September 29, 2011, Clarksville, TN – On Saturday October 8, 2011, the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery, TN ReStore will host its first annual ‘ReCreate’, a fall festival focusing on repurposed materials, particularly those found in the ReStore. Local artists such as Shipley Potter, Dave Jenks, Gemini Dream Design, Doug Wilson, Heart Beaded Jewelry and more will have art for display and sale constructed of renewed and reused items. Doug Wilson, a regular ReStore customer, will have art at the festival made from scrap metal purchased from the ReStore. “I’m truly looking forward to participating in ReCreate. The ReStore is a source for materials to use in my work. A lot of my stuff involves metal work and is for the garden so it’s also a great fit to have the plant sale at the festival,” remarked Wilson. The festival begins at 8am with Montgomery County Master Gardeners fall plant sale on the front sidewalk until all plants are sold.
The ReCreate mission is “Members of our community committed to creating a more beautiful and endurable Clarksville through creative reuse show how they are choosing to make their neighborhoods more environmentally and economically sustainable.” ReStore Manager, Kathryn Norbeck-Dayley explained, “I took the idea for ReCreate from a project that New Orleans started called the ReUse District. We hope to see ReCreate grow into something similar. Downtown Clarksville has a growing art community and we would love to see an event bring artists together to focus on reducing landfill use while making something beautiful. We want downtown businesses, like the ReStore, that focus reusing, recycling, and repurposing materials support these initiatives.”
In addition to the local artists, the ReStore will be serving up free hot dogs, chips, and drinks to the public during the event. ReStore Assistant Manager, Lashanya Rogers stated, “Our customers are the best and we thought ReCreate was a great opportunity to show our customer appreciation. I hope everyone will come out, enjoy the local art and have a bite to eat – on the ReStore – while browsing.”
ReCreate coincides with Habitat for Humanity World Habitat Day 2011 and the theme of housing cities after disaster. The Habitat affiliate will provide information about simple, decent and affordable housing while highlighting its 76th home build sponsored by the ReStore and Duncan Construction.
ReCreate will be in the ReStore parking lot from 8am to 2pm on Saturday, October 8th 2011.