By Charles Sercombe
This year’s Hamtramck Labor Day Festival needs all the help it can get.
The city was so broke this year it had to lay off the special events coordinator. That left two options for the city: cancel the festival or seek out volunteers to organize it.
Well, two residents have stepped forward, Kathleen Bittner and Rachel Srodek, to take the reins. Without financial support from the city, the pair has had to drum up donations.
So far, they said, the response has been over the top. Individuals are donating their services and goods, and even the Hamtramck School Board kicked in $2,000 to sponsor a 3K run that will help bring in more donations.
We here at The Review are also pitching in. The Review is holding a fundraiser on Aug. 7. You can’t beat this deal: If you purchase a ticket in advance, it costs a measly $15. And for that you get drinks and food.
The party is here at our office, 3020 Caniff, in our spiffy new courtyard. The theme for the evening is Polynesian, so be sure to wear your Hawaiian shirt.
Tickets are available at our office and at the Polish Art Center. Tickets are available the day of for $20.