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By |2010-04-01T09:00:00-04:00April 1st, 2010|News|

DETROIT – Ride ’em, cowpoke! Rope ’em, cowgirl!
The annual Affirmations Big Bash, held March 27 at Bert’s Warehouse Theatre in Detroit, was a little bit of Texas right in the heart of Motown. Ten-gallon hats, fancy spit-polish boots, hip-huggin’ chaps, shiny sheriff’s badges, saddles and much hee-haw, hoe-down and “Howdy do, partners” highlighted the night’s festive round up in the rodeo-like setting in Detroit’s Eastern Market area. Over 300 bronco busters and side-kicks attended.
It was a stampede of fun and food, with over $60,000 raised for the Ferndale LGBT center.
The annual Jan Stevenson Award went to Lawrence Pennymon, the center’s head volunteer. Comerica banker Beth Correa received the Lorna Utley Outstanding Ally Award. Roger Reisdorf was recipient of the Chuck Moyer and Tim Cavanaugh Philanthropy Award.
Line dancing for beginners and experts kicked off things early on. Later, the Sinjon Smith Band provide lively two-steppin’ and jamboree sounds for lyrical lasooing. Tasty vittles and and fabulous desserts were provided by Pronto. The word among this year’s posse that partied the night away: the casual and kitschy settings were right on! As bashes go – deep in the heart of Texas or right here in Detroit – it was the biggest and best!

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