On Nov. 8 Royal Oak will be 100 years old. That is going to take one very BIG birthday cake to hold all the candles, right?
While the city celebrates this important milestone, think about all the things that students living in Royal Oak in 1921 did not have – computers, televisions, air-conditioning, even running water in some cases.
As mayor, I want to ask students a favor. I want you to tell me about your life in Royal Oak. (Drawing pictures is fine, too!)
Do you have a park you like best? Where is the best playground? How about a favorite place to go for dinner with your family or better yet dessert? Do you love to go to the Royal Oak Public Library? What do you like best about your Royal Oak school? Is there something you wish you could do in Royal Oak but cannot?
I plan to make a very special book with your writings and drawings and present it to the Royal Oak Public Library History Room so that students celebrating the city’s bicentennial in 2121 can read about you.
I cannot wait to read about you and your life in Royal Oak!