Sunday, October 16, 2011

Harvest Fundraiser, Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Harvest on Henry harvest festival fundraiser. And thank you to everyone who prayed for good weather! Although the rain clouds were looming, not a drop feel from the sky. Who knew October first was such a popular day for harvest festivals? Despite our thorough research in other events and attempt in picking the best weekend, there were three other harvest festivals in Philadelphia that day! Regardless, I am proud to report that we had a great turn out, with many people coming from the immediate community to check out the festivities. Thanks to all the hard work from the students, the place looked great with a neatly mowed lawn. We had probably ten tents set up, with various activities underneath. The debut of our new apple press was a huge success and I expect it to have a regular appearance at most upcoming Weavers Way and Saul events. The vegetable races, pumpkin bowling, apple bobbing, vegetables print making, petting zoo, face painting hay ride and bike powered blender were fun for all ages. Preserved food from the farm, home-baked pies, sandwiches from Weavers Way, snacks from Food For All, goat cheese taste testing, honey sampling, and the hot dog, apple, cider and donut sales kept everyone satisfied. It was a little on the chilly side so we had hot chocolate to keep I’m not great at judging crowds (and to be honest my eyes were glued to the apple press most of the time), but I’d guess we had about 75 attend the event. We are still waiting on the count from ticket sales to know for sure how much we raised. Regardless of the dollar amount, it felt like a very successful event to bring the community together!

Thanks again to everyone who helped organize the event, we couldn’t have done it without you!!!
This Even Would Not Have Been Possible Without:

Saul Agricultural High School
Jessica McAtamney and her classes
Mr. Moser and the 4-H Club
Tamara Conaway, principal
Gail Koskela
Jesse Hallowell
Jane Arbasak
Eleanor Forstater - H & S
Weavers Way Co-Op
Anne Workman
Jon McGoran
Annette Aloe
Jean MacKenzie
Glenn Bergman
Norman Weiss
Pat Piro

Sally McCabe – PA Horticultural Society
Amy Beth Edelman - Night Kitchen
Katherine Gajewski – Philadelphia Director of Sustainability
Trolley Car Diner
Yellow Springs Farm
Wee Bee Brothers
Food For All
Trader Joe’s - Wynnewood
Acme - Roxborough
Shoprite - Roxborough
Acme - Andorra
David Siller
Chloe Cerwinka & Sarah Garton - Heritage Farm
Kilian’s Hardware
Rosanna Speller & John Siemiarowski - Mt Airy Bike Collective
High Point Cafe
Rick Flagler of Horsham Family Golf
Chestnut Hill Flower & Garden
Gregg Moore - Heirloom
Jon Anderson
Alice Bateman
Claudia Slipakoff
Zach and Raina Ainslie
Art Miron
Walter Bader
Clare Maher

Henry Got Crops Thanks You!

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