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WoodsRock III Music Festival to benefit school bus transportation

Posted Thursday, August 4, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - The Woods Charter School Foundation is sponsoring the WoodsRock III Musical Festival on August 27, from 10 am to 8 pm at Shakori Hills, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro. The WoodsRock Music Festival is the annual fundraising event to support the transportation program at Woods Charter School. Local bands include: Stratocruiser, Tim Smith Band, Great Big Gone, Saludos Company, KillerFiller, Velvet, Delta Rae. Tickets are $12 per family or $5 per individual. Parking is $5.

Charter Schools receive no State or Federal support for their transportation programs. Thus, Woods Charter School is required to purchase its own school buses, title, license, and insure them, and pay for all necessary repairs, etc. out of its general operating budget, which impacts the availability of funds to support other programs.

In 2009, Ann Kaiyala shared a dream and creative solution of having a music festival to raise money for transportation. Those she shared her dream with said, "Let's go for it!" As a result of Ann's dream, the Woods Charter School Foundation sponsors the annual WoodsRock Music Festival at a well-known local outdoor venue--Shakori Hills. The participants who plan and work at the festival are volunteers, including the bands that perform. WoodsRock is truly a community-wide effort to raise enough money to ensure that any student who needs it has school transportation available to them.

Woods operates three bus routes to accommodate the transportation needs of its families who are from Chatham and seven surrounding counties. During the 2010-11 school year, Woods provided students with more than 25,000 rides to and from school. Our buses also transported Woods students on 80field trips, which greatly enhanced and enriched their classroom learning. WoodsRock brings both the Woods Charter family and outside community members together for a family-friendly day of celebration and music while providing much-needed funding for a basic need: transportation.

Location: Shakori Hills, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro
Directions: http://www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org/directions/
Sponsored by: Woods Charter School Foundation
When: Saturday, August 27, from 10 AM to 7:15 PM

Student and up and coming bands include GirlsRock NC, Matt Vooris Camp Bands, WCS Faculty Band, Cube, and Morgan’s End. Local bands include Stratocruiser, Tim Smith Band, Great Big Gone, Saludos Company, KillerFiller, Velvet, Delta Rae.

This is a great event to kick back and relax with new friends and old, and fun for the entire family! Bring the whole family; your neighbors, your therapist, your chiropractor and even your monkey's uncle. But please, Shakori Hills prefers that you leave your 4-legged friends at home.

WoodsRock Highlights:
♦Fun activities for kids
♦Tie-dye station (free with purchase of WoodsRock T-shirt)
♦Celebrate a day of music and food vendors Kerala Curry Indian, Barney's Hot Dogs and Barbeque, Bella Donna Restaurant, Masterpiece Ice Cream, and Little Dipper's Italian Ice.
♦Local artisans selling hand made goods

Admission Tickets:

Family Pass - $12, Individual Tickets - $5
(Free Raffle ticket with admission purchased before the event)

Parking $5

Raffle Tickets:

1 for $2
6 for $10
13 for $20
20 for $30

T-shirts: $5 Youth /$10 Adult

Bounce Castle $3 all day,
Water Slide $6 all day

Gates open at 9:30 am. You are more than welcome to bring your own food and drinks. All bags and coolers will be inspected at the gate as WoodsRock is an alcohol free event.

Special Note:

Shakori Hills operates as a nonprofit green farm in additional to its recognition as a family-friendly outdoor music venue. Shakori Hills offers community outreach programs to educate the public on ecological harmony as well as local Indigenous crafts. Please help reduce waste by following this simple request: if you bring it with you, take it home. If you need some trash bags, just ask. Learn more about Shakori Hills at: http://www.shakorihills.org

 
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WoodsRock III Music Festival to benefit school bus transportation
The WoodsRock Music Festival is the annual fundraising event to support the transportation program at Woods Charter School.
 
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