Wednesday, December 23, 2015

S.O.D.A. Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

Congratulations to our holiday decorating contest winners.

Winners were presented with a certificate from the association.

With so many great displays around the neighborhood it was hard to pick just a few. Thank you to our judges for their help!

Most Creative 

3546 William St.

Most Fantasy Like 

23830 Yale St.

True Meaning of Christmas

3645 Roosevelt St.

Most Colorful

2653 Geneva St.

Honorable Mentions

Most Colorful - Runner Up

23838 Princeton St.

Most Fantasy Like - Runner Up

2426 Parker St.

The True Meaning of Christmas - Runner Up

3505 Dudley St.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

City Statement - State Police Search Warrant

Hi Neighbors,

This is a statement released from the Mayor's office, it was e-mailed to me this morning by a city spokesperson. It's the official statement from the City of Dearborn regarding the Michigan State Police raid at City Hall yesterday that is part of an on-going embezzlement investigation according to media outlets.

Obviously this sort of news conjures up speculation and rumors on social media. It is very important to allow this investigation to play out and not jump to conclusions. It is also important to repsect those involved and the process at this time.

Obviously I am in no way a spokesperson for the city but as the President of S.O.D.A. I feel obligated to give the members of our group the official statement because we are all tax payers and all have a vested interest in the happenings in our city.

Regan Ford
S.O.D.A. President

News from the City of Dearborn
John B. O’Reilly, Jr., Mayor

Department of Public Information
Mary Laundroche, Director
                                                    Dec. 16, 2015

City cooperating fully with State Police

DEARBORN, Mich. –  The City of Dearborn is cooperating fully with the Michigan State Police, which executed a search warrant in the office of the Dearborn City Clerk on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
City Clerk Kathy Buda is an elected official and is independent of any other elected official in Dearborn.
The City administration was alerted only moments before the State Police began executing the search warrant of the Clerk’s Office.
Laurie Ellerbrake, deputy city attorney, said the City of Dearborn is committed to ensuring that elected officials and public servants earn a high level of trust with residents and maintain that standard every day.
“The State Police are in charge of this investigation and we don’t have details at this point, but we are cooperating fully with them. If there is a problem, we want it to be addressed thoroughly. And if there isn’t an issue, we want to make sure that that news is understood as well,” said Ellerbrake.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Mary Laundroche at (313) 943-2285

Monday, December 14, 2015

Giveaway Winners - December Potluck Dinner

Congratulations to our December Potluck Dinner giveaway Winners!

Thank You to all the local businesses that donated items to the Potluck Dinner for prizes!
Please support these businesses as a thank you for supporting S.O.D.A.
  • On the Border, Allen Park
  • Yogurtopia, Allen Park
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Allen Park
  • 7-Eleven, Dearborn, Monroe St.
  • Lolly by Golly, Dearborn, Monroe St.
  • Hungry Howies, Dearborn, Monroe St.
  • Crazy Pizza, Dearborn Heights, Telegraph Rd. 
  • Gigi Nails, Dearborn Heights, Telegraph Rd. 
  • Salon Expressions, Dearborn, Monroe St.
Member Giveaway Winners
- Rayburn              - Woods             - Hall
- Barrett                - Ferry                 - Rebecca
- Featherston       - Leonard           - Struble
- Tolliver               - Harrison           - Lowe
- Nemeth              - Vaughan          - Nestico
- Hassell

Guessing Game Winner
Savanah Rayburn

Ugly Sweater Contest Winner
1st place - Dan Featherston
(All Ugly Sweater Contest participants got prizes)

50/50 Raffle Winner
Ryan Woods

Monday, December 7, 2015

December S.O.D.A. Meeting Potluck Dinner

December S.O.D.A. Meeting Potluck Dinner
Thursday Dec 10th 

6:30 pm

In the cafeteria at Whitmore-Bolles Elementary
21501 Whitmore St, Dearborn, MI 48124

S.O.D.A. will provide the main dish.

RSVP in the Form Below

Please bring a dish to pass.
Please bring a serving spoon or utensil with your food.

The Whitmore-Bolles Girl Scouts will be doing crafts with the kids.

Ugly Sweater Contest - with prizes for men & women

Guessing Game

Prize Give-A-Ways for members

Attendance Raffle

50/50 Raffle: Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

If you would like to help with the event, there is planning committee meeting on Tuesday, November 24th @ 7:00 pm. Please submit a message to the Contact Us form for more information.