I’ve got some great news. The 2012 Riverside Festival is underway and we are expecting quite a turnout. We have been working very hard with the people at Watermelon Park to ensure that this year is something else. We have also decided to open up the fundraiser and let any non-profit that is representing the environment be welcome to set up a booth at the festival to preach on their cause. We want the riverside festival to be huge and why not get as much educational material out there as possible. So if you are involved with an environmental nonprofit or know someone who is please e-mail your interest to email@example.com and we’ll get you set up. Also I suppose I should release a few of our bands to you. We have so far the legendary….
Allen Thompson Band
Jake and The Burtones
Steal the Prize
That should be enough of a teaser for right now. The pictures are linked to the bands websites. Check em out and get ready because tickets go on sale March 1st. Tell all your friends, tell all your non-profits
for all of you wondering we are looking to have tickets for the 2012 Shenandoah Riverside Festival for sale starting March first. Be sure to get them ahead of time to early bird pricing. By the way did you hear about one of our headliners, Rhonda Vincent, she’s a small town award winning bluegrass singer. If you haven’t heard of her, then you don’t listen to bluegrass. This year is going to be crazy folks we are going to feature many other non-profits aswell as Earth Korps. So come on down to Watermelon Park June15-17th to have a big time with us and keep your earrs open because we’re announcing more bands soon.
This is our first attempt at an official news letter. No worries were still the same small town company you know and love haha. We have some interesting things going on here lately and I would also like to follow up on some past projects you may be wondering about.
Remember our mono bin project that we started a few months ago, well it’s still in the works we are waiting on a day to mesh schedules with D.I.G.F. to go out and install these bins around the North Fork. Hopefully we will have that coming to you soon. Also our Adopt a Stream signs that we ordered 8 months ago still have not come in. No we didn’t un-adopt the river, it’s just a long process making signs to put everywhere. I’m hopeful that project will also be able to be completed before the warm weather season hits and we get back to cleaning. On that we would like to go ahead a pre thank V.D.O.T. for donating sign posts and the man power to put these guys up for us. Thanks guys!
Adopt a Stream
We have a few grants out right now as you might remember, so keep your fingers crossed on those.
Also we are hoping by tomorrow to know whether we have the legendary Watermelon Park as our new venue for Riverfest 2012. Trust me folks you are not going to want to miss this year. We will be doubling what we normally provide for you if everything works out. I would like to personally thank Mr. Mike Capanelli the parks GM for all his help and cooperation in this matter. If you ever get to meet this man give him a slap on the back for me. He has done tremendous things for us, both festival related and other.
If I’m not mistaken Earth Korps will be lecturing about community involvement at Central Highschool later in the month. I’m sure there will be excellent stories to tell about that.
Also we are still trying to get that volunteer list up folks. This is not so wee can send you a bunch of junk mail. We need to show a strong volunteer base to increase the over all substanciability of Earth Korps. It will also make our cleans much easier to announce to everyone in the summer. So even if you only plan on helping one time this summer send your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m sure I’ve forgotten quite a few things but beyond that I would like to thank our team and our board and everyone who supports cleaner water and promotes better life in Shenandoah and the surrounding counties. It would not be possible without any of you. I thank you and so does your river and it’s inhabitants.