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Fourth Annual Go Green Dance Party Set for March 12

Event benefits Hancock Church's efforts to support Sustainable Harvest International.

The following information is from the Go Green Dance Party organizers: 

The Fourth Annual “Go Green Dance Party,” featuring local band Trial Run, will be held Saturday, March 12. The community is invited to dance and have fun while supporting a good cause.

For the second year, Lexington’s Feeding 5000 campaign
against hunger will co-sponsor the event with Trial Run to raise money for Sustainable Harvest International (SHI). SHI provides poor farming families in Central America agricultural training and tools to preserve tropical forests while overcoming poverty. Hancock has committed to support SHI’s work in Piedras Negras, Honduras for three years. 

The dance party will be held at the Lexington Elks Lodge #2204 at 959 Waltham St. All ages are invited, and the party goes from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be a cash bar. Tickets cost $15 per person, $25 per couple in advance or $20 per person at the door. Tickets are available in advance from the band at trialrunonline@gmail.com.

The band, Trial Run, was co-founded by Lexington attorney Len Nason and his college buddy, Ed Bauman, in 2007. They have developed a style all their own with music that includes Rock and Roll, Motown, Blues, Jazz and Ballads. Trial Run band members include residents of Lexington and nearby towns: Len Nason, Ed Bauman, Craig LeClair, Shawna Johnston, Kris Krug, Bob Sweeney, Barbara “Ozzie” Pelsue, Jud Pierce, Ken Gordon, with a guest appearance by Joe Curro.

While they play mainly for fun, they have done a variety of benefit dances. These include fund-raising performances for the Lexington Global Warming Action Committee (LexGWAC) and the Massachusetts Climate Action Network, the American Bar Association’s TIPS (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section) Event at Fenway Park, to help pay medical expenses for an individual, Arlington’s “Bridge The Gap” fundraiser for the Public Schools and Sustainable Harvest International. 

Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) has worked with families in rural farming communities in Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama since 1997. Using organic vegetable gardens, wood-conserving stoves, biogas digesters and a host of other projects, SHI’s field trainers work together with families, individuals and communities to preserve the planet's tropical forests while overcoming poverty. Their five-phase approach to solving the agricultural, ecological and economic problems of Central America is innovative, hands-on and long-term.

SHI works to prevent slash-and-burn farming which is the leading cause of rainforest destruction in this area. Since 1997, SHI has planted more than 2.7 million trees, converted almost 14,000 acres to sustainable land use, and worked with over 2,100 families in 155 communities.

SHI is the international partner of the Feeding 5000 Campaign of Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington. We are very pleased to have local corporate sponsors who support the objective of this dance…having fun while promoting the efforts of an organization having both an impact on poverty and preserving the planet’s tropical forests.

Our corporate sponsors are Genesis Consolidated Services, Inc. and The Village Automotive Group. Each of these sponsors has both individually, and as responsible corporate citizens, come forward to advance and support worthy causes.

More information about Sustainable Harvest can be found onits website. information about the Feeding 5000 campaign can be found at the Hancock website. More information on the Go Green Dance Party can be found here.

For more information about the event, contact Amy Swanson by e-mail at: amy.swanson@rcn.com, or by calling 617-823-0132. For more information about the band, contact Len Nason by e-mail at: lnason@nasonlaw.com.

Advance tickets may also be purchased by mailing your check to Len Nason at: The Law Offices of Leonard Y. Nason PC, 113 The Great Road, Bedford, 01730. Checks should be made payable to: Leonard Nason F/B/O SHI

Advance purchases received too close to the event will be held at the door. No discounts will be offered at the door.

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