Now Playing: Braggin' on the folks who made it all happen!
Topic: WDF 2014
It’s been a week since the 12th Annual Pocono Dulcimer Fest occurred… a short but cold and snowy one here in Pennsylvania. As I reflect on the festival I am awed with gratitude for all the work and dedication so many put into it to make it happen.
We had about 6o folks arrive for the Friday night jam led by Aaron & Dan.
We had 145 paid registrants for the workshops on Saturday with 18 faculty, 6 vendors and sorted volunteers.
We had over 200 in attendance for the concert Saturday night with several folks coming from the community.
The staff and volunteers at the East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church were simple awesome and the UMC Kitchen crew did a remarkable job for our meals (breakfast and lunch). We also had great support from Jon Strack on sound (who also took the beginning HD classes) and Andy Waddell for facility support. These guys were very helpful. And the PDC Members and supporters who worked tirelessly to set up all the classrooms, vendor area and fellowship hall on Friday night and then break it all down again Saturday night so the church could function in its normal capacity on Sunday …well that was amazing and inspiring and appreciated so much. Bob Mallalieu also handled the parking situation well and we had very few (if any) glitches there. And Carol and Kate did a terrific job with the registration.
The workshops were well attended and folks appeared to be very pleased overall with their classes and the folks that taught them. As featured faculty and performers Dan Landrum and Aaron O’Rourke were simply terrific. So all in all we had a great and very successful festival.
Thanks for letting me brag a bit about this year’s festival… it was a good one!