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Open Your Heart for Lighthouse

February 13, 2013

Tony Vitale, who provided singing entertainment, and Wendy Schaffer, who hosted the event.
More than 100 guests filled Bob and Wendy Schaffer's Independence Township home to enjoy fine food from local restaurants, cocktails, fun, and festivities, Feb. 7, all for a good cause.

"It's amazing I love it," said Wendy, in her and her husband's second year of hosting Open Your Heart to Lighthouse. "Lighthouse is a great organization to work with."

The annual event has raised over $300,000 total to support Lighthouse of Oakland County's emergency relief and food bank efforts.

"Lighthouse helps the community there's a real need for it," said Shaine Schindler, who will host next year's Open Your Heart with her husband John at their home. "They have a great committee. They take the pressure off the home owners."

The Steering Committee includes Tina Galley, Beth Kirchner, Rebecca McGovern, Heather Roeser, and Cindy Vella. Phil Custodio