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Highland Township announces annual Founder's Day Celebration

Fantastic free family fun, farmers market and flowers amp up the annual Highland Township Founders Day Celebration on Saturday May 21st in downtown Highland. 

Beginning at 9am and running through 9pm a full schedule of activities for all ages the Founders Day celebration is a free day out in downtown Highland in honor of the pioneer families that settled the township in 1835 and the beginning of spring in the area.  

“We have so many great things going on in Highland. Founders Day is such good old fashion clean fun," said Heidi Bey, Director of the Highland Activities Center. 

The day begins with a parade down Livingston and John Street with cash prizes awarded for best float followed by some retail therapy at the craft fair at Highland Activity Center, annual Garden Club plant sale, and a y"art" sale from Huron Valley Council for the Arts.

"This will be my first Founder's Day. I think it's fun to get the community together to celebrate being a community and a wonderful way to dust off winter and get back to being neighborly, I hope people stop by and introduce themselves at the y"art" sale," said Erin Sabo, Executive Director of HVCA. 

At 11:30 the annual Veteran's Ceremony is held at Veteran's Park. 

After the sales end at 2pm, families can head on over to Veteran's Memorial Park for a community picnic where they can bring a picnic lunch or purchase one from the vendors on hand. They can also run over to the all day Heavner's Kid Zone which includes bounce houses, 4-H activities, animals, kites and a cake walk. 

Finally, the day of fun ends with the Highland DDA Ice Cream Social and Square Dance at The Highland Feed Store from 5:30-9pm.

"The ice cream social and square dance celebration is a Highland favorite enjoyed by all ages," said Melissa Dashevich, Director of the Highland DDA, "There is dancing. ice cream, pie, root beer floats, and food for those who wish to make it a complete evening. A silent auction will also take place benefiting the improvement of downtown Highland. So everyone put on your boots and come on down". 

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We work with artists, musicians and fellow organizations to create festivals and events that allow visitors to enjoy and interact with all facets of the art world. Every festival is family friendly with something for every age group. 

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