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Electric Forest 2013 Food Drive and Music in Schools Donation Updates

| 27 July 2013 | Reply


Today, Electric Forest 2013 announces the results of some of the festival’s annual community projects. Electric Forest’s “Roy Price Memorial Food Drive” collected and distributed 13,865 meals to local Oceana County communities this year, almost doubling the amount of donations collected in the festival’s first two years combined. Electric Forest’s “Music In Schools” program donated $5000.00 to the Shelby High School music program, with the Shelby High Marching Band receiving rave reviews all around for their stellar appearance during this year’s festival.

Each year, Electric Forest’s annual Food Drive encourages patrons to donate non-perishable food items in exchange for a limited edition Electric Forest Food Drive Poster. To date, the festival has collected and distributed over 31,065 meals to local communities in need. Recipients of this year’s Food Drive include Lebanon Lutheran Church, Rothbury Community Church, Wesleyan Church, and Teen Challenge.

The festival’s Food Drive was renamed the Roy Price Memorial Food Drive in 2012 to honor cherished Electric Forest neighbor and huge Food Drive supporter, the late Mr. Roy Price. Today, as the program continues to thrive and grow, Electric Forest Organizers remain ever grateful to Mr. Price, and to his wife Dolores, who continues his legacy as an invaluable Food Drive supporter.

Electric Forest’s Music In Schools program works each year to help keep music part of the curriculum in Michigan public schools. By donating money to schools in need, Electric Forest is bridging the gap between diminishing school budgets and music program resource needs. Electric Forest 2013 donated $5000.00 to Shelby High School to assist the music program in building a piano lab for its students. The Shelby High Marching Band also performed during the event this year, providing the young musicians with a very exciting opportunity to be part of the festival.

“It’s a great joy for us to support music programs in public schools,” Electric Forest Producer Jeremy Stein explains. “It’s a dream of ours to someday see some of the students perform on one of the festival’s main stages.”

Shelby High School Director of Bands Curt Isakson adds, “Electric Forest’s Music in Schools Program has added so much value to our school music programs here in Michigan. The opportunity for our students to perform at Electric Forest is incredible in so many ways, and the festival’s support allows us invest in instruments and equipment that we could not otherwise provide our students. Music is universal, and the opportunity for the students to benefit from such a program is greatly appreciated by me, the students, and this community.”

“We are extremely grateful for the community relationships that have grown since the festival started, and look forward to continuing to expand our philanthropic and community endeavors in years to come,” says Stein.

About Electric Forest: Electric Forest, hosted each summer at Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan, is reputed for propelling the U.S. festival scene into a brave new era of music and camping festivals. Undeniably known for delivering “the ultimate festival experience,” (IMF Magazine), Electric Forest offers incomparable VIP accommodations, unique on-site features and amenities, astonishing and unparalleled integration of music and art, and a vibe so thick with “camaraderie and freedom?it must be experienced to be appreciated.”(Consequence Of Sound).

At the heart of Electric Forest, the beloved Sherwood Forest – showered with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, intricate and earthy artful touches, and everything in between – is “with no exaggeration at all, the most well produced and artistically inspired area?ever seen at a music festival” (Magnetic Magazine). In 2013 the Sherwood Forest expanded in size for the first time ever, providing fans with more to discover, wonder and wow.

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