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Historic Fireboat with 50th Anniversary logo

Rouge Burn Anniversary Celebration

A Commemoration Event
The 50th Anniversary of the Rouge River Fire of 1969

Thursday, October 10, 2019
4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Member Price*: $115.00 per person
Non-Member Price: $145.00 per person

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The area between the Rouge plant and Zug Island is ground zero of this historic fire, symbolizing the peak of societal indifference to pollution. Today we celebrate all the work that has been done to clean up the Rouge River and rivers across the nation.

Join us for this celebration of the renewal of the Rouge River and a look to the next 50 years.

This exclusive event features a silent auction; strolling hors d’oeuvres; open bar (with special edition brew from Downey Brewing Co.) and all Michigan-craft beer/wine; live entertainment by Straight Ahead, the all-female jazz group; short boat tours of the river by Marine Pollution Control (the first spill cleanup company in the Great Lakes region); visit from Detroit Fire Boat ENGINE 16 “Curtis Randolph;” and remarks by distinguished guests including keynote speaker Martin Doyle, author of “The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade its Rivers.”


* Please call Karen at (734) 927-4902 to find out if you are a member or use the Become A Member button to join today.


Our Sponsors

Golden Anniversary Sponsors

Marine Pollution Control logo

Jubilee Sponsors

ITC logo

Celebration Sponsors

Burns & McDonnell logo smaller
ECT - Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. logo
Environmental Interpretive Center
Marathon Petroleum logo
OHM logo
US Steel logo smaller

Beverage Sponsors

Kelly & Kelly Law logo for Beverage Sponsor
Cardno logo
PEA logo
HRC Engineering logo

Dessert Sponsors

McKenna logo

Event Sponsorship Packages

Golden Anniversary Sponsor $5,000

Complimentary admission for 2 (plus additional admissions at $70 each)

Company banner displayed at event

Company logo and link on FOTR website (for 3 months)

Name and logo displayed at bars

Name and logo displayed on a sign at buffet

Name and logo displayed on a sign at the dessert table

Jubilee Sponsor $2,500

Complimentary admission for 2 (plus additional admissions at $80 each)

Company banner displayed at event

Company logo and link on FOTR website (for 2 months)

Celebration Sponsor $1,000

Discounted admission at $90 each

Company banner displayed at event

Company logo and link on FOTR website (1 month)

Dinner Sponsor $750

Company logo and link to FOTR website (for 1 month)

Name and logo displayed on sign at buffet

Beverage Sponsors $500

Company logo and link on FOTR website (1 month)

Name and logo displayed at bars

Dessert Sponsor $250

Company logo and link on FOTR website (1 month)

Name and logo displayed at the dessert table

Sponsorship Premiums specific to events are not transferable to other events, stewardship fund support, or capital campaign

SPONSORS, Please Fill Out This Form

Event Sponsorship Form

Thank you for your support!


Event Details

Food by Gary’s Catering out of Wixom, Michigan
Location: Marine Pollution Control, 8459 Melville Street, Detroit 48209
Parking: Holy Cross Hungarian Church, 8423 South St, Detroit, MI 48209 see details to follow.

Where should I park?

Please park in the parking lot of Holy Cross Hungarian Church – 8423 South St, Detroit, MI 48209
LINK to MAP
A shuttle will be transporting guests to and from the event all night long. The parking lot will be serviced by security throughout the duration of the event.

What time should I arrive?

Arrive any time after 3:30 p.m. The shuttle will begin taking guests to the event at 3:30 p.m. and will continuously transport guests to and from the event until 9:15 p.m.

What type of food will be served?

The menu selected will accommodate those with all restrictive dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free). The menu consists of heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Attire?

We are asking guests to arrive in business formal attire.


Please feel free to contact Karen at (734) 927-4902 or email her at khanna@therouge.org with questions or for more information.