LEAF Announces Fourth Annual Harvest Festival

Come celebrate the bounty of the harvest at Lakewood Earth & Food (LEAF) Community's 4th Annual Harvest Festival. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 20th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the front porch of the Lakewood Public Library (15425 Detroit Avenue), extending out into Mars Avenue. Come join the celebration, and don't forget to bring your pre-carved jack-o-lantern for the Pumpkin Carving Contest, pies for the Pie Bake-off, and the whole family for the games, activities, music, vendors, and, of course, locally grown and made food and drink.

The Pumpkin Carving Contest will include prizes for Most Original, Scariest, Happiest, LEAF-iest, and Most Impressive. To enter, bring a carved and scraped-out pumpkin or other gourd with a safe lighting source (like a tealight) and your name clearly marked to the entrance table by 5:30 p.m., with the entry fee of $2.

The Pie Bake-off will include prizes for Best Crust, Most Original, Best Taste, and Best Use of Vegetables. Entries should be dropped off by 5:30 and should include 2 pies (one for judging and one for guest tasting) and the recipe or list of ingredients for your pie, with the $2 entrance fee. The contest will feature Celebrity Guest Judges from WRUW's Maximum Consumption.

The Root Cafe will be selling coffee and hot chocolate, along with our regular local vendors of produce, cheese, and poultry, and volunteers will be making a variety of dishes with locally grown fruits and vegetables. In addition to apple bobbing, face painting, and other children's activities, Foster Brown, well-known for his family-friendly, educational naturalist-themed shows, will perform.

Come enjoy the food, the entertainment, and the company of your neighbors!

For more information, or to volunteer, contact LEAF at leafcommunity@gmail.com or (216) 367-2834.

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Volume 6, Issue 20, Posted 8:30 AM, 10.06.2010