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SECOND CUP: Riley Museum Rock-a-Thon

Posted at 7:53 AM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 07:53:41-05

(WTXL;) — Paige T. Lee from the John G. Riley Center and Museum joined ABC 27 on Wednesday to tell us about this year's Rock-a-Thon.

This is the 20th anniversary of this unique fundraising event that brings together cultures and community.

It's the Culture-to-Culture Rock-a-Thon. Organizations and community groups around the city sponsor a rocking chair for the day, and pay the John G. Riley Museum & Center $200 per chair.

The catch is, the rockers can never stop. Someone from each organization is obligated to rock from 10 am until 3 pm.

Prizes go to groups that have the best decorated chairs and groups that raise the most additional money for the museum.

The public is invited to celebrate the holidays and raise memberships for the John G. Riley Center and Museum on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Cascades Park Amphitheater (1001 S. Gadsden St., Tallahassee).

The Rock-a-Thon is the museum's annual rocking chair marathon and membership drive that supports annual operations and upkeep of the historic Riley House.

The Rock-a-Thon has become an important aspect of our community's holiday tradition and features performances from some of Tallahassee's most notable arts and cultural organizations.

The event will feature live performances on the amphitheater stage, kids' activities, like face painting and an interactive reptile experience, as well as a holiday marketplace with an array of handcrafted merchandise and food to fulfill all your holiday shopping needs.

The special holiday treats and variety of food + food trucks are what makes the Rock-a-Thon one of Tallahassee's best events to enjoy cultural enrichment. 96.1 JAMZ radio personality Joe Bullard, will emcee this fun-filled family friendly event.