The 2018 MGA Holiday Party was held on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Venetian Club in Madison Heights, MI. This was a new venue for 2018, but everyone enjoyed a great meal and the children had a great time singing holiday songs and receiving individual gifts from Santa! A special thank you to Emily Hillmer for being Santa’s helper and arranging for the gifts to be purchased, wrapped and delivered for all 29 children present. Beautiful poinsettia plants from Eckert’s Greenhouse and MGA glassware were raffled off at each table. Entertainment was provided by Rick Jones, with his wonderful piano playing. His piano playing of holiday songs was very well received and we look forward to having him return next year.

So many wonderful volunteers this year – Dick Giba, MGA Board of Directors President, was our Master of Ceremonies.  Heather Hosking did a great job directing everyone with a rousing rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas and keeping the children occupied with singing songs while anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus.  Gary D’Alessandro (our 2018 Sosin Volunteer of the Year) assisted the MGA staff with set-up, registration and decorations to make this holiday event beautiful.  Heather and her dad, Mark Hosking, did wonderful work selling 50/50 raffle tickets which contributed $180.00 to MGA.  Thank you also to Andy and Linda Lukacs for delivering the Santa gifts.   And last, but not least, thank you Santa for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit us.  Thank you, everyone!

Many families brought many members of their extended family, such as sisters, in-law family members, grandchildren and more to MGA’s opening of the Holiday season.

Please plan to join us next year…  We promise a good time!!


MGA Walk/Run 2016

Drawing of people running

Place: Lake St Clair Metropark (Par 3 Shelter)
31300 Metropolitan Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48046

Time: Registration 9:00-9:45 am

Race start times: 5K—10:00 am, 1 Mile— 10:15

The weather is gorgeous and the Park is beautiful at this time of the year….I’ve already been there twice!  Registration form can be downloaded here if you want to be sure to get your t-shirt.


Its also a wonderful family day so bring a picnic and enjoy this beautiful Michigan park on Lake St. Clair. You won’t be disappointed.  After the race, stay for the other park attractions:

Lakeside, walk along a 1,600 foot boardwalk overlooking the one-mile shoreline.
On the nature trails, hike through meadows, marshland or a grove of cottonwood
trees while you observe wildlife and waterfowl. Together, the wetlands and lake
shoreline make this a top bird-watching site, with more than 230 commonly-seen species.
Explore Lake St. Clair Metropark’s nature center and trails, play the par-3 golf course, or
Shipwreck Lagoon Adventure miniature golf course at your next picnic. Come throughout
the year to enjoy the beauty of 770-acre Lake St. Clair Metropark.

Click map to enlarge. Note new location: the Walk/Run will be held in Par 3 Shelter this year.

metro beach

Take a look at last years Walk/Run event.