To the Editor:
I am writing to ask the Herald and the Hyde Parkers who read the Herald for help in keeping a Hyde Park tradition alive.
The University of Chicago Folk Festival has been around for 56 years. The Folklore Society is run by a student organization and helped by a few very dedicated local residents. For the last two years the Festival has lost money and this year it is only two days, not the traditional three-day event. No one has said anything, but it is my feeling that if it fails this year we can kiss a 56-year tradition goodbye.
It is my hope that you will join us for the concerts, Friday Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., and spend Saturday at the free workshops. Please join your neighbors in helping keep our folk festival going for another 56 years.
To find out more about the festival and order tickets please go to uofcfolk.org. If you are ordering for an organization, please note the great group offer.
Allison Cate Hartman