Thank you to everyone who joined us for The Victory Gala on Thursday, October 13 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.
Click on the logo to the left, courtesy of Dan Lunga and Social Smarties Media, to see a video highlight reel.
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Thanks to everyone who helped make the evening a success:
Our featured speaker was Professor Gregory Sumner, JD, PhD, author of Detroit in World War II. Dr. Sumner is co-chair of the History department at the University of Detroit Mercy. He told the story of wartime sacrifices, contributions and everyday life in the Motor City during WWII. We enjoyed learning what our great state did to earn the title The Arsenal of Democracy.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Guy Gordon, WDIV Local 4 Reporter/Anchor.
The event included a strolling dinner, silent auction, live auction with DuMouchelles auctioneer Nanette Poole and music by Ron Kischuk & The Masters of Music Big Band Quintet playing WWII era big band favorites. WWII veterans Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, Tuskegee Airman and Fireman First Class Arthur Fishman, US Army and US Navy, were also recognized as the first two recipients of The Victory Award.
Click here to see pictures of the event.
For more details, click here to see the complete program for the event.
Special thanks to Richard Wilson and WROK for producing the special broadcast of this event.
We welcome anyone who attended to let us know what they thought by clicking here to complete our survey. Also feel free to contact Debi Hollis by clicking here or 888 387 4157 if you want to share something not covered in our survey.
We thank our sponsors:
Brio Tuscan Grill
International Minute Press
Jewish War Veterans
Mezza Mediterranean Grille
C&N Party Rental
Doors and Drawers
Fox & Hounds Pastry Den
The Golling Automotive Group
Grand Traverse Pie Company
Mazur Market Management
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sidecar Slider Bar
The Townsend Hotel
Wolverine Custom Golf
The Townsend Hotel