Invitation: Teen Retreat and Harvest Festival Service Project, Palo Alto CA (September 27-29, 2013)

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You’re invited…… Teen Retreat and Harvest Festival Service Project
for High School Aged Teens and Adult Allies
September 27-29, 2013
Palo Alto Meetinghouse
Start: Friday 4pm / End: Sunday 11am

Register or inquire by emailing Talley Kenyon, Teen Group Liaison
and Adult Ally

Please email Talley today to say you’re coming, and then fill out, sign, and submit the forms below. Thanks! 

Needed ASAP: registration, forms, and you!

Please read the invitation letter below for details.


Dear High School Aged Teens of Pacific Yearly Meeting,

Please join us for a fantastic service project and retreat weekend at Palo Alto Meeting September 27-29, 2013. Help us run our annual Harvest Festival fundraiser and then stick around for more social and reflection time!

In case you haven’t heard, the Harvest Festival is a marvelous day of music, fun, food, face painting, and sales of toys, rummage, baked goods, jewelry, books etc. It is also the largest fundraiser held in support of Friends Committee on Legislation of California (FCLCA). Teens are very much needed to help set up on Friday evening starting at 4pm, hang out and assist a bit during the 9am-4pm event on Saturday, and then throw ourselves into the clean up and tear down. We have a tradition of celebrating with a dinner party at the end. Friday and Saturday evenings are for deepening friendships and learning more about work Quakers are doing in the world. We’ll finish up on Sunday morning and depart around 11am.

(For any of us who have to keep an eye on homework, we are reserving areas for study and quiet time all Saturday.)

This is a very important project to support in our Quaker community and one that is also a lot of fun. We do hope that you will join us. We will begin helping on Friday at 4pm so come as soon as you can make it. Let us know when to expect you or if you need any help figuring out transportation. There is a Caltrain stop in Palo Alto a few miles from our Meetinghouse.

To sign up or learn more please contact Talley Kenyon, Teen Group Liaison and Adult Ally: talleykenyon [at] gmail [dot] com or 650-324-3280, and fill out the 2 release forms (see below).

Please share this announcement with high school teens and parents/guardians throughout PYM. Meetings: please help your teens with transportation logistics and any costs if possible.

Some meals will be provided for volunteers during the fundraiser, and our group will arrange our other meals. We suggest that you bring some spending money for great deals and delicious lunch and baked goods during the festival. Please bring $30 to contribute toward meals, and $10-20 to spend at the Harvest Festival if you want to buy some goodies to support FCLCA. Please don’t let the cost keep you from coming; let your Meeting or us know if you need financial support.

If you need community service hours or just love to volunteer, you will get A LOT of that. If you like to go bargain hunting or hang out with your favorite Quaker teens, this is the place to be. If you like good food, bake sales, and lemonade, then come along! Really, there is something for everyone.


The Palo Alto Friends Meeting Teen Group:
Daniel, Elizabeth, Nathan, Rachel, Desmond, & Thea

Talley Kenyon, Teen Group Liaison and Adult Ally

Please email Talley today to say you’re coming, and then fill out, sign, and submit these forms by scanning and emailing, or by bringing printed copies with you. Thanks! 
1) Parental Consent – Harvest Festival 2013 (PDF)
2) Medical Form – Harvest Festival 2013 (PDF)

p.s. Adults: There are a few Adult Ally slots open for the teen retreat. Adults who are interested in volunteering on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday, please contact Talley.