EFF gearing up for another successful ‘Roy Price Memorial Food Drive’

June 16, 2014
This year's limited-edition Electric Forest Food Drive Poster honors the late Roy Price of Rothbury.

This year’s limited-edition Electric Forest Food Drive Poster honors the late Roy Price of Rothbury.

ROTHBURY — Electric Forest’s “Roy Price Memorial Food Drive” collected and distributed 13,865 meals to local Oceana County communities last year, almost doubling the amount of donations collected in the festival’s first two years combined.

Organizers are anticipating another successful food drive this year as the festival nears.

Each year, Electric Forest’s annual Food Drive encourages patrons to donate non-perishable food items in exchange for a limited edition Electric Forest Food Drive Poster. The festival has collected and distributed over 31,065 meals to local communities in need.

Recipients of last year’s food drive were Lebanon Lutheran Church, Rothbury Community Church, Wesleyan Church and Teen Challenge.

The festival’s food drive was renamed the Roy Price Memorial Food Drive in 2012 to honor cherished Electric Forest neighbor and huge food drive supporter, the late Roy Price. Today, as the program continues to thrive and grow, Electric Forest organizers remain ever grateful to Price, and to his wife Dolores, who continues his legacy as an invaluable food drive supporter.

Electric Forest’s Music In Schools program has donated $20,000 over the years to Shelby Public Schools for the purchase of new band equipment . The marching band is set to perform on the festival grounds Saturday, June 28, at approximately 4 p.m.

Electric Forest, hosted each summer at the Double JJ Resort is reputed for propelling the U.S. festival scene into a brave new era of music and camping festivals. Undeniably known for delivering “the ultimate festival experience,” (IMF Magazine), Electric Forest offers incomparable VIP accommodations, unique on-site features and amenities, astonishing and unparalleled integration of music and art, and a vibe so thick with “camaraderie and freedom…it must be experienced to be appreciated.” (Consequence Of Sound).

At the heart of Electric Forest, the beloved Sherwood Forest — showered with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, intricate and earthy artful touches, and everything in between — is “with no exaggeration at all, the most well produced and artistically inspired area…ever seen at a music festival” (Magnetic Magazine).

Organizers are expecting the biggest crowd ever this year for the sold-out event, which runs from June 26-29.

For ongoing updates, visit www.electricforestfestival.com, www.facebook.com/ElectricForest, www.youtube.com/user/TheElectricForest and Twitter@Electric_Forest.

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