It’s that time again. The tents are empty, the memories are fresh and we are feeling gratitude in our hearts, so some thank yous are in order.
THANK YOU STORYTELLERS! First of all, we want to thank the storytellers for their wonderful talent. I’m always in awe at their ability to delight us all. I watched our talented tellers create magic in the schools, inspire new and seasoned tellers in the workshops, and entertain and enthrall intimate groups as well as large audiences alike. I’m sure each of you has a particular favorite who seemed to know just how to touch your heart or tickle your funny bone, I know I had several favorites.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! Of course, we need to thank the hundreds of volunteers who took care of all the details, from the parking, to the tickets, to the Fanfare, to hosting the tents and everything in between. As you can imagine, the logistics for putting on such a large community event are awe inspiring. It’s like the old saying, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” Pretty gross, I know, but you get the point. Without each volunteer taking care of the tiny details, we would never be able to pull of an event of this size, so thanks.
THANK YOU FESTIVAL GOERS! We also want to thank the patrons, new and old, who made this year’s anniversary celebration such a success. We saw familiar friends who have been to the Festival almost since it’s inception and some friends who came for the very first time. Without all of you, the Festival would never have survived and thrived for a quarter of a century. With you, we look forward to celebrating our golden anniversary.
We welcome your opinions and advice, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve on next year’s Festival. And, thanks again!