Established in 1996 by Semaan Kamel, LACOM (Lebanese American Club of Michigan) has remained true to its goal of preserving and maintaining Lebanese heritage and culture in Michigan, promoting educational scholarships and charitable projects for the betterment of its members, participating in local, national and civic activities for the enhancement of the community and friendly relations among its members and provide social functions.

One such activity took place on September 2, 2007, at Stony Creek Metro Park.  Chuck Gemayel, President of the Lebanese American Club of Michigan, hosted a marvelous end-of-summer picnic which included Lebanese music, classic hummus and taboulleh made by members, and a spread of hotdogs and hamburgers prepared by Elie Mondalek, owner of the esteemed Birmingham eatery, Elie's Mediterranean Cuisine.

From backgammon matches to card games for the adults and bounce houses for the kids, the picnic was a smashing event, well supported by members of Detroit’s huge and vibrant Lebanese American population.

For more photos of this fun, community-supported event, check out LACOM’s website at



Russell Ebeid

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