Northwest Folklife Fest 45
With music and arts so alive.
Ate elephant ears,
Danced with no fears
Contra, hip hop, swing and jive.
“Feel free to be giving” – the plea
Donations our lifeblood, you see.
Ten dollars helps pay
For cables they say;
Your gifts make us all jump with glee.
Thanks to the hardworking board
Their efforts ensured visions soared.
Had great expectations
For all Folklife Fests you have scored!
By Elinor M. Vandegrift, Scottish Country Dance
Community Coordinator & Friend of Folklife, 2016
Many thanks to Elinor Vandegrift for her interpretation of the 45th Northwest Folklife Festival as a limerick! Elinor participated in our pre-Festival Training with Kevin Joyce of En-Joy Productions where we all got creative together, in preparation for four days of welcoming folks to the 45th Northwest Folklife Festival. Elinor’s interpretation of the Festival as her limerick was presented at our Thank You Party, hosted by past-president of the Board and avid contradancer Luther Black, pictured above, in his official capacity as Greeter Extraordinaire.
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