Friday Meanderings

IT’S THIS SATURDAY!!!!!

OLD HOMOSASSA COMMUNITY DAY!!!!!!

I might have been planning this and telling you about this for a couple years.  (or it feels that way)

Let’s have a little history. (I’m trying to make it little.)  But…..

Last year Bill and Debbie Andrews, local people that live and work right at a corner of Yulee drive in Old Homosassa, suggested that the Old Homosassa Heritage Council have a yard sale to raise money to paint the water tower.

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!! (that’s their super power–great ideas)

And…..after talking to Marian MacRae, chairperson of the Old Homosassa Heritage Council, that wouldn’t it be cool if we turned it into a major event and included all of our local community groups on the festival grounds and have an open mic on the stage,

she agreed.

Cool!

First year of Old Homosassa Community Day.  American Legion Post 166 had a flag burning ceremony.  Also sold burgers and hotdogs.  Community groups set up booths. Had an open mic with my friend Jaque’s help.

The YARD SALE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!!!!

And then this year.

Yeah, I’m still in charge.  (and how did I manage to get people to agree to let me run things???? That’s my super power!!!!!)

The American Legion Post 166 really needs money to buy a building.  They suggested a pig roast.  Which, thanks to my super friend Connie, turned into Homosassa Goes Hog Wild! (that’s Connie’s super power–thinking outside the box)

Stopped by the Old Mill Tavern one night and gave Chuck Andrews a flyer for the event. (along with numerous other people) He said “Do you need someone to run the open Mic?”  OMG. Chuck is like the best person in the whole entire world to run an open mic.  OMG. (Chuck’s super power is that he is a very great person along with being a very great musician)

And Chuck knows a LOT OF REALLY GREAT MUSICIANS!!!!!! (another super power?????)

OLD HOMOSASSA COMMUNITY DAY!!!!!!

I’ll be there at 6 am to register the artists and crafters and all the other vendors.  My goal was 20 booths.

WE HAVE OVER 30!!!!!

Terry and I have been attending SO MANY LOCAL EVENTS AND HANDING OUT SO MANY APPLICATIONS.

This is NOT my super power.  Talking to all those people and asking them to show up at the event sucks my soul out.

(and makes my mouth really dry.)

I only have so many words every day. (after my total words are used up I just want to curl up in a fetal position)

That’s definitely been the most difficult part of this event.

BUT!!!!!!

I really try to surround myself with really smart people with super powers.

Chuck has brought in PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS THAT ARE PERFORMING FOR FREE!

There will be a tip jar on the stage but the money will go to the Old Homosassa Learning Center.

Jennifer McRae

Jojo Jones

Elvis

And in between all that amazing music will be

The Homosassa Ukers (on stage at 11:30.  OMG I’m in that group.  OMG.  what was I thinking?)

Almost 14 year old Tiffany Ann Mendendez (she’s on Youtube. And I’m going to tell you more about young Tiffany Ann at the end of this section)

Jaque Rasmussen with her amazing clawhammer banjo

And the amazing CHUCK ANDREWS and all his friends and his brother and I hear maybe maybe maybe the Mason Creek Band.  YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! (That’s supposed to be a surprise!!!!! not my super power)

Now let me tell you about Tiffany Ann Martinez.

You can find her on YouTube.

She’s adorable and can really sing.

She is going to Tallahasse to participate in Students in Government.  She has had a bill accepted by the Student Government for saving the Coral Reefs.

She needs $250 to get there.

Can we give Tiffany Ann the money she needs?

She can’t put a tip jar out because we have professional musicians that are playing for FREE!  But we can just go up to mom and give her some cash.

Right?  That’s what I’m doing.

HEY FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND WHATEVER IF YOU SHOW UP AND DON’T HUNT ME DOWN TO GIVE ME A HUG I WILL BE REALLY MAD!!!!!!!

just a warning

FIND ME!!!!!

I might be dressed as a pirate!!!!!

Arghhhhhhh!!!!!

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