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From: MM (
Subject:         Sally: WFF Responds
Date: August 31, 2014 at 1:58 pm PST

In Reply to: Can someone give me the nonprofit documents for the Fruit Festival? posted by Sally on August 29, 2014 at 11:48 am:

This is what was e-mailed back to me in response to
your question:

The Woodstock Fruit Festival is not at this time a
501(c)(3). The festival does not accept tax
deductible donations and does not list itself as a
"non-profit" even though it is in reality a not-for-
profit project. There is nothing illegal or
deceptive about referring to a project as a not-for-
profit event if that's its intention. An event does
not have to be a legal non-profit to be a not-for-
profit event. The person who is personally funding
this festival is in the hole for what some people
would consider to be a huge sum of money, and this
is because he is committed to spreading the message
of optimal health, and he is not treating this as
others who produce health events with the intent to
turn a profit for the sake of turning a profit. I
know what it is to behave in this manner, having
done so myself for many decades (and it's the reason
I've not become wealthy from my efforts, because
that's not my intention).

The festival's budget is available for viewing on
the WFF website. This is not posted because of a
requirement, it is posted to show just how much
money is spent on events such as this. You'd be
surprised. And this is a premier event where care
and attention to the attendees is paramount. For
example, a complaint last year was that people were
not getting a good night's sleep due to snoring or
other noise. So this year the event's executive
producer bought sound masking machines for all the
cabins. Did the event fee go up to cover this? No.
The executive producer's cumulative debt simply
increased (because the festival has been running "in
the red" since Day One).

So cast dispersions on those health events that are
done as a business for the sake of profit, and
please be fair to those few that aren't.

Don Bennett
Speaker at the Woodstock Fruit Festival
Member of the Governing Board

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