Before we get to numbers and details of the end of event reports to add our numbers and stats to the Pagan Pride Projects yearly report, I want to put out a huge thanks!
Thank you to everyone who came to Atlanta PPD and contributed positive energy to the day!
Big thanks to those who have been working through the year, Lady Mehurt and EmeraldDawn. Thank you for all your hard work!!!!!! These folks work with me through the year to take care of everything from bouncing ideas and balancing the books to taking out the trash. Could not do it without them.
Also, big, big thanks to a couple of super trooper event day volunteers who stepped up to the plate at the Autumnfest PPD meeting. I am not sure you knew what you were signing up for but I am very, very thankful that you did. When I arrived at 6:30 AM, Lee Willy was out by himself with a lantern, tape measure and chalk, plotting the parking lot out according to areal maps that he had 3-D imaged. After that he stayed for the day manning the front table, greeting folks and helping us get a headcount. Second person to arrive was Crystal who helped with everything from teaching a class, arranging the inside vendors, keeping us on schedule, working the raffles, and then taking it all down in the evening. She really, really pitched in and helped to keep things going. I can’t explain how many large and small things these folks did to keep things running smoothly but I am truly grateful for all they did.
Thank you to our Sponsors! Ravenwood Tradition, Oracle 20/20, and the Unicorn Tradition.
Thank you to the class presenters, Lady Maia or Ravenwood, Crystal of Inner Goddess Belly Dance, Michelle of Ocean Oracle, thank you to Ōraḥ Qaḏəmōnī, and thank you to the Grove of the Red Earth for filling in for a presenter who could not make it at the last minute!
Thank you to Melanie and crew for a wonderful harvest ritual!
Thank you to our performers Arthur Hinds, Kira Dancing & V, and the Sensua Players. All of you guys were a huge help with filling the day with energy and the festive spirit.
Thank you to all of our helpful volunteers, including the folks from Dove and Serpent OTO who helped to get the place cleared out in the morning, Ravenwood Tradition who stayed and worked until everything was put back in place in the evening, Susan for helping to keep the front table running, Maria who I just handed some papers to and she went to work, Alyssa and Ryan, Donna and Haven, and of course Nee for keeping the café running along with many other tasks.
And for those of you who have already volunteered to help for next year, I was not so tired that I don’t remember who you are. <);-) Here is looking forward to 2015!
I am happy to present the “working,” schedule of events.
Arthur will be performing at 3PM but will be present through the day, at his booth in the Greeting area, for conversations and browsing of the new CDs. A few of the Sensua Drummers will be leading up to ritual and then participating in the ritual, lead by Melanie McElroy, and then their main performance will be after ritual. Kira Dancing and V will be doing demonstrations and performances at three times throughout the day. Classes will be taking place all day. Come early and stay all day for the fun and festivities!