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Project 1’s Who’s Your Bartender
The scene at Dick O’Dow’s the week following St. Patrick’s Day was like déjà vu. More than 500 (at $10 each) squeezed into the iconic Birmingham pub to lend support to Project 1, a totally volunteer non-profit which donates all net proceeds directly to those in need. Who’s Your Bartender? was coordinated by Linda Krause, Kelley LaFontaine, Laura Beckeman, Kirsten Mumma and Jerry Hall. It featured 15 good sport bartenders competing for donations (sales and tips) for a charity of their choice and for project 1. The top three – Kelley Kennedy for the Bright Pink Foundation, Stacey Kives for Humble Design, and Ryan LaFontaine for Leukemia and Lymphoma – got to direct 50% of their take to their charity.
Photos for Social Lights events include the HAVEN’s Promenade of Hope, Healing Waters Dinner Auction, Kadima’s Healthy Body Healthy Mind, Bound Together’s High Tea, Cinco de Mayo, and the American Diabetes Association’s Unmasked Gala.
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Event chairs Meg Gordy (left) of Beverly Hills and Lara Phillip of Rochester Hills with decorations chair Deb Roelofs of Troy
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