Matthews Alive Presents Proceeds to Community

Posted on Thursday November 01, 2018
Another record year for the Festival, with $144,062 being distributed.

MA Check Presentation 2018 MATTHEWS, NC – During the Matthews Town Board meeting on October 22nd, the proceeds from the 2018 Matthews Alive Festival were presented to representatives from nearly 40 area non-profit organizations. It was yet another record year for the Festival, with $144,062 being distributed. 

This was the 26th year of the festival, whose overall mission is to give back to the local community. The $144,062 distributed this year will be shared by the area non-profits who worked or participated in this year’s festival. 

“The Matthews Alive Board is so pleased to be able to give back another record amount to our non-profit partners. To put on such a wonderful family tradition in Matthews alongside our sponsors, volunteers, and town staff--and then to give back in a big way—is so gratifying. We are now over the $1.7 million mark for 26 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 of 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 2018 festival are:

Always Believe Inc, Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, BSA Pack 214, BSA Troop 164, BSA Troop 174, BSA Troop 39, BSA Troop 46, BSA Troop 502, BSA Troop 140, Butler Girls’ Volleyball, Butler High School Lacrosse Boosters, Butler HS Band Boosters, Butler Key Club, Butler Football Boosters, Butler Men’s Soccer Boosters, Candlewyck Baptist Church, Crestdale Middle School PTO, Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, East Meck Band Boosters, First Baptist Church, Girl Scouts Meck 8 Service Unit/Hornets Nest Council, Girl Scout/Boy Scout Unit 2032, HAWK, Kiwanis Club of Matthews, Levine Senior Center, Matthews Masonic Lodge, Matthews United Methodist Church Youth Ministries, Matthews Woman's Club, Socrates Academy Parent Faculty Involvement Association, TEAM Charlotte Swimming, 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, Play-Well Teknologies, Sweet Union Quilt Guild, and Piedmont Fiber Guild.

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