PARADISE – The Campfire’s fourth anniversary is approaching and an important event will take place today to help the community celebrate the rebuilding of Paradise.
The non-profit organization Regenerating Paradise will host the Paradise Revival Festival. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center at 6626 Skyway today. The event is free and open to the public.
World Central Kitchen provided 200,000 meals after the campfire was over. The organization will come back today and cook a free meal of spaghetti and pasta primavera for the community.
“There is a common history with World Central Kitchen. In our darkest hour, they were there to feed us. Food is more than just a means of subsistence, it is full of stories, it is how we have bonded for thousands of years. The history of Paradise and World Central Kitchen is rich. I’m really excited to see them back in Paradise,” said Allen Myers, the event’s producer.
Paradise, Art, Theater and Culture Hub will host local theater, music and arts activities for the event. There will be 25 local vendors, arts activities and a youth art exhibit.
“Naturally, many may still find this anniversary painful,” Myers said. “The campfire was a moment of undeniable change. By grieving together, we process our pain and create space in our lives for what comes next. This festival is a new tradition, which will recognize our history, our common loss, our resilience and our hopeful future.
The Paradise Revival Festival is supported by Butte Strong Fund and North Valley Community Foundation and a few others, according to a press release. Regenerating Paradise is a non-profit organization formed after Camp Fire.
For more information, visit www.paradisevival.com.