Flagstar Strand Theatre 102nd Birthday Celebration

The Flagstar Strand Theatre, a destination for live entertainment and arts education in downtown Pontiac, hosted a celebration of its 102nd birthday on Saturday, March 4. Funds raised from the event benefited the nonprofit Strand Art Children’s Theatre and performing arts opportunities for Pontiac youth. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner; an auction; an award ceremony celebrating Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, president of Oakland University in Rochester Hills and recipient of the Strand Century Award; and Gill Garrett, public affairs director for the City of Pontiac and a deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff Department, recipient of the Strand Century Volunteer Award; and a performance from the Children’s Theatre. // Photographs by Patrick Gloria