Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Nov 1, 2007 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |

During the weekend of October 21-22 Tripp and Geoffrey had a blast visiting our friends Earl Drennen, Frances Self Drennen, and crew from Manna Grocery and Deli at the Kentuck Festival in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Outstanding Manna food, cup after cup of Café Campesino coffee, acres of artwork, great bands and wonderful people… no wonder we plan on being there again next year!

On October 29th Bill and Tripp journeyed to Sevananda in Atlanta to join our friends there in celebrating Co-op Month and participate in their coop roundtable luncheon, which was co-sponsored by the good folks of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Thank you Steve and everyone at Sevananda for your leadership and gracious hospitality.

On November 3, Café Campesino served up piping hot coffee to chilly attendees of the fourth annual Pecan Festival in Americus. The festival was hosted by the Americus-Sumter County Chamber of Commerce and featured a 5K Race, a One-Mile Walk, a parade through downtown Americus, and local musical entertainment at Rylander Park.

During the weekend of November 16-18, Geoffrey will travel to Ft. Benning in Columbus, GA, to join thousands of students, people of faith and human rights activists in attending the annual vigil at the US Army School of the Americas (SOA). The School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) is a grassroots movement that works to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America, to close the SOA/WHINSEC and to change what many believe is the oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents. This will be the ninth year that Café Campesino serves coffee from Fair Trade farmers in countries that are directly affected by those trained at the school in order to raise funds for SOA Watch. Proceeds from the event will be donated to SOAW. To learn more about SOA Watch visit

Café Campesino will be closed on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. Be sure to get those orders in early to avoid running out of coffee over the weekend! We will reopen on Friday the 23rd.

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