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Thank you, Council President Brenda Jones and the entire Detroit City Council for recognizing and honoring the 4th Sunday in August as HUG Detroit Day indefinitely.  HUG Detroit Day is officially a day set aside each year to celebrate Detroit and it's great people.  


Respectfully, Nicole Freeman & Sheila Everette-Hale

It's Official!!!



By Council President Brenda Jones

WHEREAS, on August 24-25, 2013, Nicole “Sky Covington” Freeman and Sheila EveretteHale sponsored the first two-day festival celebrating HUG DETROIT DAY, featuring family activities, music and live entertainment, art exhibitions and vendors, but most importantly, hugs, handshakes, caring and sharing of community to acknowledge the awesome people of Detroit; and

WHEREAS, the impact of, and the excitement generated by HUG DETROIT DAY was so well received by the community that it will be celebrated on the fourth Sunday of August each year since its inception. This year’s HUG DETROIT DAY, planned for August 27, 2023, will show appreciation for the accomplishments of Detroit and its people, celebrating a day of non-violence, honoring those who have lost their lives to protect the community, and emphasizing all that we have in common – with a day of hugs.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Detroit City Council, in appreciation for the important sentiment promoted by this event, hereby designates the fourth Sunday of August each year as HUG DETROIT DAY, and recognizes Sunday, August 27, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m., as the 11th Annual HUG DETROIT DAY official party, a big Love and Music Block Party held on Woodbridge Pub (neighborhood). Approved by: Detroit City Council on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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