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Thank You for an Amazing Spring Festival!!
Friday, May 31, 2019 10:25 AM

Spring Festival Thank Yous!

The festival committee would like to give a huge thank-you to the Barton community for the amazing turn-out at Barton’s 3rd annual spring festival! The musicians, dancers and spoken word poet rocked the stage, the activity stations were hopping the whole time, and the food trucks were well devoured!  

Thank you, so much, to the many people who helped make this year’s festival happen!

Business sponsors: Lake Harriet Veterinary Clinic, Breadsmith, and Navab Brothers. Sambusa donor: Safari Restaurant.

Activity station hosts: Gia Gifford, Nicole Pollack, Pete Sampson. 

Activity volunteers: Amy Scheller, Anna Levine, Anne-Marie Fischer, Annie Loch, Brigid Austin, Christopher Johnson, Colleen Ueland, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Emily McPherson, Jerri Clark Wagner, Julia Raymond, Lucy Jones, Marcelena Zerwes, Melissa Odenbach, Michelle Steffen (and Spanish translator!), Molly Reilly, Savannah Tody, Sheila Eldred, Stephanie Malcy, TaMica Tody, Tessa Wetjen, Vanessa Gross, and Vania Bright.    

Musicians: Barton’s student jazz band musicians Ben Mechels, Ben Novak, Bjorn Woelber, Bo Tangeman, Dash Brodek, Jasir Zerwes, JoJo Lynch-Beaty, Molly Reehl, Naomi Sojourner-Cassidy, Nico Schaust, Reese Walts, Sam Tripp, and band director Michael Robinson. Barton graduates Mac Faber and Daisy Forester. Bluegrass band HamDog, including Barton parents Mark and Norah Garrison, and Kris Johnson.

Dancers: Darren Issacson and Traejon Hodges from ENRG Dance Group.  

Somali spoken word: Washburn High School senior Yusra Yusuf.                

Set-up & equipment help: Allison Rubin, Angie Endo, Danielle Leaks, Matt Anderson, Tra Carter.

All the students who helped publicize the event: Avery Amundson, Destiny and Jayda Leaks, Kaiya Veasey, Leah Trepp, Marina and Georgia Guin, Mulki Mohamud-Karie, Najma Mohamed, Naomi Sojourner-Cassidy, Tara Pradhan, and the students of Brittany Bayuk, Kate Glasenapp, Katrina Belding, Patrice Pavek, Paul Bownik, Sarah Hippert, and Savanna Reese.  

The festival was truly a community celebration in full Barton spirit. Thank you to everyone!!

The Spring Festival Committee: Nima Abdirahman, Kate Guin, Travina Leaks, Fiona Pradhan, and Keiko Veasey.

Spring Festival 2018-19