On Friday June 11th, 2010, the Suwannee/St Johns Sierra Group (SSJ) will be holding its 3rd annual picnic and fundraising event. This will take place on the shores on Lake Santa Fe at SSJ member Knox Bagwell’s blueberry farm near Earleton. It will start around 2 pm, and go until..
This event is taking place to raise awareness of the Sierra Club and the SSJ Group, and help with raising funds to support our SSJ Group’s efforts. Some of those are the Inner City Outings program which introduces local youth to the wonders of what nature has to offer. Other funding needs pertain to tabling at festivals, and an example of our efforts with community outreach, was the recent Eco Film Fest co-sponsored by the Hippodrome Theater and Go Green Nation.
We are seeking community and environmental groups to attend and possibly bring their own literature (tables) to share on mutual efforts to help with conservation, and the environment.
We’ll have food, music, a few speakers, and best of all, blueberries to pick. Knox and the SSJ group are asking for a $5 donation which will allow you to pick your own 1 pound of blueberries, cut your own giant sun flower for seed or decoration, and you’ll be helping out a worthy cause. Bring your own recyclable utensils/plates/cups, lawn chairs, etc.
And a covered dish will always be appreciated too! Food served after 5 pm.
More information will be forthcoming in the next week or two along with directions. But in the mean time, you can contact the below listed people to RSVP, volunteer, and/or participate.
Since I’m sending this out to a lot of addresses, you can let me know if you want to be kept updated. Please pass this along.
Robert Fisher Social Chair 352-514-7674
Whitey Markle Membership/Fundraising Chair 352-595-5131
Address: 9817 NE C.R. 1469 Earleton, 32631 at the Santa Fe Berry Farm, between Melrose and Orange Heights off SR 26.
And last but not least, paddle craft are always welcome.