Join Us for a 10 Year Celebration at Bakers of Milford

Dear Friends of Highland Recreation Area Special Supporter,

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On behalf of Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) we’d like to invite you, your family, and members of your organization to our 2017 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 pm, at Bakers of Milford. The evening will celebrate 10 years of achievements of our Friends group and its Supporters. Awards will be presented during the evening. 

Social time with refreshments and appetizers will begin at 6:00 pm, dinner buffet at 6:30 pm, and the formal start of the meeting is at 7:00 pm.

Guest Speaker is Mr. Russel Doré automotive historian who will present, “The Dodge Brothers, Their Company and Their Lives”, a one hour speaking engagement with visuals. Learn how these machinists went from being parts suppliers to creating an automobile company which at one time was second only to the Ford Motor Company. And “FOHRA: 10 Years at Haven Hill” by Jay Fitzgerald, FOHRA Secretary. A photographic and video journey of the Friends group and their work over the years at Highland State Recreation Area.

Please call with any questions – let us know if anyone needs special assistance or further information. (248) 494-8919. 

Visit our web site at www.fohravolunteers.org for more information and to buy tickets online.

Sincerely,

Richard G “Dick” Russell, Jr.
President, Friends of Highland Recreation Area
FireExplr2@aol.com
(248) 563-7428


Our Mission: “To enrich and foster awareness of the land, history, art, architecture, and people of Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s former Haven Hill Estate within Michigan’s Highland State Recreation Area for current and future generations.”
 

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John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.

FOHRA Annual Dinner Meeting w/Guest Speaker November 8

PURCHASE YOUR ANNUAL MEETING DINNER TICKETS AT OUR WEBSITE

PURCHASE YOUR ANNUAL MEETING DINNER TICKETS AT OUR WEBSITE

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE

Friends of Highland Recreation Area, 10th Anniversary Annual Dinner Meeting
6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 8, 2017
$25.00 Per Person
 

Bakers of Milford

2025 S. Milford Road, Milford, MI 48381 

$25.00 per Ticket. Dinner Buffet and Guest Speaker

$25.00 per Ticket. Dinner Buffet and Guest Speaker

The Board of Directors of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) would like to welcome its Members and the public to our 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting. The yearly event showcases FOHRA’s volunteer activity at Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s former Haven Hill estate within the Highland State Recreation Area. Dinner will be served and guests will be charged $25.00 to attend. Tickets Available on Our Website. Please reserve before 11/1/17.


2017 Meeting Highlights

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Guest Speaker Mr. Russel Doré automotive historian will present, “The Dodge Brothers, Their Company and Their Lives”, a one hour speaking engagement with visuals. Learn how these machinists went from being parts suppliers to creating an automobile company which at one time was second only to the Ford Motor Company. “FOHRA: Ten Years at Haven Hill” – Jay Fitzgerald, FOHRA Secretary. A photographic and video journey of the Friends group and their work over the years at Highland State

CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND BUY YOUR TICKETS

CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND BUY YOUR TICKETS

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FOHRA is committed to supporting Michigan’s Highland State Recreation Area by assisting and promoting interpretive, scientific, historical, and educational visitor services.
 

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John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.

You're Invited! Annual Meeting Wednesday Night

Friends of Highland Recreation Area Annual Meeting Wednesday

2016 Annual Meeting, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday, November 2


Huron Valley Council for the Arts Building
205 West Livingston Road, Highland, MI 48357 (248) 889-8660

The Board of Directors of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) would like to welcome its Members and the public to the 2016 FOHRA Annual Meeting and Social. Our yearly event showcases FOHRA’s volunteer activity at Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s former Haven Hill estate within the Highland State Recreation Area.

2016 Meeting Highlights
Guest Speaker Mr. Mark Campbell of the Henry Ford Heritage Association will be presenting
“The Impact of Henry Ford”. FOHRA member Jay Fitzgerald will give a special presentation about the Ford Model A automobile as an introduction to a special award for the Livingston A’s driving club. 

•    6:30 – 7:00 pm: Sign-In and Social
Guestbook Sign-In. Enjoy visiting with FOHRA members and seeing some informative Haven Hill exhibits. Appetizers, desserts, and light beverages will be served.

•    7:00 – 7:15 pm: Welcome: FOHRA Annual Business Meeting
2016 Good Evening & Welcome, Required Votes - FOHRA President; -  Dick Russell

•    7:15 – 7:35 pm “The Impact of Henry Ford”: A Presentation by Mr. Mark Campbell of the Henry Ford Heritage Association. Come and enjoy Mark’s presentation about the impact of Henry Ford on people of the world.

