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Thanks for help with Bucks for Buses



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September 28, 2011 - Dear Editor,

Thanks to our community, Bucks for Buses has Gone Bocce was a huge success on Sept. 22 at Palazzo di Bocce in Orion. This event was held by the Friends of the Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center to raise money for our transportation program for seniors and disabled adults.

Our very generous sponsors made this event extra special. Our Gold Level Sponsors were Clarkston Medical Group, McLaren Health Care and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Silver Sponsors were Oakland Eye Care and Smith Disposal.

Our Bronze Level Sponsors were Canterbury on the Lake, Clarkston Specialty, Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home and Lourdes Senior Community. Without them we will not be able to offer our clients the level of service that we currently offer them.

We were thrilled this year to have a Detroit Pistons suite donated for our silent auction. We appreciate their very generous donation which added even more excitement to our event. Local business also donated prizes for this event.

We are grateful to the following businesses for their support.: American Fitness, Birdfeeder, Brioni Café', Camp Bow Wow, Clarkston Medical Group Employees, Clarkston State Bank, Drayton Café', Family Video, Frank and Me, Hair by Jodie, KH Home, Mr. B's Roadhouse, Nails by Marci, Over Tyme Grill & Tap Room, Red Knapps American Grill, Representative Eileen Kowall, Sportsmens Great Northern Grill, Town Center Auto Wash, Tenuta's, Village Fashion Boutique and Waterfall Jewelers.

Without the hard work of the committee members Dr. Tim O'Neill-Honory Chair, Lois Seddon-Co Chair, Collen Burke, Joette Kunse, Jamiee Olsen, Mary Melega, Brenda Marino, Joanne Ries and Nancy Wasilk we would not been able to have such a successful event.

Special thanks to our friends group members Lois Seddon-President, Carolyn Morrison-Vice President, Lee Kuczmanski-Secretary/Treasurer, Bill Jawlik, Joette Kunse, John Lowell, Bob Gray, Don Kayko, Alex Pirie, Larry Rosso, Mary Lou Schell, Mel Vaara and Sue Wagner for all of the fundraising they do for our Senior Center. They have been a loyal and dedicated group.

We had a fun filled night with fabulous food, music by Dr. Baker and bocce ball. Thanks to all of you who attended and supported this event.

Barbara Rollin

Independence Township

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