Posted by – Laurie Johnson, Economic Development Coordinator
Last Friday, Building Official Jeff Spencer and I had stopped in at the Toasted Bun in our Downtown for a quick bite to eat when we were reminded once more why Auburn Hills is so special to us. As we spent a half hour there, we noticed so many little things behind the scenes as the hustle and bustle outside was happening for the setup of the City’s Summerfest.
As we sat, we noticed two women and four children eating lunch at a table in front of us. Two of the children – a boy and girl -were coloring. First, the young man rose and asked the waitress if he could hang his finished product; he had colored a beautiful picture. Next the young lady at the table rose and had the same request of the waitress for her bright and beautifully colored picture.
We were dwelling on how cute the kids were with the pride of their finished product showing on their faces. It made me comment to Jeff the thought going through my mind of all the big businesses we have in Auburn Hills and yet we’ve been able to keep that small hometown feel. How perfect!
Okay, those that know me; know I’m not shy. So, of course, I couldn’t help but introduce myself and ask if I could take a picture of the children with their colored pictures. It turns out the two women were mother and daughter. Kristine, the daughter, had come from Grand Haven with her four children to have lunch with her mom who works at Legend Valve, one of our newer businesses to Auburn Hills.
Kadence and Brooklin Marcum tell the story of Auburn Hills. This is just one of the reasons why we love Auburn Hills!