DATE: Saturday, May 2, 2020
TIME: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding
3777 Rector Ave NE
Rockford, MI 49341
ATTIRE: Traditional Derby Best
PARKING: Complimentary Valet Service
RSVP: Please RSVP by April 15
We are delighted to have Maranda as our Mistress of Ceremonies for the night! Maranda is passionate about the mission of Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding and has been on Equest’s Board of Directors for the past 16 years.
Maranda is the WOTV 4 Women kids and family expert. She hosts a daily half-hour program, “Where You Live”, which features a combination of information, inspiration and insights for West Michigan parents. The show is taped around West Michigan and is about real family life.
“I love the new challenges everyday and connecting people with services they want and need,” said Maranda.
Maranda joined WOOD TV8, WOTV 4 and WXSP TV in January of 2001 as Children and Family Services Manager, but has served the community as an advocate for kids and families for more than 25 years. Maranda oversees the development of station projects on-air, online and in our community that target kids and families.
Besides finding Maranda on-air and online, she is on the radio too. She is the co-author of Maranda’s Guide to Family Fun in West Michigan, a book for parents and children. Maranda also offers weekly family fun updates on STAR 105.7 and Daybreak on WOOD TV8.
Maranda is the recipient of three Gracie Allen Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Women in Radio and Television West Michigan Chapter, an Emmy nomination, the Hope College Distinguished Alumni Award, a 2011 YWCA Tribute! Award, the 2014 Van Andel Institute Angel of Excellence Award, the 2015 Many Hands, One Vision Award from Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding and 2019 Education Advocacy Award from Kent Intermediate Association of School Boards.