Building African American Minds (BAAM) Inc. will host the second annual BAAM Fest on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Idlewild Park in Easton, MD. The Fest will celebrate the partners BAAM has collaborated with in helping African American males become productive, confident citizens through positive academic, social, emotional, and spiritual experiences as children and young men.
There will be informational booths, musical entertainment by the Bowie-based band The Exclusives and DJ Randy, dancing by Easton Elementary School Hot Tigerz, giveaways and door prizes, face painting, a clown show, a basketball tournament, and a dance contest. Free food will be provided by Frase’s Meat Shop of Preston, offering hot dogs, burgers, pulled pork sandwiches and side dishes.
According to BAAM’s executive director Debbi Short, “In addition to celebrating our partners, we hope that the BAAM Fest will help the community to get to know us better as an organization – to learn about the programs we are offering African American boys in Talbot County and to celebrate our successes.”
BAAM is supported by many generous donors and by the United Fund of Talbot County. For further information, contact Debbi Short at 410-714-3838 or visit BAAM’s Facebook page.
Photo #1: Pictured is Bowie-based band The Exclusives, who will perform at BAAM Fest on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Idlewild Park in Easton, MD.
Photo #2: Pictured are BAAM participants enjoying the festivities of the BAAM Fest.