Thursday, June 29, 2017
Mosaic in Pontiac

April 1, Mosaic in Pontiac held its fourth annual Partners in Possibilities fundraising luncheon. We had a beautiful day at the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center in Pontiac. The newly renovated Eagle first opened in December of 1939 as a movie house. Its first movie was “The Wizard of Oz.”

After many successful years as a movie theater, it was home to an indoor paintball range as well as an indoor skateboard park. When the City of Pontiac purchased the building, they took proposals for what to do with it. A local theatre troupe proposed the idea of a dinner theatre and the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center was born. 

Recently it was the site of the Society of Gilders 2016 Community Project. Gilders from all over the world came to Pontiac to gild the details on the proscenium arch as well as around the doors in the lobby. It turned out beautifully, and we are so proud to have our event there.  

With more than 100 people in attendance, State Representative Tom Bennett as our emcee, Associate Director Michelle Borrego as our Visionary Speaker, volunteers and people we serve shared some special moments with the audience. Our theme was “Change your Lenses,” inviting people to change someone’s story. 

We could not have done it without the support of our sponsors: Thrivent Financial, Bank of Pontiac, Lyons Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, Gem’s Carpet Cleaning Plus, Midwest Dental, Wright’s Furniture, Pontiac Family Eye Care, LLC, and Livingston County Mental Health.   

We are grateful of the amount of money raised for the people we serve here in Pontiac and Dwight but we have not yet reached our goal. If you were not able to attend the event and would like to donate, it is never too late. Please contact Joan Carlson at joan.carlson@mosaicinfo.org or call at 815.842.4166 x108.