The 2019 Flat Rock Summer Blast will take place June 7 – 9th at the beautiful Huroc Park, located along the Huron River in downtown Flat Rock. This years festival will feature three days of family fun and entertainment – including fireworks, carnival rides, incredible entertainment, large beer tent and great food! Downtown Flat Rock will have more info in coming weeks!
It was a breezy but warm day for this years Easter Egg Hunt. We want to thank all the local businesses who sponsored this years event and the folks from Flat Rock Our Hometown who organized and ran the event for the last three years. The Flat Rock Our Hometown will be
running other events this spring including Chalk-The-Walk at HuRoc Park on June 1st.
Local Businesses will also sponsor Chalk The Walk.
Here are a few more pictures from this years event.
This Saturday, April 13, 2019 is Flat Rock, Our Hometown’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. It will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Community Park, on Gibraltar Rd. west of Aspen Rd., near City Hall in Flat Rock.
The event is free and open to the public and no registration is required. Each child will receive one treat bag for participating.
There will be three age groups:
- an egg hunt for children 3 and younger;
- marshmallow drops for those 4-7;
- And a marshmallow drops for those 8 and older.
Golden Eggs will have special prizes from area businesses.
This year’s event includes face painting, bounce houses, hot cocoa, cookies, balloon animals, a petting zoo and a Bunny Dance led by Sherry’s School of Dance sponsored by local businesses. Your child can also take a pictures with the Easter Bunny. Parents should bring their own cameras.
Parking will be available at Flat Rock High School or Flat Rock Public Library. The city hall parking lot will be closed so the Flat Rock Fire Department can display their truck.
Restrooms will be available at the city’s warming building.
The Varsity Barn is a new addition to our Flat Rock business community!
The Varsity Barn, Formerly Do San’s, still offers many of the same services that most of the community has come to know the location for over the years.
Jimmy and Tricia started this journey over a year ago, purchasing Do San’s building.
Jimmy is a life-long Flat Rock resident with a dream to open an apparel store in Flat Rock. As Jimmy and Tricia’s family grew, they wanted the opportunity to have their children with them as they worked.
Purchasing Do San’s store was the perfect fit for what they wanted and they took the plunge,
Tricia left her nursing job, Jimmy got his apparel store in Flat Rock, and you can find them, their two children and their Boxer dog, Dozer (the store mascot!), there as they run and operate The Varsity Barn.
The Varsity Barn has a lot to offer:
• Sublimated Team Uniforms
• Varsity Jackets
• Spirit Wear
• Laser Engraving
• Screen Printing
Jimmy and Tricia said the sublimated team uniforms and Varsity Jackets are their biggest sellers. They have had a lot of support from the Flat Rock community businesses, the Flat Rock Police department, Flat Rock Fire Department and Flat Rock City Hall as well as Huron, Carlson and Woodhaven sports teams.
You must stop and see all that The Varsity Barn has to offer. They are currently doing major renovations. The improvements are a pleasant sight to a historic building in Flat Rock. Jimmy and Tricia are happy to show you all they have to offer, and Dozer would be super excited to see everyone, too!
The Varsity Barn located at 29048 Garden Blvd, Flat Rock
Biggby Coffee in Flat Rock has only been in Flat Rock since 2016 but most everyone knows the owner, Diane Parker. Diane is either behind the counter helping customers, organizing a local event or at an event serving up Biggby Coffee. Diane has a large community presence and most people have noticed, Flat Rock Our Hometown sure has!
Diane decided to open Biggby Coffee because she wanted to make people happy. She had a long career as a Paralegal. People don’t come to see a lawyer when they are happy, so she shifted career directions and opened a Biggby franchise. Its fair to say, Diane fulfilled her goal and then some.
Diane said her decision to open in Flat Rock has been nothing but successful. Fellow business owners never treated her as a new kid but as an equal, embraced by the City, and of course the community patronage is huge. You can see the results of all this success with Biggby’s recent addition of their drive thru.
Biggby Coffee is a wonderful place to visit, get some great coffee, enjoy a warm, super friendly staff and Diane seems to know everybody. Diane credits her success to growing up with a father and brother who own businesses. She watched all the hard work, dedication and work ethic and it’s obvious it must run in the family because Diane’s work ethic is something to envy.
Most anytime you go to an event, Biggby Coffee is there. The Taste of Flat Rock and the Easter Egg Hunt were both Flat Rock Our Hometown events organized by Diane. We asked Diane why, and she replied that she gets great joy from “putting an event together and everyone is having fun…celebrating community” is what it’s all about. Biggby Coffee and Diane are such a welcome addition to businesses in Flat Rock, she truly has brought the community together, and has made our town a “happier place”!
As if that’s not enough, she has become a member of the Flat Rock Downtown Authority.
So, if you haven’t been to Biggby Coffee, stop in, you’ll be happier for it!
Biggby Coffee is located at, 26614 Telegraph Rd, Flat Rock, MI 48134
Monday-Friday 5 am- 9 pm
Saturday 6 am – 9 pm
Sunday 7 am – 9 pm