After nearly two years of absence, this year’s Holland Festival drew more people than expected. Due to the pandemic, the United Netherlands Organizations (non-profit organization) had to cancel the last two festivals. The community was ready and eager to come together again, looking at their responses on social media. And they did on this beautiful warm day in September.
Wherever you looked you saw smiling faces–happy people chatting and standing in long lines at the food booths. People were browsing along the many booths, hanging out in their own circle of family and friends with picnic chairs, blankets and sharing food. And, of course, there was also live music and dancing.
The Indo Project was also back for the 10th year–always located in the same spot. With two newly branded booths, the bright blue color and stood out from the other white tents. The response was overwhelming. The Indo Project signed up new donors, newsletter subscribers, and the newly branded t-shirts and hoodies were a great success. The fun ‘wheel of fortune’ also got people excited. After a donation they could spin to win a food basket and other TIP swag.
As the adage goes: pictures say more than a thousand words…
If you were there, please share your stories of that day under comments.
We hope to see you next year and bring your family and friends!
By Jeff Keasberry
Pictures © Andrea Matthies, Jeff Keasberry