Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Foundation fest June 27

by Brad Lindberg Staff Writer

June 13, 2013

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — The theme for this year’s City of Grosse Pointe Foundation summer cocktail party is “Luau on the Lake.”

The party is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Neff Park, on Jefferson at Lakeland.

Tickets cost $75 per adult. Children can attend at no charge.

To purchase tickets and learn more about the foundation, visit

The party is a family event. There’s children-friendly food, beverages and entertainment, including a disc jockey, games, and a bounce house.

For adults, there is a full-service bar and catered hors d’ouvers.

Dress is summer cocktail party casual.

All proceeds go toward supporting Foundation projects, according to Steve Vella, foundation vice president.

The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization for which donations are tax deductible.

Foundation projects enhance city amenities.

Recent projects include restoring two eagle statues near the Neff Park gate house as well as the arch clock in the Village business district.

The foundation also is responsible for the Village district Christmas tree decorations and lighting.

Foundation members support the “Paint the Windows in the Village” annual children’s event, provide streetscape banners in the Village and the vintage street signs along Kercheval, as well as the Kressbach Fountain in the Village.

Vella asked residents and businesses to consider sponsoring the party with a financial donation as a show of support for the foundation and community.

For sponsorship information, contact Trustee John Hoben at (313) 510-8835.

There are three levels of sponsorship:

* Gold: $1500, includes four adult tickets;

* Business: $750, includes two adult tickets and

* Individual: $250, includes two adult tickets.