Peace & Love Harvest Fest, Sept. 8, 2012

Time to Reap What We’ve Sown in 2012 . . .

Once again Summer is history and it’s time to celebrate Autumn at the Land Trust. The 2012 Peace & Love Harvest Fest brings you a full afternoon and evening of entertainment featuring a variety of musical styles, headlined by the Glenn Phillips Band. A founding member of Col. Bruce’s Hampton Grease Band, Phillips has released 12 critically acclaimed albums as a guitarist and composer.

The Mark, our open-air stage, will be rocking from 1:00 till 11:00 pm. As usual, the afternoon belongs to our talented neighborhood kids and their music – 6th graders Spaghetti Junction, 10th grader Lauren Matthews, 9th graders My Homework Ate My Dog, and parental units My Imaginary Band. The evening bill features Grassmoon Band (members of High Strung Band), folk-jazz outfit Dapple Grey, blues from the 5 O’Clock Shadows with singer Heidi Pollyea, and the Etta James Gang playing rhythm & blues.

The Gorilla Grill will be serving food and drinks all day, and the Bake Sale table will tempt you with various desserts. (Hint #1: Bakers, drop off your contributions at the table when you arrive!) We’ll also be raffling off a spectacular array of prizes between the acts onstage. (Hint #2: Prize-worthy items needed, including gift certificates from local businesses!)

While you’re here, be sure to visit the pond, the overlook, the gardens, the Emu Sanctuary and more. However, keep in mind that the gate to the rear of the property will be closed at dark. Of course the playground will be open for kids to enjoy throughout the festival.

We’ll be doing our best to minimize garbage and waste, but at this point we can’t avoid using disposable dinnerware. (A paper plate cannot be recycled if contaminated with food or grease.) Help us out – bring your own washable cup, dish, and silverware, and get a free raffle ticket.

Our suggested donation for all of this family-friendly fun is just $10 for adults, $1 for kids and teens. Since the Land Trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit, your donation is tax-deductible.

Traditionally we kick off our annual Membership Drive at the fall festival. Become a member, or renew your membership, and enjoy the festival for free. This year, the Membership Booth will even be processing credit cards!

Of course we can’t pull off a successful festival without plenty of volunteers. (Hint #3: Email to sign up for a two-hour shift!) Vendors, you are invited to set up a table and try your luck. Just make a donation at the gate when you arrive, and if you do well, consider a second donation as you leave.

As always, we encourage everyone to walk, bike, carpool, and use MARTA to attend the Fest. If you drive, please park at Clifton Sanctuary, 369 Connecticut Ave., to reduce the impact on our neighbors.

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