2014 Community First Natural Life Music Festival Huge Success!

Festival Draws Thousands to Experience the Perfect Day with Friends and Family
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - March 31, 2014 - PRLog -- JACKSONVILLE, Florida (March 28, 2014) — What started in 2001 at the beaches as a neighborhood gathering called “Crafternoon,” has evolved into one of the region’s most enlivening family festivals. The 2014 Community First Natural Life Music Festival transformed Metropolitan Park into an indie-folk festival on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival drew over 8,500 people and included two Grammy-nominated artists, Sarah Jarosz and Della Mae; a special guest-performance by local X-Factor finalist, Rion Paige; The Autumn Defense; and St. Augustine locals, The Willow Wacks.

In its second year as title sponsor, Community First Credit Union was instrumental in bringing the festival to life. “We are so proud of the growth and popularity of the Community First Natural Life Music Festival,” said Community First CEO and President John Hirabayashi. “Free, family-friendly festivals greatly contribute to improved quality of life in North Florida, a mission of our community partnerships.”

The event also included an artisan market, a sample sale, an array of healthy food vendors and food trucks, and “Crafternoon” -- highlighted by a tie-dye station, leather bracelet stamping and many more nostalgic craft stations. All proceeds of the event benefit longtime-partner, the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Buckner Division.

In an effort to raise additional money for their beneficiary, Natural Life extended the Sample Sale, now termed the “Give Back Sale,” to the Natural Life flagship store at The Avenues Mall. The final amount raised for The Children’s Home Society of Florida, Buckner Divison will be announced at the completion of the sale.

Patti Hughes, founder and Chief Creative Guru for Natural Life said, “Every one of our sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and artists contributed to the perfect day of enjoying all the little things in life that mean the most! We couldn’t be happier with how the day turned out! ”

For photos, videos or other postings on the event, please contact Ansley Busch at abusch@naturallife.com.


About Natural Life

Natural Life is a lifestyle brand inspiring girls and women to live happy…making everything from clothes and accessories to home and gifts…all with a free-spirit style and positive message. Natural Life is passionate about making a difference in the world through their products as well as their GiveBack efforts. 10% of net profits on all clothing sales are donated to non-profit organizations they’ve carefully chosen that share their mission to help girls and women around the world. 100% of net profits from the sale of the Liv-N-Grace bracelet collection benefit the McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Natural Life products can be found in over 6000 retailers nationally and internationally, online at naturallife.com, and at our flagship store in Jacksonville, Florida. They also have wholesale showrooms in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles and Denver. For more information about Natural Life, visit: www.naturallife.com.

About Community First Credit Union

Community First Credit Union of Florida is a state-chartered credit union based in Jacksonville serving anyone who lives or works on the First Coast. Community First is one of the 10 largest credit unions in the state, serving more than 107,000 members and with assets of nearly $1.3 billion. Community First has 17 locations and 300 employees. A not-for-profit, Community First is a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments for consumers and businesses throughout the First Coast.

About The Children’s Home Society

About Children’s Home Society of Florida On the front lines since 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. Children’s Home Society of Florida offers services that help break the cycles of abuse in more families, heal the pain for traumatized children, guide teens to successfully transition into adulthood and create strong, loving families through adoption. Children’s Home Society of Florida, Buckner Division serves approximately 10,000 children and families throughout the Northeast Florida each year. For more information visit www.chsfl.org/buckner.

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