Fundraiser will raise a glass to urban agriculture

September 27, 2013 by  

The Harvest Hootenanny is taking place in Columbia this October, and is a fundraiser for the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. Last year’s event attracted approximately 1,000 visitors and raised $9,000.

There will be lots of activities for those of all ages at the Hootenanny. There will be live music, arts and crafts exhibits, local food, beer and wine, and door prizes. There will also be live and silent auctions, square dancing, and children’s games.

Local businesses will be donating items for the auctions, and might want to let their current customers know they are taking part in the event. They could do this by investing in flyer printing services from Columbia print companies and inserting them in statements they send out monthly. This will let their customers know about their dedication to helping the community in which they work and live.

A similar event is also taking place in nearby Gerald. The Mid-Missouri Horse, Mule and Ox Farming and Historical Craft Days will take place on October 5 and 6. It will feature wagon rides, syrup cooking, soap making, and a variety of family friendly events. There will be old-time farming demonstrations, livestock displays, and historic games and toys.

The Harvest Hootenanny will take place at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture on October 5 from 3:00 – 8:00 pm, and the rain date is October 12. Admission is free but there is a suggested donation of $5, $10, or $20. Contact Billy Polansky at 573-514-4174 for more information.