Jazz Fest gives back to community

Created: 06/29/2014 7:55 PM WHEC.com

The Jazz Fest is over, but some of the items from the festival are being given back to the community.

Every year the wooden palette chairs get torn down with the tents, but this year is different.

All the hard work that was put into sanding, grinding and polishing the palettes will continue to be appreciated at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Chestnut Street.

“It’s kind of special to me that we’re giving furniture a second chance. It’s lived its life as a shipping container, it lived its life as a piece of art in front of the Jazz Fest for a week and now it’s going to get another chance. It’ll give the people in the city of Rochester a chance to solace in this little urban oasis,” said Pietro Furgiuele, Waterford Tilling.

“Everyone will be able to enjoy them now,” said Mike Otto, Lutheran Church of the Reformation.

Those involved hope this partnership with the church can continue every year once the Jazz Festival wraps up. 

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