The Longest Table
Sharing a meal with neighbors in homes across our community
Stay tuned for date announcements for fall 2017.
150 Tables across town | Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 5:30 to 7pm
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For the past two years, Tallahassee and Leon County residents have come together to share a meal and engage in heartfelt conversations aimed at breaking down community divides and building relationships through The Longest Table. This summer, we’re inviting you once again to participate in this unique community event – to open your homes and your hearts to our neighbors.



When you submit your registration, you’ll be asked to agree to this liability statement in order to complete your registration: I hereby acknowledge my voluntary participation in this program and I agree, by checking this box, to waive, release, and discharge from any and all liability, and hold harmless the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, the Village Square and Leadership Tallahassee and all of its officials, employees, volunteers, and representatives from any and all liability for negligence or any other claim, judgement, loss, liability, cost and expense arising out of or connected with my participation in said activity.

By participating in the program, I hereby authorize the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, the Village Square and Leadership Tallahassee the right to photograph and videotape program participants and grant all rights, title and interest in any and all photographic images or recordings. All images and footage will remain the property of the City of Tallahassee, Leon County and the Village Square and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only.

Terms | What you can expect

When you submit your registration, you consent that you understand the following in order to qualify to get a Longest Table invitation: The Longest Table organizers won’t be screening hosts, they will simply be residents who have volunteered to host an event. We will provide the information you’ve given us to a volunteer host for them to contact and invite you directly. The organizers will only be matching hosts with guests for demographic diversity and basics like pets/allergies/etc. If for whatever reason you don’t want to attend where you’ve been matched (please do feel free to make this decision) the organizers won’t be re-matching guests to hosts. One-time only! You are responsible for contacting your host directly (preferably with adequate notice) if you will not be attending. You will work out any more complex logistics about the evening directly with the host. The Longest Table organizers won’t have specific information about each event.

(Photo credit: Rick Minor)



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