For ten years a Solstice Music and Arts Festival has been hosted at the Diamond M Ranch Resort. This event has been well received by the public, even when it rains. It started as a fund raiser for KDLL Public Radio Station, then for various other worthy causes including Matti's Farm.
Matti's Farm, "A Vision for the Child in All of Us" is a non profit group working to set guidelines and raise funds for land to build foster homes especially for older adolescents who are difficult to place in traditional foster homes. These young people could be given the opportunity to thrive as part of a loving family and develop valuable life skills in an agricultural setting. Matti's Farm has a Board of Directors made up of enthusiastic professionals dedicated to realizing this dream. They have determined that their group is too small to generate the volume of volunteer effort needed to pull off a successful festival fundraiser. It was decided that the tenth festival would be the last and the board would search out other fund raising efforts.
But, a call was received from a well-known country western singer and songwriter who has performed on the Peninsula before. She would like to sing at the Solstice Festival. This letter is a plea for volunteers, either individuals and organizations who could donate a few hours a couple of days before and after June 21 and/or at least six hours on June 21 to continue this event. Solstice is on a Thursday this year so this event would not conflict with traditional weekend activities but just lengthen and enhance other Solstice celebration. Any individual or group who might be interested can contact JoAnne at 283-9330.