The Eagles? They Have Not Yet Said “No” to Nest Fest 2012

Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and the rest of The Eagles have been invited to perform at Nest Fest 2012. They have yet to respond.

Those autumn temperatures are now upon us – OK, not really – but they should be by Saturday, October 13, when York Junior High and the new Irons Junior High combine forces to put on Nest Fest 2012 (formerly Yorkapalooza).

Nest Fest is a community event designed to promote family, community and school spirit for the residents and students throughout the Oak Ridge feeder zone. There will not only be student participation in the event from the junior high schools, but also from ORHS, Cox and Vogel Intermediate schools, and Broadway, Kaufman, Birnham Woods, Ford, Oak Ridge, and Houser elementary schools. Yes, everyone who is anyone is going to be there.

There will be all sorts of festival-type activities, including inflatables for kids (and very small adults), a dunking booth, face painting, craft vendors, a raffle, pet adoptions, and of course, York and Irons spirit wear.

There will be food and beverages, including Mexican food from Margarita’s, award-winning BBQ from Grillz Gone Wild, gourmet fare from private chef Candice Flanagan, and burgers, pizza and all sorts of baked goods. You won’t leave hungry.

No festival is complete without fine entertainment, and there will be performances throughout the day, along with a DJ. Finally, because it’s Nest Fest, the iconic band of the 70’s, The Eagles, has been extended an invitation to perform (really). No word yet on whether Don Henley, Glen Frey and Co. will be able to make it (but Nest Fest does fall between tour dates).

Nest Fest is still seeking vendors and sponsors for this extravaganza. Sponsorship fees range from $175 for a Bounce House to $800 for the rock wall. Vendors can get inside or outside tables for $50 to $75. Current vendors include Scentsy, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Keller Williams, and Silpada. Vendor spots are available only through October 3, so sign up now – contact Christine Rosas for more information.

As the Eagles say, take it easy until it’s time for Nest Fest. Or take it to the limit. Take a break from life in the fast lane. Know that one of these nights (specifically Saturday, October 13) you’ll have that peaceful, easy feeling, even if you happen to be the new kid in town.

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Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now

[avatar user="cbriese" size="thumbnail" align="left"] Chuck Briese has been a resident of South Montgomery County since 1988. He and his lovely and patient wife, Leslie, have six sons, with only one left to finish high school. Chuck has been a Cub Scout leader, a Little League baseball coach, a church youth leader, and a general troublemaker over the course of the past 25 years. He is obsessed with his lawn, and likes restaurants that serve food that fills up the plate. He has a tendency to tilt at windmills, which may explain why he started Oak Ridge Now.

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