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    Wayne County Commissioner Sam Baydoun, hosted his first Senior Citizen Conference in Dearborn

    Wayne County Commissioner Sam Baydoun, hosted his first Senior Citizen Conference on Sept 17th at the Dearborn Community And Preforming Arts Center. This conference for seniors was started by Commissioner Baydoun’s predecessor, Gary Woronchak 20 years ago. Baydoun had promised to continue this annual event. With over 300 seniors in attendance, Gary Woronchak opened the conference by welcoming all the attendees and thanked Baydoun for continuing this 20 year tradition. Then he turned it over to Commissioner Baydoun who welcomed and thanked the seniors for their attendance. Baydoun also thanked Gary Woronchak for his outstanding record of public service for the last 20 years. Baydoun spoke about his life’s journey since coming to America in 1978. Baydoun said ” This great country gave me what my native country could not give me. It gave me free education, the opportunity to succeed and to start a family in a peaceful environment ” Baydoun informed seniors about some of the grants in Wayne County to help homeowners who are income eligible to do some repairs on their homes. He also covered the area of reducing property taxes for seniors based on economic hardship. Several guest speakers spoke about issues related to seniors and programs available to help them. Baydoun thanked all the sponcers and vendors who participated in the conference. At the end, Baydoun thanked all the attendees and announced that the Conference next year will take place in the month of May.

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