I would like nothing better than to report that last Saturday’s “Outdoor Charity Festival” was a smashing success but, unfortunately, that was not the case. As a proud board member of the G.R.E.A.T. Foundation, which promotes and supports both the Parker Village revitalization project, and my own new program, re:Defining Detroit’s Diet, it broke my heart to see the eight-hour-long fundraising event fail to reach critical mass. Upon reflection, we determined that the lackluster attendance was due in part to its great length and time to promote. Still, those who remained were treated to some amazing kabobs, wonderful live music, and inspirational speakers.
Having not seen the property since late last year, I was pleased by the progress and developments made to the property. Foundations for the hoop houses (green houses) were in place, and there was now plenty of room to set up tables and a stage at the freshly cleared and cleaned up Parker Village parking lot.More