Save the date! Annual “She is Me” Event
August 16, 2014 at the Lakes of Taylor in Taylor, MI
Coming Soon Photos of our 2013 Gala!
Let’s take a moment to reminisce about the magical night of the first She is Me Event last year…
The finishing touches were made to the beautiful tables. Hand-painted photo shoot backdrops stood ready to capture photos of guests as they arrived. The DJ began to fill the air with music while the theater was being set to share a short movie clip on the importance of Enchanted Makeovers’ mission. Final tests were run on the equipment that would be used to debut the original “She is Me” song. It was perfect! The Enchanted Makeovers’ team was ready to welcome guests to their first annual “She is Me” event at the beautiful Lackland Performing Arts Center. They were especially excited to meet their very special guests from the Ozanam homeless shelter who spent the day at Gemmette Hair Studio for a day of relaxation and beauty.
Guests arrived and mingled with one another while enjoying hor’sdoeuvers and a fantastic silent auction. Ellen Banks, Enchanted Makeovers’ Chief Operating Officer, then presented the “Enchanted Evening” program to the guests that included Centenary Trustees, Daily News Editor, Network Videographer, Team, Family and Friends. Sabina Ptacin, Founder of Red Branch Public Relations then served as the emcee for the evening. Guests were invited to view the short movie clip that was filmed in 2011 during a shelter makeover in Detroit. Expanding on this message were two nationally known speakers. Jennifer Tuma-Young gave a moving talk about self-worth and was followed by Christy K. Burch who spoke about courage.
Guests were moved when Enchanted Makeover’s Founder and CEO, Terry Grahl, took the stage. She shared why she took a “leap of faith” to start this mission and why “She is Me” is a movement that is important for everyone. Terry then welcomed Michelle Cleary to debut the original “She is Me” song. “Miss Enchantment” Marlene Haveron then shared a replica of Enchanted Makeovers future headquarters that she built especially for the evening.
After enjoying a wonderful dinner and a night of dancing, everyone was given the opportunity to participate in a very special photo shoot. Enchanted Makeovers’ photographer, Britni Wilson, snapped photos of people holding cards where they filled in the blank: I Am Not___________. It showed that everyone has something they are trying to overcome and that we are more “alike than we are unalike”. The common threads that connect us all.
For 2012 event photos click here.
Please help us do more! The annual She is Me event and the work of Enchanted Makeovers would not be possible without the generous help of our donors. Sponsorship packages for the 2013 She is Me event:
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