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12 Step Music Fest - Sugarloaf Key, Florida - November 5th - 8th, 2009
Dear Members,


Following is information about an upcoming event, although it is not a Hepatitis-C Event.  I do know, however, that many of our members here at www.HepCMatch.com are involved in 12-Step Programs of Recovery and thought those of you may be interested in attending this fun and exciting event.


The event is a 12-Step Music Festival to be held in the Florida Keys November 5th - 8th.  It is being held at the KOA Campgrounds in Sugarloaf Key. The entire campground will be closed to the public.  The Producers of this event refer to it as:  "A mini Woodstock, minus the drugs and alcohol, but add meetings and fellowship!"


As far as the entertainment, it's going to be great!  Richie Supa of Aerosmith is the opening act on Friday night and one of my very favorite local Florida performers, Mike Zito, opens on Saturday night. 

I'm going to arrange for members of http://www.12StepMatch.com http://www.12Steps4Romance.com to meet at a particular place and time at the campgrounds at the start of the Festival so we can begin to connect with other Singles and our Friends from 12StepMatch and 12Steps4Romance right at the start.

Please go to: http://www.12stepmusicfest.com/general/home.php  for complete information on the event (including pricing).  Last year they had a turnout of over 1,500 and they expect more this year.  I hear it was REALLY GREAT!


For those of you (like myself) who prefer a warm, cozy bed over roughing it at the campgrounds (and besides, I don't own a tent or a sleeping bag), following is information on accommodations at a "Lodge" and "Resort" close by to KOA.  One is about 3 miles away and the other about 8 miles away (20 mts.).  I suggest checking out their websites to get a better idea about which place would be more to your liking.


I am so excited about this event (I can barely contain myself as I write this).  Having moved to Florida from NY about 5 years ago, the Florida Keys was a place I had wanted to revisit since I was last there at the age of 17 (back in the day).  The reason why I haven't is because of the "partying" atmosphere that the Florida Keys can be known for.  To have this event take place in the Keys is so perfect for me (I'm even willing to leave my 3 dogs behind and I hate leaving them for any occasion - it's a Jewish/Italian guilt thing, thrown into one).  I really hope many of you can make it. 


Make sure that whichever place you book your reservation, you mention you are part of the "12StepMatch Group".  I'll make sure both places note that information in their records so we may all know who is where (only if you want that information to be shared, of course - otherwise, don't tell them anything).  : )


For those of you who live out of state, you can fly into Miami International Airport and rent a car to drive to the keys.  It's nice drive and should take under 3 hours to get there.  There are other options you can look into; I've just done a little homework for you to help make things easier and get you down there!!


Sugar Loaf Lodge (about 3 miles away from KOA)


17001 Overseas Hwy.

SugarLoaf Key, FL  33042

Toll free: 1-800-553-6097




Parmers Resort (about 8 miles away from KOA)


565 Barry Avenue

Little Torch Key, FL 33043;

Phone 305-872-2157



If any of you have information on any other Recovery-related events, please write me at info@hepcmatch.com or "contact" while at http://www.HepCMatch.com and I will post the information at our forum and send out a Newsletter about same.

Don't forget to help pass the word of  http://www.12StepMatch.com and http://www.12Steps4Romance.com to all your friends and family in Recovery!








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