The 3rd Annual University Heights Urban Harvest Festival was AMAZING! Thanks to our incredible collaboration and hard work, we created a community event to remember. We were so fortunate to get gorgeous, perfect autumn weather. More than 1500 people attended, and we were thrilled to see University Heights community members in attendance.
A significant amount of volunteer power made this event a success, and some volunteers went above and beyond to make this event a reality.
Thanks to Skip Howard and Alex Muñoz, for their continuing work refining and improving their trebuchet, which ran all day with no significant misfires; Tulip Howard, for curating an amazing array of vendors, Xanthe Rivera and Marcela Salman, for creating a wonderful array of childrens’ activities; Sarah Hilliard for coordinating all of the volunteer efforts; Joanne Carrubba, Lisa Freund and Tom O’Malley, for organizing the field into an even better layout than last year; Molly McJohn, Bex Brands, and Extra Graphic for the amazing T-shirts; Paul McLure, Katie Callaghan, and Ari Honarvar for lining up wonderful entertainment from Courtney Preis, The Heartbeat Trail, Mittens, and the WorldBeat Center, and The University Heights Community Association for helping us make this a community-wide event rather than a school event.
Thank you to all our sponsors and partners:
ArtFORM, Bex Brands, Bullseye Kettle Corn, Caribbean Escape, Extra Graphic Screen Printing & Design, Grace Images, the Pumpkin Station in Mission Valley, San Diego Advanced Skin Care, San Diego Stage and Lighting, Specialty Produce, Stuffed, and Tiny Turtles. Special thanks go to Pastor Mike and all the middle school students from the New Vision Christian Fellowship for being such wonderful volunteers and to Mindy Swanson and Mickey McQuerry for running our school’s award winning eco-garden program; Jennifer Ayala for keeping us organized and for chairing this event; and, last but never least, Amanda Hammond-Williams, our esteemed Principal, for making an incredible IB World School that the entire community can be proud of and still showing up for trebuchet safety watch.