Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: August 22 to 23, 2014

 

TOCO Family Festival and Camp Out, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, Eureka, MO, August 22 to 23

 

The Festival offers over twenty-five diverse musical acts, arts and activities for the entire family, and art and food vendors - all benefiting the Tapestry of Community Offerings, 501(c)(3), programs and services empowering children and families in need.

 

 

Eureka, Missouri, August 8, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - For the 13th consecutive year, the TOCO (Tapestry of Community Offerings) Family Festival offers music and camping, food and beverage vendors, plus a multitude of child and family focused entertainment including a campsite decorating contest, costume exhibitions, parades, collective arts project, face painting, performances and workshops by St. Louis Music and Science Teachers and St. Louis Hoop Club, playground, mini golf, game room, and much more.
 
The 2014 benefit takes place at scenic Jellystone Park Resort© at Six Flags St. Louis (5300 Fox Creek Rd. Eureka, MO), Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd. With reserved camping options ranging from $1.00 field camping to deluxe camping, there is a choice for everyone. With a focus on affordable family fun, kids under 8 are free and adult fan passes start at $15.00.
 
The fun begins at 3pm on Friday and gates close at 3pm on Sunday. Musical acts include: Aaron Kamm and The One Drops, Jake’s Leg, Sully, Old Salt Union, Vitamen A, EarthSol, Broken Cookie, Big Chief and the Smoke Signals, Lonesome Threesome, Flea Bitten Dawgs, Mom’s Kitchen, Greg Silsby, Auset Music Project, Acoustics Anonymous, Flying Houses, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Dana Michael Anderson, Liquid Gold, Yard Dogs, Echo Trace, Cosmic Collaborative Hoop and MORE.
 
The festival theme this year is “Go Green in 2014.” In furtherance of the TOCO mission to build a sustainable future through green and community partnerships, the festival features workshops and demonstrations by some of St. Louis’ most innovative companies. Highlight: a workshop constructing a playhouse onsite by EcoUrban/Mission to Zero Building Sustainable Solutions and Earth First Solar Energy! It will be up for auction to the highest bidder at the raffle table.
 
Through seven community programs, Tapestry of Community Offerings empowers, educates, and enriches the lives of children and families who need it most, through green and community partnerships in order to build a strong, diverse, sustainable future. One program: TOCO hosts students in karate, dance, gymnastics, music, and more; providing their monthly lessons, teachers, and equipment in order that they might flourish and see an improvement in the quality of their lives. Here is an excerpt from a letter written by the parent of one of TOCO’s Sponsorship in the Arts students:  
 
“My daughter Madison’s father passed in November 2006. Madison was 4 years old at the time and his death was unexpected. Since then Madison has displayed defiant behavior, low self-esteem, problems at school (grades and behavior). Madison has always wanted to take karate, but I could not afford it. When your organization provided this opportunity she was so excited. I have noticed a difference in her attitude at home. At school, where she has an IEP for special education, she is improving in grades and behavior. Madison has shown more respect, is putting more effort into her school work, is less critical on herself and enjoys practicing. I am so thankful… I am proud to see Madison becoming the person God intended her to be. Thank you for all your help. Sincerely, Madison’s Mother”
 
To purchase tickets or to find out more information including camping options and complete band line-up, visit www.tocofestival.org or call 618-257-TOCO (8626).
 
Contact Information:  Teresa Parker or Colleen Cramsey at TOCO (Tapestry of Community Offerings)
Websites: www.tocofestival.org
  www.toconfp.org
Email: tocoinfo@gmail.com; Phone: 618-257-TOCO (8626), Monday through Saturday, 10am-4pm
 
Welcomed By: 88.1 KDHX Community Radio, Triple Jam Productions, Malisko Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Kim Vrooman

Email: tocoinfo@gmail.com; Phone: 618-257-TOCO (8626): Monday through Saturday, 10am-4pm

Phone: 618 257 8626

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

TOCO (Tapestry Of Community Offerings)

825 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois, 62220

Web: www.tocofestival.org

 

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Eureka, Missouri, Event Date: August 22 and 23

TOCO Family Festival and Camp Out, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, Eureka, MO, August 22 to 23

For the 13th consecutive year, the TOCO (Tapestry of Community Offerings) Family Festival offers music and camping, food and beverage vendors, plus a multitude of child and family focused entertainment including a campsite decorating contest, costume exhibitions, parades, collective arts project, face painting, performances and workshops by St. Louis Music and Science Teachers and St. Louis Hoop Club, playground, mini golf, game room, and much more. The 2014 benefit takes place at scenic Jellystone Park Resort© at Six Flags St. Louis (5300 Fox Creek Rd. Eureka, MO), Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd. With reserved camping options ranging from $1.00 field camping to deluxe camping, there is a choice for everyone. With a focus on affordable family fun, kids under 8 are free and adult fan passes start at $15. The festival theme this year is “Go Green in 2014.” In furtherance of the TOCO mission to build a sustainable future through green and community partnerships, the festival features workshops and demonstrations by some of St. Louis’ most innovative companies. To purchase tickets or to find out more information including camping options and complete band line-up, visit www.tocofestival.org or call 618-257-TOCO (8626).  

 

 

 

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