RAE Celebration in Traverse City
February 24th, 2011
Several hundred people crowded the Dome Conference Room in the Park Place Hotel on Thursday to witness the final event of the Run Across Ethiopia project. On The Ground organizers created a varied program with an emphasis on informal conversations between supporters and the RAE Team members present.
Seth Bernard & May Erlewine played a couple short sets highlighted by songs penned from thier experiences while in Ethiopia. These songs and others will be showing up on a new CD that will be available to the public in the fall of 2011.
Other guest speakers for the night included OTG founder Chris Treter, MLUI E.D. Hans Voss, Food for Thought CEO Timothy Young, and journalist Anne Stanton.
The event capped off a year’s worth of planning, fundraising, and execution for the Run Across Ethiopia project which is being hailed as a great success. The funds raised by the RAE team topped $208,000 and will allow the organization to build the three schools in some of the most impoverished areas of Ethiopia.