Twestival Local Asheville 2009

In February, people from all over the world joined together for Twestival and community by community raised over $250,000 for 55 different clean drinking water projects. All of this was organized using Twitter, the social networking tool where "micro-bloggers" post "tweets" in 140 characters or less. Twestival Asheville raised three times the international average.

This weekend, cities all over the world are participating in Twestival Local and the international event promises to be even better, with the hopes of raising one million dollars in one month.

Asheville, North Carolina, known for it's staggering natural beauty and vibrant arts community is also home to a an active Twitter community that will be out in full force for Twestival Local.

On Sunday, September 13th at Asheville Pizza & Brewing at 77 Coxe Avenue from 2PM-8PM, Twestival Local Asheville will be raising money for the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), a non-profit that promotes environmentally sound, economically viable, and healthy local farming. Asheville's Twestival Local will include farm fresh produce, a photo booth, a pizza pie creation contest, Corn Hole contest + some incredible raffle items. In addition to a live musical cakewalk, Asheville's own Now You See Them will be headlining the musical entertainment.

This is an event not to be missed in Western North Carolina! It will be a great place to hear some Asheville bands and network with internet savvy, influential people in the community while raising money for a good cause. So while we support buying and eating local, let's take a day to celebrate that at a local gathering!

Purchase tickets here: Pizza & Brewing: To find out how you can help, email Twestival Asheville at & follow them on Twitter Find them on Facebook at Twestival Local Asheville. This press release was donated to Twestival by Leaflet PR.

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