Chamber offers All-Star Day for special children at Homecoming

Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce
All-Stars will be able to ride selected carnival rides on the Dearborn Homecoming midway from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 2 as part of Special All-Stars Day.

DEARBORN — The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Dearborn Community Fund and the city of Dearborn for Special All-Stars Day Aug. 2, as part of the city’s annual Homecoming Festival.

The event, patterned after a similar event during the Traverse City Cherry Festival, was created to give children and adults with special needs an opportunity to ride select rides and have some fun in the sun.

From 9 a.m. to noon at Ford Field, 22051 Cherry Hill, volunteers will offer games, activities, a dance party, face painting and snacks. From 9 to 11 a.m., All-Stars will be the guests of Wade Amusements and ride selected ride such as the fun house, Tea Cup, Tilt-a-Whirl, Ferris wheel, bumper cars, merry-go-round, Super Slide and Bumble Bee for free.

Light refreshments will be served in the shelter next to the tennis courts. Wheelchair repair and a visit to a Dearborn fire truck also will be offered.

Local groups donating their services to offer this morning of fun include: Wade Shows Inc., Polish League of American Veterans, Dearborn Fire Department, Wright & Filippis, Besek Photography, Valu Land, Memberfocus Community Credit Union, Aflac, Yogurtown, Lil’ Jimi Dearborn, and DJ Mark with

Register for this event online at Registration is also available at the chamber office, 22100 Michigan Ave.

“The city is pleased to work again with the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and other partners to make the fun of Homecoming accessible to our residents with special needs,” Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. said. “It was a great event last year, and the chamber did an outstanding job of organizing it. We’re looking forward to it being another successful outing.”

The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce promotes the best interests of over 600 member organizations in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights by enhancing leadership opportunities, connection with prospective customers, endorsement of products and services, increasing sales and saving money.