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The Townsend Hotel Continues Silver Anniversary Celebration with Second “Pay it Forward” Volunteer Recognition Contest

WHAT: As part of its ongoing Silver Anniversary celebration, The Townsend Hotel is hosting a second random-drawing entry contest designed to acknowledge and reward local community volunteers. The Townsend, in an effort to recognize and thank its patrons and the community for supporting the property for the last 25 years, and in honor of the great volunteer work done by so many area residents, is inviting anyone eligible to participate in its “Pay it Forward” volunteer recognition contest.

Eligible contestants will be entered in a random drawing to win a gift certificate for one of several Townsend Hotel experience prizes. Dubbed the “Pay it Forward” Contest, winning entrants may choose to either enjoy the prizes themselves as a “thank you” for their volunteer efforts, or pay it forward by donating the prize back to the non-profit organization for which they volunteer (to be used at a future fundraising event).

DETAILS: Anyone whom has volunteered at least 2.5 hours of community service anytime between June 1 and Nov. 25, 2013 is eligible to enter the “Pay it Forward” drawing. To enter, interested contestants must complete (including a signature from a volunteer supervisor) and submit a contest entry form. The form is available online at under the “Specials & Offers” section, or hard copies may be picked up at The Townsend Hotel Concierge Desk or The Townsend Bakery. Completed forms may be submitted to Tracy Fashing by email at, by fax at 248.540.2390 or by mail at The Townsend Hotel/ATTN: Pay it Forward/100 Townsend Street/Birmingham, MI 48009.

Volunteer hours must be completed by Nov. 25, 2013, and entry forms must be received no later than Nov. 30, 2013. Complete contest rules and entry information are available at

Prizes, which can be kept or “paid forward,” will include gift certificates for a variety of Townsend Hotel experiences, including:
• A one-night stay in a Luxury King Room
• Dinner for two in The Rugby Grille (excluding alcohol)
• Afternoon Tea for Two
• A customized cake from The Townsend Bakery (up to a $50 value)
• Happy Hour appetizers for two in The Corner bar (5-7 p.m.)

WHEN: The “Pay it Forward” program is currently underway. Volunteer hours must be completed by Nov. 25, 2013, and entry forms must be received no later than Nov. 30, 2013.

WHO: Opened in 1988, The Townsend Hotel, celebrating its Silver Anniversary in 2013, is a AAA 4-Diamond luxury property located in downtown Birmingham, Mich. Travel + Leisure magazine ranks The Townsend among its, “World’s Best Hotels,” and the property also was recently named as a 2012 “best in the world” Midwest hotel by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, The Townsend is known for its exceptional service and amenities, including the Rugby Grille, The Corner bar, Afternoon Tea at The Townsend and a variety of bakery, banquet and catering services. For more information, visit or contact The Townsend Hotel at 800.548.4172