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Harvest Jam 2009


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Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26th.  Neshoba Unitarian Universalist Church is presenting it's first ever Harvest Jam!  Serving as a major fundraiser, Harvest Jam seeks to raise money for the church.  This is the first of what will hopefully become an annual event.  All are welcome to attend.  The festivities begin at noon and will continue until 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and children under 10 are free.  Parking is free.  No rain date is scheduled, so let us all pray for the sunshine.


Event chair Victor Lendermon shared with me his enthusiasm about the upcoming event.  "It's totally open to the public and our advertising campaign kicks off next week" he says.  "We are very hopeful that we'll draw 'outsiders' to the event and give the church some much needed exposure."  Along with his co-chairs, Steve Hiss and Steve Silver, the idea for Harvest Jam came from a brainstorming session at the Men's Group meeting.  It is expected that there will be a turnout of at least 500 people though all at Neshoba are hoping that that number will go into the thousands. 


Inside the event there will be Harvest Jam tee shirts for sale.  The Religious Education group is holding a bake sale and there will also be a Free Trade coffee table.  Sleddogs and The Crepe Maker will be the food vendors.  For the adults in the group there will be a beer truck and wine coolers.  Door prizes will be given away during each break.


Perhaps the most exciting part of the day's festivities are the talented musical lineup.  From 12:30-1:30, Alex Perry and Friends will be playing.  Perry is an accomplished violinist and he will be accompanied by a cellist and pianist.  They will be playing classical and 'Classical Gas.'  At 2:00 until 3:30 The Rebecca Almond Trio will share with us their folk/blues/country mix.  Beginning at 4:00 and lasting until 5:30 is The Lannie McMillian Band which is predominantly blues with some jazz.  And finally, from 6:00-8:00 is 40 Watt Moon, the feature band, who will be playing pop rock.  40 Watt Moon plays cover songs and some originals.


Don't miss this great family event!  We hope to see you at Neshoba, 7350 Raleigh-LaGrange Road [Cordova, TN], on September 26th.