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Spend An Evening with a National Hero

July 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Partnership for the Arts & Humanities is proud to present:  An Evening with Kris “Tanto” Paronto – co-author of #1 NY Times Best Seller “13 HOURS”, author of new release THE RANGER WAY and “Award of Heroism” recipient from US State Department 2012.

Join us at 7:00p.m. to hear a keynote address given by Tanto of how teamwork and preparation gave his team the ability to stand strong in the face of adversity and see how these principles apply to us today. In his new book, THE RANGER WAY, Tanto shares stories from his training & military experiences and explains the importance of demanding excellence when you commit to improving your life.  You will learn why you should never quit and why that is different from never failing.  You will learn why being of service to others, and being willing to sacrifice, will help you succeed, and how the power of humility, strength, faith, and brotherhood will sustain you on the road to accomplishing your mission.  Then at 8:15p.m., there will be an opportunity for book-signing and photos.

For those that have not seen the film “13 Hours”, the Partnership will hold a screening in the main theater around 8:45p.m. following the lecture.


Event proceeds will benefit the Veterans programming at the Village Arts Factory -Veterans Dormitory scheduled to open in early 2018. 


Kris has previously spoken in Michigan twice; once in April 2016 in Detroit for the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund Annual Dinner and once in May 2016 in Grand Rapids for the Michigan State Police.  Click here to read the many testimonials of people from organizations, museums, universities, high schools and private organizations that have heard Kris speak across the United States.

Tickets are $100 per person

****Deluxe tickets are $150 and include an exclusive “Meet & Greet” with Kris Paronto at 6:00p.m. (limited to 75 patrons).


The Partnership for the Arts & Humanities is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

Jill Engel, Partnership Executive Director said, “People have recently asked us, why we are bringing a nationally known veteran to give a key-note address for our July fundraiser.  The answer is because we are the Partnership for the Arts & HUMANITIES!

First and foremost, we are a “partner” in our community! Building relationships is the core of who we are. The definition of partnership is: persons joined together and a relationship involving close cooperation.  Our goal is to weave people of all ages, cultures and experiences together.

Secondly, we are “for”- arts and humanities. We are kindness, compassion, generosity, learning, growing, encouraging, expressing, motivating, inspiring and honoring! Tying one of the art buildings at the Village Arts Factory back to its historic roots to offer programs for local veterans is being able to give back and support those who gave so tremendously to our country.”

For more details on our property connection, see the “history and vision  tabs” under Village Arts Factory on our website.


July 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Partnership for the Arts & Humanities


The Village Theater at Cherry Hill
50400 Cherry Hill Road
Canton, MI 48187 United States
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