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 First responders’ vehicles are on display at Heroes Day last year for attendees to take a closer look inside. Macomb Mall partnered with the Roseville Police Department, which brought its K-9 to last year’s event.

First responders’ vehicles are on display at Heroes Day last year for attendees to take a closer look inside. Macomb Mall partnered with the Roseville Police Department, which brought its K-9 to last year’s event.

Photo provided by Apple Wick


Macomb Mall partners with Roseville police to host Heroes Day

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published May 9, 2018

 Attendees gather around a Roseville Fire Department truck during last year’s Heroes Day at Macomb Mall. This year’s event is scheduled for May 12.

Attendees gather around a Roseville Fire Department truck during last year’s Heroes Day at Macomb Mall. This year’s event is scheduled for May 12.

Photo provided by Apple Wick

 The Roseville Fire Department is among the organizations that attend Macomb Mall’s Heroes Day, a family-friendly event to meet first responders.

The Roseville Fire Department is among the organizations that attend Macomb Mall’s Heroes Day, a family-friendly event to meet first responders.

Photo provided by Apple Wick

ROSEVILLE — The fifth annual Heroes Day will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at Macomb Mall, 32233 Gratiot Ave., in partnership with the Roseville Police Department for a free, fun and family-oriented event to meet and interact with real-life first responders. 

Personnel from local and state agencies, along with military, veteran and community organizations will be on-site, according to a press release from the mall. The Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation will also be on-site to provide free child identification kits as part of the Michigan Child Identification Program.

The indoor and outdoor event is looking to have more vehicles inside the mall this year, and DTE Energy is a new participant. The utility will be providing information on power line safety and will have a vehicle displayed, Macomb Mall Assistant General Manager Apple Wick said. 

There will be new activities this year, such as airbrush tattoos by Rad-A-Tattoo for children ages 10 and younger; a creation station where kids can create their own thank-a-hero art piece; and rides in the parking lot on a kid-sized fire truck with Stan the Safety Fireman. 

“Macomb Mall has been a part of this community for over 50 years and feels it is equally important to provide great shopping options and also create a space where people can come together to make all of our neighborhoods better,” said Wick.

“Macomb Mall hopes that the participants of this event are able to meet the people they provide their very important services to. We hope that they feel the appreciation that we all have for everything they do,” she added. 

Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said the event is great and an opportunity for community outreach. 

“It’s always very well-received to the public. They can talk one on one with us and learn why and how we do certain things. It’s a very positive event,” he said. 

Berlin said this event allows the department to display positivity.  

“There has been very negative portrayal (of police) lately; they can talk to us personally and ask some of those questions they want answers to, and hopefully we can change their mind (rather) than what’s been portrayed. It’s a opportunity to interact in a friendly way,” said Berlin.  

For more information about Heroes Day, visit www.shopmacomb mall.com or www.facebook.com/MacombMall.