and decorating gingerbread cookies.

Local community groups and artisans are selling food, beverages, holiday ornaments and gifts.  New this year, community groups and businesses are decorating wreathes for a silent auction.  All auction proceeds from the auction will go to the Redford Goodfellows.  Residents can bring unwrapped, new gifts to donate to the Redford Goodfellows for their holiday gift giving.

Musical entertainment begins at 5:15pm with holiday tunes by Mary Lou Battley played on the hammer dulcimer.  Following the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm, the all-girl group, The What Abouts, will get you in the spirit with their upbeat vocals.  Acoustic duo Fable and Grable close out the night’s entertainment.

Outdoor activities include a petting zoo and horse-drawn carriage rides. Tickets sell out quickly each year for the horse-drawn carriage rides through the neighborhood around Townhall so residents should arrive early.  Residents on the carriage route decorate their houses especially for the event and a prize is awarded to the best decorated houses.

Event sponsors are the Redford Parks and Art Conservancy, Redford Jaycees and Redford Democratic Club.  For more information on Olde Fashioned Holidays contact the Redford Township Leisure Services Department at 313.387.2650