Union carpenters from the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Union LU 687 and union painters continue their work on the second home of the City of Taylor's Veterans Home Program, this one located on Polk Street south of Goddard.

On Saturday, Union Photographer Ron Maracle caught this image during a visit by Mayor Rick Sollars (second from left) and his son Carson, along with Eric Waidelich (far right) of the city's Community Development office. Union workers include Dave Pehrson, Mark Styles and Tim Zamecki. Tom Gibbons from major sponsor Home Depot was also on hand.

Several organizations, led by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4422, City of Taylor and Home Depot, are at the centerpiece of the veterans home campaign. Other contributors are Al's Asphalt, Clopay Garage Doors, Courtney Painting, Custom Building, Enchanted Makeovers, Gerald Smith Electrical, Gibbons Home Improvement, Masco Cabinetry, Reflections Building, Simpson Construction, Swanson Construction and Wallside Windows.

Applications for homes to be awarded in the future as part of the program continue to be accepted. Applications are easy to get and easy to fill out. They can be picked up at City Hall during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. In addition, if you'd prefer to receive an electronic form, just send an email to Communications & Marketing Director Karl Ziomek at Applicants must also present a copy of their veterans DD-214 form at the time of application.

For more information on the program, contact the Community Development Office at (734) 287-6550.