Log Cabin Day 2012
Happy Log Cabin Day!
Our inaugural Log Cabin Day in 2012 exceeded our expectations and is our new favorite holiday! We couldn’t have pulled it off without the many volunteers, sponsors, and attendees! Our organization and all event planning and implantation were an entirely volunteer effort. We look forward to the second annual Log Cabin Day on Sunday, June 30, 2013, from 1 – 4 pm.
The 2012 event helped to raise $4,225, a good start for funds to replace the roof, but we have a ways to go.
A special thank you to our partners in revitalizing Palmer Park, the City of Detroit Recreation Department and City of Detroit General Services Department for helping us get the park ready for the event. We are very appreciative of our event sponsors – Guernsey Dairy, an anonymous private foundation, Historical Courtyards and Gardens, Compuware, Log Cabin Society of Michigan, The Detroit Repertory Theatre, WSU Theatre Department, Barefield Design Works, Sandy’s Land Face Painting, Kyla Dorsey photography, Peacock Room, Bernadine Vida (costume designer), Fiddlers Restrung, T.C. Richardson and Square Dance Instruction, Fabulii (Amy Lebowsky), and Amy Elliott Bragg (nighttraintodetroit.com)
The log cabin needed a lot of work to get it presentable for Log Cabin Day. Thank you to Jason Fligger for leading the cleanup effort of the cabin, which included vacuuming, mopping, building ramps, weeding, planting flowers, and more. Thank you to Historical Courtyard and Gardens for donating flowers and plants.
Our entertainment at the event was outstanding – Fiddlers Restrung, an incredibly talented group of high school fiddlers from Saline, TC Richardson and the Motor City Square Dancers, Project Daydream and their youth cast, Amy Elliott Bragg of Night Train: Detroit.
PHOTOS of the event are posted on our facebook page, or you can view photos here and more here. Download our Log Cabin Day Express to read more about our sponsors and entertainment, the vision for the Log Cabin, history of the cabin, upcoming events, and more.
Our marketing team did a fabulous job of getting promotion and publicity of the event. Check out some of the media coverage of the day of the event below:
Detroit’s Last Remaining Log Cabin In Palmer Park Opens To Public …
1885 log cabin opens for tours in Palmer Park
Detroit Free Press
Closed for 30 years, Palmer Park log cabin to become community …
The Detroit News
|Palmer Park Log Cabin reopens after longtime closure
We are already excited for next year’s Log Cabin Day, and hope you will join us again!