Daughters of Macomb to gather for annual parade, celebration

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published July 26, 2019

 Longtime Macomb County resident Sandy Morisette is this year’s Daughters of Macomb Grand DOM. Morisette will be honored during the 16th annual meeting of the Daughters of Macomb social group Aug. 1 in Mount Clemens.

Longtime Macomb County resident Sandy Morisette is this year’s Daughters of Macomb Grand DOM. Morisette will be honored during the 16th annual meeting of the Daughters of Macomb social group Aug. 1 in Mount Clemens.

Photo provided by Nancy Dedenbach

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MOUNT CLEMENS — And this year’s Grand DOM is … Sandy Morisette.

Morisette will be honored during the 16th annual meeting of the Daughters of Macomb social group Aug. 1 in Mount Clemens.

Morisette, 75, of Chesterfield Township, came to Macomb County at the age of 7 with her parents, Victoria and Lou Zawadzki, and three sisters. She attended St. Mary High School, where she was a star player on the girls basketball team.

After graduating, she married her high school sweetheart, James Morisette, and the two raised their family of three children — Jim Morisette Jr., Rodney and Victoria — in Macomb County.

According to Victoria, during the family’s early years, Sandy Morisette was instrumental in helping her dad manage a successful bar and restaurant, Lou’s Lounge, which later became Shipping Channel, then Largo’s, and then Brownies by the Bay.

After her father retired, Morisette worked for the Anchor Bay School District for 30 years. Upon retirement, the longtime active member of St. Mary Queen of Creation Parish in New Baltimore continued working at numerous parish events, from food drives to the parish festival. Morisette also crochets baby blankets for babies that are baptized at St. Mary’s. She has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Morisette was nominated and then voted as Grand DOM by members during last year’s gathering.

“I’m very honored,” said Morisette. “I love Macomb County and I love the Daughters.”

Her favorite part of the annual gathering?

“Just being with everybody and reminiscing,” she said.

DOM founder Nancy Dedenbach, of Mount Clemens, said the daylong gathering will start with a parade through downtown at 8:30 a.m. The parade will start from Madison’s Pub, 15 N. Walnut St.

“We always have such a great time,” said Dedenbach, regarding the nearly 200 Daughters of Macomb members. The day involves food and drinks, dancing and live entertainment, henna tattoos, psychic readings, massages, hair extensions, basket raffles, and their annual euchre tournament.

Dedenbach spawned the group from the Macomb County men’s organization The Old Crowd. To be a member of the Daughters of Macomb, members must be at least 30 years old — 25 years old if you’re the daughter of a current Daughter — and have lived in or once lived in Macomb County for a minimum of 25 years.

To get involved in the Daughters of Macomb or to learn more, visit daughtersofmacomb.com.

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