Thursday, March 12, 2020

Make A Wish

Benefit gala set to fund charity

Julie Brown, Staff Writer
Kelly Miller of Farmington Hills, Suzy Hoover of Livonia,
and Deb Mulka of Livonia are the musical Whatabouts
who will perform at a May 15 benefit for the
Make A Wish Foundation in Westland. 
The Whatabouts musical group is planning a Glamour Ball this spring for Make A Wish Foundation.
The Make A Wish nonprofit group helps ailing children and their families with treks to favorite destinations. Kelly Miller's three-person Whatabouts musical ensemble will perform Friday, May 15, at the charity benefit at Joy Manor banquet hall.
Joy Manor is at 28999 Joy Road in Westland (south side of Joy). The Glamour Ball of “Vintage Glam or Fashion Today” gives folks a chance to help sick children as well as dance, eat dinner, and enjoy an open bar.
The May 15 event costs $50 per person and will continue from 6-11 p.m. Miller, a Farmington Hills resident, formerly of Garden City, has ticket information at (734) 377- 1745.

“We thought this would be fun to have people dress up in prom or ball gowns, and have somewhere to go,” said Miller. Close family members of Miller have done Make A Wish benefit work, so The Whatabouts decided to follow suit.
The Whatabouts perform musical numbers of the 1940s to 1960s.
Suzy Hoover of Livonia and Deb Mulka of Livonia are fellow Whatabouts music group members.
Said Miller, “We have done other fundraisers in the past,” including for military veterans and the American Cancer Relay for Life.
Miller's musical group also supports battered women and children with benefit work supporting the Christian Joyce Meyer Ministries. “We try to give back to the community,” said Miller.
Her friend has used Make A Wish programming for herself. On May 15 at Westland Joy Manor Miss Glamour and Mr. G Cool will be crowned. The male honorific is to be “kind of glamour for guys but more cool.”
Kelly Miller's website at has more information. She and her coworking organizers are seeking raffle items such as gift cards and donations are greatly appreciated.
“I never get to go to any of her events.” Having fun in vintage glam or fashions of today while supporting the nonprofit is her aim, Miller said.