Festivities begin at
"It's something to look forward to every year," said
Between the music, a children's poster contest, art auctions, haiku contest, plenty of artists and performers have a chance to showcase their talents for a cause.
"It's not just going to see someone else's show," said
Most of the musicians performing Sunday are affiliated with the
"It's a great event for a worthy cause," said
The desire to help and the music is what draws people and performers to the event, he added.
"It's a great group of musicians willing to give back to their community."
Ruth agreed. "That's the thing about the musicians in this area -- they love to help out."
Other local artists donate work and proceeds from sales to the cause. Attendees can pay what they choose for food at the Karma CafÉ. The cafe, run by
This year's event also features an arts and crafts sale and fine art silent auction. Prizes are available for an open haiku contest.
The event is for all ages with children's activities throughout the day including a poster contest and an appearance by the Dean of Juggling.
Over the nine years of the one-day event, people have donated a total of more than
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