GPHS Moorings Newsletters - page 40

Grosse Pointe Farms residents are
happy once again to see that the newly
cleaned Joy Bells are back where they
belong.The structure at Joy Bells Park
on the corner of Grosse Pointe Boulevard
and Moross has had a beautiful face lift
and the shining golden bronze bells are
ringing once again.
The Social Secretary books are one of our greatest treasures in the
Alfred B. & Ruth S. Moran Resource Center.They provide us with family
names, home addresses, summer homes and clubs people belonged to.To
date we have over 75 books in our collection from 1919 to 2011.We would
like to try and complete the collection with your help. Below is the list of the
years we are missing. If you have any of the books from the dates listed below
and would like to find an important home
for them, please let us know. Your donation
will assist us in completing our collection
of the Social Secretary books at the
Resource Center.The Grosse Pointe
Historical Society thanks you in advance
for your time and help.The desired books
are: 1922, 1923, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1933,
1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1942, 1959, 1960,
1988, 1999, 2001, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2009, and 2010.
The premiere
Legends of Le Detroit,
held on the grounds of the Provencal-Weir
House on October 28, was a big success. Roughly 120 people were in attendance
to enjoy free chili dogs, sauerkraut dogs, pop, and chips. Six actors read stories
from the book written by Maria Caroline Watson Hamlin. Cider and donuts
were served at the intermission.
“It was a
very
chilly night to have an outside event and I was delighted so
many people came to hear these wonderful legends”, said Izzy Donnelly,
director and producer of the event.The food was donated by many GPHS
board members. “The response from them was amazing” said Donnelly. “I
had everything I needed within two
days of my request.”
Doug Cordier cooked the hot dogs
with the help of Susan Budrys, Jack
McCormick, and Herman Mozer.
Boy Scout Troop 96, lead by Matthew
Fleckenstein, helped light all the
luminaries, assisted people with their
chairs and cleaned the tables.There were
many other volunteers that helped make
it such a successful evening.The Grosse
Pointe Hunt Club’s chef, Frank Cherro,
rode Lacey, one of their boarded horses,
to the event with Maggie Yash assisting.
“This added so much to the evening,”
said Donnelly. “I asked Frank if he would chant hauntingly while riding by on
the horse, ‘Beware of the Legend of Le Lutin, for it returns to Grosse Pointe
tonight.’ He was a great sport about it and did it with great panache.”All the cos-
tumes were loaned from the Grosse Pointe Theatre. A big thank you goes to the
neighbors on Lakeview and Mary Lane for letting us block off the corner
of Lakeview and Kercheval.
Legends of Le Detroit 2011
4
The Joy Bells
Are Back!
Social Secretary Books
People were lined up for free hot dogs on a
crispy October night for Legends of Le Detroit.
From left to right. Matthew Becker, Vice President of Fine
Arts Society of Detroit, Dave Cowen Wayne State University
Theatre graduate and member of Players Playhouse,
Gina Telford, member of Fine Arts Society of Detroit,
Agnes Ward, member of Theatre Arts Club of Detroit,
Fine Arts Society of Detroit and Grosse Pointe Theatre,
and Harry Burkey, member of Grosse Pointe Theatre and
Stagecrafters. (Not shown, Izzy Donnelly, President of
Theatre Arts Club of Detroit and member of Grosse
Pointe Theatre)
Jack McCormick,
board member and
volunteer for the
evening, asks,
“Hot dog, anyone?”
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