Letter writer: Thanks to LEAF for starting a new community tradition

Graphic by Lori Deaton

Having the unique vantage point of working the cart for Spiritex, I had the opportunity to engage several tourists about the wonder-filled event that was LEAF Downtown AVL.

After encouraging several to check out the festivities, I had more than a few come back and thank me for the recommendation. One in particular mentioned how lucky we are to have an organization that does such vital work in the community and how needed similar efforts are elsewhere.

Personally, my best takeaway from the event was how it brought such an eclectic, diverse group of people together. Overall, I’m extremely grateful for the phenomenally positive energy, cultural enrichment and platform for our great community that LEAF [Community Arts] brought to downtown [on the Aug. 1-2] weekend.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you Jennifer Pickering for your leadership through the years, as well as the amazing group of people that comprise LEAF. Here’s to a new downtown tradition.

— Timothy Sadler
Asheville

SHARE
About Letters
We want to hear from you! Send your letters and commentary to letters@mountainx.com

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.