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 CHEDEPO- GREBO CULTURAL CELEBRATION

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Contact:
Rev. Roosevelt Tarlesson
(530) 796-2300
tarlesson1@frontier.com


CHEDEPO - GREBO CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Festival of 100% African Music, Dance, Drum, and Food

July 1st, 2012 - GUINDA, CALIFORNIA

The Tarlesson family and Chedepo Grebo people of Liberia in Northern California are pleased to invite you to join with us as we celebrate our 4th annual settlement in Guinda, California, and our cultural and agri-social contributions to America. The Chedepo-Grebo Cultural Festival is a major African cultural and social event for families, businesses and the public to come and enjoy great food, educational cultural-information and live cultural entertainment.

When: Sunday, July 1st, 2012 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
Where: Tarlesson Family Farm, 7090 State Highway 16, Guinda, California 95637

Events will include:

  • Performance of TORKOLOH: Chedepo Grebo People War Dance (usually only performed to celebrate major events in tribe) - The greatest Cultural Performance Showcase on earth.
  • CHIKOLA: Chedepo Grebo People’s hunter celebration.
  • Chedepo Grebo Women Farmers and Agri-Social Troupe: Mixture of work and social! We want the farmers to come see if a tractor is faster than the Chedepo Grebo people planting - planting propelled by drumming, singing and dance.
  • African Refugee Reunion and Thanksgiving: The Greatest African Gospel- Cultural Showcase. Mixing Gospel, sasa, dance, and drum.

Main reception and feast: The Tarlesson family and Chedepo Grebo people will offer cow, goats, sheep and chickens in alignment with their Chedepo Grebo people tradition. 

* Event host: Tarlesson Farms –50 acres organic vegetables, meat and poultry. Farm owned and operated by the Tarlesson family, the #1 African fresh vegetables farm in Northern California.

* FOOD: Authentic African dishes with styled varieties. All you can eat!

* Pre-event activities including all-night party and African DJ begin June 28-30; plus food.

* Lodging: You are welcome to camp overnight in our indoor or outdoor facility free.

* Additional accommodation: A four star-styled hotel and restaurants at Cache Creek Casino and Resort.

* Airport: Sacramento Intl. Airport, Sacramento, California. We will provide ground transportation.

* Event is open to the public and admission is FREE!




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December 4th, 2011-
Tarlesson Family Suffers from Fire

Rev. Roosevelt Tarlesson stands among remains of school books as chickens look for food Tuesday afternoon. Book and other belongings were destroyed when fire consumed a barn in Guinda on Sunday night. (Clarence Van Hook/ Courtesy) 


ASSISTANCE NEEDED

LABOR 
PLUMBING
ELECTRICAL 

 

 

The Tarlesson Family, a farming family located in Guinda, California suffered a devastating fire on Sunday, December 4th. The family is known for their annual cultural festivals and Agri-social contributions to Capay Valley. For the past few years they have been organizing charitable donations to Liberia. The fire damaged over 100,000 textbooks intended for educational outreach in Liberia, a produce truck, and destroyed plumbing. There are approximately 21 people living on the farm who also lost clothing and other belongings

Right now the Tarlesson Family is in need of money, expertise, and building supplies. The rebuilt building will house a shower, laundry room, and family clothing closet and dress area. Donations of money & gift cards can be sent to:

Guinda Community United Methodist Church 
ATTN: Tarlesson 
PO Box 212
Guinda CA 95637

 

You may also send donations to:
The California State Grange Foundation for G.R.E.A.T. (G.R.E.A.T. = Grange Relief Emergency Action Team)/ Tarlessons
3830 U Street Sacramento, CA 95817

Contact:
Bob McFarland, State Master
master@californiagrange.org or bobupthecreek@yahoo.com

For donations and offerings for building materials and/or labor, money/cash, gift cards, household supplies, please contact: 
Roosevelt Tarlesson at (530) 796-2300 or tarlesson1@frontier.com
Also, materials (textbooks, etc.) and moneytary assistance to send shipment to Liberia. In case you are unable to reach Roosevelt Tarlesson, please contact our Resource/Project Coordinator, Trudie Martin(530) 796-3312 





Location
:

The Tarlesson Family Farm
7090 State Highway 16
Guinda, CA 95637



For more information, contact:
Rev. Roosevelt Tarlesson
(530) 796-2300
tarlesson1@frontier.com
OR
Trudie Martin (530)796-3312








Note: THE TARLESSON FOUNDATION IS NOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TARLESSON FAMILY AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR THE TARLESSON BENEFIT SOLO. THIS PORTION OF THE WEBSITE IS ONLY ASSIMILATING INFORMATION ABOUT THE FIRE.