Sunflower Fest @ The Grimal Grove May 1st

Growing Hope is inviting YOU to the 2nd Annual Sunflower Festival on Thursday, May 1st from 5-8:30 pm at the Grimal Grove.


Join Growing Hope Initiative for an evening of music, food and sunflowers at the Grimal Grove.

Headlined by national touring act Scythian, and joined by local favorites The Love Lane Gang, the evening will serve as a community gathering as well as a showcase for Florida nonprofits and the valuable work that they do.

Feel free to bring something to share.

A potluck spread with donations from local eateries will be served and “Grimal Grog” will also be available for sale by the glass. Exhibitors have been invited to meet potential volunteers and customers in the Keys. And yes, there will be sunflowers!

A Little History
Originally held in the mountains of western Maryland in 2009, Sunflower Fest is now following the sun

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and relocating to The Florida Keys.  It was always the organizers’ intention to create a festival that combines music and service.  What was once a 2000 person spectacle will now manifest itself as a smaller music and arts showcases held on the intimate grounds of the Grimal Grove throughout the year.  Expect the same energy and quality.

Tickets are $10 (children 12 and under are free) and will be sold in advance at these locations: KEY WEST: Help Yourself Cafe; BIG PINE, Good Food Conspiracy; MARATHON: Food for Thought.  Tickets are very limited so don’t wait.

Bring a blanket, beach chairs and a dish to share in the community potluck. Off-site parking has been arranged. If you have questions, contact us at Patrick Garvey at 305-923-6663.

This event is being planned in conjunction with the forum being hosted by The Florida Association for Volunteer Resource Management, (FAVRM). 

Volunteer Forum to focus on Non-Profits

The Florida Association for Volunteer Resource Management, FAVRM,  is a vibrant, passionate and experienced group of volunteer management professionals who provide a great support network.
FAVRM is hosting a Forum April 30 – May 2 at Hawks Cay in our beautiful Florida Keys. Click here for more details.

unnamedForums provide face-to-face opportunities to discuss new ways to engage volunteers, professional development for volunteer leaders, as well as share best practices to ensure that volunteers have good, meaningful experiences. I hope you will consider joining us.
If you are interested in learning more about FAVRM membership and the benefits, please contact  Suzy Gamblain, Treasurer. FAVRM is open to all volunteer management professionals so feel free to share this information with your colleagues.
Come join us and be a part of the amazing things that are happening in our state all with the help of volunteers!

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