The Detroit Guardsmen Host a New Year’s Eve Celebration at
The Roostertail on the Detroit River.
The Detroit Chapter of The
National Association of Guardsmen hosted their annual New
Year’s Eve Celebration at The Roostertail, a historic
meeting and entertainment venue – the premiere host of the
early Motown scene.
The black tie event’s
entertainment was provided by the local Detroit band
Notorious that played a mixture of old standards and modern
Several Toledoans have a
long-time connection with the Detroit Guardsman. Paul
Hubbard, who was in charge of this year’s entertainment, is
both a past national chairman and a past Detroit chapter
president. Ron Thompson, a long-time Toledo area
industrialist, is also a Detroit Guardsman.
This year’s dinner menu
included steak filet mignon and baked chicken breast with
vegetables and mashed potatoes. However, from the moment
they entered, guests were offered a wide range of hors
d’eouvres, including meatballs in barbecue sauce, scallops
wrapped in bacon, grilled chicken tenders in honey sauce,
among other items, along with champagne. After the main
course, a dessert buffet table with pies, cakes,
cheesecakes, cookies and numerous other sweet delectable
And the band played on …
without interruption, for the duration of the evening and
well into the new decade.