Oak Street Fair: Building strong communities and neighborhoods

Come join in the fun in Hazel Park at the Oak Street Fair on Saturday, May 8, at Scout Park, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event celebrates neighborhood revitalization by presenting programs on sustainable rehabilitation of homes and neighborhood heritage.

β€œWe are building on the success of last year’s fair,” said Ron Campbell, principal planner/preservation architect for Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services. β€œWe have a lot of returning exhibitors. Those that were really popular have all agreed to do it again. We have several new exhibitors that will really round out just about everything a homeowner needs to do smart rehab.”

In addition to the home repair seminars, information will be available for neighborhood organizations, including a presentation by members of TimeBank.

It is a program that builds a network neighbors into a community of sharing.

Schedule of Seminars and Demonstrations

11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Save Your Home From Foreclosure
Lon Shook, Oakland County Community & Home Improvement

12:00 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Home Energy Conservation

12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Window Repair Demonstration
Robin Adair, Adair Restoration LLC

1:00 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Cure for Wet Basements
Ron Gay, Ronald K. Gay Residential Contractor

1:30 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
TimeBank: Networking Neighbors into a Community of Sharing
Kim Hodge, Lathrup Village TimeBank

2:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Creating Rain Gardens & Edible Yards
Colleen Murphy, Murphy & Associates

2:30 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
What Style Is It? Tips on Identifying Architectural Styles
Ron Campbell, AIA, Oakland County PEDS

This is a family event. Oakland County Parks and Recreation will be providing activities for children. β€œSo all in all it is shaping up to be even better than last year,” Campbell said. β€œThere is something for the entire family to do while mom and dad are picking up home renovation tips. And best of all, it’s still free. This event is for any homeowner or potential homeowner – I am sure they will come away with some valuable information.”

Oak Street Fair is being held in Scout Park, next to the Hazel Park Junior High School, three blocks east of John R and two blocks south of Nine Mile Road on Russell. For more information contact the Hazel Park at (248) 546-4073.