Local Roots Festival in the Somerville News – Thanks!

Roots fest benefits kids and paints faces in Somerville

On September 15, 2010, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Groundwork Somerville is a local group dedicated to the regeneration and preservation. ~Photo by Jeffrey Sullivan

By Jeffrey Sullivan

Groundwork Somerville, a community-oriented group focused on sustainability, held the Local Roots Food and Music Festival yesterday evening to an enthusiastic crowd at the Community Growing Center.  The event featured many local music acts as well as a plethora of food provided by Redbones BBQ, free homemade apple cider and Dave’s Fresh Pasta.

Face painting ~Photo by Jeffrey Sullivan

Groundwork Somerville is a local group dedicated to the regeneration and preservation of the environment. Through volunteer programs and community-based partnerships, the organization works to promote a more environmentally friendly world. Groundwork itself is a global group, which was started in the United Kingdom.

The event featured musical artists such as Mark Santoro, Dylan Chace, Christian McNeal and The Redeemers and DJ Marco Andre. Many family friendly vendors were present as well, including face painting and caramel apples. There were also informational activities in which Groundwork and other local organizations, such as Somerville Local First and the Swapaholics, showed what they do for and in the community and how local citizens can help.

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