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Revisiting Detroit

Fox Run’s annual gala puts the fun in fund-raising

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August 20th, 2014
residents around a roulette table

Run residents and staff got dressed to the nines for an evening to remember on June 20. That was the night of the community’s annual gala.

The theme of this year’s event was “Revisit Detroit.” In keeping with that theme, live musical entertainment was provided by Motown Rick’s Band, the Wayne State Jazz Band, the Tommy James Band and the Mosaic Chamber ensemble. Attendees also tried their luck at casino games and took trips down memory lane at a special Detroit High School Reunion Party. 

Gala guests enjoyed a Greek Town-inspired menu at a formal dinner. People who wanted to join the festivities without sitting down for a big dinner had the option to purchase tickets to the “afterglow” party, which featured an informal small plates dinner.

Charitable success

In total, about 450 people attended the 2014 gala. Proceeds from the event are donated to Fox Run’s Benevolent Care Fund. More than $115,000 was raised at the lively June event, including proceeds from the enticing silent auction. 

Some of the most coveted silent auction items included a handsome grandfather clock made by members of Fox Run’s hobby shop (see story below). The clock raised more than $11,000. Resident Fred Wiegand donated one of his colorful stained-glass pieces of art depicting a fox in honor of the community he and his neighbors call home. The stained-glass piece raised $1,300, and the winners of the item, Peg and Arlon Quigley, donated it to the community so it can be enjoyed by all of the residents and staff while on display in a common area.