Latino Family Services Hosts its 30th Anniversary Fund-Raising Event Saturday, April 7th at The Roostertail

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Latino Family Services, Inc.

    DETROIT, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Roostertail will be transformed into
 a fantasy cruise ship as Latino Family Services celebrates its 30th
 anniversary with a gala fund-raising dinner and dance Saturday, April 7, from
 6 p.m. until midnight.
     The stellar group of sponsors for the event are: General Motors (title
 sponsor), Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler, Henry Ford Health System,
 Detroit Edison Foundation, Comerica Charitable Foundation, Kmart, Bank One,
 MichCon, Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging.
     "Come Sail Away" is the theme of this exotic evening featuring delicious
 ethnic dishes, live entertainment and dancing.  The evening begins with a
 reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. with dancing and entertainment
 from 8 p.m.-midnight.
     Noted Detroit artist, designer and entrepreneur Dominic Pangborn designed
 200 exclusive scarves to commemorate the organization's 30th anniversary.  The
 scarves have a nautical motif to match the evening's "fantasy cruise" theme
 and will be on sale at the fund-raiser.  These LFS commemorative anniversary
 scarves will sell for $55.
     Two floors of The Roostertail will become the cruise ship's "decks" with
 entertainment on both.  One deck will feature Orquesta Fuego's intoxicating
 live samba and merengue dance music while another deck will sway with the
 nostalgic sounds of Sinatra tunes by vocalist Mark Randisi.
     Ticket prices are $75 for individuals and $750 for tables.  For ticket
 information call 313-841-7380, ext. 104.
     The fund-raising event will also honor recipients of Latino Family
 Services' "Spirit Awards" which pay tribute to the community service
 contributions made by individuals and corporations.  The award recipients are:
     *  Corporate Spirit Award  -- General Motors and the GM Foundation, for
 its commitment to the Hispanic community.
     *  Board Spirit Award -- Dalia Garcia, for her contribution to the LFS
 Board of Directors and to the agency and its clients.
     *  Employee Spirit Award -- Maria DeLourdes Harris, for her work as a
 Curriculum Development Specialist at LFS.
     *  Community Spirit Award -- Blanca Almanza, for her multitude of
 activities within various community, civic and charitable organizations.
     *  Volunteer Spirit Award -- Monique Green, for her volunteer efforts with
 LFS to serve the HIV-AIDS population.
     *  Board of Directors Service Award -- Joseph A. Saenz, for his help in
 generating many resources for LFS and its clients.
 
     The Latino Family Services event at The Roostertail is also geared to
 benefit the many health and human services programs administered by the
 organization.  The newest program, "Women Will Win at Latino Family Services"
 (WWW@LFS), is a comprehensive women's center dealing with such topics and
 issues as youth education, teen leadership, health concerns, domestic
 violence, parenting, and programs targeting elderly women.
     Latino Family Services, Inc., established in 1971, is a community-based,
 nonprofit agency driven to enhance the quality of life for children, youth,
 adults, families and the developmentally disabled in Wayne County.  The agency
 strives to meet the needs of Detroit's multicultural community by believing in
 the worth of all people, the power of prevention and the connection between
 domestic and community violence.
 
 

SOURCE Latino Family Services, Inc.
    DETROIT, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Roostertail will be transformed into
 a fantasy cruise ship as Latino Family Services celebrates its 30th
 anniversary with a gala fund-raising dinner and dance Saturday, April 7, from
 6 p.m. until midnight.
     The stellar group of sponsors for the event are: General Motors (title
 sponsor), Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler, Henry Ford Health System,
 Detroit Edison Foundation, Comerica Charitable Foundation, Kmart, Bank One,
 MichCon, Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging.
     "Come Sail Away" is the theme of this exotic evening featuring delicious
 ethnic dishes, live entertainment and dancing.  The evening begins with a
 reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. with dancing and entertainment
 from 8 p.m.-midnight.
     Noted Detroit artist, designer and entrepreneur Dominic Pangborn designed
 200 exclusive scarves to commemorate the organization's 30th anniversary.  The
 scarves have a nautical motif to match the evening's "fantasy cruise" theme
 and will be on sale at the fund-raiser.  These LFS commemorative anniversary
 scarves will sell for $55.
     Two floors of The Roostertail will become the cruise ship's "decks" with
 entertainment on both.  One deck will feature Orquesta Fuego's intoxicating
 live samba and merengue dance music while another deck will sway with the
 nostalgic sounds of Sinatra tunes by vocalist Mark Randisi.
     Ticket prices are $75 for individuals and $750 for tables.  For ticket
 information call 313-841-7380, ext. 104.
     The fund-raising event will also honor recipients of Latino Family
 Services' "Spirit Awards" which pay tribute to the community service
 contributions made by individuals and corporations.  The award recipients are:
     *  Corporate Spirit Award  -- General Motors and the GM Foundation, for
 its commitment to the Hispanic community.
     *  Board Spirit Award -- Dalia Garcia, for her contribution to the LFS
 Board of Directors and to the agency and its clients.
     *  Employee Spirit Award -- Maria DeLourdes Harris, for her work as a
 Curriculum Development Specialist at LFS.
     *  Community Spirit Award -- Blanca Almanza, for her multitude of
 activities within various community, civic and charitable organizations.
     *  Volunteer Spirit Award -- Monique Green, for her volunteer efforts with
 LFS to serve the HIV-AIDS population.
     *  Board of Directors Service Award -- Joseph A. Saenz, for his help in
 generating many resources for LFS and its clients.
 
     The Latino Family Services event at The Roostertail is also geared to
 benefit the many health and human services programs administered by the
 organization.  The newest program, "Women Will Win at Latino Family Services"
 (WWW@LFS), is a comprehensive women's center dealing with such topics and
 issues as youth education, teen leadership, health concerns, domestic
 violence, parenting, and programs targeting elderly women.
     Latino Family Services, Inc., established in 1971, is a community-based,
 nonprofit agency driven to enhance the quality of life for children, youth,
 adults, families and the developmentally disabled in Wayne County.  The agency
 strives to meet the needs of Detroit's multicultural community by believing in
 the worth of all people, the power of prevention and the connection between
 domestic and community violence.
 
 SOURCE  Latino Family Services, Inc.