Out And About: Memorial For Bellwood Officer Pops Up, Tumblers Let Loose In Maywood, More

Monday, March 5, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A member of Atmosphere of Tumbling performs on Sunday in Maywood. | Shanel Romain 

Here are some of the peoples, places and things worth pointing out from happenings throughout Proviso Township recently:

High flying atmospherics

On Saturday, March 3, Atmosphere of Tumbling tumblers took over the Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, for a power-packed show full of twists, turns, flips and spins.

Proviso East takes part in St. Patty’s Day Parade

On Saturday, March 3, the Proviso East Marching Band participated in the Forest Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which involved thousands of revelries lining Madison Street for fun, games and the robust sounds of the East band.

Seniors venture to Wakanda 

On Friday, March 2, the village of Bellwood, the Bellwood Chamber of Commerce and state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) partnered up to take a group of Bellwood seniors to the movies to see “Black Panther.”

Memorials to James Davis appearing in Bellwood 

A memorial to late Bellwood police officer James Eric Davis Sr. has materialized in the wake of his murder last week. Davis Sr. was on the campus of Central Michigan University picking up his son, James Eric Jr., when the son allegedly murdered his father and mother, Diva Jeneen Davis, on March 2.

In the wake of the shooting, a memorial has appeared in Bellwood, with community members laying flowers on the late officer’s police SUV. The village’s municipal building was draped in purple, the color of mourning, and flags around Bellwood were flown at half staff.

On March 5, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (4th), whose Facebook post helped verify the news of Davis Sr.’s death for news media on Friday, visited the makeshift memorial in Bellwood. | Photos courtesy Rep. Welch/Facebook.

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