Former Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Larry Osterling, will be the target of the 2012 Ellen Ewing “Roast.” 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 of honoring 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, Police 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.
Larry Osterling was the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director from 2000 till May of this year. He is a member of Saline First United Methodist Church and District Treasurer. He was actively involved in Saline Area Youth Baseball and Softball Association and a Director and Coach for many years. Prior to working for the chamber, Osterline was a banker with what is now PNC Bank.
“Past 'Roasts' have been a rousing success, and with Ellen’s help we’re looking forward to another fun evening,” said Art Trapp, executive director of the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Ellen Ewing “Roast” will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. 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, $30 after September 10. For further details contact the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce at 734.429.4494, or visit www.salinechamber.org.