Monday, July 24, 2006

Blog Guelph: Hillside Fever


Hillside Lettering Team, originally uploaded by Aaron G Stock.

Just like Christmas, Hillside Festival has a season that extends beyond the actual weekend. Besides the thousands of hours dedicated to organizing the three-day event, patrons also work themselves into a frenzy during the weeks leading up to Hillside.

This year marks the 23rd annual. When I pulled out one of my old programs from 1990, the year Hillside turned seven, I smiled. I was artistic director that year and wrote the following in my Welcome To Hillside program address.

"We have created a niche. The one goal yet to be realized would be the ultimate icing on the cake. It would eliminate months of worry and reduce our nickel and dimeing dramatically. Maybe we're still too young but.... imagine finding out that Hillside Festival was 'Sold Out'. Just imagine."

Imagine indeed!

Sue Richards


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