Spontaneous Celebrations would like to thank all who made this year’s Wake Up the Earth another “best festival and parades ever”! Thanks to our 2012 “Festival Partners,” City Feed and Supply, Mt. Washington Bank, Amirs’ Natural Foods, Bukhara, Audio Spectrum and Playworks, and all of our sponsors and donors that make it possible. Thanks to Holly, Pat and Caleb from the Department of Conservation and Recreation; Capt. Russell and Sgt. Krause from BPD E-13; Jullieanne Doherty from the Mayor’s Office; our festival coordinators Bonnie Rovics (stages), Hope Haff, Julie Shapiro, George Anastos (parades), Ed Pazzenese (storytelling), Bill Perkins (recycling), Danielle Sommer (poster/insert), Kim Milberg, Jennie Sidewind (vendors), Jenny McCracken (chickens), Beantown Society (youth stage), Voices of Liberation (youth stage), Connie Barbour (T-shirt design/production), Colleen Kleya (Wake Up The Body); and all who helped them. Thanks to all the performers, especially those who donated their time and everyone who helped the week before and day of “spontaneously,” including guest artists Jimmy Doney and Roxana Bentes. Thanks to Bella Luna/Milky Way, The Cave, MASP and CASP for having us work with the kids. Thanks to the board and staff of Spontaneous Celebrations. Thanks to all the bucketeers and all who filled them. Thanks to the Rosenbaum family for nurturing the seed they helped plant 34 years ago in a continuing effort to bring our entire community together.
Mark Pelletier, Program Director
Spontaneous Celebrations, Jamaica Plain