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Clients in the News – July 2014

Avalon’s clients are busy this summer – offering a range of fun activities for the whole family:


• If you will be in northeastern Massachusetts this summer, check out The Trustees of Reservations’ Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich. The spectacular Estate comprises 165 acres of forests, rolling hills and coastline, surrounded by beautiful protected marshes and wetlands. The concerts run Thursdays in July and August – bring a picnic or order one at TTOR’s website, where you can also find more details about these special evenings.


TTOR is also featuring a celebration to support its work across the Commonwealth, taking you back in time through three centuries of rich history at The Old Manse in Concord. The evening features visits from historical characters, spirited cocktails, a delicious dinner, merry music and more. This singular evening is on July 10 – visit TTOR’s website for ticket information.


• In upstate New York, Farm Sanctuary is holding a good, old-fashioned NY Country Hoe Down – August 2-3, 2014. Are you wondering what these Yankees know about hoe downs? Plenty! Here is a taste of what’s in store: Besides an array of fascinating speakers, the weekend’s dynamic program also includes an optional 5K run, a screening of the award-winning documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine, a cruelty-free cooking demonstration, author book signings, a Q&A with staff and speakers, a yoga session, and a Saturday night barn dance with a live string band. For more information, visit Farm Sanctuary’s website.


• Back in Washington, DC, the National Museum of the American Indian holds its Living Earth Festival from July 18-20. With something for everyone, the fifth annual Festival features live music and dance performances, a Native cooking competition, film screenings, crafts and storytelling, an outdoor farmers market, and more. Visit NMAI’s website for more information.


• And teams are forming now for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-sponsored Across the Bay 10k race. Held on November 9 this year, the run will take runners across the most majestic course—the 4.35-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point. Runners will experience water vistas dotted with sailboats and cargo ships from atop a major dual-span bridge that doesn’t allow pedestrian traffic at any other time of the year. This is a wonderful chance to train and exercise with friends and family – for a terrific cause. Visit CBF’s website for all the information you will need.



And a special shout-out to the League of Women Voters for recent industry accolades:


• The Integrated Advisory Marketing Board (IMAB) recently gave nice recognition to the League of Women Voters’ emergency response campaign with a featured blog post – on the heels of the League’s 2014 IMAB Integrated Marketing Award win as “The Organization.” See the IMAB’s website to read the full article: How the League of Women Voters Hit a Home Run in Fundraising.