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The Eastpointe Cruisin’ Gratiot Board of Directors is
honored to present our 2015 Grand Marshal:


Lauren Podell – Wallis began her career at Local-4 News in December of 2007 by broadcasting traffic reports. In just 8 years, she has gone from traffic jams and road closures to general assignment reporter and now, Weekend Anchor.

Reporting on the Christmas Day bombing at Detroit Metro Airport, Presidential Campaigns, crime scenes, and interviews with actress Kim Catrall, Lauren covers a wide range of stories and events happening across the state.

Lauren graduated from Oakland University with Honors as a Communications and Journalism major and was recently voted ‘2015 Female Television Personality of the Year’. With her sparkling personality and friendly presentation, it is easy to see why.

And, she gets her media chops from dad Doug Podell, legendary former radio host on WRIF-FM. Her grandparents had ties to St. Basil the Great Parish, so she has hometown connections right here in Eastpointe. Her family plans to attend the Cruise.

Announcing The Return of Poker Nights!

The Eastpointe Cruisin’ Gratiot Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend the various Poker Nights we have been able to arrange in order to continue funding Cruisin’ Gratiot. All money raised will go to defray expenses and to also assist our Eastpointe Cruisin’ Gratiot charities as much as possible.

We would also appreciate any help you are able to give in working poker nights. 6 people are needed each day to cover two shifts. Board member Kevin Rowley is coordinating these efforts and if you wish to volunteer, please contact him by cell phone at 586.596.8649 or at Rowley@wowway.com.

Here they are:

5-Star Charity Poker is located at:

5-Star Bowling Alley,
2666 Metro Parkway in
Sterling Heights, MI

Dates for the first session here in 2015 are: April 28, 29, 30, and May 1;
Dates for the second session here in 2015 are: June 23, 24, 25, and 26.

The Four Aces Club is located at:

Four Aces Club
20791 13 Mile Rd.
Roseville, MI
Dates for the first session here in 2015 are: May 6, 7, 8, and 9
Dates for the second session here in 2015 are: December 16, 17, 18, and 19

Come out, have some fun and support the Cruise!

Cruisin' Gratiot is an annual, week long celebration of automotive history, tradition and memorabilia in the City of Eastpointe, MI.

The events include many car shows, contests and family outings; all culminating in a day long extravaganza centering on one of the most time honored traditions in Detroit history...Cruisin' Gratiot. Cruisin' Gratiot is a non-profit organization and by attending any of our events you are MAKING A DIFFERENCE and touching the hearts of many and for this the Cruisin' Gratiot Board of Directors, the Cruise Committee and all of those who participate wish to say THANK YOU.

This site will be your best and most reliable source for information on the cruise. Stop by regularly for updated scheduling and other information, and please remember to support our sponsors; without whom none of this would be possible.

We look forward to seeing you all again on June 14, 2014. This website will continue to be updated as new info becomes available, so feel free to stop by on occasion to see what's happening!

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