Last evening, we attended a Christmas party that will surely go down as the event of the Holiday Season. A party designed to celebrate the history of Brookby and its new future with Aquinas College.
The formal affair was hosted by Sam and Janene Cummings and Dan and Pam DeVos. Attendance was by invitation only and limited to 125 guests.
The home was its most elegant, spectacularly adorned with holiday decorations in the spirit of the season. Tickets were priced as an effort to raise money for the ongoing maintenance and support of Brookby and its important part of Grand Rapids history.
Guests were treated to sumptuous food and desserts. The Grand Rapids Boys’ Choirperformed seasonal favorites and later Those Delta Rhythm Kings filled the ballroom.
Many thanks to our friends Sam and Janene Cummings for having Stellafly capture this special historical event.
Sam and Janene donated the property to Aquinas after residing there for 14 years. They plan to co-chair a committee at the college to overlook Brookby and all the historical sites on campus.
Read about the history of the Brookby House on the Aquinas College: website: http://www.aquinas.edu/marketing/display.html?id=569
More interesting history: http://www.historygrandrapids.org/explore.php?cat=&essay=18