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Howell DDA to Announce Winning Dragon Run T-Shirt Design
Winner Is Howell High School Art Student
January 20, 2015
Thursday, January 22, will be an exciting day for one talented Howell High School art student as their design is announced as the winner of the Howell Main Street Downtown Development Authority (DDA) 2015 Dragon Run T-shirt Contest. The Dragon Run is part of the annual Lunar New Year festivities taking place February 21, 2015.
According to Main Street DDA Director Cathleen Edgerly, the winning entry was chosen from over 35 different designs submitted by students in the Howell High School art program and will be unveiled at the beginning of art class, around 12:37 p.m. The winning design will be printed on all Dragon Run t-shirts, and the winning student will also receive a certificate to accompany their portfolio and a gift certificate.
“With so much of the run taking place around Howell High School, we felt it was important to encourage student involvement and offer this unique opportunity,” Edgerly explained. “Not only did we involve high school students in the art competition, In addition, we’re also awarding a $100 check, courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, to the area high school track team that has the highest number of registered participants who sign-up for this year’s race.
The five kilometer Dragon Run Race and one mile Fun Run are both part of the annual Howell Lunar New Year Festival taking place on Saturday, February 21. Generously sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the races are organized in cooperation with Playmakers and the Howell Underground Running Team (H.U.R.T.). Event coordinators include the Howell Main Street DDA, the Howell Carnegie Library, Richard Lim Photography and the Howell Opera House.
For more Howell Lunar New Year information, visit www.downtownhowell.org/lunar-new-year-dragon-run.
Registration Open for Howell Lunar New Year Dragon Run
January 13, 2015
Registration is now open for the second annual Lunar New Year Dragon Run 5K in the City of Howell. 2015 marks the second year for Howell’s Lunar New Year Festival with activities throughout the day centered in the historic Howell Opera House on Saturday, February 21st. The Dragon Run is part of festivities and features a one mile fun run as well as a 5K run/walk. Both events will be held on Howell Public Schools grounds and start at Challenger Elementary. Early registration is available for both races online and the first 200 racers to register for each will be guaranteed a t-shirt. All runners are encouraged to wear a costume to add to the fun but costumes are not required for race participation. Prizes will be awarded in different categories but a new prize aims to encourage school spirit and healthy competition amongst high schools throughout Livingston County. A $100 prize will be awarded to the high school track team with the most members registering for the 5K run. Complete details can be found online at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Howell/HowellDragonRun.
Block Brewing Company
January 12, 2015
Just after the new year, we journeyed over to Howell, Michigan to check out Block Brewing Company. With a big space, a big menu, and plenty of big beers, Block Brewing was a big hit with our crew.
Our good friends Deb and Brian planned the gathering as Brian was back in Michigan from his job over in China. They live in Howell and we’d mentioned there was a new brewery by them that we wanted to check out.
Block Brewing is BIG
Block Brewing use to be the Shark Club and I believe way back in the day it was The Red Barn or something like that. First thing you’ll notice when you drive up is that this place is HUGE. There is ton of seating. From large U shaped bar to two a couple of big rooms with plenty of seating. Block Brewing is very easy to find as it is just off of I-96 at the D-19 / Howell exit.