‘Lymphoma Shoot’ raises $16,000 at Top Gun event

Photo by Evelyn Cairns

Photo by Evelyn Cairns


Sarah Barbour (left) and her husband, Michael, pre-pare to demonstrate a handgun and rifle for Peggy Shriver, executive director of the Leukemia & Lym-phoma Society, April 18 at the Barbours’ “Targeting Lymphoma Shoot.” The event was held at the cou-ple’s Top Gun Shooting Sports facility in Taylor in memory of Sarah Barbour’s father, who died of lym-phoma. The shoot raised $16,000 for the society.

Guns were blazing in the shooting house of Taylor’s Top Gun Shooting Sports April 18 during the 2010 “Targeting Lymphoma Shoot,” which raised $16,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, surpassing last year’s total of $13,000.

The second annual fundraiser was held by Shooting Sports owners Michael and Sarah Barbour in honor of Sarah’s father, Paul A. Manikkowski, who died of lymphoma.

Sarah is one of nine metropolitan Detroit residents participating in the L&L Society’s Man and Woman of the Year contest by raising funds for the society. Each dollar the contestants raise counts as a vote.

Contributions for Sarah Barbour’s campaign are being accepted at Top Gun Shooting Sports, 16725 Racho Road, Taylor, MI 48180, or (734) 282-8470. Top Gun T-shirts ($10) also are available at the shooting range for $10.

Winners of the titles will be announced at the so-ciety’s largest fund-raiser of the year, “Leukemia Bash 1010,” May 14 at The Henry Ford Museum.

The “Targeting Lymphoma Shoot” was part of an evening of family activities that included dinner, a si-lent auction, raffles, hand and body massages, a euchre tournament, bingo and special games for children.

Among the raffle prizes were DPMS and Bush-master rifles valued at $1,000 each, Crimson Trace laser grips, Walt Disney World and other vacation packages, jewelry, gift baskets and dinners.

EOTech was the presenting sponsor for the event. Other sponsors included Michigan Ammo Co., Design Point, Crimson Trace and .Com Productions.

Food and beverages were donated by the Gre-cian Center, Arnaldo’s banquet center, Burger King, TD Coney Island, Cakes by Joann and Starbucks Coffee.

Assisting the Barbours with the fund-raiser were Anne Manikkowski, Stephanie Koziol, Michelle Barber and the Carleton American Legion Auxiliary.

Spring fashions will be featured

The newest spring styles will be featured at a benefit fashion show/dinner slated for 6:30 p.m. April 28 at the Lincoln Park Knights of Columbus Hall by the Allen Park Business & Professional Women’s Club.

Tillie Balogh is chairman of the event, and Judy Le Vesque, co-chairman.

Providing fashions will be Madlyn’s of Wyandotte and the Deja New Boutique of Southfield.

Models will be Balogh, Corrie Dye, Evelyn Klish, Anne Hatley, Marge Leskoski, Andrea Lunder, Kara Treece, Cathy Wake and Yvonne Winand.

Tickets, $30, and additional information are available by calling Balogh at (313) 383-4229 or Le Vesque, (734) 837-5764.

Proceeds are earmarked for the club’s scholar-ships for high school seniors and working women. The K of C is at 25160 W. Outer Drive.

Season tickets are available
The 2010-11 Broadway in Detroit season is off to an impressive start with the Tony Award-winning mu-sical “Spring Awakening,” currently on stage at the Fisher Theatre through May 9.

The season continues with additional award-winning Broadway productions including “Cats,” May 18 through 23; “West Side Story,” in October; “Rock of Ages,” November; and “Mary Poppins,” December.

Other productions are “In the Heights,” February, “Burn the Floor,” February and March; and Les Miser-ables,” March and April.

All performances will be at the Fisher Theatre, with the exception of “Mary Poppins,” which will be at the Detroit Opera House.

The Southeast Michigan Lincoln Mercury Dealers are sponsoring the season.

The 2110-11 subscription series includes “West Side Story,” “Rock of Ages,” “Mary Poppins,” “In the Heights,” “Burn the Floor” and “Les Miserables.”

To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www.BroadwayInDetroit.com or call the Fisher Thea-tre at (313) 872-1000, ext. 0.

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