2018-07-05 / Front Page

Thomas Twp. Board honors banner contest winners

By Cameron Kerkau


Supervisor Bob Wiese (back row, left) and Fire Chief Mike Cousins (back row, right) stand with the winners of the Gratiot Corridor Banner Contest. Pictured from left to right are Violet Boehler, Olivia Horwath, Allison Krawczak, Harrison Dammann, Isabel McKillop and Logan Kapitzke. Missing from the photo is winner Christa Psetas. 
Courtesy Photo Supervisor Bob Wiese (back row, left) and Fire Chief Mike Cousins (back row, right) stand with the winners of the Gratiot Corridor Banner Contest. Pictured from left to right are Violet Boehler, Olivia Horwath, Allison Krawczak, Harrison Dammann, Isabel McKillop and Logan Kapitzke. Missing from the photo is winner Christa Psetas. Courtesy Photo Fire Chief Mike Cousins presented the winners of the Gratiot Corridor Banner Contest to the Thomas Township Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on Monday, July 2.

Students at Havens Elementary in third and fourth grades were asked to draw within the topic “What is community to you?” Winners were chosen by a committee and presented with a $25 gift card to Meijer by Thomas Township Supervisor Bob Weise.

“I love the fact that government and school are working together,” said Cousins.

The winning illustrations will be turned into a banner to be displayed along Gratiot Road.

“I’d like to thank the chief for sharing this project and I’d like to congratulate all of the winners,” said Weise.

In other action, the intersection at Orr Road and Frost Roads which was temporarily made a four-way stop for construction will remain a four-way stop permanently, the board decided.

The board also approved of the establishment of a Police Explorers program within the Thomas Township Police Department. The program aims to teach participants ages 14 through 21 to become a positive influence in the community and to give them insight into the world of the police department.

“I think it’s a wonderful program and I just can’t wait to start it,” said Sergeant Al Fong.

Also at the meeting, the board purchased LED lighting for the public safety building from Standard Electric in the amount of $14,508.83, as well as security cameras for the Thomas Township Municipal Building from Ace American Alarm in the amount of $8,597.

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