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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Inaugural Homecoming Celebration to be Held in Inkster


The city of Inkster will be hosting its first-ever Homecoming Celebration from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. Inkster Mayor Patrick Wimberly says he and city leaders wanted to organize a family-friendly event to encompass the entire holiday weekend and include the city's annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday. The Homecoming Celebration will include carnival rides, food trucks, games, entertainment, prize giveaways, and more. Wimberly says the event will give families a fun event to participate in "while creating a sense of community and community pride and starting off the summer with positive vibes." The event will be held at the shopping plaza located at the corner of Inkster Road and Cherry Hill.

The celebration will charge no admission, however there will be cost associated with the carnival rides and food trucks. "We're asking that everybody come; we're right on the border of Garden City and Dearborn Heights, so everyone's welcome," says Wimberly. The mayor hopes the event will become an early summer staple in the community, providing amusement while highlighting local businesses and services. "My number one slogan for the city is 'Clean, Safe, and Accessible.' If you have clean things for people to do and you make it safe, and the accessibility is there, you create that sense of community, community safety, community pride, and people are more apt to get comfortable, shop, eat, be entertained, and socialize right in their own community," he says. Hours for the Homecoming Celebration will be noon to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 7 p.m. on Memorial Day.

The city's 53rd Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday at noon along Inkster Road from Cherry Hill to Michigan Avenue, and will honor those who given their lives while serving the nation.

"We're looking to celebrate the whole Memorial Day weekend," says Wimberly. "It's going to be fun right here in the city of Inkster, I'm so excited." For more information see the city's website at


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