Join Dearborn Homecoming Online to benefit WHFR-FM and the HFC Ceramics Club
The regular annual Dearborn Homecoming Festival has been cancelled for 2020. But the City of Dearborn and the nonprofit Dearborn Community Fund (DCF) are holding a virtual event Aug. 7-9 to support 21 of the nonprofit organizations that help define Homecoming, including WHFR-FM, HFC’s official independently owned and operated radio station led by General Manager Susan McGraw, and the HFC Ceramics Club, led by HFC ceramics and art professor Steve Glazer.
How to watch the event
The City of Dearborn and the DCF will present Dearborn Homecoming Online the weekend of Aug. 7-9. The event will be aired continuously from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day on CDTV, the government access channel. Each day will conclude with a replay of fireworks from a past Homecoming. If you prefer to watch the event online, you will find the video in the following places:
- The City of Dearborn's website
- The City of Dearborn's YouTube Channel
- The City of Dearborn's Facebook page
- The Dearborn Community Fund's Facebook page.
“This is a way for these wonderful nonprofits that support our community year-round to still make some money despite the festival being canceled due to COVID-19. WHFR and the Ceramics Club are two of the beneficiaries of this fundraiser. Since WHFR is a non-commercial radio station, it relies heavily on donations,” said HFC Chairperson of the Department of Communication and Media/WHFR General Manager Susan McGraw.
To donate and benefit WHFR and the HFC Ceramics Club
You may easily and securely Donate on the DCF website at any time.
Be sure to select the box titled "Dearborn Homecoming Festival: A major community fundraiser benefiting over 25 nonprofit organizations."
Donations in any amount are welcome. The DCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are fully tax deductible. Donors contributing $250 or more will have their names placed on the DCF Donor Wall at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.
HFC art professor Steve Glazer and his ceramics students have crafted 100 coasters with the “Dearborn Homecoming 2020” logo. These will be given away to the first 100 donors.
A Dearborn tradition
Mayor John B. “Jack” O’Reilly, Jr. encourages people to participate in the virtual fundraiser.
“Homecoming is a Dearborn tradition, and I know we are all going to miss it this year. For our nonprofits, the cancellation is more than just missing out on summertime fun. They depend on the event to fundraise for the important work they do in our community all year long,” said O’Reilly. “You’ll feel good donating to them, and you will feel connected to Homecoming through this expression of community spirit.”
- Mayor O’Reilly
- Dearborn City Council President Susan Dabaja
- Dearborn City Council President Pro Tem Mike Sareini
- Dearborn City Councilman David Bazzy
- Dearborn City Councilman Robert Abraham
- Dearborn City Councilwoman Erin Byrnes
- Dearborn City Councilwoman/HFC alumna Leslie Herrick
- Dearborn City Councilman Brian C. O’Donnell
- Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
- State Representative Abdullah Hammoud
- Wayne County Commissioner Sam Baydoun
For more information, visit the Dearborn Community Fund website or call the City of Dearborn Department of Public Information at (313) 943-2285.