“What the Fluff?”, a neighborhood festival, was presented on Saturday September 24, 2011 by Union Square Main Streets as part of ArtsUnion, an initiative shepherded by the Somerville Arts Council and funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the City of Somerville. The event is made possible thanks to generous sponsors, local business support, talented team leaders and a magnificent group of volunteers.  ~ paraphrased from Union Square Main Streets website description, http://www.unionsquaremain.org.

I feel fortunate to enjoy the efforts of our neighborhood groups. These events support a great cause, are really fun and imaginative, and bring together  a diverse range of people. An event can be as intimate as a block party or as large and boisterous as the Fluff Festival and next week’s Honk Festival. They are terrific volunteer opportunities and help any of us become a part of our community.

This year, I could be found under the orange “prizes” tent. I worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Jim McGinnis to provide prizes to each of the kids who participated in the games and activities.