By EVELYN CAIRNS
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is offering a chance to win a seven-night trip for two to the U.S. Virgin Islands in conjunction with the annual Downriver/Dearborn Light the Night Walk Sept. 27 in Wyandotte and other L&LS walks in Michigan.
Registration is under way for the local walk, one of seven.
Raffle tickets for the trip, $10, include airfare and accommodations. They are available from walk participants and committee members and will be sold at the walk, scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m. at Bishop Park.
Illuminated gold, white and red vinyl lanterns will be carried by walkers in memory of those who have lost the fight against blood cancers, those who are survivors, and those who are supporters of the L&LS, respectively.
Participants can walk alone or join a team — more than 30 captains are seeking members for their teams. Walkers who raise $100 or more will receive Light the Night T-shirts, lanterns and a wristband for free food and refreshments after the walk.
Registrations are being accepted at www.lightthenight.org or 248-581-3941 and will be available at the event, which will get under way at 5 p.m. with live music, entertainment by Carey Ann’s Clown Caravan and drawings for donated items. A memorial ceremony is planned for 6:15 p.m., and a kick-off program at 6:45 p.m. There is no admission fee.
Carol Ann Owens of Riverview is chairwoman of the walk, and Rob Bovitz of Trenton will serve as master of ceremonies.
Committee members are Larry and Linda Bradley of Trenton; John and Marika Kontos of Southgate; Sherl Hattis of Riverview; Maureen Fernandez of Taylor; and Sandy Bettinger, Karen Ranka, Barb Holbeck and Collie Hopper-Yan of Grosse Ile Township.
Proceeds from the walks and raffles will be used for research to find a cure for blood cancers and for patient care, Owens said.
Chamber sets Steak Roast
John Persico will present a one-man show Thursday at the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber’s annual Steak Roast, to be held at a new location, the Brownstown Event Center, 23345 King Road.
Doors will open at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The menu will include steak or chicken, corn on the cob, sautéed mushrooms and dessert. A cash bar will be available.
Tickets, $30 in advance or $35 at the door, and more information are available by calling 734-284-6000.
Family Night event slated
A special Family Night program sponsored by Broadway in Detroit and the Michigan Education Savings Plan will precede the performance of “Annie” at the Fisher Theatre on Sept. 26, when children will have an opportunity to participate in craft projects and enjoy ice cream treats beginning at 6 p.m. in the lobby.
The play will be staged Sept. 26 through Oct. 4. Ticket prices are $35 to $85, including parking. They are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787, and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com.
A theater spokeswoman said parents can purchase up to four tickets at half price for Family Night by using the code FAMILY at www.broadwayinDetroit.com/.
She added that the 7:30 Oct. 1 performance will be open-captioned for the benefit of the hearing challenged.
Coming up . . .
Sept. 11 — Wyandotte Farmers Market Annual Blue Ribbon Quick Bread Contest for entries baked with Farmers Market fruits or vegetables; for more information and an entry form, go to www.wyandottefarmersmarkets.com and click on Market Events.
Sept. 13 — Golf benefit at Taylor Meadows for the Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry; 8 a.m. registration and continental breakfast; $80 per golfer for 18 holes with cart; for more information, contact Byran Cragg at 293-295-4950 or [email protected]
Oct. 18 — Downriver Council for the Arts Octoberfest; 5 p.m. at the new Southgate Market Center Park (at the Southgate Shopping Center, Eureka and Trenton roads); German-style food, cash bar, live entertainment and raffles; tickets are $20 (students and seniors, $15; children 12 and under, $10; 3 and under, free); for tickets and more information, call 734-720-0671.