RUBARB went to Jazz Fest 2015 for our annual visit to the festival. The crew of about 20 played in a Washboard Band, made crafts, and made friends with local wildlife! This year RUBARB was joined by some youth that Woody invited from the Youth Empowerment Project.
The day started off with a picnic at Stallings Park. Then the crew went over to the New Orleans Jazz Fest and explored the fun kid friendly activity tents throughout the festival grounds. Good times all around!
Spring has sprung at RUBARB and in New Orleans! The rains were a falling throughout April. In keeping with our gold standard of volunteer collective service, RUBARB kept it breezy to keep bikers rolling regardless of the weather.
With the changing seasons, RUBARB did have some shift coverage changes. We said goodbye for now to Tristan and Rusty stepped up hard to take the reigns for Wednesday's Open Shop hours. Also Jerry returned after being ill for multiple weeks. We are happy to have him healthy and back in full effect during open shop hours. Ashton and Jerry are volunteers that you will always see at RUBARB during open shop hours!
The summer is right around the corner and we are always looking for more volunteers to help keep the shop open. Also, RUBARB is partnering with the New Orleans Public Library to hook teen readers up with bikes as a reward for keeping those books open throughout the summer! These are a few ways to be involved with RUBARB throughout the summer, but please reach out to us or come to our monthly meeting on May 20 for more information on being involved at RUBARB.
We came, we saw, we raised funds!!
Thank you to all the artists, donors, volunteers and contributors that made the 2015 RUBARB Fundraiser an incredible party and successful fundraiser! Till next year :)