The story behind the story...I wasn't planning on doing the Weekend Project...until I saw Reggie playing his musical saw in Pike's Place Market in Seattle. Thanks to the Weekend Project's inspiration, I knew immediately I had to do the assignment on him. So I worked up the boldness to talk to him and ask him if he minded me filming a bit and then doing a quick interview over a cup of hot chocolate. Well he didn't mind, so I spent all day today editing...and on my vacation :) The resulting video is a great story (I think) but I didn't have time for CC...
Reggie's contact info is at the end of the film. If you want to support him or hear more of his unique Christmas music, send him an email!
Barter Faire was created to help a community connect and barter surplus harvest and goods for other goods needed for winter. Through the years, the Okanogan Family Faire (OFF) has become an annual event attracting vendors, musicians, artists and crafts people from communities, near and far.
The Okanogan Family Faire is a non-profit organization registered in the state of Washington, Okanogan County. The purpose of this charitable corporation is to provide community events which support public education on a broad range of traditional, rural, economic, and spiritual values that reflect respect for the diversity of all people, wildlife and earth.
The Okanogan Family Faire, along with Okanogan Neighbors, whose holdings include the Barter Faire site, are all composed of volunteers. OFF/ON is the source from which has sprung the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket (CCC) & the Okanogan Community Consciousness Fund (OCCF). Also it has provided much of the funding for the Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op.