Riverfolk had several fun events during its first year. We hope to repeat them every year! Here are a few highlights:
Food Drive at Safeway
The Safeway in Astoria allowed us to collect groceries at the front of their store, where many generous shoppers bought extra and put in our shopping basket. We received so much, that we were able to gift much of these groceries to a local Astoria church’s food bank!
Safeway Turkey Bucks
We were honored in 2016 to have been chosen to be the recipients of their annual Thanksgiving food drive! We received hundred of turkey dinners with all the fixings, and along with the help of the Astoria Armory and the Clatsop County United Way, we provided Thanksgiving dinners to hundreds of people, and were able to host a dinner at the Armory, where dozens of volunteers served our neighbors.
Thanksgiving Feast at the Armory
Our second biggest event of the year is the annual Riverfolk Thanksgiving Feast at the Astoria Armory. Dozens of local neighbors volunteering their time on such a big family holiday is heartwarming and important – not only for the recipients, for those who have the privilege to serve!
Gifts That Make a Difference
We took part in last year’s charity event at the Liberty Theater along with 30 other local organizations. Great food and a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and get the word out about Riverfolk, as well as learning all about others doing great work in our community.
Haircuts for the Homeless
Twice a year, our awesome friends at Hygge Hair Company open their chairs and their talents to give free haircuts to people who can’t afford such luxuries! Mary brings the cookies, and a good time is had by all!
Riverfolk Benefit Concert
We kicked off Riverfolk in 2016 with a fabulous benefit concert, featuring incredible Northwest performing songwriters and headlined by the Scott Docherty Band. It was a great success and so much fun, that we’re planning to do every year!
We will be announcing the 2017 lineup soon. Stay tuned! And take a look at more about our First Annual Riverfolk Benefit Concert – click here!