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CHUCK BENNETT

Society: ‘Circle of Angels’ honored at Manoogian home

Chuck Bennett

Richard and Jane Manoogian hosted an elegant dinner party at their Grosse Pointe Park home on Saturday evening in appreciation for the generous work done by “Circle of Angels” this year on behalf of the Full Circle Foundation.

A Veuve Cliquot champagne bar was set up on the front porch of the tastefully appointed, art-filled home. Once inside, guests were given the full run of the first floor, each room offering clever displays of culinary delights, crafted and served by the Roostertail, receiving thunderous applause of appreciation during a brief program.

“Not too long ago, Mrs. Manoogian, who attended our fall gala, came into the store and said, ‘You should think about having an event at the house,’ ” explained Full Circle Foundation Executive Director Sue Banner. “I said, ‘Your house?’ You don’t have to ask me twice, so here we are. What a nice way to say, thank you.”

The mission of Full Circle Foundation is to support the activities that foster a sense of self-worth and independence in persons with conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual disabilities. The foundation provides opportunities for the students that it serves to contribute and participate productively in their community. The Circle of Angels are supporters who have donated $1,000 or more.

More than 1,200 people receive services from the Full Circle Foundation. This year, the Full Circle Foundation’s annual gala will take place at the Roostertail in October.

Chuck Bennett is the creator of TheSocialMetro.com and is the Fox 2 News Style Ambassador.