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