There were lots of smiles on over 1,600 people who attended the sixth annual Vermont Music Fest held at Lareau Farm on Saturday, August 8.
"This was the first music/family festival ever hosted by the Mad River Valley Rotary and our members were out in full force (and blue Rotary T-shirts) to ensure the festival ran smoothly and everybody enjoyed themselves," said Rotary president Chris Pierson.
Activities for kids were plentiful and entertainment for adults lasted all day. There was a diverse selection of food and libations, music and just plain old fun.
"The event wouldn't have been possible without the support of the Lareau Farm and the assistance of Jeff and Kelly Mack who graciously turned over their brainchild to the Rotary," Pierson added.
"We hope that as a club, we dispelled some of the myths about us just being a bunch of old fogies. We are relevant; we care about the community in which we live and intend to continue volunteering for activities which benefit The Valley," he continued and thanked all who helped make the event a success.
Attendees of the Vermont Music Fest filled out raffle slips for the chance to win two tickets to the 2016 festival. Winners were drawn at random and the following people will each get two free tickets to next year's Vermont Music Fest:
Peg Sutlive, Bristol; Joanne Fitzgibbons,Worchester, Massachusetts; Kristen Clouser, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Robert Maguire, West Rutland; Bill Mack, Montpelier; Benjamin Sklarski, Calais; Peter Holm, Waterbury Center; Maia Naylor, Newburyport, Massachusetts; Schuyler Timmons, Burlington; and Valley Vet , Waitsfield.