Blog for September 10, 2019
Rev. Enno K. Limvere, President of Green Aberdeen
Our Green Aberdeen membership met out with Margaret James at Easton Castle last night to put some of the final touches for our Chautauqua. You can check out our event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1536496206486408/
Last year we partnered up with the Easton Castle/O-TE-LA Conservancy to put on a community event and decided to do a Chautauqua. Here is a snippet of what Chautauqua means:
Chautauqua was an adult education movement in the United States, highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers, and specialists of the day. Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying that Chautauqua is “the most American thing in America”. (Wikipedia)
This year we are holding out whole event up by the Castle because of the rainfall this year has flooded some of Easton Castle’s grounds. We have 4 speakers lined up with maybe one or two more waiting to be confirmed. We will have vendors and community groups in booths. And for our entertainment, we have Better Ride and a duo of Ryan Malsom & Joel Burckhard.
Though Green Aberdeen’s focus is a sustainable environment, we cannot do this without our wider community buy-in and that means to build relationships between us, GA, and you, as well as other groups and families coming together. We hope that this will grow over the coming years, and now that we have the ability to apply for grants, we can bring in speakers from a broader area and maybe even from around the country.
We begin next Saturday, the 21st, at 3:00 pm with an opening ceremony and group sing, speakers from 3:30 – 5:30, supper at 6:00 pm and live music starting at 7:00 – 9:00.
We do hope that you will come and check this out and stop by our Green Aberdeen Booth to talk to a member and see what we are up to; maybe share what is important to you.