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Last week, we had yet another amazing event, seeing all your beautiful faces and listening to the more traditional bluegrass and country bands! Thanks again to the Cumberland River Band, Blind Ricky, and Berea's own Parallel! The music draws us all together, and it's so great to see so many people turn out week after week, no matter the genre of music -- the spirit of the community gathering continually brings us all out!
At this last event, we had a few more community engagement activities -- Leah Van Winkle and Joana Amorim were set up at the info booth with a sign that read WHAT DOES COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU? They had numerous people come up and add their thoughts to the board, such as "family," "friendship," "strength in numbers," "resilience" and many others.
As people reflected on the intellectual question of what does community mean, another booth with Centered Yoga Studio, Thrive Massage and Laughter Yoga brought people into the experience of community. Throughout the evening, many people gathered for short yoga sessions with Lauren Higdon and Joshua Saxton, including a laughter yoga experience with Jamie Brown, and took turns receiving chair massage from Andri Kukas, LMT. Did you participate? What did you enjoy about these activities?
Each week, we'll continue to explore the threads of what weaves all the members of our community together -- music, dance, laughter, movement, food, fun and what else?
What does your community mean to YOU? I'll end this week's post with my thoughts :
Community is a harmonious interweaving of interdependent individuals, made more resilient through the threads of love, interests, shared experience and so much more that unite us all.
Share your thoughts in the comments, and bring your ideas to discuss this week! Come out for an evening of psychedelic rock with Johnny Conqueroo and Indighost! Check in at the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center Booth, our non-profit spotlight of the week - see the website for more information. Don't forget to SAVE THE DATE for the next Permaculture Action Day at the Glades Community Garden on August 12th, 10 AM - 6 PM. See you Friday!