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The Friends of Ray Township Library and Historical Society has published its 2023 calendar, titled “School Days: Lessons from Our Past”, in collaboration with the Greater Washington Area Historical Society and the Romeo Historical Society. It features images of the schools throughout our community, from the 1860’s one-room schoolhouses to the earliest Romeo Senior High School buildings, with inspirational sayings on education and learning.

This year, the historical societies are hosting a 2023 Calendar Launch and Used Book Sale at the Washington Historical Museum (58230 Van Dyke) on Sunday, November 13th from 1:00 – 4:00pm. The public is invited to join us for light refreshments and self-guided tours of the Washington Historical Museum. The calendar will be available for $10.00, and hundreds of gently used books from the latest novels to novel war books and classic car manuals to classic tales will be available by donation.

Proceeds from calendar and book sales on November 13th will benefit the “Raise the Roof” project for the Washington Historical Museum. The goal of the project is to remove and replace the original wood shingles and the asbestos slate tiles on the entire roof of the Museum. Currently, $16,500 has been raised towards the estimated $60,000 cost of the project. The Society is planning additional fundraisers and anticipates applying for matching grants to complete the project.

Following the launch event, calendars will be available for $10 at the Ray Township Public Library, Ray Township Offices, Jarvis Accounting, Jarzyna Farms Fine Meats & Deli, Heritage Oaks, KO Music Studio, and Vince & Joe’s Pizza & Deli. Proceeds of sales in these Ray Township locations benefit Phase III of the Procter Cemetery Restoration Project.

Calendars will also be available at the Octagon House, the Washington Historical Museum, and the Washington Township Offices supporting the “Raise the Roof” project at the Washington Historical Museum. Calendars sold at the Romeo Arts & Archives Center support the Romeo Historical Society’s programs and projects.

The calendar, when opened, is 11 inches wide and 17 inches tall. The large grid area makes it easy to keep track of your own special events and important dates, like birthdays and anniversaries. Ray Township Public Library events are included as well as some events in Romeo and Washington Township.
Thank you to the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for their contributions to the 2023 calendar, School Days: Lessons from Our Past.

MONTH SPONSORS
Edward Jones
Farm Bureau Insurance - Tracy Keding
Goike Trucking & Excavating
Greater Washington Area Historical Society
Hair Designers Salon & Spa
Heritage Oaks Design & Garden Shoppe
Jarvis Accounting & Tax Service
KO Music Studio
Nightingale’s Auto Tech & Tire
Romeo Family Restaurant
Timberwood Golf Club

BUSINESS CARD & INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS
Aaron Swift Plumbing & Sewer Service
Betsy Bart, Ray Township Treasurer
Don Brown, Macomb County Board of Commissioners
Coon Creek Bar & Grill
Farm Bureau Insurance – Tracy Keding
Grid Logic – Matthew Holcomb
Harry’s Collision Service
Jarvis Property Restoration – Jason Lascoe
Jarzyna Farms Fine Meats & Deli
Keller Associates – Al Keller
Kowality Konstruction – Paul Kowalewski
Lori Lascoe, Ray Township Clerk
Love Long Beaded Gifts – Maryanne Lieblang-Dura
Macomb County Republican Party
Terence Mekoski – State Representative 36th District
Memphis Historical Society
RJD Gallery – Richard J. Demato
Rocks ‘n’ Roots
Arlene P. Shy
Washington Elevator

Thank you for supporting our historical preservation efforts