Osterling the Target of Ellen Ewing Roast

 09/06/2012 - 02:36

The Event Will Be Held at Stonebridge Golf Club Sept. 14

Former Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Larry Osterling, will be the target of the 2012 Ellen Ewing “Roast.”

Osterling was the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director from 2000 until May of this year.

The Ellen Ewing “Roast” will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, at Stonebridge Golf Club in Ann Arbor. Everyone is invited to join the Chamber in honoring Larry Osterling. Reservations are required at a cost of $28 per person or $30 after September 10. Tickets can be ordered online at this link on the chamber's website.

“Past 'Roasts' have been a rousing success, and with Ellen’s help we’re looking forward to another fun evening,” said Art Trapp, Osterling's successor executive director of the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

This Saline Area Chamber of Commerce event began in 2001 with the “roast” of Saline’s own, well-loved former School Superintendent Ellen Ewing. The popular evening, which honors a high profile person in the Saline community, has become notorious for its choice of fun individuals who have been deemed willing and capable of enduring kidding and zings from a panel of specially-selected “roasters.”  

Past “roastees” include Judge Don Shelton, retired Police Chief Paul Bunten, Fire Chief Craig Hoeft, former School Superintendent Sam Sinicropi, former Saline Mayor Pat Little, and well-known community figures Woodie Merchant, Bill Mangold and Will Warner.

Osterling is a member of Saline First United Methodist Church. He was actively involved in Saline Area Youth Baseball and Softball Association and was a director and coach for many years. Prior to working for the chamber, Osterling was a banker with what is now PNC Bank.

 

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