Westview Summer Solstice Celebration 2012
May 29, 2012
What better way to spend the height of summer than at the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration! Come hang out for an afternoon full of fun activities for the whole family!
Information about the day’s events:
- Location, Time, Date – Where will the event take place?
- Music – What should I expect to hear?
- Food – What is there to eat and how can I join the grill-off?
- Art/Vendor Market – What can I buy and how do I sign up for the artist market?
- Games/Talent Show – How about some games for the kids?
- Sponsors – Who is helping to make this event happen?
- Donations – Can I donate money towards this event?
- Photos – Check out photos from prior years!
This year we’re doing things a little differently because our neighborhood school, KIPP STRIVE Academy, is expanding to add a new primary school! While we’re sad not to be able to host the event in our regular spot we’re super thrilled about the addition, so please bear with us this year while we host the event in a new environment. That being said…
Join the Westview Community Organization for an afternoon of music, art, crafts, and food on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm along Muse Street (next to the BeltLine path) as part of Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration!
Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes – we have both live music and a DJ playing at the Summer Solstice Celebration.
- Juliana Finch
“Heartbreaky, bourbon-infused Americana” by singer/songwriter Juliana Finch from 3:00pm until 4:00pm.
- DJ Theo
Boogie down to house, soul, funk, and classics by DJ Theo.
Are you ready to sample a taste of southwest Atlanta? On the day of the event purchase your "passport" and taste what our grill masters have created! The "passport" will allow you to sample the different foods (chicken and pork) plus a drink for $7. Last year there was so much food most people were too full to taste everything – what a deal! Once you have tasted all the different categories submit your vote for "the best of…".
2012 Grill-Off Participants
- Beecher-Donnelly (Claiborne & Nash)
- Morehouse College (Christopher)
- Project GRAD (Alvin Glymph)
- West End (Carl & Scott)
- West End (Sister DeBorah)
- Westview (Kisha)
- Westview (Scott)
2011 Grill-Off Winners
- Pork: Carl Nes & John Pavlin representing West End
- Chicken: Larry Carter representing Ashview Heights
Contestants: Are you the master of the grill? Come out and prove it in the Westview Grill-Off! Entries in the Grill-Off are $20, but we will supply you with the food to cook! Individuals, organizations, and restaurants are all allowed to participate. $100 worth of prizes to the winners of the contest!
Between eating and dancing browse our artist/vendor market!
- Angel Green Eyes Creative Designs
- Atlanta BeltLine
Information about the Atlanta BeltLine project
- Big Apple Inn
Free ice cream!
- Buhter Up
Natural skin, hair, and home fragrance products
- Eden Easy Beds
Handcrafted cedar garden beds and planters
- Just Rum Cakes
Rum cakes in various flavors and sizes
- Kim Wadelton
Drawings and paintings
- Scentalicious Soy Candles
Hand-poured soy container candles and tart melts
- Shar’s Enterprise
Clothing, jewelry, posters, purses, and more
Educational cycle material and a bicycle raffle!
Vendors: The application fee is only $25! We’ll supply you with a 10×10 space. You bring the tent, table, and other displays. Space is limited, so don’t wait! The deadline is Friday, June 15th, 2012.
Come bring the kids!
- Field Day Games
We’ll have field day type games to keep the kiddos entertained. Think tug-of-war, sack races, hula hoops, and more!
For the artsy and younger kids we’ll have craft projects. Think maks, bird feeders, and more!
- Talent Show/Open Mic
Does your kid have a special talent? Are they eager to show off their moonwalking skills? Shakespeare recital? Breakdancing? Juggling? Chris Rock impression? Sign them up for the talent show hosted by MC Hectic Da Backpacka – there are $100 worth of prizes! There will be musical, non-musical, and open mic challenge categories. We just ask to keep it PG. Sign up by 3:30pm on the day of the event or email email@example.com ahead of time.
- Basketball Shoot-Off
Show off your hoop-throwing skills for a chance to win movie theater tickets!
The Westview Summer Solstice Celebration could not happen without the generous donations from:
- Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services
- Councilmember C.T. Martin
- Councilmember Michael Julian Bond
- Representative Pat Gardner
- Representative Rashad Taylor
- Fat Cat Design & Graphics
- nuSpace Media
- Westview Community Organization
Interested in sponsoring the 2012 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities or submit a donation via PayPal below!
We can’t make this event happen without donations from you! In addition to buying a grill-off passport on the day of the event you can help support the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration by making a donation. Small or large – we appreciate it all!
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