St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit Honors Vincentians at 24th Annual Awards Banquet

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will honor long serving Vincentians and a community organization at its 24th Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, March 25, 2012. The event raises funds for St. Vincent de Paul Conferences and is sponsored by Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association (Event Sponsor) and Michigan Industrial Controls (Corporate Sponsor). The Annual event will be held at the San Marino Club in Troy, MI beginning with a Celebration of Mass at 3:30 PM.

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Detroit Children's Choir is always looking for opportunities to inspire and build bridges through the power of its children united in song. We are thrilled to have a new relationship with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul...

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will honor long serving Vincentians and a community organization at its 24th Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, March 25, 2012. The event raises funds for St. Vincent de Paul Conferences and is sponsored by Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association (Event Sponsor) and Michigan Industrial Controls (Corporate Sponsor). The Annual event will be held at the San Marino Club in Troy, MI beginning with a Celebration of Mass at 3:30 PM.

Top Hat Awards will be presented to Dutch and Marie Vanden Boom, Raymond Laurin, Michael Gibbons, Michaela Terrell, Bob Saltsman, and Mary Lackamp; awards will be presented for 30 years of Vincentian service to George Jackson of Holy Trinity Conference in Port Huron and Howard Barch, posthumously. Monika Uriel will be presented with the Voice of the Poor Award, and new to the celebration this year, the Society will honor Megan Doyle with the first ever Young Vincentian Achievement Award. Chance for Life will be presented with the prestigious St. Vincent de Paul Award.

This year’s banquet theme is “Building Bridges Together” – Celebrating Vincentian Service to our Neighbors in Need. Befitting the theme, the banquet will feature a live performance from the Detroit Children’s Choir.

“Detroit Children's Choir is always looking for opportunities to inspire and build bridges through the power of its children united in song. We are thrilled to have a new relationship with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul which provides such vital services to people in need. Likewise, it is exciting to introduce our young singers to the role models being recognized at such an event, in hopes that one day; they too, will devote their time to meaningful service,” said Carol Schoch, Founder and Director of Detroit Children’s Choir.

Last year’s banquet rose over $40,000 in support for St. Vincent de Paul Conferences. Tickets are still available for this great community event. Individual tickets are $125, Vincentian tickets are $65. Limited advertising and sponsorship opportunities are also available for the Annual Banquet. Please contact Sommer Brock, Manager of Marketing & Special Events, at 313-393-2922 or via email at sbrock (at) svdpdet (dot) org for more information.

About The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Detroit is the local arm of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization of approximately 700,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually and offer person-to-person service to those living in poverty and the largest social assistance organization in the world. The Detroit office of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a major provider of human services. Programs include home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, job training and placement, food pantries, clothing and utility assistance. The Society works in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Detroit, networking with 2,000 Vincentian volunteers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, St. Clair and Monroe counties, and assisting 30,000 local households annually. For more information on the Society and its programs, please visit svdpdet.org.

About Detroit Children’s Choir
Detroit Children's Choir brings together Detroit area children through the power and discipline of choral singing in a way that strengthens team building, creativity, social interaction, understanding and connection.

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