During the Matthews Town Board meeting on October 23rd, the proceeds from the 2017 Matthews Alive Festival were presented to representatives from nearly 40 area non-profit organizations. It was another record year for the Festival, with $141,207 being distributed.
Members of the Matthews Alive Board of Directors present a check for the proceeds of the 25th Matthews Alive Festival
MATTHEWS, NC – During the Matthews Town Board meeting on October 23rd, the proceeds from the 2017 Matthews Alive Festival were presented to representatives from nearly 40 area non-profit organizations. It was another record year for the Festival, with $141,207 being distributed.
This was the 25th year of the festival, whose overall mission is to give back to the local community. The $141,207 distributed this year will be shared by the area non-profits who worked or participated in this year’s festival.
“Wonderful weather, sponsors, and attendees made for a super weekend, and a great give-back to our non-profit partners! With low humidity and sunny days, it was comfortable for families to come out and enjoy the festival, and we are so grateful. We are now over the $1.6 million mark for 25 years—it’s just amazing,” said Lee Anne Moore, Executive Director of Matthews Alive, Inc.
Matthews Alive is held every year on Labor Day weekend in downtown Matthews. Over 2,200 volunteers and representatives from over 40 non-profits serve in various capacities at the free event for the public. Sales from carnival rides, games, attractions, food vendor & craft booth rentals, exhibitor booth rentals, and sponsorships generate the proceeds from the festival.
Organizations who will share in the proceeds from the 2017 festival are:
Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, BSA Pack 214, BSA Troop 164, BSA Troop 174, BSA Troop 39, BSA Troop 46, BSA Troop 502, Butler Girls’ Volleyball, Butler High School Lacrosse Boosters, Butler HS Band Boosters, Butler Key Club, Butler Football Boosters, Candlewyck Baptist Church, Crestdale Middle School PTO, Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, Cub Scout Pack 46, East Meck Band Boosters, First Baptist Church, Girl Scouts Meck 8 Service Unit/Hornets Nest Council, HAWK, Kiwanis Club of Matthews, Levine Senior Center, Matthews Masonic Lodge, Matthews United Methodist Church Youth Ministries, Matthews Woman's Club, MSC Home School Key Club, Socrates Academy Parent Faculty Involvement Association, Stingray Aquatics, East Mecklenburg High School Band, Marvin Ridge High School Band, Sun Valley High School Band, Providence High School Band, Butler High School Band, Independence High School Band, Charlotte Woodworkers, Dreamweavers Basket Guild, Charlotte Woodcarvers, Oasis Shrine Club.
For more information visit www.matthewsalive.org.