The 30th Annual Metro Detroit Youth Day

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Saunteel Jenkins | Flickr

Belle Isle hosts a summer tradition tomorrow, the 30th annual Metro Detroit Youth Day. Organizers say they expect 35-thousand children ages eight to 15 to have some fun and learn important life lessons about teamwork and getting along with others. The chairman and founder of Youth Day is Ed Deeb, who also leads the Michigan Food and Beverage Association. He says the first Youth Day was put together in the summer of 1980, to calm tensions between residents and business owners, after the killing of a grocer and two young people.

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