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Opportunities Available For Artisans,
Food Vendors, At September Festival
Released: June 22, 2005

Release #05046
Contact:
Richard Veilleux
(860) 486-3530 (office)
(860) 546-6983 (home)

Ellen Anderson
(860) 405-9026 (office)

STORRS, Conn. — Booth space for cultural, food, retail and non-profit vendors is available for the second annual Festival by the Sound, at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The day-long festival, held on the grounds of UConn’s campus by the sea, will offer something for everyone, from Discovery-type science exhibits and interactive learning experiences, to on-the water and laboratory activities in UConn’s world-class ocean science facility, and on the research ship RV Connecticut.

UConn’s Marine Sciences Department and Maritime Studies Program will offer hands-on activities and talks in the University’s new laboratories, and the campus also will host a U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstration in the waters just beyond the Branford House, the castle-like mansion at the end of the Point.

During the evening, the Avery Point Lighthouse will be rededicated, capping years of work. The campus also will be a stop on the Southeastern Connecticut Whale Trail, with a whale designed by Julia Pavonne.

 Pirates will be on hand to enthrall young children; artists, many with a marine focus, will be selling their wares; rides will be available on the Project Oceanology vessels on Long Island Sound, and a host of food and merchandise vendors will be on hand throughout the day.

The event is sponsored by UConn Avery Point in conjunction with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and many other sponsors from the area.  

For more information on sponsorship, participation, or to volunteer in any capacity, call Lisa Poole at 860-405-9262 or Ellen Anderson at 860-405-9026.                                                            

                                                           

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