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Letters: Thank You
From the Ol' Front Porch Music Festival Board
October 9, 2023

I
t takes a lot of planning – and a lot of help – to pull off the Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival.

Board Chair Marjorie Dufek writes in with her thanks.
The Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival is so grateful to this community for making the Festival extra special this year. Thank you to the many, many volunteers who performed jobs big and small.

Thank you to the Festival sponsors and to all who made financial contributions to help us keep the festival free this year and every year.
Thanks to Chris Daniels and Conner Daniels for making each band on the Riverfront Stage sound so good.

Thanks to the volunteers from all the non-profit organizations that provided food for festival-goers, and to the local restaurants that partnered with them.

Thanks to the craft vendors for giving folks the opportunity to do a little shopping while enjoying the music. Thanks to Keith Smith at TownDock.net for reminding the community what was happening each day, and keeping the OFPMF website up to date as schedules changed. Thanks to Hiram Lupton for posting his Festival photos to Facebook.

Thanks to the businesses and homeowners all over town for hosting performers on their porches and putting up with people parking on their lawns. Thanks to Dave Matthews and the cadets of the Navy JROTC at Pamlico County High School for helping with traffic control.

Thanks to the Town of Oriental staff who hung our street banner, spruced up the park, and provided traffic barriers, water and electricity. Thanks to Oriental United Methodist Church who allowed us to use their labyrinth lot and almost every room in the church for the festival. And you are a tidy bunch! As we walked around the festival “footprint” today, there was very little trash we needed to collect.

Please share your feedback about the festival here.

In case you didn’t hear the news announced on the Riverfront stage, Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra from Norway will return to Oriental In June, 2024 as part of their USA tour. Stay tuned for more details about when and where you can hear them again.

Mark your calendar for next year’s Festival: October 4 and 5, 2024.

If you want to be part of the volunteer team that makes it all happen, send an email with your contact information to info@olfrontporch.org.

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