Join Equinox co-founders Bill Belleville & Bob Giguere as they present a new 12 minute film about the “Carr cabin in the Scrub” and answer questions about its production at the Tenth Annual Black Bear Festival in Umatilla, Fla. on March 28, this Saturday.
Screenings will be held at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm in the “Presentation Tent”. Bill & Bob will provide background on the film at each presentation, and be also be available between those screenings at a special table set up to promote the work of the newly-formed “Friends of the Carr Cabin.”
The Festival is intended to raise awareness about the massive Ocala National Forest, its habitats and wildlife. The film celebrates the original construction in 1938 of the “Cracker ” style cabin, and explains its value to the Archie Carr family in helping to better understand Florida’s diverse ecological systems. Umatilla is on HW 19 just south of the Forest. The Fest is free.
Equinox has donated its professional services, including writing and production time for the film because of the urgency for restoration, and the opportunity to partner with like-minded agencies and non-profits. That includes the Umatilla Historical Society, the USFS, and those individuals who have donated time, money or products to the effort: Dr. Ray Willis of the USFS, the Carr family, and Gainesville artist Eleanor Blair, among others. The cabin is sited on 46 acres of scrub and pine flatwoods recently donated to the Ocala National Forest by Dr. Tom Carr, Archie’s surviving brother. The film, in DVD form, will be used for future fund raising, for educational outreach, and as a premium for large donors to the “Friends”. It will also be entered in the “shorts” competition of film festivals in Florida and around the country.
For more information, visit http://umatillachamber.org/BlackBearFest/index.htm or call 352-669-3511.
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