The Children's Center Celebrates 85 Years With Tour de Fork

The Children's Center's marks 85 years with Tour de Fork, a unique event designed to celebrate local talent

Founded 85 years ago as one of the first child guidance clinics in the county, The Children's Center's expert and compassionate services address the whole child and the whole family

Ford Motor Company continues their 85 years of support of The Children's Center as Tour de Fork's Presenting Sponsor

Jul 07, 2014, 10:39 ET from The Children's Center of Wayne County

DETROIT, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Helping families for 85 years is a cause for celebration and The Children's Center is throwing a party to mark the occasion. Tour de Fork, which will be held on October 3, features "locally grown" music, dining and art to support The Children's Center in providing services to more than 7,500 Detroit children and families annually.

Presented by Ford Motor Company, Tour de Fork is a strolling dinner party featuring local chefs preparing Detroit-grown cuisine and craft cocktails, entertainment showcasing local musicians and awe-inspiring artwork created by community youth. 

Tour de Fork takes place Friday, October 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, Benson & Edith Ford Conference Center, 485 West Milwaukee St., Detroit, MI, 48202.

Tickets are available for $150 by calling (313) 262-1085 and at

Tour de Fork sponsorships are available for those who wish to support The Children's Center. Sponsorship information is available by calling The Children's Center at (313) 481-5116.

About The Children's Center                                                                   
For nearly 85 years, The Children's Center has been empowering Greater Detroit children and families to shape their own futures.  Annually, more than 7,500 children and families receive evidence-based therapeutic mental and behavioral health services from The Children's Center to help them overcome emotional and intellectual challenges, trauma from abuse, neglect and poverty.  Learn more about The Children's Center and our 20+ inter-related programs at or call (313) 831-5535.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 180,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit

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SOURCE The Children's Center of Wayne County