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A Parade Supporter Says Thank You

President of the Friends of the Grosse Pointe Parade shares his thanks and appreciation with the community regarding the sponsorships and support given this year for the tradition. He also sent a letter to all of the volunteers thanking them as well.

The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Parade are thankful for the contribution by the sponsors in the and the participation in the 2011 Santa Claus Parade.

I express my appreciation to , the lead sponsor of the Wellness Express, and the , the lead sponsor of the Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Sleigh and Rudolph.

In addition, I recognize , Northern Trust and the Grosse Pointe Park Foundation as event sponsors.  I appreciate the Fruehauf, Stevens, Burton and Ermanni families for their sponsorship of the coaches. 

Many thanks go to the supporters and contributors, Graymatters, Giorgio Vintage Wines, Trader Joe's, , Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, as well as our many volunteers, Mayor Palmer Heenan, Father Rich Bartoszek, Dr. Donna Hoban, Ryan Ermanni, Dick Ruzzin, Tracy Lyon, Bill Demeter, Steve & Marcia Sholty, Jack & Nancy Addison, Mark Lorkowski, Rich Pozniak, Don Parthum, Carolyn Keller, John Danaher and Chris Walsh.  I thank the Village & Hill Associations for allowing the Friends to participate and contribute to this annual Grosse Pointe tradition.

G. John Stevens

President of the Friends of the Grosse Pointe Parade

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