Shout out to Patrick Coleman, owner of Beans and Cornbread. For the last eight months of her life, Aretha Franklin received dinner from the popular Southfield soul food bistro. Patrick would plan the meals daily and made sure they were prepared to the Queen’s specifications. And although most of the meals were made in the Beans and Cornbread kitchen, oftentimes Patrick would send pizza or Chinese food from another one of her favorite restaurants. “Every now and then, she’d ask for something in particular that wasn’t on our menu, like oxtails” he adds. “We happily presented her with the best oxtail recipe we could find.” For more than a decade, Beans and Cornbread has provided food for Franklin privately or for her many events and parties. “For her big events, she’d purposely order more food than she needed so she could deliver leftovers to the homeless,” Patrick adds. “She did things like that all the time that people weren’t aware of.” Patrick has posted a banner with Aretha’s photo outside of the restaurant that guests are invited to sign.
Join us for an exquisite evening in the quaint, charming, historic Village of Holly, Michigan. This charity event is not only a fun evening out, but it's us coming together as
Join us for an exquisite evening in the quaint, charming, historic Village of Holly, Michigan. This charity event is not only a fun evening out, but it’s us coming together as a community to raise money for a local charity.
Your night will be filled with live music, an open bar, a delicious catered dinner, a silent auction, complimentary valet and coat check. Part of your ticket proceeds will be donated back to a local charity to be surprised at this year’s Black Tie Charity Event.
We invite you to an unforgettable night that not only brings change to our community but memories that will last a lifetime!
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hosted by Shawn Blanchard Red Carpet 5pm-7pm 3 Course Dinner Special Guest Speakers 7pm-8pm Live Band & Performances 8pm-10pm About this Event CHARITY FUNDRAISER FOR “KEEP The SCHOOL SAFE, INC” PRESENTED BY KEEP
Hosted by Shawn Blanchard
- Red Carpet 5pm-7pm
- 3 Course Dinner
- Special Guest Speakers 7pm-8pm
- Live Band & Performances 8pm-10pm
About this Event
CHARITY FUNDRAISER FOR “KEEP The SCHOOL SAFE, INC”
PRESENTED BY KEEP THE SCHOOL SAFE
A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION (501C3) WHO SOLE PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE PROGRAMS TO HELP WITH EDUCATING OUR YOUTH IN A SAFE, GUN/DRUG FREE ENVIRONMENT PLUS ASSISTING IN THE FINANCIAL NEEDS FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AND UNIFORMS, FOOD , CLOTHING, MENTORING PROGRAMS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS,ETC.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO “KEEP THE SCHOOL SAFE, INC”
3 COURSE DINNER/PARKING PASS INCLUDED W/TABLE PURCHASE
5PM-11PM (SEATING ATTENDANCE OF 400 PEOPLE)
RED CARPET MEDIA AND PRESS 5PM-7PM
INTRODUCTION OF THE EVENT 7PM-8PM
8PM-10PM LIVE JAZZ ENTERTAINMENT WITH SPECIAL QUEST PERFORMANCES
10PM-11PM CLOSING OUT OF THE EVENT PLUS SWAG BAG GIVEAWAYS
CALL 866-347-4144 FOR DETAILS ON TICKETS, TABLES, LOGO PLACEMENT
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm