Faith Baird, seen here with her mother Misty, will be recognized during halftime festivities of the Battle of the Heroes football game between local first responders on August 15 at Raider Stadium.
(Alto) – The Easton Foundation has named Faith Baird as this year’s Grand Marshal for the 2020 Battle of the Heroes event. Faith is the co-founder of Brownies by Faith in Cornelia, which she and her mother Misty Baird started nearly three years ago.
Faith’s story is one of perseverance and inspiration.
Born prematurely, she spent the first five-and-a-half months of her life in the hospital and was later diagnosed with level 2 autism. She has become well-known in the local community, not only for her delicious brownies and successful business venture – the Habersham Chamber of Commerce honored the Bairds with its 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award – but also for her uplifting smile.
Faith will be recognized as part of the halftime festivities during the Battle of the Heroes Game on August 15 at Raider Stadium in Mt. Airy.
“We are incredibly excited to host Faith as the Grand Marshal this year,” says Easton Foundation Board Chairman Glenn Ingram. “Growing up in Habersham, I’ve seen firsthand the impact that Faith and her story have had on this community, and it’s inspirational.”
Brownies by Faith was established in October of 2017 based on a conversation Faith had with her mother two years earlier about what she wanted to do after graduating from high school. Faith said she wanted to bake. She’s now realizing her dream. That’s reflected in the business’ name, which not only speaks to Faith’s role, but also the faith it took to make it happen.
At the beginning of July, the Easton Foundation announced that the 8th Annual Battle of the Heroes game would be taking place on August 15 with kickoff inside Raider Stadium at 7 p.m. The Easton Foundation will also be hosting the inaugural Cruise-In to show off some of the best classic cars in the area from 4-6 pm in front of Raider Stadium. The Fireworks Extravaganza will begin 15 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
The Easton Foundation 501 (c)(3) is based out of Habersham County, Georgia. After losing Easton Singleton, a beloved friend and teen to a car accident in 2012, the community rallied together to turn tragedy into triumph. The Easton Foundation was founded by Casey Lizama shortly after Easton’s passing as a way to help other teens with pain and loss, and also encourage youth to connect with their community and become leaders. Each year the Easton Foundation not only provides assistance in times of need in the community but also awards numerous scholarships to help teens in the northeast Georgia community pursue their dreams of higher education.
For more information, visit the Easton Foundation online.