Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cooper-Young Recap

CPOP spent this past Saturday at the 21st annual and ever fun Cooper-Young Festival. All of our board members pulled shifts in the booth: Amy and me in the morning; Naomi, Greg and Jimmy in the early afternoon; Stacey and Lenore until Festival end.

CPOP booth and CY Fest (Frank the Wandering Oak in foreground)
We were awed by the reception the Old Forest received from Festival-goers. With incredibly few exceptions, the Old Forest received love and support from those who stopped by. And many, many stopped by. We were in the far southwest edge of the Festival, near Blythe and Walker, but we had a great corner booth. It was an ideal location to tell folks about the Old Forest, answer their questions, sign them up for our mailing list, invite them on our twice-monthly hikes, hand out our stickers, and sell CPOP's brand new t-shirts.

In fact, the t-shirts were so popular, thanks to the beautiful design by Warren, Stacey and Naomi, that we ran out of the adult sizes before 2 p.m. and ended up selling all but 3 before the Festival closed at 7 p.m. We'll soon have a store up for anyone who wants to purchase a size that wasn't available.

Raising the money was good but it's better still to see "Save the Old Forest" all over Memphis (and beyond) on 100+ t-shirts and countless stickers.

Thanks to everyone who paused to ask questions, sign-up, donate, and buy t-shirts. If you're new to our cause, bookmark this site, then visit the Old Forest.

white oak on northeast trail


Naomi Van Tol said...

Oops, that should say "Posted by gatesofmemphis."

Great summary, Roy!

marycash said...

I liked that y'all brought your own tree.

Naomi Van Tol said...

Yeah, that was awesome... Roy walked the tree over in a Radio Flyer wagon.