DOYLESTOWN, PA – The sixth annual JakeStock event will be held Saturday, June 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at George M. Bush Park in Buckingham (Burnt House Hill and Cold Spring Creamery Roads). The family-friendly event is open to the public and benefits community members in need. The event will feature lots of food (BBQ, water ice, soft pretzels, and a giant bake sale), volleyball, a dunk tank, face painting and a moon bounce. A full schedule of local bands will provide music throughout the entire event.
JakeStock ‘14 is being held in memory of popular teen Jake Revere, who died at age 16 in a 2008 skiing accident. To honor their son, Rich and Robin Revere of Doylestown established the Jake Revere Foundation to help those in need of financial assistance. The foundation funds memorial scholarships to students from Central Bucks East High School, where Jake was a 10th-grader. Last year, a CB East senior received a $1,000 scholarship. Last year’s Jakestock raised more than $5,000 for the Jake Revere Foundation.
In addition to the scholarship, the foundation also helps those in need in the local community, especially children who otherwise would not be able to participate in positive social and educational activities like after-school sports and camping. This year the JRF was able to help a Central Bucks West student attend his choir trip, and aided a young man in attending his summer Scout Camp.
The Jake Revere Campership Fund provides a yearly scholarship to a graduating Boy Scout from Troop 6 of the Doylestown United Methodist Church, Jake’s former troop.
Again this year, many of Jake’s friends have been involved in the planning of JakeStock and will help run the event. Many will be returning home after graduating from college.
“It just makes me feel very grateful that people still care,” said Robin. “They want to show support and keep Jake’s spirit alive. It’s a good day to celebrate Jake.” Robin stays in touch with many of Jake’s friends through Facebook and e-mail.
The Revere’s three daughters, Kacey, 20, Kellie, 16, and Sophie, 14, will also help with the event.
This year’s raffles include (4) Phillies vs. Braves tickets w/preferred parking for June 28 and other sports memorabilia. Gift cards from local merchants, restaurants and artisans will also be raffled, including a Portrait Package Gift Card to C and C Photo Studios of Doylestown, a $70 Coupon to D-Town Tech Computer Repairs, a $50 Gift Card for Lisa Richards Hair Salon in Doylestown and a Birthday Party at the Little Gym of Doylestown.
Popular JakeStock merchandise including T-shirts, lanyards, bracelets and decals will again be for sale this year. There will also be a plant sale featuring hanging baskets with beautiful annual flowers.
Guests are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items to be collected for a local food pantry.
In addition to Jakestock 2014 on June 7, the Jake Revere Foundation Benefit Concert will take place on Sunday, June 15 from 3 to 7 pm at PUCK in Doylestown. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Bands scheduled to appear include Dana and Bruce; Tanks; Jim Bag, and The Bad Hands.
Jake Revere was a CB East honor roll student who died tragically in a skiing accident on March 7, 2008. Jake played volleyball and enjoyed acting in school theater productions. He was actively involved with the youth group at Doylestown United Methodist Church and performed missionary work in the depressed areas of the South. Jake was a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 6 in Doylestown and was planning on completing his Eagle Scout requirements.
If you know of someone who would benefit from the financial assistance that The Jake Revere Foundation provides please visit the website at www.jakerevere.com and fill out the Needs Based Funds Application.
Contributions may be sent to the Jake Revere Foundation, 3775 Morrison Way, Doylestown, PA 18902 or online thru PayPal at jakerevere.com (Donations page).
For more information, call Robin Revere at 267-253-0540 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.