To the Editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Barbara Ferrell for all the hard work she put into pulling together another successful Lavender Festival this year. Judging from the crowd and the number of venders I witnessed on Saturday, I would venture to guess that the 15th annual event was the best yet. Barbara and her great team of volunteers are to be commended for their hard work and dedication to this community!
As a corporate sponsor for the Lavender Festival for several years, Cowperwood Company is proud to be associated with an event that celebrates good food; arts and crafts; great local entertainment; and locally grown herbs and produce. But more importantly, we are proud to be involved in an event that celebrates our great community by bringing people together for a common purpose. It seems we sometimes get caught up in the mess of making sure the city continues to prosper, and, as in most communities, we tend to “stake our sides and dig our heels in” on very important issues. So the Lavender Festival is a great opportunity for us to be involved in celebrating all that is good about Oak Ridge!
I would also like to thank the other sponsors who have recognized the importance of celebrating Oak Ridge: Anderson County Visions Magazine; Eckert Chiropractic Center; DoubleTree by Hilton; Citizens First Bank; East Tennessee Farmers Association for Retail Marketing; ORNL Federal Credit Union; TN Bank of Oak Ridge; Precision Printing and Graphics; and Covenant Senior Health. And a big thanks to the Oak Ridge Observer and The Oak Ridger for their help in getting the word out.
If you attended this year’s event, thank you for coming out to spend an awesome Saturday in our Historic Jackson Square. If you were unable to make it this year, please mark your calendar for next year—you will not be disappointed!
Barbara and team—thank you for another great Lavender Festival!