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The Disability Network Wayne County Detroit hosted its Holiday Meet and Greet on Friday, Nov. 30 at Sindbads Restaurant and Marina in Detroit. Guests enjoyed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. The organization works to empower, educate, and advocate for individuals with disabilities.
Detroit Horse Power, an organization committed to teaching children skills for success by showing them how to care for horses on repurposed land in Detroit, hosted its Inaugural Gala on Nov. 9 at the Waterview Loft in Detroit. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a strolling dinner, a raffle, and a silent auction.
The Detroit Bar Association awarded Hon. Robert J. Colombo Jr., chief judge of the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court, with the 14th Annual Dennis W. Archer Public Service Award on Nov. 8 at the Detroit Yacht Club. The award honors an attorney or jurist who exemplifies the ideal of the law as public service. Proceeds fund free legal clinics and community outreach programs.
On Sunday, Nov. 4, The Doll League Inc. Detroit chapter hosted a masquerade ball at The Westin Southfield Detroit. The league is headquartered in New York and provides college scholarships to young women and grants to community organizations.
The Michigan Parkinson Foundation hosted its 2018 Small Steps, Big Strides gala on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn. Guests enjoyed access to the museum, cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a live auction. The foundation focuses on the educational and support needs of those with Parkinson’s.
The Belle Isle Conservancy hosted its 14th annual Polish the Jewel legacy luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle. The event raised money for Belle Isle’s Beachfront Revitalization Project, which will add a splash park, picnic area, and parking to where the island’s waterslide once stood.
The AUSA Arsenal of Democracy Chapter, Women in Defense-Michigan, and NDIA Michigan hosted Celebrate Michigan’s Military on Saturday, Sept. 22 at DC3S in Sterling Heights. The event, which included a Passing of the Leash Ceremony, raised funds for Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. The organization pairs Michigan veterans with individually trained medical service dogs.
The Detroit chapter of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 30th anniversary of the organization on Friday, May 18 at Andiamo Ristorante in Bloomfield Township. Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, entertainment, and a silent auction.