(Crystal A. Proxmire, September 14, 2013)
Now in its sixth year, the DIY Festival is an ever-growing essential of Ferndale life. With booths for many community groups, plenty of local bands, fun for kids and adults, and of course dozens of crafters and artists, it serves as the perfect transition from summer to fall.
And this year that transition has been even more complete, with the welcoming of the Ferndale Marching Band. The group of blue-clad teens cut through the crowd with their energizing songs to kick off the festival Friday night, before taking the main stage area to play for the festival-goers.
“This makes me so happy,” said Krista Johnson, co-owner of three local bars and the organizer of the DIY event. “They did such a great job, and having them here makes it feel even more like a community event!”
DIY goes all weekend. Check out the video of the students performing, then check out our previous article at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2013/09/10/diy-street-fair-this-weekend/ for more information about the rest of the weekend.
The Funky Ferndale Art Fair is also going on. Learn more at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2013/09/11/10th-annual-funky-ferndale-art-fair-sept-13-15/.
Also at the DIY, The Ferndale Good Neighbors group is collecting civility pledges and asking people what they will do to be a good neighbor. Check out more on this project at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2013/09/12/cff-wants-you-to-sign-the-civility-pledge-at-diy/.