Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers April 27, 2008




Flint Journal:

When Carmine Avantini the heard legendary DJ Casey Kasem would be visiting town, he knew he had to see the man famous for his countdown radio shows. "When I heard about it, I said I have to go. I have to be there," said Fenton resident Avantini. On Saturday, Kasem visited the city where he has family ties as part of Casey Kasem Day, a fundraiser for the proposed $3.5-million cultural center to be added to the Fenton Community Center. Avantini and his wife, Sandy, were guests at a dinner where Kasem received a key to the city and proclamations from Gov. Jennifer Granholm and The Genesee County Board of Commissioners. At the same time, the city declared Saturday to be Casey Kasem Day. Kasem, best known as the founding host of the "American Top 40" syndicated radio program, said he was overwhelmed by the city's gifts to him. "I'm honored to be playing a part in the future of a thriving community," Kasem said... It's Casey Day in Fenton (Sun, 4/27)







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