It was a gala affair Wednesday at the Blossom Heath Inn as members of St. Clair Shores' philanthropic groups, schools officials, business and elected officials gathered for the annual Poinsettia Ball.
The St. Clair Shores community gathered Wednesday night for the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores' Poinsettia Ball at Blossom Heath Inn. The annual ball brings together the various groups for one holiday party instead of having individual events. While the event is a chance for adults to celebrate, it was also an opportunity to benefit a good cause. Guests brought new, unwrapped toys for children who receive items from the St. Clair Shores Cops for Kids program.
With Santa coming to town Friday to help light the city's Christmas tree, holiday celebrations and charitable events are underway in the Shores.
The annual tradition of lighting of the city's Christmas tree this Friday signals the unofficial start to the holidays in St. Clair Shores. Santa will once again arrive by fire truck to the bandshell in front of City Hall to the joyful sounds of Christmas carols, and help flip the switch to illuminate hundreds of lights strung across municipal buildings at 11 Mile and Jefferson. 'It is a city holiday tradition," said Maureen Antushevich, chairman of the activities committee, which annually hosts the event. In addition to all the celebrations of the season, many volunteers will working in the coming weeks to make sure the less fortunate in the city will have food in their pantry and presents under the tree for their children. For 85 years, …