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Thousands attend Capuchin fundraiser


August 30, 2012
Thousands attended the 31st annual Capuchin Souper Summer Celebration, Saturday, June 23, at Comerica Park. edmund t. AHEE Jewelers sponsored the evening of music and give-aways.

The event, titled "Treasure Island," was acelebration, established by Edmund & Bettejean Ahee and their children in 1981, has evolved into a free fundraising event, which first hosted 500 people and raised about $10,000.

The event has since increased to more than 7,000 attendees and has raised more than $5 million for the soup kitchen.

This year's raffle included prizes valued at more than $30,000 and featured jewelry and fine time pieces by AHEE jewelers, Rolex, Roberto Coin, Mikimoto, David Yurman, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Marco Bicego and Ivanka Trump.

This year also marked the seventh anniversary of the establishment of the Edmund T. Ahee Endowment Fund for Hunger in support of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

This endowment fund, in conjunction with the annual event, will help to ensure long-term funding for the ministry and its cause.

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