Detroit's Dally in the Alley Festival has been around for nearly 30 years, but yesterday was the first time Doreen attended. There were so many people with three stages of music going simultaneously, streets and alleys of vendors, artists and stuff for children to do. It is sponsored by the North Cass Community Union and always held the Saturday after Labor Day weekend in the block bounded by Second and Third as well as Forest and Hancock. Proceeds from the event support local soup kitchens, plow snow, remove trash, and provide music scholarships for neighborhood children. Now they are trying to raise the funds to purchase the land at 4753 Second Ave where they are going to rebuild and restore the Horace Dodge Garage --that place where the Dodge brothers built their first motor car. Mark your 2010 calendars for September 11th for Dally in the Alley!