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Heart of the Rouge: a Benefit on the Banks

Tonight – August 11 at the Phoenix Mill

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Questions – call 734-927-4900

Join the celebration of your hometown River and support its better future! Enjoy interactive river experiences with Friends of the Rouge staff & river experts at the newly restored Phoenix Mill. Relish great food, drinks, and local brews. Enjoy live music from the Michigan Philharmonic Jazz Trio. Watch a live fish-netting demonstration on the River. Experience your River and region’s history at the former all-woman’s factory that produced parts for the Model T and supported the WWII effort, as a part of the “Arsenal of Democracy”! View the Mill’s unique historical features – like the original WWII blackout curtain beam. Meet and talk with special guests from the American Rosie the Riveter Association!

Experience an evening on the banks with Friends as you support your hometown River!

Thursday, August 11, 2022
6 – 9 PM
Location: Phoenix Mill
Address | Google Map: 15000 Edward N Hines Dr, Plymouth, MI 48170
Dress | Summer Casual – khakis, dresses, jeans – dress for your comfort!

This event is Sold Out!

If you are a sponsor and have not claimed your tickets and would like to do so, contact Lara at ledwards@therouge.org

Special Thanks to Event Partners:

Become a Sponsor – power year-round River action!

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Questions about becoming a sponsor? Contact Lara Edwards at ledwards@therouge.org.

Our 2022 Sponsors

Rouge Sponsors

Cleveland Cliffs Logo
PEA Group logo
SmithGroup logo

River Sponsors

Midwestern Consulting logo
Carmeuse Americas logo
Enterpretive Environmental Center - University of Michigan - Dearborn logo
with Orin & Char Gelderloos
M.J. Electric logo
Atwell logo

Friend Sponsors

Inland Lakes Landscaping Corp.

Grissim Metz Andriese Associates

TSP Environmental



Fleis & VandenBrink

First Merchants Bank

Ann Ivory Studios


Michigan Environmental Council

DTE Energy

TDM Troy Design & Manufacturing Co.

Plymouth Coffee Bean Company

Neighbor Sponsors


Aaron Companies

ProCom LLC

WDET 101.9 FM

True Cut Tree Care LLC

Research Analysis & Consulting

Our 2022 Host Committee

Christine Allen
Richard & Diane Cox
Mike & Nancy Darga
Annette DeMaria
Greg & Kristin Donofrio
Orin & Char Gelderloos
Marilyn & Jeffrey Gilbert
Paul Draus & Carla Gonzalez
Bill Eisenman & Susan Guenther
Karen Hanna & Stan Lisica
John Hartig
Sam & Susan Lovall

Patty & Mark Malcolm
Marie & Darren McCormick
Sara Rubino
Brandy Siedlaczek
John & Beth Stewart
Mary Kathryn Trezciak
Al & Peggy Vankerckhove
Laura Wagner
Sally Wenczel
Yvonne Willis
Brian Yopp

What questions may we answer? Contact Lara Edwards at ledwards@therouge.org