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Posted By: Dan Schatz
06-Oct-11 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: 2011 Getaway Reports
Subject: RE: 2011 Getaway Reports
It was a wonderful Getaway for me - having the chance to see and sing with old friends, hearing some amazing singing. Highlights included a late night jam session with harp in the Nature Center (why is it that when somebody suggested "Ain't Misbehavin'," only the harp player could get through it?), playing a cittern duet with Nick Apollonio, Friday night's retreat center jam with Mick, Nick, and others; Colin, Rose, and Olivia, seeing Anne and Christina, Sally Rogers, Mark Ryer singing a Lisa Null song, Lisa Null singing a Lisa Null song, Lisa Null singing any song, Magpie, ETC.

The collection was an amazing event to be part of. Magpie and Kim and Reggie have given so much to their community - I'm glad we could give something back to them. (Click here for details on their situation.) It was truly emotional to watch happen.

Greg and Terry put it this way in a recent e-mail, quoted with their permission:
"We just got back to Takoma Park from one of the most wonderful weekends we've ever had. The Getaway at West River was for us a humbling and deeply moving example of the power of love in a community, and great music too! Saturday night the Mummer's Play "passed the hat", and with further encouragement from our dear friends, our friends there collected a whopping $2,935.00 toward our bridge building fund. Absolutely breathtaking. And it also brings tears of grateful emotion. This is unbelievable good news."

(We actually brought the fund up to $3135 by Monday morning.)

Thank you, to everyone, for a truly amazing Getaway - wonderful even by Getaway standards.

Dan