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To The Editor:
On Saturday, September 29, the Rise Up Vermont Roots and Culture Festival took place on the grounds of the Bundy Center for the Arts in Waitsfield. The event was produced and managed by Satta Sounds and Rise Up Productions, music promoters from the Burlington area.
The Bundy Center for the Arts is pleased to be able to make the facility available to groups like these for a reasonable rental fee, encouraging the opportunity for diverse music experiences for our community. However, after speaking with several community members, we feel it is necessary to make the public aware that the publicity, the choice of artists and music, and the ticket price were not the responsibility of the Bundy CFA and its managing organization, Mad River Chorale/Bundy Inc.
The Bundy wishes to be a good neighbor to the community and certainly depends on its support to provide educational and entertaining arts programs. If you have a concern about the Rise Up Vermont Festival, or any other event taking place at the Bundy, I invite to you call me at the Center for a conversation (496-4781). If I am not available, please leave your name and phone number so I may return your call.
Ruth Ann Pattee, Operations Director
on behalf of the MRC Bundy Inc. Board of Directors