Fun in the Streets
The fourth annual street fair drew a festive crowd on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Learn more at SeacoastLocalFest.org.
And our great community photography exhibit has gone online. Check it out at SeacoastLocalPhoto.org..
Thanks to our sponsors: Broadreach Research and Consulting, Whalen Public and Media Relations, Seacoast Asset Management, and local volunteers.
There are games, live performances from local artists, a digital photo exhibit, and a community art project, but the Seacoast Local Festival is also about bringing the Seacoast community and our nonprofits together to highlight, encourage and sustain the natural and important connections among us. Our nonprofits help those of us in need, they ensure that art and its many benefits are ever-present here, they preserve the history that sets the Seacoast apart from other “tourist destinations,” they encourage and support our local agriculture and food economy and they work hard to both preserve and showcase our precious and wonderfully accessible natural resources.
To enhance those connections throughout the year, we offer a non-profit Community Map here to highlight, encourage and sustain the natural and important connections among us.
These days, we need our nonprofits more than ever—to brighten our days, to help us when things are ugly, to take care of the environment) and they need us—to volunteer, to recognize them, to appreciate their good work and to provide fiscal support. It's a relationship that is important, and sustaining for our community.
The Seacoast Local Community Map is about nourishing the organizations and the connections to those organizations that help each of us to thrive, and:
Seacoast Local is a business-led, grassroots non-profit that encourages people to "think local first" when it comes to their money and their time. Our mission is to engage local citizens, governments, business and non-profits in rooting more money locally, in order to increase our region's economic, community, and environmental strength.
Of course, the award was for all of Seacoast Local. In fact, the award officially says, "For extraordinary leadership and effort in creating the Seacoast Local Initiative which promotes and supports local businesses by encouraging people to 'Buy Local.'"