Benefit for Cathy Stephenson is Thursday night

A benefit for the family of a late downtown Grand Haven businesswoman will be held from 7-10 p.m. Thursday. Cathy Stephenson of Grand Haven died Aug. 23 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was the owner of the Ceramic Cafe in downtown Grand Haven. Stephenson's family has incurred significant medical bills during her illness, according to the benefit's organizers. The fundraiser at Seven Steps Up Event & Banquet Center, 116 S. Jackson St. in Spring Lake, aims to help the family get back on its feet.
Sep 13, 2011


“She was such a wonderful and giving woman,” said Michelle Hanks, co-owner of Seven Steps Up. “Every time I pick up one of the coffee cups she helped me paint at Ceramic Cafe, I think of her. The family needs our help now.”

The event will feature live music from Exit 9 Left and other local talent, and a silent auction. There is no cover charge, but donations are being accepted.

Members of the Odd Side Ales Mug Holder Club are being encouraged by Odd Side Ales to bring their mugs to Seven Steps Up for the benefit. The banquet center will wash and return their mugs to Odd Side Ales after the benefit.

For more information or to donate items for the silent auction, call Cheryl Grove at 616-402-3970 or e-mail


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