Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:03am
Patricia Horne McGee was born in 1946 in Ypsilanti, where she attended Perry Elementary and Ypsilanti High School. She recalls the mutual support and accomplishments of many childhood friends and neighbors, and reflects on rising tensions between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Horne McGee has two master's degrees from the University of Michigan and UCLA. She taught child development and social work for fifteen years at Ferris State College and Mercy College. After leaving academia, she worked for the Wayne County Intermediate School District and she was director of Head Start for Washtenaw County.
Staff Group Photo at Parkridge Community Center Youth Football Camp, June 1992 Photographer: John Heider
Ypsilanti Press, June 14, 1992
Some of the staff members working at the fifth annual Parkridge Center youth football camp which begans [sic] Monday include (from left); Lionel Washington, Los Angeles Raiders; Tunji Bolden, Texas Christian; Ed Tillison, Detroit Lions; Mark Garalczyk, Indianapolis Colts; Eddie Fuller, Buffalo Bills; Steve Bates, San Francisco 49ers; and former Ypsilanti Brave and current Cincinnati Bengal Rodney Holman.
Brad Soucie and Javon Hurston Practice for Parkridge Basketball League, March 1986 Photographer: Steve Jones
Ypsilanti Press, March 27, 1988
Practice makes perfect Javon Hurston gets a lesson in defense from Eastern Michigan University forward Brad Soucie at Old Ypsilanti High School Saturday. The youngster was one of the 53 area fifth and sixth graders who participated in an eight-week basketball program sponsored by Parkridge Community Center. Soucie, who etched his name in the NCAA record books with eight 3-point baskets in a recent tournament game against Pittsburgh, helped officiate the league's championship game and spoke to the players about the role of sports in their lives. Afterward, Soucie dazzled everyone with his long-range shooting ability. This is the first year for the basketball program, which included five girl players, and according to Parkridge Director Ken Miller, owes its success to the contributions of several adult volunteers.