Thursday, August 9, 2018

UU Potluck & Campfire Singalong

The Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield is organizing a free Potluck & Campfire Singalong, with a presentation by the Community Asylum Seekers Project, scheduled for 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Tree Farm Campground, 53 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield.

The theme will be "Bread and Roses, Too."

The Springfield UU congregation and friends welcome all for a fun evening of a shared meal, singing, campfire and skit at the beautiful pavilion of the Tree Farm Campground. Laurel Green and Steve Crofter will be leading the singing, including labor, immigration and Woody Guthrie classics.

This event is part of the Vermont Reads celebration of the book "Bread and Roses, Too" by renowned Vermont children's author Katherine Paterson.

Children will be invited to help create a skit from the book. The skit will be performed as part of the campfire singalong sharing. Healthy snacks will be provided by the Springfield Food Coop.

All are welcome, especially children — the event is free and open to the public.

The event will also feature a talk by Steve Crofter of the Community Asylum Seekers Project (CASP), whose mission is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S. in the Springfield area ( A free-will donation to support the critical work of CASP will be gratefully accepted.

The pavilion has a fire pit, bathrooms and electricity. Tree Farm Campground is donating fire wood and marshmallows. Those who wish to are welcome to bring a tent and camp out Saturday night for the special rate of $5. Campers need to register by letting Deb Diegoli in the church office ( know by Thursday morning, Aug. 9 (please do not contact the campground about camping for this event).

The event is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, Tree Farm Campground, CASP, Springfield Food Co-op, the Springfield Town Library, and the Springfield Unitarian Universalist congregation.

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