DETROIT (AP) — When Mike Duggan is sworn in as Detroit’s mayor shortly after 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day, he’ll begin a four-year term with limited powers in an insolvent city whose finances are controlled by a state-appointed overseer.
He plans to start work immediately, holding initial staff meetings Wednesday at City Hall. But Duggan already has been busy on Detroit’s behalf since voters elected him in November.
The former Detroit Medical Center chief has attended a meeting of new mayors hosted by the White House, put together his own administration and lobbied with emergency manager Kevyn Orr for a greater role in the city’s immediate turnaround.
“He’s been engaged on issues and has been preparing to hit the ground running,” former Detroit Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel said of Duggan.
With so many natural disasters continuing to occur around the world and the need for assistance ever-increasing, Cedarville United Methodist Church has chosen to reach out to an area that has slipped out of the current headlines but continues to be in need.
The Central Gulf Coastof the United States was devastated in 2005 by the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Today, the people in that area are still hurting and there continues to be much work that needs to be done. Gulfport, Mississippi will be the destination of Cedarville’s 2012 Adult Mission Trip. In Gulfport alone there were 29,970 homes that were destroyed, 3,600 sustained major damage and 1,800 had minor damage.
To help in our mission of sharing the love of God in ways that make a Christian difference, we are raising funds thru a Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner on January 1, 2012. Worship service will be at 10:00 a.m. on January 1st. The meal will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and all are welcomed to either or both. Dinner tickets for Adults are $8.00 and Children under 10 are $4.00. Advanced dinner reservations are being taken by contacting (484) 944-4751 and tickets will be sold at the door.
The annual Harrisburg Holiday Parade will take place in downtown Harrisburg on Saturday, November 20th.
The parade starts on City Island at 10 a.m., then travels over the Market Street bridge into downtown Harrisburg.
The parade, which marks the beginning of the Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Day holiday season, will feature an appearance by Santa Claus, commercial floats, marching bands, giant helium balloons and specialty units.
If you are looking for some family fun this Saturday, check out the Harrisburg Holiday Parade.