It’s a testament to a good party when no one is hanging out inside the air conditioning when it feels like 105 degrees with 100% humidity. That was just what happened last night at the 1st Annual Summer Kick off Party for the Woodbine Farmers Market. An estimated 150 neighborhood people came out to support the Market, enjoy the party, and meet new friends. I joked that I hadn’t met about 75% of the guests until last night, but was friend’s with everyone on Facebook. Ah, the power of social networking. More than that though, it was a beautiful picture of community. We are part of something very special here in Woodbine, something I don’t think Nashville has seen yet. We are cultivating real community, and learning what it means to live life with our neighbors. People undoubtedly showed up for free food, great music, and even better cocktails, but more than that people showed up because they wanted to belong to something and share in an vision that is only possible through people coming together and embracing their differences and celebrating life. That is what we have in this little untapped jewel of Nashville. Whether you call it Woodbine, Flatrock, Glencliff, Salder, or Radnor we have become an unstoppable force and I am so thankful to be a part of it. Thank you to Baja Burrito, Foxy’s Baking Company, Kazique’s Latin Band, our awesome bartenders- DJ Murphy and Sy Sybert, Toby Leonard and Sy for setting up and supplying the sound, those of you who came to set up and clean up- Connie Michael, Amanda Ball, Mike Odmark, Cindy Murphy, Emily Keafer, Beth Matthews, David Sierra, Bryn Samuels and Tamara Price. And thank you to all who came out and supported the event, it was such a success!
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