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First Future Festival flourishes fantastically

Huss Future Festival 2010!
Wow–it was a ton of work to put together the first annual Huss Future Festival, but what a wonderful event! The day began with a soaking downpour and predictions of severe thunderstorms barreling toward us across the Midwest, but the parking lot filled up and the skies cleared and for all eight hours we were open, the hallways were abuzz with people.
The day’s events included…

We ended the day completely exhausted, but with so many reasons to be grateful. So many donors and volunteers (including our interns) helped make the day possible through their generous giving and creative skills. So many friends and family members came from out of town to show their support and experience the day. So many neighbors showed up and offered stories, photos and kind, encouraging words.
All in, we had around 350 people come through the doors and took in about $1,500. The numbers themselves are impressive, but beyond that, we really feel like the event successfully conveyed the vision and potential for the space. It was alive!
For more visuals, stories and audio recordings of Huss Future Festival 2010…

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

Kirstin is a member of the *culture is not optional core community and is the Head Caretaker at GilChrist Retreat Center.