May 20 Detroit dinner-dance to benefit retired clergy, widows

May 20 Detroit dinner-dance to benefit retired clergy, widows DETROIT, MI [COCC] — The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit [COCC] will sponsor its annual “Spring Fling” dinner-dance to benefit retired Orthodox priests and priests’ widows on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the banquet center of the Antiochian Orthodox Basilica of Saint Mary, 18100 Merriman Rd., Livonia, MI.  Printable flyer here.
The event will begin with a social hour at 5:00 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:00.  There will be live music by the Offbeats and entertainment for children.
Tickets including dinner and refreshments are $40.00 per person, with children ages 12 and under admitted free.  To order tickets or obtain further information, contact Mihaela Charlier at 313-595-7640 or, or Richard Shebib at 734-422-0278 or
The COCC is also soliciting business and private sponsorships, as well as advertisements for a souvenir program book, that will be distributed at the event.  Sponsorship levels range from $250.00 to $1,000.00 and above, while rates for the program book range from $20.00 to $200.00.  For further information on sponsorships and advertising, contact Shebib at 734-422-0278 or  Deadline for sponsorships and ads is May 5.
The COCC is a 55-year-old clergy and lay association that represents canonical Orthodox churches in metro Detroit.  Its mission is to promote Orthodox Christianity throughout the area through worship, fellowship, and charitable, educational and outreach programs.  For further information, visit

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