By ERIC SCHAADT
MOUNT BLANCHARD — A former mayor of Mount Blanchard will be honored by its residents with a day in his honor on Oct. 1.
Mount Blanchard Council recently designated Oct. 1 as Max Hindinger Day in the village.
Hindinger served as mayor for the village for about 25 years, starting in the late 1970s, according to village officials. He died in October 2015.
The idea to honor him was proposed to council by the village’s current mayor, Cynthia Morrison.
Oct. 1, according to the mayor, will also serve to promote “neighbors helping neighbors” in honor of Hindinger.
“He was formerly my neighbor and friend to all in Mount Blanchard,” Morrison said.
“When I ran for mayor, he was going to be my mentor, but died before the election,” she said.
“I just know as mayor, he knew the village inside and out. He made the operations of the village and the people who lived here his top priority,” Morrison said.
Separately, Village Council hired Iseler Demolition of Romeo, Michigan to tear down the old village water tower.
The project is estimated to cost $13,400, according to village officials.
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