Dawn Farm, a local Ypsilanti treatment center, will be hosting its annual Jamboree celebration Sunday, September 8 from 1 to 6 p.m.. Dawn Farm will be featuring a new event with the introduction of the youth pie bake-off.
All minors up to age 17 are welcome to participate and there is no entry fee. The winners will receive trophies and prizes.
The judges will be a collection of this area’s finest dessert experts; Rob Hess, owner of Go! Ice Cream; April Anderson, pastry chef and co-owner of Good Cakes and Bakes; and Mandie Porter, pastry chef at Zingerman’s Bakehouse all of whom are volunteering to judge the pies.
Dawn Farm will be partnering with The Neutral Zone to ensure teens will be present.
“We were so happy we were able to get in touch with The Neutral Zone,“ said Tracy Puvalowski, development coordinator at Dawn Farm. "They will be connecting us with the older youth. They are an organization that steers teens in the right direction with events that are for a cause.”
The winning pies will be auctioned off as part of the event's live auction. The other pies will be sold normally.
“This event will be great for the community, and will show different people that recovery is real and anyone can do it,“ Puvalowski said. "It will open new people up that may have been hesitant to reach out for recovery and I feel that is the best thing about this whole celebration. We encourage people to bring their entire family so the awareness can be spread.”
Other activities at the Jamboree will include live music by Diversity, a 25’ rock wall, kids carnival games, food trucks, hayrides, horse rides and live and silent auctions with numerous items.
For more information or to get involved, visit www.dawnfarm.org or call 734-485-8725.