Williamston Area
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member and Events Newsletter 
April 18, 2018




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Naomi Miller, Joan Johnson, Rotary President Raj Wiener, Betty Nelson


Williamston Sunrise Rotary Welcomes 
Its a Breast Thing at its April 17 Meeting

Representatives from the non-profit, It's a Breast Thing spoke to this week's Williamston Sunrise Rotary gathering at the Brookshire Inn.  The organization helps women and men struggling with the costs related to fighting breast Cancer. It was launched a decade ago to "enrich the lives for local breast cancer patients on their journey to better health." Grants are given each year to those in financial need in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties. 

 

Learn more about the organization at









FINAL WEEK! 
the Williamston Theatre's "Doublewide!"
 
Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, is proud to announce the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood. Performances end Sunday, April 22. 
 
Jim Starkey's version of the American Dream is a modest one: to build a home on his one-acre plot of land and replace his doublewide trailer with something that he and his wife Sharon can leave for their daughter Lorelai to inherit.  When a highway expansion project shatters their plans, Jim and Sharon have differing plans on how to make their dreams come true, and Lorelai has to consider what kind of future to build for herself. A heartfelt and funny exploration of how far one family will go to hold on to their dreams... and each other. (Contains Adult Content/Language)


WILLIAMSTON HIGH SCHOOL NAMED TOP SCHOOL
IN MID-MICHIGAN


VIVEE'S FLORAL GARDEN

Bring the freshness inside with a floral arrangement!! 
Spring is trying its best!



Call Vivee's at 517-655-2191

We have gifts for many occasions or something to pick up for yourself. Williamston Wicks candles, hand-made clutch purses, flasks & openers,delicious candies, jewelry & more. 

STOP IN TODAY!!
Vivee's can do arrangements for any occasion! Weddings, Graduation, Birthdays, Congratulations, New Baby and more.   

We are located next to the Sun Theatre at 142 W. Grand River Ave.
in the purple building.

       


ESTATE PLANNING AND PRESERVATION


Take control of your retirement! Spring is a great time to go over your investments, financial planning and estate planning. Give us a call to set up an appointment. We'll help you with your financial spring cleaning!!

Call us today 517-655-7879
 
NEED RETIREMENT OPTIONS?

If you're looking for options for your retirement give us a call, we can help you get the answers you're looking for and create a plan for your retirement!!  

Williamston Area Senior Center
P.O. Box 343   201 School Street   Williamston, Michigan 48895   517-655-5173

April 2018 Events  

Enhance Fitness Class on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Class fee is $2.00 a month if paid all at one time or $3.00 drop in fee for each class. Enhance Fitness is an evidence-based fitness class designed to improve endurance, flexibility, strength and balance. The class contains an aerobic portion, strength exercise using ankle weights, flexibility and balance exercises. Registration is required. To register call: The Williamston Community Programming Office at 517-655-7510 3939 Vanneter Rd. Williamston, MI. (The Enhance Fitness Class benefits not only your health but also the Senior Center)
 
Movies at the Williamston Senior Center -   Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm the Senior Center will be showing " The Bucket List" with Jack Nickolas and Morgan Freeman. 
Open to all Seniors.
 
Reminder any Williamston Area Senior can take advantage of using our computer lab 
any time the Center is open.
 
Free coffee for all seniors Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
 
On any April Wednesday at the Senior Center join us for the following activities:
                                                                                       
EUCHRE - 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Needle Craft Group - meets after lunch between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
 




Get that heart rate up and get in shape for spring!!
Join today and run or walk inside!
                                                                                       


**HIIT classes! Join Alexa Boyce - every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 6:00 - 6:45 AM for HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) No pre-registration required / $10.00 drop in fee! It's a perfect class to kick start your fitness goals.

Join the Williamston Barbell Club! Our members have 24/7 access to work out so it doesn't matter what your schedule is like. The gym is staffed on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 3pm-7pm if you would like to look around. We're ready to assist you in achieving your health and fitness goals.

