County Honors Chelsea Lanes, Purple Rose

Two Chelsea organizations – Purple Rose Theatre and Chelsea Lanes – were recognized for their support of the community at the Feb. 20, 2013 meeting of the Washtenaw County board of commissioners. Resolutions of appreciation were brought forward by Kent Martinez-Kratz (D-District 1), whose district includes the city of Chelsea.

The Purple Rose Theatre – founded by the actor Jeff Daniels, who lives in the area – is a nonprofit professional theater located in downtown Chelsea. The resolution of appreciation cites several contributions, including the theater’s weekly Wednesday matinee held for the community, and its partnerships with local businesses and entities like the Chelsea District Library. [.pdf Purple Rose Theatre resolution]

Chelsea Lanes, a bowling alley owned by Eddie Greenleaf III and located at 1180 S. Main, was commended for its support of the SRSLY community coalition, and for hosting many community events and fundraisers. [.pdf of Chelsea Lanes resolution]

The resolutions noted that Chelsea Lanes received the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Small Business Award, while Purple Rose Theatre received the chamber’s 2012 Large Business Leadership Award.

No one from either organization attended the Feb. 20 meeting, and there was no discussion on these items.

This brief was filed from the boardroom of the county administration building at 220 N. Main. A more detailed report will follow: [link]