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RECAP: Once in a Blue Moon 2019 Kickoff

It’s officially Once in a Blue Moon Season!

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RECAP: Once in a Blue Moon 2019 Kickoff

It’s officially Once in a Blue Moon Season! On Wednesday, September 10, Chair-Moons Bonnie Cross and Caroline Smith rallied an energetic group of volunteers, past Chair-Moons, and Land Trust for Tennessee Board Members at Glen Leven Farm to strategize and kick-off our largest fundraiser of the year: Once in a Blue Moon 2019.

Despite an early bit of rain, the energy and enthusiasm was palpable and an indicator of the lively evening to come on Saturday, October 26.

Bonnie (right) and Caroline (left) welcoming the Moonlighter Committee to the 2019 Once in a Blue Moon Kickoff Event at Glen Leven Farm.
Bonnie (right) and Caroline (left) welcoming the Moonlighter Committee to the 2019 Once in a Blue Moon Kickoff Event at Glen Leven Farm.

Bonnie and Caroline are childhood friends who share a mutual respect for tradition and connection to the land. Their passion for Tennessee led them to head up this year’s event and gather an inspired group of volunteers to support.

“As Nashville evolves, we are grateful to be able to look to The Land Trust for guidance in preserving the landscape surrounding this great city and beyond,” said Cross. “We are thrilled to officially begin the lead up to Once in a Blue Moon and support this mission.”

Helping to organize an outdoor fundraiser on a historic farm for 600+ guests is no small task. This year, Bonnie and Caroline have gathered a group of volunteers, known as our Moonlighter Committee, who are equally as passionate in spreading the mission of The Land Trust for Tennessee.

Members of the Moonlighter Committee enjoying the 2019 Once in a Blue Moon Kickoff Event at Glen Leven Farm.
Members of the Moonlighter Committee enjoying the 2019 Once in a Blue Moon Kickoff Event at Glen Leven Farm.

During the September 10 kick-off event, the Chair Moons spoke to those volunteers undertaking the preparations, discussing the event as a whole and emphasizing how the strategic use of each volunteers’ talents will make this the best Once in a Blue Moon yet.

The gathering served as a great leaping off point for what will be an unforgettable evening under the stars.

Header photo by Mary Craven Photography.