By Dr. Anton Anderssen
Country Boy Restaurant in Hazel Park is hosting a Promise Zone pasta dinner on November 9 from 4 pm to 9 pm. Proceeds benefit the new scholarship program for free college education. The donation is $15.00 per person, and donors will receive a full pasta dinner with drink and dessert; donors will also be entered into a raffle for a flat screen television.
Jan Parisi, Mayor Pro Tem of Hazel Park said the event helps to match funds for the Hazel Park Promise Zone grant: children who live in Hazel Park from elementary to high school receive a free college education after graduating with at least a 2.5 GPA. The funding is based on the cost of an associate’s degree at Oakland Community College, a $4,000 value. Full details on the free college program can be obtained from Jan Parisi at 248 543 9564.
Katie Hill, a real estate agent from Real Estate One, said living in Hazel Park affords the opportunity to be close to arts and entertainment venues in nearby Detroit, easy access to freeways to get to jobs, and fun nights out at the Hazel Park Race Track. Katie can be reached at 248-722-0777.
“You can easily pick up a house in Hazel Park for $18,000,” said Jan Parisi. That’s a great bargain considering your kids get a free college education thrown in. Parisi also said that Cindy Sparks, the proprietor of Country Boy Restaurant will have on hand a limited number of pasta bowls to be given out to dining guests that night; the bowls can be taken back to Country Boy to be refilled with pasta at later dates at a nominal cost. This is similar to refillable mugs commonly offered by coffee shops.
Philanthropists interested in donating to the Promise Zone projects are asked to contact its director, Peg Roberts, at 313 655 8786.