30 Years!

You probably know that Rochester Vegfest is a project of two local organizations, Animal Rights Rochester and the Rochester Area Vegan Society.  But did you know they both have big anniversaries this year?

ARRoc was formed as “Animal Rights Advocates of Upstate, NY” (ARAUNY) by a small group of upstanders in 1989! Another group was busy forming the “Rochester Area Vegetarian Society” that same year. New names, same great organizations. We’re both 30!

Thank You, Volunteers!

Another successful VegFest, thanks to the many, many people who donated their valuable time!

We want to give big thank-you’s to Kim for being our treasurer and RAVS rep again, Darren for continuing to be our carpenter, welder, and all-around go-getter, and Jessica for jumping in with both feet to be our donor coordinator and drive-around-towner.  In addition to taking on those big jobs, they took on numerous small jobs that needed to be done.  “I can do that!”  All three also helped stuff the SWAG bags, helped at the Friday dinner and worked tirelessly from dawn to dusk at VegFest.

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