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Founded in 1966, the Finnish Center dedicated their Cultural Center in September 1974, in Farmington Hills, Michigan . . . . (more)
Message from the
Although, the natural aging of our beloved and elderly members is expected, we’re saddened and aggrieved with each departure and offer heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of each. And, now, with an especially heavy heart I’m writing to report the unexpected and untimely passing of Marlene Ruuskanen on May 3, 2018. Marlene was our longtime treasurer, board member, devoted volunteer and faithful friend. A memorial service was held for Marlene at the FCA on Monday, May 21.
On a happier note the Vappu Party, our celebration of spring, was a wonderful welcome for the beginning of summer season. A lot of children and adults gathered for a lively evening of Karjalan Paisti, Gravlax, Karjalan Piirakat, pulla, music and games. It was a good turn out and great fun. It’s especially wonderful to engage the children – as they are our future and the future of the FCA.. On Saturday, May 11, Pasi Lautala and his musicians performed “101 Years of Finnish Music” in an interesting cavalcade from each decade of Finland’s Independence. I am sure the music brought fond memories especially for the Finnish born audience.
Scholarship reception was also held honoring six recipients with scholarships this year. All recipients are descendants of our members. We want to continue granting scholarships in the future. Donations to the scholarship fund are needed and greatly appreciated.
Semi-Annual Novi Community Band concert is June 1, 2018 with Friday Night buffet will end the activities for the spring season before the summer holidays. In addition we will have one more Friday night buffet on June 15.
With departures of so many dear friends and members we’re reminded of the fragility of life and the importance of kind words, deeds and expressions of love - peace be with us all.
I wish you a very wonderful summer and hope to see you at the Finnish Center. As always if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. My cell number is: (734) 834-6085.
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