Hope Festival

As we have in the past, Downeast Humanists and Freethinkers will have a table set up. It's a good opportunity to chat with people who may not know what we are about!

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  • Gabrielle G.

    Eclectic, but a lot of energy and devotion. A little chaotic and loud, though.

    April 28, 2013

  • Gabrielle G.

    I attended the Festival, and was glad that we were a presence there, to contrast with the various religious groups that had tables. I talked briefly with Doug, but didn't sit as a representative, since I'm new to the group. However, I kept an eye on our table as I wandered around, and it was always busy, which was rewarding to see.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Renee

    Joe and I were happy to attend our first Hope Festival. It was encouraging to see a mostly positive response. People were curious to approach our table and see what we were all about. Of course, there were some that quickly glanced at our table and would not make eye contact. But most were friendly and would smile back. My personal goal for the day was to give off good vibes to others so that we would be a positive example for Humanists/Freethinkers. I do think that we may have made some people curious enough to stop by our meetings to find out more.

    1 · April 28, 2013

    • Nancy G.

      Thanks for going, Renee. We have some loveable curmudgeons, but you friendly extroverts were probably the best ambassadors for the Hope Festival :)

      April 28, 2013

    • Renee

      Thanks, Nancy! We are looking forward to other events!

      April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As planned, I addended the affair for a short while and visited briefly with Doug and others at the table. I was not there long enough to judge the response, but I had a very positive feeling about the groups presence there and feel it is appropriate and necessary. Out table was not only a good way to inform others of an alternative to religion but also to offer a counter balance to the table (tables?) promoting christianty. Glad I went.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Doug B.

    A good turnout and a lot of good conversation. Hope some new membersjoin us for our monthly meetings.

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Gabrielle G.

    I hadn't RSVP'd bec. I wasn't sure that I'd be back from taking care of my sister in Seattle post surgery. But I'm here & refreshed, so I'm going to attend the Festival. I'm new, so I don't know how much help I'll be, but I'll stop by the booth.

    April 26, 2013

    • Doug B.

      Glad you can be there. I'm sure you'll have fun and be a big help.

      April 26, 2013

  • Gabrielle G.

    There's a Festival brochure, with the schedule, lists of organizations and map of tables at the website for Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine.

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I expect to visit the site but do not plan to participate.

    April 25, 2013

  • Amy E. T.

    Just realized that I can't go because this will be Little League opening day.

    March 17, 2013

  • Doug B.

    Always a good time and well worth the drive to Orono.

    March 11, 2013

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