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Bittersweet Bash
Ladies' Literary Club
Ypsilanti, MI, MI
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Help us honor and celebrate Margaret Sayles Harner, a tireless child advocate who has retired after more than 20 years of service to the Student Advocacy Center. The event is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Ladies Literary Club in Ypsilanti and will establish the Margaret Sayles Harner Advocacy Fund to help carry on Margaret's work with children. Highlights include:

* A dessert bar featuring goodies from Zingerman's, Bona Sera Cafe, Frita Batidos, Jefferson Market & Cakery, Just Baked, Mindo Chocolate Makers, the Ypsilanti Co-Op, Paesano, the Produce Station and more.

* Live music by Steve Somers, who has been playing guitar for more than 40 years.  He has studied jazz guitar with George Barnes and Dave Creamer and classical guitar/composition with Nelson Amos.

* Silent auction featuring in-studio time at NPR, a Motawi Tileworks grapevine tile, a cake class with Domestic Arts Custom Cakes, an overnight stay at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, a cheese tray from Morgan & York, truffles from Sweet Gem Confections, an original painting by David Palmquist, gift cards from local businesses such as Sidetrack's, Beezy's and Arbor Brewing, and much more.

    *** The number of tickets available are limited. ***

The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan empowers students to thrive in school and realize their right to a quality public education through individual and systems advocacy and education support. We have been a voice for every student since 1975.

In the 2011-2012 school year, we served 400 households, including 226 from Washtenaw County and 26 in Jackson County. We served 65 students in foster care through Washtenaw County.

Our services include:
* Individual case advocacy for students in Washtenaw County, where we work in partnership with families, schools and students to tackle challenges related to school discipline, special education and academic needs.
* Educational advocacy and support for Washtenaw County students in the foster care system.
* Educational technical assistance throughout the state for families struggling with expulsions, suspensions, special education services and other educational needs.  
* Solution-focused support for at-risk families in Jackson County that assists in education, housing  and other life goals and promotes family stability.
* Systems-level advocacy to challenge policies that negatively impact a child's right to a quality public education.

Special thanks to and Bank of Ann Arbor for sponsoring the Bash.
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Ladies' Literary Club (View)
218 North Washington Street
Ypsilanti, MI, MI 48197
United States

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Food > Sweets
Other > Charity

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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