AmCan to hold free music festival
By SARAH ROHRS/Times-Herald staff writer
Article Launched: 08/13/2008 07:41:25 AM PDT
AMERICAN CANYON - They all serve the community and raise money for good causes, and so organizers said it made sense for churches, social services and service clubs to band together and hold one big party.
That event will be the American Canyon Community Music Festival, an afternoon of fun, food, games and information.
The free event takes place noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Donaldson Way Community Park.
Kiwanis Club president Victor Rivera said his club considered staging a festival on its own, but then it was suggested the organization work with other groups and put on one big event.
The festival's focus is fun and entertainment, and will also allow a wide variety of social service groups, businesses and others to raise funds through a raffle and sale of refreshments.
"I love music and I love art and I love my community. I think this is going to be a great event," Rivera said.
"American Canyon does things that are very small-town-ish. We think this will be a combination of everyone coming together," he said.
IF YOU GO:
What: American Canyon
Community Music Festival
When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27
Where: Donaldson Way Community Park
The goal is for no social service group to compete with
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another, and for the event not to detract from other community fundraisers.
Some organizations involved in the festival include the American Canyon Troops Support, the Lions Club, Family Resource Center, American Canyon Baptist Church, Holy Family Parish and American Canyon Arts Foundation, among others.
The Chamber of Commerce is lining up a "VIP" section where participants will be served wine and food in style.
The chamber is also staging a unique fundraiser called "Outfit Your Outhouse." Businesses, individuals or groups will sponsor a Porta Potty and get a chance to decorate them.
A number of musical bands have been lined up for the afternoon's entertainment, including a country and western band, a jazz trio and a 40-piece swing band to salute veterans. The American Canyon Middle School Band, which has won a number of awards, will also perform.
Residents from the Veterans Home of California at Yountville will be transported to the festival.
Local politicians running for office in November will also be given space to pass out information to voters.
For more information on the event call Victor Rivera at 647-1792.
To be a vendor at the festival call Cori at 648-3324.
For details on the Chamber of Commerce's VIP section or its "Outfit Your Outhouse" fundraiser call 552-3650.
Bring your family, blankets, chairs and Enjoy!!
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