Sat, June 3, 10 am to 2 pm, CVUUS will open its doors to the community to attend Rhubarb Festival 2017. The show will go on!  Please tell your friends and neighbors, and make plans to attend the 2017 Rhubarb Festival – enjoying our spiritual home and sharing it with others.  While our RF focus is smaller this year (while we concentrate on Building More Love with the Ground Floor Project), we will still have many of the items that make the Rhubarb Festival a memorable and enjoyable event.  The festival planners count on the many contributions of our members and friends to create this event – will you join us in helping out?

Pies: These are always the hallmark of the Festival, and will be front and center again this year.  Johanna Nichols is recruiting pie makers and bakers. Let her know. Save the evenings of June 1 and 2 at Fenn House. Rhubarb pies will be priced at $15 and strawberry rhubarb will be $18.

Perhaps you could prepare several pies in advance with directions like these:   http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2010/12/09/freeze-the-fastest-way-to-fresh-baked-fruit-pie/. The festival planners sold 100 pies in 2016.

Lunch: Our Youth Group will be running the Café which will feature sandwich or salad, drink, and dessert for $5 per person.  The café opens at 10:30. No tickets required. In addition to the youth group and their families, Neil and Julie Chippendale are focusing on the Café and will be looking for help with food prep and other activities during the day.

Also available will be sweets and savories, beautiful bling for your jewelry box, plants for your garden, and gently used books for the children in your life.   Live music and kids’ face painting, all day. No entry fee. Profits support a local charity. Rhubarb_Festival_Poster_2017

Rhubarb Festival 2016 raised about $3000 for HOPE.

Please do what you can to help prepare for a future Rhubarb Festival. Watch for opportunities advertised in the foyer and in the weekly “blasts”. Contact Mary Hadley (hadleyme@juno.com) to help. Enjoy the people, the food, the fun, and help raise funds for a local social service group and for CVUUS. It’s a great way to celebrate our community and the season of Spring!