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Posted on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 : 5:05 a.m.

Paparazzi: Flippin' Out for Student Builders pancake dinner supports Ann Arbor Student Building Program

By Staff

Dozens of community members turned out to support the Ann Arbor Student Building Program during the Flippin' Out for Student Builders pancake dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Pioneer High School.

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The Durston and Knieper families ate pancakes together in support of the student building program.

photos courtesy of the Ann Arbor Student Building Program

For $5 per person, the dinner included all-you-can-eat-pancakes, sausage links, fresh fruit salad and beverages.

The student building program, is in its 41st year, providing educational training to Ann Arbor public school high school students interested in the building trades and home building. The fund-raising event was designed to improve awareness of the program and will provide scholarship opportunities for students who want to attend college in a construction related field of study.


Several of this year's students builders also filled up on flapjacks during the fund-raising event.

Organizers of the dinner said about 200 community members attended, and approximately $2,700 was raised to go toward scholarships. Sponsors of the event were Varsity Ford (Ann Arbor), Bank of Ann Arbor and Mechanical Industry Labor Management Fund of UA Local 190, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Service Technicians and Greater Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association Inc.

To find out more about the student building program and to see past homes built by students , visit

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