Folk festival organizers strive for fund goal
Organizers of the second annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival are part of the way toward their fundraising goal of $20,000.
Sean Howard, director of Downtown Indiana, said individuals may donate to the cause through the fundraising website Kickstarter. For those who are not familiar with it, folk festival organizers have scheduled a Kickstarter awareness and fundraising event June 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spaghetti Benders in Indiana. Tips for the guest bartenders — Elroy Face, a former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates; borough councilman Gerald Smith; and Howard — go to the Kickstarter campaign, which aims to raise $5,000.
The event will include the first official announcement of live music, workshops, artisans and vendors.
Last year, 20 musicians at four venues and a live theater performance entertained more than 1,000 visitors over two days, Howard said.
This year’s event is set for Sept. 5 and 6.
PHOTO: Pictured, from left, are committee members Cindy Rogers; Tony DeLoreto, owner of Spaghetti Benders; Jim Dougherty, chairman; Peter Broad, Indiana Borough councilman; Michael Boiano, owner of Michael B Shoes; Judy Holliday; and Sean Howard, director of Downtown Indiana. Thermometers are posted in the 500 block of Philadelphia Street, where the festival will be held. (Jamie Empfield/Gazette)