William Elliott Whitmore to Headline COSC's "Evergreen" Party
By Emily Perry, COSC
West Des Moines, IA (August 11, 2011) - William Elliott Whitmore will headline this year's "Evergreen" event benefiting Center on Sustainable Communities (COSC). The fundraiser will take place at People's Court in downtown Des Moines on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. and showcase Iowa's top talents in entertainment, foods, craftsmanship and sustainable business practices. Proceeds support the region's recognized leader in empowering individuals and communities to make everyday decisions that promote sustainability.
Tickets for COSC's "Evergreen" event go on sale this coming Tuesday, August 16, at MidwesTix.com. General admission tickets are $25.50 and VIP tickets are $48.50. The latest event details are available at icosc.com.
Whitmore has been called an heir of Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen. His distinctive voice carries a timely ode to farmers in his recently released "Field Songs" album, which is attracting critical acclaim. Informed by experiences on his family farm in Lee County, Whitmore predicts a coming paradigm shift toward "a more sustainable way of farming, something that's going to make the land a lot happier," as he stated during his interview last month on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
Whitmore will be joined by "Evergreen" emcee and Iowa's own Do-It-Yourself television personality Michele Beschen in celebrating COSC's role in advancing Iowa's sustainability initiatives. Beyond the outstanding entertainment offerings, "Evergreen" attendees will be treated to complimentary appetizers from local producers; a silent auction featuring handcrafted furniture and sustainable building products; and a lively community networking environment. More event details are available at icosc.com.