The organizers of GnomeCon believe all geekdom starts with a good book. We are notorious bibliophiles as well as history buffs, sci-fi and fantasy aficionados who make it their mission to fight illiteracy and promote the love of reading. It’s only fitting that the primary recipient of a majority of GnomeCon’s proceeds is the Live Oak Public Library system.
One of the events we look forward to each year is the Children’s Book Festival (Nov. 12, 2015 in Forsyth Park). You can expect to see us there with plenty of free activities for kids such as games, face-painting, and creating your own gnome hat and beard. It’s a lot of fun for everyone, and best of all, it’s FREE! Visit www.liveoakpl.org/scbf for all the details.
We also support the ALSA Ice Bucket Challenge. GnomeCon Board member Sheala Bacon called out her fellow “gnomies,” Heidi and Philip Schweier, Anne El Habre, Judith Metzger, Kim Eden and Rom. In fact, Sheala got wet twice! We then passed the baton to Professor Fear & Pinky, who also were up to the challenge.
To see the gnomes in action, click here.
The GnomeCon board and its volunteers have also helped at the America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, helping to pack groceries for those in need. Providing the most basic of needs to the less fortunate is a very rewarding way to give back to the community, and requires just a few hours on a Saturday morning. For more information, visit www.helpendhunger.org.
GnomeCon’s mission as an organization is support worthy causes. If you are involved in a charitable or non-profit group or would like to make a recommendation for the designation of the proceeds from future conventions, please feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.