Friends of the Bowers Farm and the Friends of Preservation Bloomfield raise funds to keep area's history intact.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Art Aisner
Friday, June 8, 2012
There's much to do over the weekend in and around the Bloomfield area. And since it's tough to always plan ahead, Patch is here to help. Today's pick: "Treasure" sale at the Bowers Farm Where: Bowers School Farm (1219 Square Lake Rd.) When: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday Why go: The Friends of Bowers Farm and the Friends of Preservation Bloomfield are joining together for a barn/gazebo sale for the third straight year. Proceeds will benefit the Bowers School Farm and Barton Farmhouse restoration project. Antiques, furniture, ceramics and other collectibles are just some of the 'treasures' participants will get to choose from, rain or shine. Donations to the sale will be accepted at the farm from 3-5 p.m. today.
Bakers wowed participants at the annual fundraiser for Preservation Bloomfield at Oakland Hills Country Club.
More than 200 of the Bloomfield area's most passionate and ardent supporters got into the holiday spirit while raising funds for historic preservation at the fourth annual Gingerbread House Brunch at the Oakland Hills Country Club on Friday. The event showcased dozens of local bakers whose elaborate creations astonished the crowd and built excitement for the holidays. The gingerbread houses, cakes and other centerpieces were auctioned off with proceeds benefiting restoration of the historic Barton Farmhouse. A few of the auctioned items were donated to local charities and hospitals. Though many of the items received multiple bids, the Dr. Seuss-themed cake crafted by Julie Allen of the Holiday Market in Royal Oak took top honors from the…