When Homegrown announced earlier this year that the festival would cancel due to risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Kala got pro-active. Moira planned an entire scavenger hunt centered around social distancing in small familiar groups. There were several tasks that needed to be completed for points. The winning team was the team with the most points accumulated.
I participated in this game, and as festival director, it was so exciting to see so many participants eagerly planning their scavenger strategies. Tasks ranged from singing to running a mock Grandma’s Marathon (my personal favorite) to decorating a tree Homegrown style!
On July 24, I presented Kala with a one-of-a-kind “Unofficial Member” team jacket in exclusive royal blue, because the dedication to the festival was above and beyond anyone’s expectation. Kala, thank you for keeping us upbeat and positive in a very uncertain and sad time. Though we did not get to live through our 8 day festival as we know it, many of us got to experience fun with elements of Homegrown sprinkled throughout. You were definitely Homegrown’s 2020 MVP!