It was all smiles as the organizers of the Redwood Mountain Faire met for the first time following the weekend music, arts and crafts festival held on the first weekend in June each year at Roaring Camp in Felton. The eleven-member, all volunteer, steering committee got together last week and heard a preliminary report from their Director, Violet Smith, that the weekend event was an unqualified musical, artistic and financial success; exceeding last year’s numbers for volunteer participation, overall attendance, and gross revenues.
Final figures, including the announcements of grant awards to the more than a dozen local school and non-profit groups who will share all the profits are expected in early August after all receipts and bills have been collected and tabulated.
“We expect a significant increase in the amount of money each grant group will receive,” said Ms.Smith. Last year, over $30,000 was shared. “The success of the event is a direct result of the generosity of over 400 volunteers, without whom we could not produce such a wonderful event. It is a testament to the entire San Lorenzo Valley and Santa Cruz community who support each other with their talent, time or simply by attending with their families and friends.”
Smith also had high praise for the local business community for their contributions and support and said that that the entertainment and vendors deserve credit for the beautiful atmosphere that marked both days.
Planning for the 2014 Redwood Mountain Faire begins in earnest next month.
The Redwood Mountain Faire is presented by the Valley Women’s Club and is organized by a volunteer steering committee that includes Violet Smith, Director; Linda Moore, Julie Hendriks, Nancy Macy, Pam Spehar, Steven Shabry, Alicia Kennedy, Eric Hammer, Tai Stills, Jim Coffis and Hallie Greene.