So many people came together to make VegFest a success!
We want to give a big thank-you to Kim for being our treasurer and RAVS rep, Leanne for being our designer, artist, and webmaster, and Darren for being our carpenter and all-around go-getter. In addition to taking on those big jobs, they took on numerous small jobs that needed to be done. All three also worked hard at Friday’s event and from dawn to dusk at VegFest.
Our Dinner and a Movie event Friday night was a huge success! Fifty-five people came out for Greek spreads and bread dip (thanks for the donation, Voula!), Buddha Bowls from Red Fern, and cupcakes from Happy Cakes, followed by a showing of Speciesism: The Movie, and then a talk by its director Mark Devries. Thank you to everyone who attended, everyone who bid in the silent auction, and to the item donors. Thank you to Cam F. Awesome for MC-ing and Mark Devries for bringing his film and speaking. We were glad other VegFest speakers Mike Stura, Kerry Graff, Ted Barnett, and Jo-Anne MacArthur could attend.
Thank you to Jack & Meg for donating two tickets. Thank you to organizers and everyone who helped out or brought stuff either to use, eat, or donate: Mary, Bubbie, Deb, Kim, Darren, Mike, Leanne, Robyn, Varun, Andy, Michael, Rosemary, and Ted. People helped in so many big and little ways I can’t possibly list everything everyone did.
I want to thank Wegmans again for the $200 gift card they donated. We used it for food for volunteers. Thank you to Mary for picking it up and making vegan cheese spread and grilled peppers and onions (in her spare time!), which my daughter and I made into wraps and delivered to hungry volunteers at their posts. I hope I found everyone!
Thank you to Sarah at Kitchen Verde for bringing food for volunteers to VegFest. There was rice and black beans, tofu, and a wonderful corn salad that was so welcome on a hot day. We scraped those pans clean. Kitchen Verde was scheduled to be a vendor, but unfortunately had to cancel, so we’re sorry attendees didn’t get to have any.
I want to thank Balsam Bagels for giving us vegan cream cheese and dozens of bagels the morning of VegFest. They were most welcome to the many volunteers who came very early to help set up. Thanks to Mike Q for picking them up! The gift certificate they also donated was a big hit in the raffle. I hope everyone has seen their new vegan menu. Thanks to Mary for encouraging them to do that; they told her it had really increased their business.
Our T-shirts are being printed. Check out all those sponsors supporting VegFest!
Some T-shirts will be available for purchase at the VegFest booth at the event. Stop by early to get your size! If you’re receiving one as a volunteer or donor, stop by to get your free reserved T-shirt.
Thank you to Road’s End Organics for sending us 150 packets of gravy mix for our attendee and volunteer SWAG bags.
The first 100 attendees to donate $3 or more get a bag full of goodies, or volunteers get them for sure!
Thank you to Wegmans for donating a $200 gift card! We plan to use it to help feed our dedicated, hungry volunteers!
Thanks to GoMacro for their donation of 400 MacroBar Minis! Arrive at the festival early to score one in our limited-quantity SWAG bags, or volunteer and get one for sure!