Get a health check, listen to live music on Ypsilanti Community Day

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YPSILANTI, MI – An annual summer festival and community day returns to Ypsilanti this weekend.

The Parkridge Summer Festival and Joe Dulin Community Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 at Parkridge Park on Harriet Street. The event is organized by the Parkridge Summer Festival Committee and the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, in part to help connect people with social service resources.

The festival will feature live entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, and a variety of free community resources.

The event honors Joe Dulin, founding director of the Roberto Clemente Student Development Center. Dulin, who died in 2014, is also responsible for making National African American Parent Involvement Day an annual nationwide celebration.

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“The Summerfest committee has put on a great entertainment show alongside a shared space where residents can access information about countywide social services resources in Parkridge Park,” the county commissioner said. of Washtenaw, Ricky Jefferson, in a statement.

“We are thrilled to have the Michigan Medicine team from the University of Michigan join us this year. We are grateful for an ongoing partnership with the Washtenaw County Office of Economic Development for the opportunity to provide a safe space in our community where people from everywhere are welcome to come and have a good time.

Entertainment includes performances by CJ Styles and Friends, Intuition, Anthony McKinney, Funk Wagon and the Ypsilanti Community Schools Choir. Hot dogs, fries, water and dessert will be available.

The Parkridge Summer Festival and Joe Dulin Community Day will also offer a variety of programs from noon to 2 p.m. in its resource tent. Resources available include free radiation assistance, school supply giveaways, and professional support.

The Washtenaw County Community and Economic Development Office will also help eligible households enroll in the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, which helps with outstanding water and sewer bills. . Michigan Medicine Community Health Services will also host a community health tent offering various health screenings.

For more information, find the event on social media.

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