If you have been to an event put on by Plymouth CRAFT, then you already know.
If you came to Greenwood Fest 2016, then you found out.
I said it there, & now I’m saying it again. If it were not for Paula Marcoux, none of it would happen.
We have many dedicated volunteers, board-members, guest instructors, etc – but altogether we can’t keep up with her.
The beginnings of Plymouth CRAFT stem from her vision. Once a bunch of us had moved on from our museum roots, she came up with the idea for forming this non-profit to teach various crafts. We all would have just kept saying, “yea, that’s a good idea, we should do it…” – but she went ahead and did it. So we just followed her lead.
I joke that when the idea for a Greenwood event came up, I said “bad idea, too much work.” But I also said I’d like to go to it, and she just listened to the 2nd part. I’m glad she did. We figured the notion was in the wind, following the great success of Robin Wood & Barn Carder with Spoonfest. So someone was going to do it in the US, and Paula decided it would be us.
Every email that got sent to Plymouth CRAFT about Greenwood Fest was answered by Paula. She personally handled everybody’s requests and comments.
Did all the registration stuff, and handled it when anyone needed to reschedule, refund – all that sort of thing. Sorted the waiting list, and delivered the news to those that squeaked in once spots opened up.
Then brought her bike to the event so she could get around the spread-out campus quickly enough to handle each emergency, request, or other logistical arrangements.
Paula also handled the after-classes planning & registration, then made lunch for 30 of us both of those days. And breakfast for nearly that many.
Those of us who have known her for decades are used to it, but I don’t want to take her work for granted.
So, here’s to the one who made it happen – Paula – thanks for Greenwood Fest 2016.
Paula’s website including info about her book Cooking with Fire http://themagnificentleaven.com//The_Magnificent_Leaven/About.html