REC to host two October events

By |2009-09-10T09:00:00-04:00September 10th, 2009|News|

Ruth Ellis Center will host two events in October to mark their tenth anniversaty. These events will bookend the induction of Ruth Ellis into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame on Oct. 21.
The Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame displays cultural and historical exhibits on the accomplishments and achievements of Michigan women. The Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Gallery currently displays over 200 distinguished women inducted since 1983, including Rosa Parks, Betty Ford, Patricia Hill Burnett, Lily Tomlin, Gilda Radner, Aretha Franklin and Governor Jennifer Granholm.
The first event will be a celebration of Ruth Ellis herself and the youth of REC. This will be held in the drop-in center at 77 Victor St. in Highland Park on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 4-6 p.m. This casual event will celebrate the spirit of Ruth Ellis and the energy of the youth, and will feature light snacks and beverages. Tickets for the event will be $25 per person.
The second event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Scarab Club at 217 Farnsworth St., Detroit. This will be a more formal after-work event that will celebrate the center’s 10th anniversary, achievements and future potential. The event will begin with strolling hors d’oeuvres and a wine reception. The formal program will be at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $140 per person. Parking is available at the Cultural Center Parking Lot.
In addition to these recent developments, the REC has also recently announced that the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has challenged the center to raise $15,000 by Oct. 31. This will result in the Foundation matching the gifts with another $15,000.
The purchase of event tickets will go, in part, toward the $15,000 contribution.
For more information about the Ruth Ellis Center and upcoming events, call 313-252-1950 or visit

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