Annual Appeal 2022 Huzzah!! for 2022 contributors to the BFS Annual Appeal, which provides vital support to BFS and its programs, as explained in the 2022 appeal letter. 174 generous donors filled the BFS disco ball with $18,940, surpassing both of the 2022 Annual Appeal Goals! THANK YOU ONE AND ALL! SPECIAL THANKS for the BFS Birthday Week challenge gifts! What did our community tell us in 2022? We feel that not only your Belfast dances but your outreach programs are an important part of our Mid-Coast community. “When I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate. I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole, and that is why I dance.” (quoting Hans Bos) Oh Belfast Flying Shoes, I remember when you were born and look how you’ve grown! Kudos to you all for adapting and continuing to spread joy through music and dance far and wide! I hope this donation helps you all get to where you want to be. I know where I want to be is at the next dance you are hosting. I wish I lived closer to Belfast, but once a month the travel is worth it. Dance ~ Smile ~ Love ~ That’s it! All of you on the BFS Board are awesome!!!! I so much appreciate all you do. You’ve kept all our Hearts dancing. We KNOW we will all dance again soon, and what a party of joy it will be! Bravo for the wonderful radio hour. I listened this evening; it was great! I was quite late to the show, so I found it in the on-demand archives. I’m glad I did. Our Dear Donors in 2022: First Friday participants Anonymous (5) Bob Adler Ando Anderson Dean Anderson Jan Anderson Jennifer Armstrong Joan Atkinson Maro Avakian Christina Barstow Polly Beck Gregory Bertoni Addie Best Jacob Bloom Henry Bodkin Susan Borland Sunniva Brady Gary Bridgham Marion Brown Paul Brown Margo Burnham Margo Burnham* Morgan Cafferata Cedar Callahan Pat Cannon’s Music Studio Natalie Charles Meg Odell Chittenden Zachary Chrisinger Steve Clement Fran Clemetson Tom Clemetson Marcia Coakley Douglas Coffin Bill Colwell John Cote Margaret Cox Iana CraneWing Meredith Creswell Walt Cudnohufsky Susan Cutting Marian Dalton Heidi Daub Studio Jay Davis Jeff Densmore Sandra Jewers Dow Anne Dreesen Sian Evans Fellows, Kee, Tymoczko, and Lewis LLC Gaye Fifer Don Fitterer Liz Fitzsimmons Rick Fitzsimmons Liz & Rick Fitzsimmons* Forest Audio Albert Fowler Annadeene Fowler Chrissy Fowler Elizabeth Fowler George Fowler Marian Fowler Patricia Fowler Theo Fowler Tom Fowler Elizabeth Garber Dan Gatti Ellen Gawler Elsie Gawler John Gawler Molly Gawler Bradford Gentry Andrew Gervais Judith Grace Susan Grace Prentice Grassi Lisa Greenleaf Greta Gulezian Kathryn Hale Lee Hale Peggy Hale Hamilton Hall Meikle Hall Nancy Hanrahan Janet Houghton Donna Hunt Brooks Hurley Linda Hurley Becky Johns Eric Johnson Vicky Johnson Jody Johnstone Pottery Christina Kennedy Elinor Klivans Edie Konesni Ken Kornfield Jeremy Korr John Krueger Wendy Krueger Lisa Kushner Joseph LaCasse Renee LaCasse Cindy Larock Ned Lightner Bob Lodato Sandy Lord Jeffrey Mabee Alex Mann Chuck Markowitz Alessandra Martinelli Lorelei McKinnon Jennifer McVeigh Greg Mekras Valerie Mekras Victoria Mekras Bruce Miller Tina Miller Glenn Montgomery John Monroe Kenneth Morris Monica Morris Bob Munchbach Pat Munchbach Lisa Newcomb Carter Newell Elizabeth Nichols-Goodliff Dot Odell Scott Odell Buck O’Herin Courtney Oldrin Toki Oshima Don Osier Bucky Owen Sue Owen Chrissy Parkinson Nate Parkinson Jim Peary Janie Phillips Judy Powers Sam Powers John Pranio Tom Prunier Ben Retberg Chris Riley Alden Robinson Eric Rolfson Bonnie Rukin Anna Shapley-Quinn Ruth Shaw Paul Shepherd Diane Silver Deb Smith Brenda Squibb Jory Squibb O’Nell Starkey Andrew Stevenson Toby Stover* Cynthia Tinsley & family Ethan Tischler Ethan Tischler* Jeff Van Peski Monica Van Peski Bill Varney Harriet Varney Sue Volmer Jean Wakem Ted Waldron Allison Watters Bernie Welch Gillian Welch Jody Welch Rebecca White Dick Wilkins Susan Wind Eileen Wolper Seth Yentes Kay Zegel Kay Zegel* Awesome 2022 Program Partners, Grantors & Sponsors: Atlantic Challenge USA Searsmont Town Library The Anonimo Foundation Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center The Holt Family Fund of the Maine Community Foundation What did our 2020 and 2021 contributors tell us? Thanks for the huge benefit BFS brings to the community!!! I drove through Belfast last Friday thinking wistfully of our dancing days. I have big hopes for what lies ahead. Grateful for your work. I like what you do and I like the way you do it…. Please keep it up! We’re happy to chime in with a bit of financial support, along with lots of goodwill and gratitude for all you do. BFS continues to be a substantive vanguard in musical community life! I follow the emails about your cool programming and am so impressed with it – nice job, cool humans!! Happy to keep those shoes flying! Oh, how I miss walking into a room where everyone is smiling, having the privilege to dance to live music, greeting friends and meeting new people, dancing with others. Thanks for building community & supporting musicians. Your emails are always a bright spot in the inbox, and I’ve loved the Radio Hours! Thank you for all you are doing to keep the spirits of BFS and the greater community alive during this rather lengthy pandemic interlude. I’m so happy that my donation helps folks at the Reentry Center make music. I love the connections that learning music has given me. Thank you for making these things happen!