Archive for February 2nd, 2010

Mardi Gras Fundraiser Benefits Dearborn Classrooms

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
(Below is a press release from the Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundation)

The Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundation will hold their annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, from 3:30 to 9:00 pm at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course, 1300 S. Telegraph. The fun filled evening will include entertainment, food, soft drinks, prizes, and a silent auction.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For ticket information contact Foundation Executive Director, Eddie Fakhoury, at 827-8790.

The Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundation is a group of private citizens, independent of the Board of Education, who raise money to fund teacher grants for innovative programs throughout our district. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $1 million in grants directly to classrooms in support of learning. The Foundation is a charitable 501(c) 3 organization with full tax exempt status.

Dearborn Animal Shelter’s Cool Cat Casino Night

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
(Below is a press release from the Dearborn Animal Shelter)

Put your game face on for the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter’s Cool Cat Casino Night – and take a swipe at a chance to win a $2,000 Walmart gift card!

Kelle Sisung, development director, Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, awards a Casino night reveler with a gift certificate in one of the raffle drawings at last year's event.

From 7 p.m.-midnight on Saturday, Feb. 20, the shelter will host a night of gambling fun at Fr. Patrick O’Kelley’s Knights of Columbus at 23663 Park Street in Dearborn. This Western-themed event (cowboy hats encouraged!) will include chances to win at casino classics like Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, Black Jack and Let It Ride. Games will feature cash payouts for winners – all while helping to raise funds to care for homeless animals. Yee haw!

The biggest prize of all? A $2,000 Walmart gift card, generously donated by The Envelope Printery owner Dave Hamilton and the Dearborn and Taylor Walmart stores. A total of 2,000 raffle tickets will be sold for the gift card drawing. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased during casino night, or in advance from the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Participants need not be present at the casino night to win.

The Cool Cat Casino Night will also include an open bar, appetizer buffet, live entertainment and door prizes. The centerpiece of the “chuck wagon buffet” will be a taco bar with all the fixins’ (vegetarian, too) donated by the Dearborn Heights Del Taco(Lisa Dufresne, managing partner). Tickets for this adults-only event are $30 in advance, or $35 at the door. Visit the shelter Web site to purchase tickets on-line (recommended) or purchase by phone or in person at the shelter.

Don’t miss this night of gaming fun – and many chances to win big, for yourself and for the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road in Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Main phone 313-943-2697 and on-line


Elaine Greene, Friends Executive Director