A community potluck on Menemsha Beach on Sunday, September 23, from noon to 8 pm, was an unusual mix. It will combine an opportunity to recycle working electronic gadgets to help those less fortunate in Costa Rica, household waste awareness presentations and live music.
The sponsoring group, realizeddream.org, will collect TV’s, computers and monitors, laptops, microwaves, dishwashers, washers and dryers, printers, fax machines and cell phones. The group is a loose organization of individuals and some local businesses that want to help reduce waste and help those in need in many parts of the world, according to organizer Micah Forgione-Meir.
“A good bit of this stuff will go to kids and families who don’t have anything,” he said.”We are sending computers that have been donated by the West Tisbury Library to three different schools.”
The group will arrange for the pick up of large item donations. The collected donations will be sent to Costa Rica in a container around October 15.
There will be performances by Adam Lipsky and Friends, AK, DCLA, and Philly D. All are encouraged to bring a food dish fot the potluck on the beach. For more information call Mr. Meir at 508-560-9037.