•    7:35 – 7:45 pm: Special Presentation: Pettibone Creek Questers – The Pettibone Creek Questers will make a special presentation at the Annual Meeting

•    7:45 – 8:00 pm: Presentation: “The Model A Ford Automobile” – Jay Fitzgerald. A history of the Model A and Edsel’s role in its development and production.

•    8:00 – 8:15 pm: Special Presentation: The FOHRA Presidents Award and Special Gift to the Livingston A’s

•    8:15 – 8:30 pm:  Overview of Future Programs – Dick Russell
FOHRA Focus for late fall 2016 and 2017 future.

•    8:30 pm: Adjournment

•    8:30 - 8:45 pm: Light Refreshments and Desserts Among “Friends”

FOHRA is committed to supporting the Highland State Recreation Area by assisting and promoting interpretive, scientific, historical, and educational visitor services. 

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John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.

Special Presentation: FOHRA Annual Meeting to Host Mark Campbell, Henry Ford Heritage Association

Mark Campbell, Henry Ford Heritage Association

Mark Campbell, Henry Ford Heritage Association

You're invited to the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30 pm at the HVCA building in Highland...

Enjoy a special presentation by Mark Campbell of the Henry Ford Heritage Association entitled, “The Impact of Henry Ford” at this year's Annual Meeting of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area. Mark has more than just a passing interest in Ford history. He has a direct family connection, being the great-great nephew of Clara Bryant Ford. Mark grew up around Fair Lane, the home of Henry and Clara Ford, attending the annual Christmas brunch, special events, and learning to drive Fair Lane’s Model T.

The event will also include special presentations and updates about the activities of the Friends group this past year. And please stay afterwards for light desserts, coffee, and refreshments. 

Social time with refreshments and appetizers will begin at 6:30 pm and the formal start of the meeting is at 7:00 pm. 

The address of the Huron Valley Council for the Arts building in Highland, Michigan is 205 West Livingston Road, Highland, MI 48357. Phone: 248-889-8660. Visit our web page at www.fohravolunteers.org for more information. 

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John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.

Highland State Recreation Area - 2016 Annual Meeting of FOHRA - You're Invited!

The 2016 Friends of Highland Recreation Area Annual Meeting

and Social will be held on Wednesday, November 2, at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA) building in Highland.  Appetizers and light beverages will be served during a social at 6:30 pm. The formal meeting and presentations start at 7:00 pm. An 8:30 pm adjournment will be followed by complimentary desserts and beverages.

2016 Meeting Highlights
 

Guest Speaker Mr. Mark Campbell of the Henry Ford Heritage Association will be presenting
“The Impact of Henry Ford” for your interest and enjoyment. FOHRA President Mr. Dick Russell will MC the evening and give an annual Friends group update, and member Jay Fitzgerald will give a presentation about the Ford Model A automobile as an introduction to a special award for the Livingston A’s driving club.

Come by yourself or bring friends and family members to the HVCA at 205 West Livingston Road, Highland to enjoy appetizers and light beverages and a wonderful evening of presentations from the Friends of Highland Recreation Area and their Special Guests!

 

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John Fitzgerald

The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) volunteer organization was established in 2007, and is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating under lease agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Within one of the most picturesque, fascinating, and historically significant state parks in southeast lower Michigan, our goal is to combine the former Haven Hill estate history with Highland Recreation Area’s existing amenities, wilderness, and recreation.

2013 FOHRA Annual Meeting - Tuesday, November 6

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Wednesday, November 7, 2013

Snacks and Light Refreshments - 6:30 PM

Formal Meeting Start Time - 7:00 pm

End of Formal Meeting - 8:30 PM

HVCA Building, 205 W. Livingston Rd., Highland, MI. 48357

The Board of Directors of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area would like to welcome the public to the 2013 FOHRA Annual Meeting and Social. Our yearly event showcases FOHRA’s volunteer activity at Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s former Haven Hill estate within the Highland State Recreation Area.

Special Presentation

This year’s meeting will be highlighted by an informative presentation “Native Beauty: Landscapes Designed by Jens Jensen for the Ford family in Southeast Michigan” presented by Professor Robert E. Grese, Director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, and Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. Famed landscape architect Jens Jensen was employed by the Fords to sculpt the Haven Hill lands and gardens during the estate’s creation in the 1920’s.

In addition to Professor Grese’s presentation, a FOHRA 2013 highlights video slideshow, and other informative and enjoyable Haven Hill displays, will be presented during the evening.

Stay tuned for more details....