Inspiration can be found everyday when we notice people treating each other as with respect, and smiles can be found whenever expectations are surpassed. It doesn’t need to be a big expectation either – A simple gesture often creates joy that snowballs into inspiration that allows people to become better people.
Everyday happens everyday, but some days we make an extra concerted effort we dedicate to events and social structures, and two such charitable events are coming up in Ocean County:
The Sixth Annual Rock The Farm Tribute Festival
September 28th – 12-10 P.M
Grant Avenue – Seaside Heights, NJ
Various cover bands will be playing fan favorite from notable artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Blondie, Motley Crue, and many others. There will be food trucks, a beer and wine garden, beach yoga, a memorial butterfly garden with over 500 live butterflies.
Such a cool fun event for the whole family has appeal on it’s own – but it’s also worth noting that all the benefit concert’s proceeds go to:
CFC Loud N Clear Foundation 501c3
This is a grassroots New Jersey registered nonprofit Recovery Community Organization that helps people rebuild their lives .
Beyond the conventional recovery and clinical support mechanisms, they try to answer questions like “What do you do in this new sober lifestyle to have fun?”
They organize retreats and help create a peer network that would help people learn to enjoy and seek out a sober lifestyle. This positive future-based approach has impacted over 12,500 families since they founded in 2012.
More information and tickets can be found here: https://rockthefarmnj.com/
More information on the charity can be found here: https://healingus.org/
Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Annual Greek Festival
September 27th, 28th, 29th
Free parking and shuttle service from the Ocean County College
When one thinks of church, one first thought generally doesn’t go straight to dancing, feasting, or outdoor rides, but the Annual Greek Festival may just end up changing that.
There will be traditional Greek foods served such as Gyros and Baklava.
There will be continuous music.
There will be folk dances with audience participation encouraged.
There will be church tours and cultural exhibits.
There will be outdoor rides for the kids.
There will be vendors that feature gifts and handmade crafts.
There will be a festival, and lots of fun to be had.
Beyond supporting the church, events like this provide a great opportunity to support local merchants and vendors too. More information on the event can be found here: https://saintbarbaragreekfestival.com/
If you haven’t tried either of these annual festivals out yet, 2019 is a great year to have some fun, participate, and promote social structures that support our wonderful community.