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Lighthouse’s Salute America
An event honoring three people who embody the American spirit of hard work, success and generosity attracted about 200 people ($150 & up tickets) to Oakland Hills Country Club on a Pure Michigan evening. The fundraiser was chaired by Patty Ghesquiere and Sue Nine. (The latter co-founded the event with Maggie Allesee.) During the social hour many studied the silent auction display, bidding $11,000 for the 62 packages before Lila Lazarus emceed the program in which Lighthouse CEO Lisa Machesky presented the honorees. They came from the private, public and religious sectors.
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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