Ed Deeb is joined by his lovely wife Joann, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones and a host various dignitaries, Detroit community and civic leaders, former colleagues and Metro Detroit Youth Day committee members during dedication ceremony of Ed Deeb Ave. at Belle Isle Park. (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us USA News Network)






Ed Deeb said, "We have had nearly 2 million youngsters, sponsors, volunteers, colleges, sports teams, the Department of Natural Resources and many government officials who helped make this a success, along with the athletic field. I share this honor and street with all of them." (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us USA News Network)

  Community gathers as DNR honors Ed Deeb with “Edward Deeb Ave.” on Belle Isle

By Claudia Lugo
Tell Us Detroit

DETROIT (Tell Us Det) - On Friday, July 6, 2018 the Michigan Department of Natural Resources along with various dignitaries, Detroit community and civic leaders, former colleagues and Metro Detroit Youth Day committee members gather to honor Ed Deeb with a street naming on Belle Isle in recognition of his lifetime achievements and dedication to Belle Isle and the Detroit community. Vista Way, the street near the athletic fields, will be dedicated as ”Edward Deeb Ave.”

Mr. Deeb is a longtime Detroit influencer and community liaison. He has dedicated more than 50 years to bridging the gap between local business owners and the community, educating local youth and starting vital organizations such as the Michigan Food and Beverage Association, Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation and many more.

Deeb said, "I am overwhelmed by having a street named after me. It is truly an honor. We began our Metro Detroit Youth Day program here on this athletic field 36 years ago. In the beginning, all we tried to do was to 'inspire our youth to do the most good', stay out of trouble, stay in school, and become our future leaders."

One of the highlights of summer for nearly 40,000 youngsters from the Metro Detroit area is the annual Metro Detroit Youth Day (MDYD). This year (2018) the colorful event for children will celebrate its historic 36th anniversary on July 11. It is the largest youth event in Michigan, and one of the largest in the nation.

Mr. Deeb said in closing, “Lastly, my thanks also go out to my secretary, Michele Simon, who kept this a secret from me for a long time. And finally, my thanks go out to my lovely wife, Joanne, for her understanding of all the time I took away from home to get the job done.”






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