RAGBLOGAPALOOZA! Benefit Party a Great Success

Ragblogapaloozers. Photo by Cindy Bloom / The Rag Blog.

See more photos from the Ragblogapalooza, Below.

The Ragblogapalooza was a blast

The Rag Blog threw a benefit bash Tuesday night, Feb. 3, at Scholz Garten in Austin. The wonderful folk band The Melancholy Ramblers performed and some 100 friends hobbed and nobbed. The event raised $1,200 for the New Journalism Project, the Texas nonprofit corporation that publishes The Rag Blog.

The response of our friends has been heartwarming, but we still need the financial help of our online community. We take no advertising and have no source of support other than your contributions. The money you give goes to our operating expenses and to much needed upgrades and, in the future, to expanding The Rag Blog’s online presence.

We want to thank those who attended the Ragblogapalooza and all of you who have sent in donations. We also want to acknowledge our followers around the world; it’s your support that provides us with our inspiration. We consider all of you to be part of our community and we encourage you to send us your feedback and ideas.

Contact Thorne Dreyer at tdreyer@austin.rr.com or Richard D. Jehn at RDJehn@aol.com.

If you are able to help, please send us $10, $20 or $50 — or whatever you can. Use the “DONATE” button on the sidebar or make out a check to “The New Journalism Project” and send it to:

The New Journalism Project
P.O. Box 14672
Austin, TX 78761-4672

The Melancholy Ramblers performed at the Ragblogapalooza, Tues, Feb. 3, 2009. Photo by Cindy Bloom / The Rag Blog.

Thorne Dreyer, co-editor of The Rag Blog and founding editor of the Austin Sixties underground paper The Rag, speaks to the benefit crowd. Photo by Carlos Lowry / The Rag Blog.

Writer, graphic designer and activist Jim Retherford, member of the editorial board of the New Journalism Project. Photo by Carlos Lowry / The Rag Blog.

Texas state Rep. Elliot Naishtat talks with New Journalism Project president David Hamilton at the Ragblogapalooza. Photo by Carlos Lowry/ The Rag Blog.

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