“This is a great community event and a way for our businesses to give back to the community,” said Erin Wallace of Snap Fitness, located in the heart of Belmont business district at Belmont Center Drive.
The first Heart of Belmont celebration proved that the business community in Belmont cares tremendously about serving their neighbors and showing how very much the area has to offer in the way of goods, services and business owners who care. Tony Griffin of B.C. Pizza and other organizers used the community celebration as a chance to help others by working with Michigan Blood and holding a community-wide blood drive and national bone marrow registry. Despite a drizzling downpour of rain throughout the event, plenty of residents enjoyed Belmont Grocery’s hotdog, chips and a beverage for a dollar, face-painting, live music, giveaways and more. The Plainfield Fire Department brought out a special truck for tours and demonstrations, and smiles were abundant.
“Belmont is easy to overlook, because if you blink you miss it,” said Wallace. “There is so much going on here, though.” She was excited to be part of an event the area business owners will host annually and in her opinion, will continue to grow. “It is exciting. We are establishing our own community and identity.”