Remember a couple of weeks ago I had issued a blog post about Franny’s Farm? Let me just tell you, right now, Franny is by far and away one inspirational woman! Not only was she a speaker at the March Against Monsanto rally last weekend, she, her husband Jeff and her son Zack have worked so hard and so diligently getting Franny’s Farm off the ground it is absolutely awe inspiring to see not only how far they’ve come but the plans they have in place for the future.
I was lucky enough to help her document some really fun and great moments out on the farm in Leicester and this coming Saturday she is hosting a benefit for Asheville High School’s 4H program. They’re showing an independent film about AHS’s band trip to Washington DC for the Presidential inauguration, have musical entertainment lined up all day long from: Little Creek, Outside Suburbia, Sherry Lynn and her Bluegrass Band, The River Rats and Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work. There will also be food from Farm 2 Fender Food Trucks and craft sales from local artisans not to mention farm animals too!
This event really is going to be a blast and for a great cause!! Tickets are $5 (Pre-schoolers are free) and proceeds are going to establish Future Farmers of America at Asheville High School!!!
In the meantime, here are some more fun images from Franny’s Farm. And, if you come out on Saturday, I may even take pictures of YOU!
See you there!
We wandered amongst the movers and shakers of Asheville’s social and creative elite as though we were supposed to be there. The Asheville Scene launch party. My camera seemed to stay steady and light in my hands (which I was more than thankful for) and B and I moved throughout the rest of the evening enjoying downtown Asheville they way most people do on any given Friday. It was exciting and we enjoyed every minute of it.
Wandering around downtown Asheville felt like I was misbehaving somehow. We left the launch party and found ourselves a few stories above street level enjoying a glass of wine at the Sky Bar. What a GREAT bar. I don’t know why I don’t schedule meetings there more often. Every table is intimate, the views are amazing. It was terrific!
Following the Sky Bar we hopped to a couple places before we finally landed at the Emerald Lounge.
E-Lo was like a reunion. A bar I managed had a long running Open Mic night for probably 3 years every Tuesday. It was my favorite night to work. If I could turn back time and only bartend one night a week, I would in a heart beat! The room was always full of friends in music and craft beer and whiskey and…Black Shiny Shoes. E-Lo was full of almost every one of those cats! And most of them were playing the show that night. Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work and Johnson’s Crossroad. I was sad we missed Johnson’s Crossroad but got there just in time to get this image and realize I should put my camera away.
Thank You Asheville. I had a lovely evening!
You can find a gallery for the images from the Asheville Scene Launch Party at Image Asheville’s official website.