TOCO Family Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The 12th Annual TOCO Family Music Festival at Jellystone: Family Fun with a Purpose! September 27th & September 28th, 2013

Description: Over 25 Diverse Musical Acts, Arts & Activities for the Entire Family, Food Vendors Benefiting the Tapestry of Community Offerings 501(c)(3) Programs & Services for Children & Families in Need.

Saint Louis, Missouri – For the 12th consecutive year, the TOCO (Tapestry of Community Offerings) Family Festival offers an amazing array of activities including Music & Camping, Art, Food, & Beverage Vendors, plus a Campsite Decorating Contest, Costume Contest, Parade Float Decorating Contest, Collective Arts Project, Kids' Concerts & Kids’ Club & Kids’ Club Underground with a variety of children’s entertainment including face painting, performances & workshops by St. Louis Music & Science Teachers & St. Louis Hoop Club, Playground, Mini Golf, & Game Room. The 2013 benefit takes place at scenic Jellystone Park Resort© at Six Flags St. Louis (5300 Fox Creek Rd. Eureka, Missouri) Friday September 27th & Saturday September 28th. With reserved camping options ranging from free field camping to deluxe, there is a choice for every kind of festival family member. FAMILY FUN IS THE FOCUS!  

The gates of fun open at 3pm on Friday & close at 3pm on Sunday. Musical acts include:  Elemental Shakedown, BOB, Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, Sully, Old Salt Union ,Hatrick, The Rhythm Section, Vitamen A, EarthSol, Broken Cookie, Mother Meat, Flea Bitten Dawgs, Stone Sugar Shakedown, Chromotones, Space Coyote, Following the Water, Trophy Mules, Greg Silsby, Snarky Gargoyles, Cree Rider Family Duo, Auset Music Project, Ellen the Felon, Acoustic Anonymous, Cosmic Collaborative, Scandelaros, & more.

Tapestry of Community Offerings assists children & families in need through green & community partnerships in order to build a strong, diverse, sustainable future.  Through direct grass-roots events fundraising & the operation of the TOCO Shop -a resale outlet-- TOCO has created direct service programs which are designed to enrich the lives of children & family members in our surrounding community. Whether by providing basic human needs such as clothing & house wares, or through improving educational opportunities, each of the TOCO services improves the quality of life for children & family members in our neighborhoods.   TOCO currently hosts six community programs. One of them is the TOCO Sponsorships in the Arts.   TOCO hosts students in karate, dance, gymnastics, music, & more; providing their monthly lessons, teachers, & equipment in order that they might flourish & see an improvement in the quality of their lives.  Here is an excerpt from a letter written by the parent of one of TOCO’s Sponsorship in the Arts students:   

My daughter Madison’s father passed in November 2006. Madison was 4 years old at the time and his death was unexpected. Since then Madison has displayed defiant behavior, low self esteem, problems at school (grades and behavior).  Madison has always wanted to take karate, but I could not afford it. When your organization provided this opportunity she was so excited. I have noticed a difference in her attitude at home. At school, where she has an IEP for special education, she is improving in grades and behavior.  Madison has shown more respect, is putting more effort into her school work, is less critical on herself and enjoys practicing. I am so thankful… I am proud to see Madison becoming the person God intended her to be.  Thank you for all your help.  Sincerely, Madison’s Mother

 

To purchase tickets or to find out more information including great camping options & complete band line-up, please visit  www.tocofestival.org or call 618-257-TOCO (8626). 

Music fest lovers and families agree, TOCO Fest is the place to be!

Do something good while making wonderful memories this year at TOCO Family Festival.

Contact Information:

Teresa Parker and/or Kim Vrooman  at TOCO (Tapestry of Community Offerings)

Websites: www.tocofestival.org ~ www.toconfp.org Email: tocoinfo@gmail.com;  Telephone: 618-257-TOCO (8626): Tuesday – Sat: 10am-4pm

### Welcomed By: 88.1 KDHX Community Radio, Triple Jam Productions, Malisko Engineering, Restaurant Charities, Klance Staging, & The Shanti in Historic Soulard

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