Fantastic Fall Fun!

By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A.

Even though the summer of 2014 is gone, there is still time to enjoy the outdoors and some Indian summer days of bright sunshine and warmth.

Fall, Hidden, Produce Treasure!


If you are looking for fine fruits and vegetables at grand prices, check out the Farmer’s Market in Walled Lake on West Maple Road, west of M5, just before Pontiac Trail Road.  Every Wednesday until October the outdoor market will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  I happened to be in the area having my car serviced this week and decided to stop by.  There were fresh produce, whole grain baked goods, and hand beaded jewelry booths there, plus more.  The produce looked as though it had been just picked and the sizes were astronomical!  I could not believe the circumferences of the zucchinis and the stalks and offshoots of Brussels sprouts! Brussels sprouts were as large as oranges!  There were so many varieties of tomatoes, cauliflower, and cucumbers to choose from!  My kind of market!  This summer’s extreme rain seems to have blessed the crops in the area.  I will be returning next week!  I was impressed!  It was some of the best produce that I have ever seen!





Fall, Fun, FREE Drive 4 UR School, Test Drive Event on Saturday, September 27, 2014, Noon – 4:00 p.m. Drive a 2015 Ford Explorer, Mustang, Fusion, Fiesta, C-Max (Hybrid), Escape, F-150, or Flex  

Have you ever had the opportunity of test driving a brand new car?   I have on two occasions and it is fun and more engaging than a walk through at an automobile show where cars must remain stationary.  Ford Motor Company is coming to West Bloomfield High School’s front parking lot on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from noon to 4:00 p.m. to provide a FREE Drive 4 UR School fundraiser for an organization that I am affiliated with, United We Walk, West Bloomfield’s annual event that celebrates diversity and the Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. holiday,  The test drive is FREE to drivers who are 18 years of age or older with valid driver’s licenses.  Please note that only one test driver is allowed per household.  Each test drive generates a cash donation from the Ford Motor Company that will go directly to help support the upcoming United We Walk event, WALK, COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS, and PROGRAM, that will take place at West Bloomfield High School next year on Sunday, January 18, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This test drive event will be completely FREE for you if you participate.  Come on by from noon to 4:00 p.m.  I will be there with the other committee members of United We Walk,


Fall, Fun, Fitness Walk/Run

Before your test drive a 2015 Ford or afterwards, you can walk/run the outdoor track at West Bloomfield High School to get some fall exercise.   It is a nice track that my family has utilized for many years.  Maybe I will see you at the track or at the Drive 4 UR School fundraising event sponsored by the Ford Motor Company.


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