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  • By Gigi Nichols

Variety Hearts & Stars Dinner

Variety’s Hearts & Stars Dinner was emceed by WJR’s Paul W. Smith at the Townsend Hotel. The goal of the evening was to raise awareness for Variety’s core programs which provide life-changing support to children with unique and special needs. The event was co-chaired by Laurie Fischgrund and Rhonda Sabatini and recognized Rosalie and Joe Vicari for their dedication and commitment to children in need. Hearts & Stars raised $240,000 to further support the good work of Variety the Children’s Charity.


If you would like your future event considered for coverage, you can email Nichols at or if you need to speak with her, phone 248.515.6105.

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