The Fallen Tree Festival went from an idea to a reality in a hurry, but the event to recognize and encourage volunteering and raise funds for continuing Fuller Center work in storm-ravaged Albany, Georgia, is coming together strongly with a slew of events and performances slated for Saturday, March 18.
The fun begins in the morning as 229 Yoga will offer various classes, such as yoga, indoor cycle, PiYo, HEAT, Pilates and more, for $5. A cornhole tournament will follow at 1 p.m. with music beginning at 5 p.m., featuring performances by Stephen Harrell, Rod Holt & the Fractured Souls, 7th High, Yamadeo and Unbreakable Bloodline.
The event will take place in the parking lot between Austin’s Fire Grill ( 2817 Old Dawson Road) and Sunniland Roofing Supplies, a major supporter of the Albany Area Fuller Center for Housing’s efforts.
The festival will also feature a raffle, and from noon-2 p.m., the Lockett Station Lumberjacks and other chainsaw crews that helped clean up storm debris will be making and selling customized crosses carved from different types of wood.
The proceeds from the sale of the crosses and from the sale of Fallen Tree Festival T-shirts will go toward rebuilding projects being organized by the Albany Area Fuller Center. Additionally, the proceeds from the $20 cornhole tournament entry fee, the $5 yoga class fees, the $5 festival entry fee and a portion of the food sales at Austin’s will go toward those rebuilding projects.