Concertgoers branch out to Appleseed at Maha 2014

More than 400 Maha festivalgoers added their thoughts to our Tree of Engagement.

More than 400 Maha festivalgoers added their thoughts to our Tree of Engagement.

Nebraska Appleseed was honored to be selected for the third year in a row to participate in the Maha Music Festival’s Community Village last Saturday!

Maha is a nonprofit, day-long music festival bringing together national, regional and local indie and rock artists. Twenty local nonprofits were invited to participate in the Community Village, using engaging activities to share their missions with the festival goers.

For the Maha Community Village this year, Appleseed and You’re Welcome In Omaha had three separate interactive activities which made up one striking visual representation of our community’s inclusive atmosphere, positive ideals, and commitment to civic engagement. Maha fans were invited to register or pledge to vote, learn about their health care coverage options and enter a raffle for a poster, and take a picture in our Welcoming photo booth.

By the end of the day, 32 people were newly registered to vote and more than 400 Maha goers added a leaf or apple to our Tree of Civic Engagement!

Maha2014_Omaha InclusiveThanks to the Maha Music Festival for inviting us, Centris Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the Community Village, and special thanks to everyone who stopped by Appleseed’s booth, showing that Maha fans are committed to civic engagement.

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