From the Macomb Daily: Festival of the Senses gives back to local charities

Festival of the Senses gives back to local charities

Charity Music in Clinton Township, which provides refurbished musical instruments to needy youngsters is one of the charities that benefits from the Festival of the Senses.

Through its artist participation fees, donations and sponsorships, Clinton Township’s Festival of the Senses committee supports causes in and around town.

“One of our original goals was to give back to the community,” said Debbie Staller, 2014 festival chair. “Over the last seven years we’ve donated more than $25,000 to various charities in and around our community.”

Staller emphasized that the festival is in no way funded through tax dollars, and remains largely a free event to festivalgoers.

“We’ve helped to support so many great causes, like Henry Ford Macomb’s pediatric cancer care, the Challenger Baseball Field, and disadvantaged youth.

This year, the festival committee hopes to support the Clinton Macomb Public Library’s South Branch, the Tomlinson Arboretum, the Warren Concert Band and Charity Music, a nonprofit organization that works to provide musical instruments on loan to young artists who would like to pursue their musical talents.

For more information about the Festival of the Senses, visit

Save the Date: Patriot Day Observance this Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Please join us at Resurrection Cemetery located at 18201 Clinton River Road for our 13th Annual Patriot Day Observance. This year our keynote address will be by Eric R. Calley, United States Marine Corps. Calley will share his experiences with returning to civilian life and addressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Eric co-founded the organization “The Fight Continues” ( with two other Marines, and they serve all branches of the military. Eric is brother to Michigan’s Lt. Governor, Brian Calley.  The entire program is below.

For more information, please contact my assistant, Elizabeth Vogel. She can be reached at 586-723-8092.

Sincerely, Robert J. Cannon, Supervisor.