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MOCAD Interchange Dinner
A predicted late summer storm put the kibosh on host Julie Taubman‘s plan to serve dinner au plein air on the Wessen Lawn Tennis Club clubhouse deck as players were hitting on one of the 24 grass courts beyond. But the rain stopped just before the 74 guests arrived at Bill Massie’s “miracle in Pontiac” and Taubman’s fundraiser ($200 per ticket) for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit was a big win. Massie, Cranbrook Academy of Art’s architecture department head, created the $1.5-million facility out of the former city waterworks turned abandoned community center scheduled for demolition and the 40-plus acres surrounding the 1919 tile-roofed building. That a hard scrabble city like Pontiac would be home to such an upscale development – the first new lawn tennis facility built in this country in 124 years – is the wonderment.
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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