GROSSE POINTE – The Junior League of Detroit, Inc. (JLD) will be hosting the third annual Festival of Wreaths on Saturday, November 17 at the Alger House of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. The event runs from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will feature designer wreaths on display and for sale along with many family friendly activities, and a cocktail party and wreath auction that evening from 6:30 – 9 p... Admission to the Festival is $5 per person and payable at the door; advance tickets are not needed. Some activities will require an additional charge. All proceeds from the Festival of Wreaths will support the Junior League’s Centennial Celebration Scholarship Program.
The Festival of Wreaths offers a great start to the holiday season, with designer wreaths donated by local artists and businesses, including Village Toy Company, Village Palm, Viviano Florist, The League Shop, Detroit Tube Products and more. Fresh wreaths from Allemon’s Landscape Center along with opulent bows, ornaments and cards round out the holiday décor for purchase. There will be fun activities for all ages, including children’s crafts, cookie decorating, story time, and a chance to visit live reindeer in the Candy Cane Corral outside.
The designer wreaths will be available for purchase during the day at a “Buy it Now” price, or shoppers can take their chances in a silent auction at the Cocktail Party and Auction the same evening from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Guests will enjoy cocktails and light appetizers while placing their bids on the wreaths as well as a few beautiful pieces of jewelry, compliments of George Koueiter & Sons and Edmund T. Ahee Jewelers. Ryan Ermanni, WJBK-TV 2 sports reporter, will be the emcee for the evening. Tickets are $45 per person and reservations are limited. Tickets are available at jldetroit.org or by calling 313/881-0040.
Festival Sponsors include the Wayne County Sheriff’s Youth Education Fund, Quicken Loans and Michigan Council 25, AFSCME; Santa Sponsors include Friends Hair & Nails Salon and the RPM Group.
“Festival of Wreaths has become a fun and successful tradition for the Junior League of Detroit,” said Therese Bellaimey, JLD President. “We love hosting this holiday party for area families because it really has something for everyone. And even better, their contributions will help us provide more support and programs for the children and families we serve.”
ABOUT THE LEAGUE:
Established in 1914, The Junior League of Detroit focuses on elevating the lives of children. Through our projects and programs, using our financial resources and trained volunteers, we will initiate and participate in community-based collaborative partnerships that work to broaden the educational, cultural, recreational, and health opportunities for children in the City of Detroit. For more information, please visit jldetroit.org or facebook.com/juniorleagueofdetroit.
The Junior League of Detroit is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.