Consider this your official summons to attend the court of hilarity as judge and jury in passing down a sentence to outgoing Chief Circuit County Judge Donald Johnston. After 40 years on the bench, it's time for Donald to stand trial at Silent Observer's annual toast and roast event!  The charges levied against him? Being a top-notch judge, a fair advisor and a collector of fancy bowties!

As Silent Observer's honored guest, Judge Johnston joins the slate of many other local celebrities and prominent community members who have been the target of good-natured ribbing in the name of fighting crime.  There won't be a dry eye in the room as we say goodbye, because laughter will be strictly enforced!  Prosecuting roasters will include Attorney Gerry Faber and partners in crime Mary and Jim Stone. Coming to the defense of Judge Johnston are toasters Judge Paul Sullivan and Attorney Chris Edgar. The Honorable Sara Smolenski will serve as the court clerk and emcee for the evening.

​All funds raised help support Silent Observer, a vital program that empowers our residents to stand up and speak out about crime....for their families, their friends and their community.  

There are many sponsorship opportunities which may be seen here.    

​You may register online or mail in your checks to:  Silent Observer. 

PO Box 230321.  Grand Rapids, MI 49523

Individual tickets to this event are $55 each.

Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsor - Meijer!

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Peter F. Secchia Family

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