Call Today -  517-996-6050


MARK YOUR ROOTS
      115 W. Grand River Ave.  Suite B
Williamston, Michigan 
517-655-6355
www.markyourroots.com
 
The Maiden Name Treasure Hunt
Tips for expanding the female lines on your family tree
Wednesday       April 18, 2018     6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  
 
Navigating Census Records
Getting the most out of federal and state census records
Monday     April 23, 2018       6:30 - 8:00 p.m.



Help Make Williamston Beautiful
by Purchasing Christian Greenhouse Gift Certificates from
Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club


The Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club is selling gift certificates from both of the Christians Greenhouse and Garden Centers. Sales begin March 13 and go through May 9. Gift certificates come in denominations of $50, $25, $20 and $10. They may be used to purchase anything at Christians and do not expire.
This is a major fund raiser for the club and the proceeds of the sale are used for the Club's City Beautification projects in Williamston. The club hopes you have noticed the relandscaping of the gazebo garden and the repainting of the gazebo last year. The garden club also plants and maintains flowers at the Depot Museum, in front of the rest rooms at McCormick Park, butterfly garden/ Blue Star Memorial, Williamston U.S. Post Office, Police Station and some of the city planters at the four corners.

To place an order or for more information contact Arla Weaver at (517) 655-1839, arlaira@wowway.com , 632 Pine Meadow Lane , Williamston, MI 48895 or any member of the Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club (WRCGC). The gift certificates will also be sold at D&W Fresh Market on May 5 and 6, the weekend before Mother's Day. The Williamston Red Cedar Garden Club thanks you for your support. Happy gardening.



 
The Wedding Gallery

101 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston
517-655-2929

 
LET THE WEDDING PLANNING BEGIN! 

The Wedding Gallery has everything you'll need to create 
the perfect wedding look.

We're open by appointment so give us a call!! 

~Designer Gowns from LaSposa, Eden Bridal, Jasmine, Moonlight, DaVinci, Mori Lee and more.

~Mother of the Bride & Groom, Bridesmaids, Prom & Formal Dresses, veils & accessories.

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Play-a-thon for the Parks Set for
May 19

Friends of Williamston Parks announces a new fundraising opportunity for kids of all ages to contribute to the new playground and have fun doing it. The Play-a-thon for the Parks is a daylong event on Saturday, May 19 at McCormick Park in Williamston. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., it will feature food, music, special activities and nonstop play.

Kids are encouraged to secure pledges for the number of hours they plan to play through The Get Movin' Crew website ( www.thegetmovincrew.com). Prize drawings will be held for those that register online and those that achieve the individual goal. The largest donation from each age group will be recognized as well. It is open to all kids, no matter age or school they attend. Donations also may be brought to park on the day of the event.

The fundraising effort will kick off April 13 and run through May 26. While any amount is welcome, FOWP has set an individual participant goal of $75 and an overall goal $15,000. All proceeds will go towards a new playground at Volunteers Community Park next to The Commons.  While the kids are playing on May 19, parents, caregivers and other volunteers can assist with the Friends of Williamston Parks' annual park clean-up day. 

For a complete schedule of activities and event updates, visit www.williamstonparks.org . To volunteer, email williamstonparks@gmail.com or contact Cindy Bennett at 517-899-2731.

To make a general donation to the playground project, mail checks payable to WABF (memo: FOWP) to PO Box 116, Williamston, MI 48895 or via PayPal at williamstonparks@gmail.com.


More money in your pocket at years end! Your new roof may qualify for more favorable tax treatment. 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act significantly expands expensing limits unnder Section 179. As of January 1  amounts that may be expensed and the definition of qualified real property eligible, has been expanded.  Qualifying property includes "improvements to nonresidential real property placed ... in service: roofs ..."

Custom Roofing Solutions and Spray Foam Insulation is a family partnership that has been providing quality, energy- efficient, sustainable roofing solutions in Michigan since 1977. We specialize in both new roofs and restoring existing  commercial roofs. We can waterproof metal roofs and revitalize rubber roofs.  Our closed cell spray foam is an airtight  answer to insulation needs on and in your buildings. 

Call Tom Warschefsky at 517-290-3901 today for a free evaluation

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