Gorgeous day, again, huh? Later today, when I have my booster going, I will upload more 2009 Jade Festival photos for your perusal. Try back this afternoon.
I am a sucker for dogs. Technical difficulties. Will upload more as the fickle internet allows.
There’s always a cast of colorful characters. I don’t know this one. Not from our South Coast, that I know of. Wally and Burt used to play this role, but both have passed on, now.
And, of course, the Jade. That’s Matt Clasby’s work being modeled by my friend, Vilia.
It is a mermaid. Matt’s incredible work can be seen here: Matthew Glasby
As I have time, I will upload some more photos of the 2009 Jade Festival.
Jade Queen, 2009, Lyn Chambers. Lyn, whose sister Gail has been teaching at Pacific Valley School since before I hit the South Coast, 20 years ago, has unselfishly donated of her own time to help her sister, our school, and our community. An attorney in Palo Alto, Lyn has come down to assist the school during budget development crunches, as well as provided the use of her house to Gail and her students for numerous field trips over the years. She has assisted in Gail’s quilt-making projects with the students, helped close the classroom at the end of school, and done more things than I can remember. Her generous gift of her time has benefitted us all. I couldn’t have been more pleased by the selection.
Dan “The Man” Singer, who has been Syd Carr’s back-up for as long as Syd has been music director. Syd and the incredible sound team he has put together help to make the music as professional as any large festival.
Avis Latone and Mollie Field. Avis works the raffle booth, collecting prizes from the vendors as well as announcing the drawings, which are held throughout the Festival. Mollie Field is the co-founder of the South Coast Community Land Trust (SCCLT) and worked the Main Information booth with me this year. The gorgeous quilt in the background is one I had custom made by an Amish woman in upstate New York.
My internet connection is terribly slow today, or I have little patience, or both, so more photos to follow at a later time.
5:00 pm Closing down a wonderful 3 days, awarding our final raffle drawings, while we take apart the booth, put things away, and cleaning up. We could not have done it without all the help of our wonderful, dedicated group of volunteers. Thank you, thank you, thank you ladies, gentlemen, and children of all ages!
Next reports will be storm watch. Good night, everyone!
3:00 pm – The Mighty Croondogs
2:00 pm – Lenny Blue & The Otter Guys:
1:00 pm The Demos:
And the co-founder of the South Coast Land Trust 20 years ago, sponsor of 18 years of Jade Festivals since 1990, here on the South Coast. Mollie Field.
12:00 noon – Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players:
11:00 am – Valerie Johnson & The New Sound Boogie
This year’s incredible sound crew:
And our new Music Direction, Eric, under the direction of our former music director, Syd Carr.
Lots to do ‘twix now and then … so, unless there is a fire or other emergency, the next post you will read will be Friday around noon from the Jade Festival, hopefully, with a photo of the opening of the Drum Circle, led this year by Tracy Morgan. Dick Horan has retired from leading the drum circle which he has done for most of the last 17 years. Thanks Dick!!
Oh, well. Things came up, and I put up THREE posts on 10/8. It happens!
Only 3 days until the 18th Annual Jade Festival begins, as so many of you already know. Woohoo! Are we getting excited? Last minute details being worked out, the gang is pulling together, as usual, everyone is working hard, and according to the weather report, we should have clear skies all 3 days!! One vendor had to pull out at the last minute, but was immediately filled from the waiting list.
I am going to try something new this year, and see how it goes. I am going to try a few real time posts to my blog throughout the days of the festival. Unfortunately, I cannot upload video, although I would like to. Maybe next year, when I have to pay for my blog anyway. Video capabilities come with the “paid” version. So, I’ll see how this works. I’ll be reporting it sort of like I did the Chalk Fire, but throughout the day. Wish me luck!