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Posted on Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 5:58 a.m.

Dawn Farm invites community to celebrate 40th anniversary at jamboree Sunday

By Chelsea Hoedl

Dawn Farm will host its annual jamboree in celebration of recovery from chemical dependency and the organization’s 40th anniversary from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.


A clown walks by the tractor pulling the hayride during last year's jamboree.

The organization, which was founded in 1973, will also celebrate its 40th year providing the community with the support needed to recover from chemical dependency.

The entire community is invited to celebrate and support the non-profit organization with a day of free entertainment and activities geared toward all age groups on Dawn Farm’s 74-acre working farm at 6633 Stony Creek Road in Ypsilanti Township.

There will be live music, a live and silent auction with goods and services donated by local businesses and individuals and a gift table with donated items sold at discount prices.

Local vendors will sell food during the event and donate a portion of their proceeds to Dawn Farm.

A children’s tent will offer arts and crafts, hayrides, pony rides, a large moon bounce obstacle course and other fun activities.

Admission for the day is free and all proceeds made from the auction, gift table and gift shop go to support Dawn Farm, an organization that provides community members with the support needed to recover from alcohol or drug addiction.

Dawn Farm does not turn anyone away for lack of funding and so the organization often relies on the generosity of the community during the annual Jamboree and throughout the year, Dawn Farm Development Director Megan Rodgers said.

Chelsea Hoedl is an intern reporter for She can be reached at


Michigan Man

Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 1:23 p.m.

Fine, fine organization with solid people and basic, health oriented mission. Wish them continuing great success - have never been in treatment, have no idea where they are located, have never visited their property but like their way of conducting business.


Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 1:09 p.m.

If your birth month Is an even number, you will get turned away for treatment.

Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN, GCM

Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 12:13 p.m.

Sunday? Today or next week? The date should have been clarified

Oscar Lavista

Sun, Sep 8, 2013 : 12:15 p.m.

It's today. See you there!