• Matthew Ivan

Horns to Chair Feathers and Fedoras Fundraiser


Disability Network of Mid-Michigan (DNMM) announced today their annual Feathers and Fedoras fundraiser will take place Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 5:30 PM at Horizons Conference Center in Saginaw. The event is a “Roaring Twenties” gala featuring dining, dancing, auctions, casino-style gaming, and music from Stone Street Revival. Proceeds benefit programs that promote independent living for people with disabilities. Veronica and Ken Horn will serve as Honorary Chairs of the fundraiser.


“Veronica and I are privileged to serve as the honorary chairs of Feathers and Fedoras,” said Ken Horn. “Disability Network assists young people with disabilities in building the necessary skills to live independently, they assist individuals in rural areas gain access to disability resources, and they assist people living in nursing homes gain knowledge and support to move back to their communities where they can live self-determined lives. We are excited to invite everyone to help raise awareness and funding for these vital programs by attending Feathers and Fedoras on February 12.”


“We are honored and humbled to have Veronica and Ken as our honorary chairs,” said Kelly PeLong, DNMM Executive Director. “They have a long history of supporting numerous causes throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region and they have been steadfast advocates for people with disabilities both personally and professionally. We are looking forward to a wonderful evening as we continue to work toward creating accessible and inclusive communities!”


Veronica Horn is the President/CEO of the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the Chamber, she worked for Congressman James A. Barcia and Congressman Bob Traxler, with expertise in communication, public affairs, and veterans and constituent services. She has an extensive history of community involvement that includes serving as a member of the Michigan Political Leadership Alumni Association, Saginaw County Mental Health Board, and the United Way. She also served people with developmental disabilities from 1974 – 1983 as a nursing supervisor.


Ken Horn is currently serving his second term as a State Senator where he chairs the Economic and Small Business Development Committee. He previously served as Saginaw County Commissioner for sixteen years and as a State Representative for six years. He has completed Michigan Political Leadership Program, Leadership Saginaw County, and the Saginaw County Vision 2020 One Thousand Leaders Initiative. A first-generation American, Ken has lived in Frankenmuth for over 40 years. Veronica and Ken have two adult children and three grandchildren.


Tickets to Feathers and Fedoras are $50 per person and are available by calling (989) 430-6105, registering online, or sending an email request to ivan@dnmm.org. Corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information about this event, visit www.dnmm.org/faf.




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