Old hippie fest
Organized by: Michael Guzel Sr.
This fund raiser is to aid disabled and limited income seniors that have been alone,forgotten ,and out of touch. They are people that have come to feel insignificate. What we are doing is trying to finance their way to a festival with other people that belong to their social group so they can meet new friends and reunite with old ones. A little love goes a long way.
I know Old Hippie fest sounds strange to raise funds for, but when that name for the festival was jokingly suggested it made everyone laugh and they adopted it. Some were ever talking about dressing like hippies. But for some it is just another painful wish. They know they the couldn't make the trip alone without physical help. And others knew that they couldn't go on an income of $500.00 or less per month. So they are left behind only to realize that as the clock runs faster than their life their chances to have one more moment of fun with their peers fades away into obscurity.
I talk to these beautiful people. I hear their loneliness in their voices . I feel their pain in their hearts. I see their self worth diminish each day the phone doesn't ring with a familiar voice on the other end. Let's show them that there ARE people that care and that they are still an important part of scheme of things, that they ARE relevant, and most of all they ARE LOVED as human beings.
I know we can't help them all but let's make some beautiful souls sing again.