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Oak GROOVE Festival planned for May 5, 2013

First ever festival for Oak Grove area including neighborhoods along Briarcliff/LaVista corridor to benefit green space projects.

The “Oak GROOVE“ Festival planning committee recently met at Sprig Restaurant .  The group of community leaders in the Oak Grove area are  joining together to create the first ever neighborhood festival, “Oak GROOVE” on Sunday May 5th, 2013 from 1 pm to 6 pm. The goal of the festival is to  bring together the community for fun, friendship and support for our neighborhood.  The proceeds from the festival will benefit green space projects along the LaVista/Briarcliff corridor.

The festival will feature local businesses, artists, entertainers from the areas of Sagamore Hills, Oak Grove, Leafmore, Briarlake, Shallowford, Hawthorne and North Briarcliff.  Restaurants will have free tastings as well as food for sale.  There will be a stage for musical performances and vendors with a variety of art forms and a kids area with bounce houses, crafts, and games. Community organizations, churches, neighborhood associations, local schools and other volunteers are encouraged to contact the planning committee to get involved with the festivities.  Already scheduled bands include: “Sizzle, Hiss, Pop”, “Frets on Fire”, “Deja Blue Grass” and the headliners will be “The Mike Veal Band.”

The current planning committee pictured left to right: Dan Reuter(Davis Oaks Condominiums), Carolann Reiter(Briarlake area community volunteer),  Jennifer Tiberia(Sprig), Rutland Walker(Oak Grove area community volunteer), Ted Daniel(Leafmore Civic Association), Sean Keenan(Napoleon’s) and members not in photo: Deborah Schneider(Commissioner Jeff Rader’s office) and Vera Bitlin(ChocoLate).

For more information please contact Carolann Reiter at carolannreiter@gmail.com.

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Kathy Parker February 23, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Fabulous news - thanks to all the organizers! I look forward to the Groove. Wonderful idea. Kathy on Hampton Glen Ct.

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