• Matthew Ivan

Feathers and Fedoras Roars Back!


On Saturday February 12, Disability Network of Mid-Michigan hosted its annual fundraiser, Feathers and Fedoras at Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw. We are truly grateful for the support of those who attended and we were able to connect with many new faces. The challenges of 2021 led us to a virtual event, but when COVID numbers began to decline, we cautiously moved forward for this year’s event. Although attendance was just over half what it was in 2020, everyone had a roaring good time!


Classic gaming, music, and dancing consumed the evening, as we celebrated some great successes in our community with the help of our honorary chairs, Senator Ken and Veronica Horn. To add to the fun, we even added a few twists like a selfie contest, red-carpet photo booths, and 1920s era dance demonstrations.



Part of what made the evening so special is the overwhelming support received by the business community. I’d like to acknowledge the following businesses: Event Sponsor – Dow, Entertainment Sponsors – Garber Management Group, the Saginaw Spirit, Fabiano Brothers, and WSGW 100.5FM & &790AM, Auction Sponsors – Amigo Mobility Centers, DuPont, Michigan Sugar, Wildfire Credit Union, and Table Sponsors – BHS Insurance, Blasy Electric, Bill G. Schuette For State Representative, Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, Gambrell & Associates, Gavin & Associates, the Great Lakes Loons, Horizon Bank, McCann Property Management, Servinski Sod Service, Shaheen Development, Three Rivers Corporation, and Warner Norcross & Judd.



Thank you to the following businesses for their in-kind contributions: Furlo Auction Service, Art Sample, Aster Michigan, Bavarian Inn Lodge, Bieri Hearing, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, Bucks Run Golf Course, Creative 360, Dance By Angela, Dow Gardens, Eastman Party Store, Greater Midland Community Centers, Grove Tea Lounge, The H Hotel, Ieuter Insurance Group, Maple Grille, Downtown Midland, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland Daily News, Northwood University, Outlyr Marketing, ReCreative Elements, Robert Spears Photography, Scientific Anglers, Tullymore and St. Ives Golf Clubs, Timbers Bar & Grill, University of Michigan Athletics, and Wines For Humanity.


As we plan for our spring and summer events, Disability Network will continue navigating the ever-changing landscape in the hopes we can get back to where we were pre-pandemic. We will continue working to create accessible and inclusive communities and we thank each of you who have supported these efforts.


If you would like to help us realize that vision and to make an impact in the lives of people with disabilities, you can make a donation by texting “DNMM” to 56651 or by visiting www.dnmm.org/donate.

Thank you again for supporting Disability Network of Mid-Michigan. We look forward to seeing you!




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