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News & Notes - 11/23/23 Troy Times

Troy Times | Published November 21, 2023


Troy church to host craft night and pasta dinner
St. Augustine Lutheran Church of Troy is inviting the community to join them for a family-fun Kinder Craft Night and Pasta Meal 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

The church is located at 5475 Livernois Road in Troy. The evening will feature a myriad of fun things for the family, including kids crafts to make and take home, kids-only gift shopping for family and friends with nothing over $2, a bake sale, and singing that begins at 6 p.m. Guests also will have an opportunity to make cards for veterans that will be delivered to the VA Hospital in Detroit.

Pasta meals cost $6 per person for those ages 15 and up and $3 for children ages 3 and up. A family ticket can be purchased for $15 for a family of four or more. Children ages 3 and under eat for free. Craft prices vary from between $1 and $3. Gift items are $2 and under. For more information, call (248) 879-6400 and leave your email address. Reservations for the event are strongly advised.

“This is a very fun night, especially for the kids as they get to make crafts and purchase donated items to give to family members. The food is pretty good, too!” said organizer Franklin Dohanyos. “There is so much junk out there; this is a clean family event and we’d like to have a full house.”


Troy High librarian recognized for support of First Amendment
The 2023 Roger Ashley Freedom to Read Award was presented to Troy High School librarian Toni Isaac Nov. 2.

The award is presented by the Michigan Association of School Librarians and is given to those they wish to recognize for their exemplary support for First Amendment rights, particularly focusing on the right to read and listen at will, and the right to express ideas without governmental interference.

Fellow Troy Schools librarian Christina Chatel nominated Isaac to highlight her “unwavering commitment to defending equitable access to a rich and balanced collection that reflects multiple views and opinions.” She said that during a two-year span, Isaac faced seven separate book challenges, which required her participation as a member of seven book review committees, and that she helped the committee to diligently follow district procedures and developed a calm and measured approach to reviewing each book. As Chatel stated in her nomination, Isaac maintained “thoughtfulness and composure even in the face of email, social media, and in-person criticisms.”


Troy nurse receives scholarship
A nurse at Troy Beaumont - Corewell Health Hospital was named as a recipient of a Healing Hands Conference Scholarship Nov. 13.

Leigh Grzywacz will receive a $2,000 grant that can be used for conference registration fees, transportation, lodging and other related expenses for professional development.

The scholarship is sponsored by the medical apparel brand Careismatic Brands Inc. and the DAISY Foundation. They annually recognize 20 outstanding nurses for their compassionate care and provide financial support to attend a continuing education conference of their choice.

“The Healing Hands Conference Scholarship provides vital opportunities for DAISY Nurses to enrich their learning,” Bonnie Barnes, co-founder of the DAISY Foundation, said in a press release. “We are grateful to partner with Careismatic on this program so that together we can give back to the outstanding nurses who are providing above-and-beyond care and comfort to patients and their families.”