(PIGEON) -- DTE is hosting a complimentary family BBQ for customers in Huron and Sanilac counties Thursday, August 15 from 4-8 p.m. in Pigeon. The Wind Energy Celebration at 6922 Filion Road, is DTE's way of thanking customers for embracing renewable energy development in their communities. Along with food, there will be music provided by the Laurie Middlebrook Band, children's activities from the Ann Arbor Hand-on Museum, face painting, a magician, and inflatable castle. Residents must register by Wednesday, August 7 at http://www.dtebbq.eventbrite.com
Wind park development is part of DTE Energy's plan to meet Michigan's renewable energy goals. DTE Energy expects to add about 950 MW of renewable power, or about 10 percent of its power, by 2015. The company plans to own facilities to supply up to half of that power and contract with third-party producers for the remainder. The majority of the company's renewable energy will come from wind resources, but it also has a solar energy pilot program that could produce approximately 22 MW.
(DECKERVILLE) -- The highlight of Deckerville Homecoming is the $10,000 fireworks show this year, which is celebrating 20-years of entertainment. A special display is planned and will go off behind the school Friday night at dusk. The rain date is Saturday, August 3 at dusk and concessions will be on site. The fireworks will be set to music at 107.5 FM, which can be heard in a 2-mile radius. The theme for this year's grand parade in Deckerville is "Having a Blast for the Past 20-years." The parade will start at Noon on Saturday and in case of rain, it will be held beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The tractor pulls at Wilson Park will start at 5 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The weekend will also host village-wide garage sales, a book sale at the library, food vendors at Wilson Park, the refreshment tent, a pet parade and classic car show and cruise.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2nd
Deckerville Public Library BOOK SALE inside library--10 a.m.-7 p.m
GARAGE SALES throughout the town--9 a.m.-5 p.m.
American Legion BEER TENT at Wilson Park--4 p.m.-1 a.m
HORSESHOE QUALIFYING MATCHES at Wilson Park with a "Special Old Timers Doubles Tournament--all evening
TTPA TRACTOR PULL at Wilson Park, sponsored by Homecoming Committee--5 p.m.
BECHLER'S ICE CREAM TRAILER and Fun Food Concessions at Wilson Park--5 p.m.
JOSEPHINE'S MEXICAN FOOD BOOTH at Wilson Park--5 p.m.
THUMB'S UP SNOWMOBILE CLUB at Wilson Park--5 p.m.
Various FOOD BOOTHS at Wilson Park--all evening
The Good Timer's FOOD BOOTH at Wilson Park--5 p.m.
DECKERVILLE PTO CONCESSION STAND at the school prior to the FIREWORKS behind Deckerville School at dusk (rain date is Saturday, Aug. 3rd at dusk) Music with the FIREWORKS on 107.5 FM
John & Char D.J. at American Legion Beer Tent--9 p.m.-12midnight
SANILAC TRANSPORTATION BUS, available at Wilson Park--11p.m.-1 a.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd
3-on-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, sponsored by and proceeds to DHS Boys and Girls Basketball Programs, at Wilson Park--8 a.m.
3-POINT SHOOT-OUT CONTEST and Free Throw Contest at Wilson Park Tennis Courts--After parade
5K RUN/WALK starts at school, sponsored by & proceeds to DHS Track Team--8 a.m.
CRAFT SHOW at the Community Center--9 a.m.-5 p.m
Trinity Lutheran Church, Forestville, BAKE SALE at Community Center Craft Show--9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Deckerville Public Library BOOK SALE, held inside library--10 a.m.-1 p.m
DECKERVILLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 2485 Black River Street-- Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
BECHLER'S Ice Cream Trailer & Fun Food Concessions at Wilson Park--Noon
Various FOOD BOOTHS at Wilson Park--All day and evening
American Legion BEER TENT at Wilson Park--All day until 1a.m.
HORSESHOE PITCHING FINALS at Wilson Park--All day
PRE-PARADE ENTERTAINMENT by past Deckerville Idol Contestant Winners at Grandstand on Main Street, sponsored by Homecoming Committee starting at 11 a.m.
"PET PARADE" on Main Street, sponsored by Homecoming Committee--12noon
GRAND PARADE "Having a 'BLAST' for the PAST 20 years!", sponsored by DLOW--Noon (Rain Date Sunday, Aug. 4th at 1 p.m.)
TOT BABY CONTEST winners announced at grandstand before parade, sponsored by Homecoming Committee
8th annual CO-ED MUD VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT, pre-registration required, forms at local businesses, sponsored by Deckerville Homecoming Committee and "The Good Timers" - games start at 7 a.m.
DINNERS AT THE PARK - by THE GOODTIMER'S at Wilson Park--After parade
Kid's Entertainment: SPACE WALK, sponsored by DLOW at Wilson Park--1 p.m.-4 p.m.
HUMAN DOG SLED RACE - at Wilson Park, sign up by Mud Volleyball area - sign up after parade - race at 2 p.m sponsored by The Good Timer's
COW PLOP DROP - at Wilson Park after the parade - sponsored by The Good Timer's
"JEWLS THE CLOWN" comedy show at Wilson Park starts at 1 p.m. & balloon sculpting until 5 p.m.
Eastern Michigan Tractor Pull Association TRACTOR PULL at Wilson Park--3 p.m.
THUMB'S UP SNOWMOBILE CLUB FOOD BOOTH, at Wilson Park
JOSEPHINE'S MEXICAN FOOD BOOTH at Wilson Park - starts after parade
CLASSIC CAR SHOW on Main Street - at 1 p.m.; awards at 4:00 p.m.; cruise starts at 4 p.m., sponsored by Homecoming Committee and area businesses
11th annual DECKERVILLE IDOL Singing Competition in Las Vegas Tent at Wilson Park - cash prizes! Sponsored by Homecoming Committee and area businesses, pre-registration is required - starts at 1:30 p.m. hosted by John & Char D.J.
KARAOKE CONTEST after Idol Competition - until 5 p.m., in Las Vegas Tent at Wilson Park
Good Timer's FOOD BOOTH at Wilson Park--8 p.m.
LIVE BAND - "Hipakritz", at Wilson Park--9 p.m.-1 a.m
SANILAC TRANSPORTATION BUS available at Wilson Park--11 p.m.-1 a.m.
HOMECOMING RAFFLE Tickets Drawing, at Wilson Park Pavilion, all cash prizes - at 12midnight
Deckerville League of Women "GAS & FOOD GIVE-AWAY" RAFFLE-all proceeds to local needs- Drawing at Wilson Park Pavilion at 12midnight
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4th
CO-ED SOFTBALL TOURNEY at Sanilac Sportsmen's Club (5 miles east of Deckerville & 3/4 south on Goetze Rd.) - all day; Chicken BBQ starts at Noon, fun for the whole family!